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I wanted to follow up on yesterday’s announcement from the Mayor’s Office that “DC Health Department Confirms No Coronavirus Cases in DC” I saw many people resigned to the fact that it would still likely hit D.C. in some way at some point. No kidding around lots of good info on COVID-19 here. For those who feel it’s coming our way – are you doing any preparations? If so, what are you doing?
To the polls:
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Yesterday Sonia tweeted “Torchy’s Tacos Can you please put a Torchy’s at 1800 M St NW in D.C.? I promise you, business would be good!”
I had never heard of Torchy’s but based on the replies people really really love them. So it’s time to play (and please do remember remember, playing is not mandatory if this ain’t your thing) what chain would you love to see in D.C.? You can see what folks pined for in 2015 here and in 2009 here. So who/what are you pining for today?
At first I just liked the contrast of the photo but since I’m seeing so many CBD stores popping up I thought it could make for an interesting chat. So does anyone use CBD? If so, how often do you take it? What do you use it for? In what form do you take it?
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Granted this a rather random one but I’ll walk you to how I got here. So I was thinking of titling chapter nine of my coming memoirs: ‘Emails I get from AOL accounts’ Ed. Note that is still the tentative title. And it got me thinking about email in general and communication preferences. So there we are.
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I wanted to nominate a Friday Question of the Day: What is your favorite coffee shop? We’ve been trying to hit more coffee shops lately, and I was wondering if people have any favorites for good coffee, wifi, decent pastries or sweet treats, and comfortable to sit and enjoy for a while.
Along the same lines, I was also curious about where people go for their “third place,” i.e., a social environment that is not home or work? Bar? Coffee shop? Library?“
This week’s question comes from Keiser:
“Just moved here from Los Angeles. Can you recommend any great bar arcades in the greater DC area? Not just, like, a bar that happens to have a Mortal Kombat machine and a foosball table.”
14th and Rhode Island Ave, NW
Update: “Mason & Rook will remain open throughout all renovations.”
Anyway, it got me thinking about favorite hotel bars/restaurants – so while we wait for Viceroy to open – where’s your current favorites?
Here are the previous best/let’s do this lists for – Carryouts, best Thai, best liquor stores, best Ramen, best Bars, best Indian and Pakistani, best Italian/Pizza/Deli, best Mexican/Salvadoran/Central/Cuban/Latin, best burgers/fries, best bakery/bagels, best Gyms, best Ethiopian , best Sushi, best bookstores, best movie theaters, best sports bars, best barbers and hair salons, best brunch, favorite clothing stores, favorite place to get oysters best breakfast sandwiches, best Tacos, best Farmers Markets best dumplings, best pupusas, best Pho, best Food Trucks, best Chicken Wings, best tots/toppings, best mac and cheese, best shoe repair, best fish n chips and best Crab cakes.
Thanks to SAF for the suggestion we revisit this question which we last spoke about back in 2015. When we posted about the kudos from the New York Times some folks reflexively mentioned the bad stuff. Yes, yes, cities have bad things – we chronicle them everyday. I do not shrug them off but sincerely hope we as a community can address them thoughtfully. The negative that exists here and in many major metropolitan areas does not mean that D.C. doesn’t deserve the kudos. In fact D.C. is not just a great place to visit it is also great place to live. Overall, we are very very lucky. Ed. Note: If you don’t feel this way, feel free to sit this one out – thanks. So, for my fellow Washingtonians – what are your favorite parts about living in the District of Columbia circa 2020?
Folks open, folks close – it is the cycle of industry life but it can still sting nonetheless. With a tear in my beer here are the 2019 closures:
The Red Boat, Tom’s Chinese Laundry, District Hardware and Bike, Arqa Lebanese Fusion, Leziz, D.C. Cafe, Rosemarys Thyme Bistro, Corridor Coffee, The Outsider, The Pitch Tavern, Eat First, Wok and Roll (Adams Morgan), Maison Kayser(s), North Sea Restaurant, Via Gypset, Z Burger (Columbia Heights), The Bike Rack (Brookland and Logan), Fox Loves Taco, Hikari Sushi, Scotts DC, Southern Hospitality, Adams Morgan Cafe, Ray’s Hell Burger, Gallery 2000 Art & Framing, Arepa House, The Little Beet, Epic Philly Steaks, La Loma, Alba Osteria, Pennsylvania 6, Honeysuckle, Steam Cafe, Pizzeria Vetri, Caribbean Citations, Red Ginger, Sally’s Middle Name Read More
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I got called for Jury Duty, again. Now I get called every two years after seemingly rarely getting called. I even got called to a grand jury this year though fortunately, since I work for myself it would be rough to do, I didn’t have to serve on the actual jury. Anyway, now that I’ve figured out how to insert polls into posts again – I’d like to revisit the Jury Duty question. When’s the last time you were called to jury duty? Did you serve on a jury? How long did your jury duty last? Did you convict or acquit?