photo by PJ Coleman
Today’s question was inspired but this psa from Meg:
“I’ve tracked down a local rockstar bartender and thought you may be interested. His name, Walter, comes up when The Heights is mentioned (RIP), like in this post of yours. He started at The Heights, then went to Le Dip, then Rake’s Progress at The Line Hotel, then Columbia Room (!!!) and then was lost to the pandemic. Well, he is back behind the bar at a local place that just opened in Takoma Park called Koma! I’m so excited! I know from the past that he had lots of regulars at his spots and I certainly followed him to new bars, so maybe others will be interested that he is back as well.”
So besides Walter, who’s your favorite bartender and where do they work these days?
I was admiring this little new (to me) park in Mount Pleasant (kids playground is above) and giving the leaves changing I’ve got parks on my mind – so besides the magnificent gem of Rock Creek Park – what are your other favorite parks in DC? In can be anything from a pocket park or smaller like the Spanish Steps, larger like the Franciscan Monastery grounds, or quite large like the Arboretum or anything in between. What are some of your favorites? Also wondering about your favorite parks a short drive to get too?
This has been the scene on MacArthur Blvd in the Palisades for the last few weeks. Read More
4531 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Let’s split this in two parts – favorite local fast casual and favorite nationwide fast food?
I’m voting Maman Joon (though crisp & juicy next door is pretty delicious too) for local and Taco Bell for national, obviously?
When you just want to breathe, to get away from the madness, to sit, to think, to forget, to remember, to smile, to cry, to breathe – where do you go?
1117 V Street, NW
This week’s question is a reader request that came in after our lament for those that have departed, OP asks for our favorites that have been around for a while and are still around!
I’ll put my vote to Izakaya Seki pictured above, which remains an incredible delicious gem. Your old(er) school favorites that are still around?
Photo by Phil
Do you have emergency funds set aside? How long are folks thinking it will last? Are you concerned about making rent/paying bills? For those who are in good financial shape – how do you plan on using your time?
Ed. Note: If specials are offered like last time I’ll be sure to post them.
I’m still digesting yesterday’s news about Pines of Florence returning to DC…
If you had the power, besides Marvin and Millie & Al’s, what favorite restaurant/bar/store would you bring back from the dead?
photo by chasingmailboxes
Is there any way to donate to a cause and not then receive 100 more solicitations, emails, calendars, address stickers, note pads or other junk? Read More
1815 Columbia Rd NW
Speaking of quits, I think the old Footaction across the street closed here back in 2010, can’t find my original post but it was around then and it’s been vacant ever since. Seems like a prime spot to be vacant for so long. Any guesses as to why? Simply asking too much? It’s been vacant since well before any pandemic issues.