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Maman’s about section from New York says:

“on any given day of the week, maman welcomes sleepy new yorkers, local celebrities, moms-on-the-go, business partners, and friends into one of our many locations. greeted by the scent of culinary splendor that wafts through the space, our guests step into an experience that engages all of the senses: rustic décor at every turn, the aroma and comfort of cuisines inspired by family traditions, and the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients. maman founders benjamin sormonte and elisa marshall have brought to life a melding of our earliest childhood experiences in the kitchen and a nod to their mothers from the south of france and north america. maman, after all, means “mother” in french. what started as an independent soho café and bakery in october 2014 is now a leading lifestyle brand that boasts cafés across north america, plus retail items so you can ‘take maman home’ with you. Read More


Thanks to for Margaret for sending: “Nov. 19th on the Green Line.”

*This series features any pets in a backpack/bag/vessel. On metro, or not. Corgi, or not, and often NOT a corgi but the series started with corgis and I can be obstinate…send your finds to [email protected]

Thanks to Jaime for sending: “Saw this at 3rd & K NE. Back window busted out and all 4 tires gone. This is the 3rd car I have seen like this around union place in the past two weeks.”

It had been 5 days since our last stolen wheels report(s). You can see some MPD suggestions on ways to prevent a Helluva Way to Wake Up here.  Others victims have recommended Rimgard. You can read a Witness Describing a Wheel Theft here.


Motherload is an autobiographical dark comedy about the wounds that accompany complicated mother-daughter relationships and the ways in which deep friendships-in all their crass glory-can heal and uplift. Together, Jenna and Justine work through their shared baggage – around dating,

Photo by Mark Andre

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79 Potomac Ave, SE courtesy Salt Line

From an email:

“The Salt Line is once again hosting a Christmas tree lot at its Navy Yard location. Now in its 11th year, the Christmas tree lot will offer Fraser and Balsam firs ranging in sizes from tabletop to 12 feet tall, as well as tree stands, wreaths, garlands, and ornaments. 100% of sales proceeds benefit the DC Firefighters Burn Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to the rehabilitation and recovery of injured firefighters and burn patients. The lot will be open daily starting Friday, November 25, until inventory is sold out. Anyone who purchases a tree will receive a free hot cocktail from The Salt Line.


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