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DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 26th, 2014 by dcblogs


The craft beer craze has arrived in DC. A report from beer week. DC Rocks.

A very interesting weekend: Frankfurt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain. Broken suitcase, too. DC Rainmaker.

A Russian birthday at the Russian restaurant Mari Vanna. Christine’s Circles.

Econo-Girl says that since Netflix started paying a toll to the cable companies, her Facebook has slowed down. What’s your experience?

Carbonated cold brew coffee is here, and it’s delicious, writes Endless Simmer.

Not many men write about shaving, but Nobrainer’s Think Tank takes the subject on and explains his choice of products.

What the latest housing data mean for the environment. Switchboard.

Talkapedia saw the movie If I Stay and pens thoughts about it.

Editor’s Note: We are taking a long weekend starting Wednesday. Will return after the holiday, and hope all our readers have a great Labor Day.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 25th, 2014 by dcblogs


Ok, this may the first time someone has included photos of the bathroom along with the food in a review. Hungry Lobbyist.

A letter to a recently engaged ex-boyfriend. Unemployed Kat.

Some very nice work by Exposed DC‘s Featured Instagrammer: Jen Burnett.

The impact of the new $11.50 minimum wage on DC’s workers explained by the Fiscal Policy Institute.

Human Ties, the official blog of theh Humanities Council of DC, looks at urban farming in the District, past and present.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 21st, 2014 by dcblogs


Editor’s note: This is an expanded, updated, version of DC Blogs Noted from Thur. Many new, some old, no change in heading photo. Something, one-time perhaps, different.

DC Summer Interns has vignettes about things Interns do and say. Some are funny, such as the ID on the bathing suit.

DC on Heels is one of the more interesting DC websites. It interviews people on the street, and people are asked to talk about their clothing styles and fashion sense. It does a wonderful job with video.

Kelly the Culinarian knew American journalist Jim Foley. She writes that he “was easily the bravest reporter I encountered in my time at Medill – after graduation, he took to the Middle East, fearlessly working to bring to light the tales of atrocities a world away.”

The architects and staff at the firm behind the blog Parchment list their favorite places to vacation.

The latest: Rattlesnake Chili and Bison Ribs on H Street. Capitol Hill Corner.

The latest on poetry in DC. Chicks Dig Poetry.

Does Benjamin Franklin matter? Bilbo.

House of Cards filming in downtown. Shows a realistic motorcade.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 20th, 2014 by dcblogs


Marie’s Cafe quits Twitter, Facebook and its parade of child and pet photos.

Lucent Moments has many nice photos from the Clarke County Fair.

A recent grad describes the lack of jobs, the increasing debt and pressure. A Wash of Paint.

DC Wrapped Dates orders in from Donburi.

Some Kind of Wonderful shares her wedding photos (Follow link in post to photographer’s site)

Note: For those looking for Google’s Blog Search, it’s now here. There’s no apparent explanation for this unannounced change.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 19th, 2014 by dcblogs


The Ebola outbreak prompts a wider examination of extinctions, as well as some ideas for living better. Reya: It happened to the dinosaurs. It will also happen to us.

Vacation report: Great photos of LA, both city and hills. Hitherto.

Saying goodbye to a pet. Once in a Blue DC Moon. Who writes about life without kids and what the pets mean.

Greg’s 10 favorite albums of 2014 so far. DC Music Download.

A review, with photos, of Red Apron. DC Outlook.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 18th, 2014 by dcblogs


The cutback in Blue Line service may be leading to some dangerous conditions, according to Save the Blue Line. It has a gripping first person account of what happened at one station.

New Possibilities says what’s going on in Ferguson “is classic diversion and victim blaming.”

Dine and Drink lives near Vaso’s Kitchen in North Old Town Alexandria, and decides to explore its Greek menu.

Candy Sandwich works at home on Fridays and says she is much more productive on her own.

Ok, after a false start, it is now legal to order adult beverages online. District Source.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 14th, 2014 by dcblogs


Today I am 45. Lemon Gloria. Photos.

Regarding Lauren Bacall, Alice’s Adventures Underground, writes about the long, slow whistle.

Photos from DC’s newest beer hall. Capital Cooking.

Thoughts about the passing of Robin Williams. I’m Just Saying writes about the social media reaction, and notes: “Public mourning in social media can also expose our own vanity.”

Brutalism has tried to give blood, and has discovered, in the process, “that not once has the blood donation center vetted me for prom dates.”

Beyond DC: Can you name the 5 Metro stations that have the highest number of households within a half-mile walk?

This recipie is worth passing along: Baked sweet and sour chicken. So Good Blog.

Editors note: We are taking Friday off. Have a great weekend!

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 13th, 2014 by dcblogs


A snarl of disappointment: Notes on the death of Robin Williams. An Ad Hoc Life written by Shawn Westfall, who teaches improvisational comedy at DC Improv.

After five years in DC, Jen and Eric Generation are moving to Oklahoma, and writes: In Oklahoma, we will have a house with a front porch and a back patio. A luxury nearly unimaginable at this point in our lives. To be able to step outside and breath fresh air without needing a reason to do so sounds too good to be true.

Nevin Martell writes about Lyon Hall in Clarendon and its beer, and leads his story with this reaction: I feel like I’ve scored a backstage pass to heaven.

Tales from the Sharrows, the urban cyclist, considers the cement truck.

The heyday of German restaurants in Washington. Streets of Washington.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 12th, 2014 by dcblogs


Linda Maye Adams writes about the hazards of preparing for deployment, which includes ways of coping with the stress.

Some believe that being pregnant is the best part. Not this writer. But I do have a law degree.

What happens when you combine dating and restaurant week? The Art in Life.

DC Film Girl reviews the tornado porn spectacular, Into the Storm, and calls it a fun B-movie.

The 12-pound Restoration Hardware catalog continues to make news, according to this report by one recipient. All Life in Local.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 11th, 2014 by dcblogs


Great first person account of “how a bystander intervened to help me avoid street harassment.” Collective Action.

What does Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan and Bloomingdale have in common? They are sketchy. Capital Comment.

Despite its problems, HNBP gets Google Glass and reports that it is “an unparalleled cat video platform.”

This is a very good trend: Little free libraries thriving in Arlington. ARL.

This is what a 1% jump in home loan rates will mean. Urban Turf.