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DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 10th, 2014 by dcblogs

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What your DC steakhouse says about you. New Republic. Very good.

Lots of rainbow photos but here’s the best of the lot. Exposed.

There’s nothing better than bikes vs. cars. It raises blood pressure, sends people into fits, and blows-up blog comment sections. On DC’s entitled ‘bike terrorists,” Housing Complex. It’s about a Washington Post columnist who goes bonkers over cyclists, prompting a response. GGW tries to mediate and calls for empathy for bikers, but most people would rather argue. The winner goes to: Why bikes make smart people say dumb things. Gizmodo. Kittens under threat. Photo.

Adams Morgan Liquor License Moratorium was lifted for restaurants. It’s about time. The moratorium has held the neighborhood back by discouraging investment. City Desk has the details.

Filed under: We did not know this: A DC start-up invented a frozen yogurt vending machine. Business Insider.

Editor’s Note: We will be back Monday. And regarding Live Feed. As you may have notice it conks out from time to time. There’s a bad blog in it. Sometimes when blogs are retired, domains abandoned, spammers take over. The problem with this particular blog is ID’ing it out the 3,000 or so blogs in the feed engine. The hunt continues.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 9th, 2014 by dcblogs


Five things I learned about Canada after traveling from sea to sea. Shaunanagins. Very interesting and well done. Original observations.

The post is called Whiskey Storyteller, and it’s about a trip and a guy named Paul, who served twice in Iraq. Lucent Moments.

My Amused Bouche‘s restaurant reviews are a form of total immersion. They are absorptive, atmospheric, and equally causal and purposeful, if that makes any sense. The photos aren’t bad either. This post is the complete work.

Dept. of Not Alone: I wish I could quit Facebook. Unemployed Kat.

James Oh killed in armed robbery, police seek help. Homicide Watch DC

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 8th, 2014 by dcblogs

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Clever: The departments of the US government, as beer. Clouture Club.

National Museum of American History mystery: Are these John Wilkes Booth’s field glasses? Photo.

Ten ways to upset a pregnant woman. Scary Mommy.

Readers make Chinese restaurant recommendations. New Columbia Heights.

A Chicago cop blogs about the new war zone. Second City Cop.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on July 7th, 2014 by dcblogs

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The design possibilities embedded in the clothespin are enormous as Alice’s Adventures Underground discovers. Illustrated with photos. The post is Suck It, Pinterest.

A Washington Post story Sunday drew attention to Blue Line ride complaints about the Silver Line. It also highlighted this clever blog, Save the Blue Line, with some PSAs about the looming Blue Line misery.

Bicyclsts in Portland, Ore. are better behaved than bicyclists in DC, and the data proves it. Greater Greater Washington. One threat faced by cyclists is the sudden opening of doors on parked cars. Pardon Me For Asking. Witch on a Bicycle writes about bicycle outrage with a bite.

It’s probably a good idea for libraries to mark banned book week. There is historical value to it. See Susie’s Budget and Policy Corner. But the bigger threat today is not from people who may want to ban certain books, but from people who attack entire categories of knowledge such as the science of climate change. Perhaps libraries could hold a week explaining how climate change denial is the new book burning.

New blog, Manda Writes Things. A blog about things that irritate me.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 30th, 2014 by dcblogs

Georgetown’s ANC wants to put in speed bumps for bikes. Georgetown Metropolitan writes: It’s also rich that the ANC is taking this step in light of the fact that four pedestrians have been killed by cars in Georgetown over the last 10 years, and the ANC has not lifted a finger to ask DDOT to explore road design measures designed to slow cars. But some bicyclists “almost” hit some people on K St. and finally Something Must Be Done.

Car drivers are far less within the limits of the law than bicyclists. Gwadzilla.

Tweet of last week: Cyclists as scofflaws. Bike Snob NYC.

What is it like to live in Penn Quarter/Downtown DC? Penn Quarter Living.

A new favorite hat is shown off in some very good photos. James1542.

Advice from NBC Washington: 13 things every cyclist needs to do. Another story we liked: A $17 sandwich?! Why food trucks are getting expensive.

Editor’s Note: We are taking a nice, long break. May post over the July 4th holiday, but otherwise … Have a great holiday!

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 27th, 2014 by dcblogs

A tour, in photos, of the Boulder City Pet Cemetery. Laze.

Chicks Dig Poetry writes: I’d be lying if I said it was planned, but it turns out a wedding & honeymoon is a pretty undeniable reason to go offline for six weeks. A few lessons learned …

How much will it cost and how long will it take to take the new Silver Line from Columbia Heights to Tysons Corner? The 42 has calculated.

My Amused Bouche tries out District Taco and seems pleased.

Instant DC joins Exposed DC.

The West End Library is moving. West End Library Friends.

DC Blogs Noted

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

An architect polls the staff to come up with their list of favorite DC buildings. Parchment.

The story of the watermelon house in Logan. DC Bike Blogger.

With All My Heart is moving to DC from Idaho to take a government job and has decided to live in DC proper.

Writing to survive writes: I went to college in Washington, DC at the height of the late ‘80s/early ‘90s crack epidemic, which sounds ridiculous now, like I lived during the fall of the Rome or saw the pyramids go up across the dusty sands of Giza.

Persistence in Pearls is writing about her life as Capitol Hill intern. She writes: I honestly do not feel as though I am just the coffee and doughnut girl.

App that allows people to auction street parking spaces faces shutdown. Urban Turf.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 24th, 2014 by dcblogs

DC MumboSauce is closing, but the reasons are very universal. This blogger started the site when he was 28 and now that he is 35, it’s time to move on. Excerpt: I have changed a lot over the last 7 years, and so has my goals, my interests, and what I feel in my heart. And honestly, my heart and my interest is no longer into keeping this site going.

DC’s most godawful intersections. DC Curbed.

Despite the intersections, DC is cool. Capitol File. More about DC’s unrelenting gentrification, restaurant development, and very expensive housing, generally everything everyone says they hate about DC.

Before U Street became trendy, it housed a number of large storage facilities. The House History Man.

The Silver Line has its own Wikipedia page. It’s opening July 26.

Scott Wilson explains, very crisply, why he will never leave DC.

A blog about tourism that’s written for Washingtonians. In this week’s installment, a visit to Madame Tussauds. Roll Call.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 23rd, 2014 by dcblogs

Great photo: Lightning bolt strikes in Adams Morgan. Nicko’s Big Picture.

Restoration hardware is mailing out catalogs that weigh 11.8 pounds, according to All Life is Local. Peggy writes: If I had run downstairs fast enough to catch the UPS man doing the drop-off, I would have refused the package and made him haul it back to his truck.

DC Millennials are being ‘priced out’ of DC but aren’t moving east of the river where rents are cheaper. Congress Heights on the Rise, who writes: The Advoc8te has the distinct feeling that we are talking about two different District of Columbias. Millennials are definetly flocking to DC but look where in DC they are flocking. There is a world of difference (and rental opportunities) between Columbia Heights and Congress Heights — it seems that more than a river divides us.

A Michigan resident moves to DC for the summer, and writes: In moving to DC for the summer, I was reminded of the one aspect I absolutely cannot stand: catcalls. The first incident happened not even 24 hours after arriving in DC. The Michigan Daily.

Kitchenette: Transgender woman files complaint over slur printed on check.

Lori tries out “the sensational MinibarBeen There, Eaten That.

Why Vice is the worst news site ever. 1. It’s mostly click bait. 2. It believes Scott Walker is a hero. 3. It’s picking on DC.

DC Blogs Noted

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

A bear was sighted on the campus of the National Institues of Health near the Metro station. The Washington Post has the photo. One bear, ok: The Rough Draft recently came across four of them.

A day of close calls. DC Peg.

Why this writer at Stop Requested is not done with online dating, despite what logic may say.

Saying ‘I have a boyfriend’ isn’t a good move, but we’re wrong about why. Shaunanagins.

Toro Toro, which has replaced Tuscana West at 1300 Eye St., gets a good review at DC Eats Aficianado.

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