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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 23rd, 2011 by dcblogs

Twenty Christmas (related) Movies to Warm Your Ebeneezer “Grinch” Potter Heart. Always a Drunk, Never a Bride.

Top 10 Restaurant Openings of 2011. Best Bites.

Bryan Weaver, a former ANC commissioner and council candidate, critiques the council’s ethics bill. The post: DC Council ethics: C’mon son, we can do better. Greater Greater Washington.

Instead of holiday gifts, the writer of Poverty & Policy, donates in her family’s names to nonprofits.

Eat a Little, Eat a Latke. A step-by-step photo report of a cooking adventure by Suburban Sweetheart.

Photo: Faucets in Love. Taken in DC. Wishing a wonderful holiday season and New Year to all our readers. We may publish little, if at all, during the holiday week.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 22nd, 2011 by dcblogs

Morning Ride with a Side of Road Rage. Pedal ‘n Purl describes an incident Saturday with a motor vehicle.

The Black and Orange burger restaurant planned near U and 14th is previewed by U Street Dirt in a post that also looks at the development pressure affecting this neighborhood. It’s called Piecemeal.

An attempted pick-up in Kramerbooks. triad47 – Fur Elise.

Dining at Birch & Barley, with close-up pictures of the food by The Sweet Life.

Washington Post ombudsman Patrick Pexton recently wrote about how community activists are giving it a failing grade in local coverage. Another view of that issue is in the Washington Blade, If you don’t get it, you don’t get it. These are worthwhile reads if you are a neighborhood blogger.

Looking for a new way to hang Christmas cards? Casa de Kayla has found one.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 21st, 2011 by RestaurantRefugee

The Hip Flask reminisces about the Baghdad Country Club.

Broads of the Beltway examines the folly of some fashion magazines suggestions for last minute holiday gifts.

Our collective heart aches for Love is Blonde.

Filter is a boutique coffee shop and Borderstan gets the inside scoop on how to make the perfect pot of French Press coffee.

Beyond DC makes the argument for all DC cabs being painted red.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 20th, 2011 by Mascara & Microchips

Not Enough Tequila in the Word pokes fun at one of my favorite movies, Dirty Harry.

Losing a relative, no matter how full of a life they may or may not have had, is always difficult. Dealing in Subterfuges reflects on the loss of not one, but two grandfathers.

Though most will tell you the holidays are no time to experiment with recipes, with all the stress and whatnot, but I’m a big fan of trying out new things and using my unsuspecting family members as guinea pigs. The next recipe I plan on trying is this lemon ricotta cake, courtesy of Susie’s Budget and Policy Corner.

Filed under “Living Vicariously Through”, I’m jealous of Suburban’s Sweetheart‘s latest adventure in DC.

As the Holidays approach, many of us will be traveling, and some of you that might not be used to dealing with children might appreciate this helpful (humorous) guide by veteran parent, Tales from Coachland

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 19th, 2011 by dcblogs

Rebecca at a Life Enchanted is leaving DC and will miss it. In a heartfelt piece she writes:

I walked home slowly tonight, clutching my records and trying to memorize every detail of the city. I can honestly say that this experience has been more amazing than I could have dreamed. I have no regrets about choosing this over UCLA–which was my biggest fear in coming here. I love this city. I loved my time here. And I will definitely be back someday.

Tuffies Rants and Raves finds an apartment in Dupont.

The District’s best trivia-playing bars Scout Mob

The opposite of air fresheners. Click and find out. Lemon Gloria.

DC Beer Bar Red Derby Honored For Its Cheapness.
Young & Hungry.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 16th, 2011 by magnolia

Because we can all use some holiday cheer, and also an IM conversation with a cat (because why not?), here are 10 seasonal things to dig, courtesy of Hilarity in Shoes. Comfort and joy indeed.

Pretty pictures of food time! And it’s healthy, for once. Thanks to Fifthfloorkitchen’s Blog for the great salad recipe.

The holidays are so very chocked to the gills with joy, love, and aggressive happiness. But what if not everything in your life is happy? Always a Drunk, Never a Bride finds herself a bit wistful around the edges this Christmas season.

Oh, BOY, does this Gulf Coast kid identify with Katelin Taylor here. Though Northern folks swear up and down that DC is unabashedly southern, and Southerners think this is the frozen tundra, the Southern accent is a dead giveaway that some of us are not, in fact, from around here…

Little kids in holiday pageants melt my hard little secularist heart like nothing else. The Cutter Rambles introduces us to the Cutlet, his budding star.

Christmas isn’t the only game in town this December. From KidFriendly DC, here’s a list of some Chanukah events around town. If your family celebrates the Festival of Lights, there are some great ones here.

And to take us out this pre-holiday weekend, a little unexpected light from The Gold Puppy.

This is my last post of 2011, as I will be Internet-less in the rural South this holiday season. Have a beautiful holiday, one and all, and a fabulous New Year. See all y’all in 2012!

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 14th, 2011 by RestaurantRefugee

Not all “foodies” are pretentious, self-important, bloviating folk who worship at the altar of food. But for that specific genre of foodie, the So Good Blog has some deliriously funny ideas for Foodies 12 Days of Christmas.

Running with Blue Sponges calls for a boycott of Loews in response to the yamking of their advertising from the TLC show “All-American Muslim.”

Ashley Fetterers who writes for The Atlantic breaks down the history and examines the cultural significance of women going fully shaved… warning: frank descriptions and discussions ahead.

Remember: It’s only class warfare when the poor fight back” is the Angry Bureaucrats’ response to being called “covetous scum.”

Among the best kept secrets in this city is the debaucherous brunch that A Single Girl Doing Single Things experienced this weekend.

What does it mean to date in the age of Facebook? City Girl Blogs shares her thoughts on that thorny subject.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 13th, 2011 by Mascara & Microchips

Bitches Who Brunch have a full docket this week, and some tips and tricks to keep you one step ahead of the holiday crunch.

Speaking of the holiday crunch, Positively Present has some commandments to help keep the holiday blues away.

If anyone is thinking of getting me a Christmas gift, I would really like one of these, brought to my attention by Peek of Chic

Bitchin’ Kitchen has a recipe for delicious holiday cookies… Maybe next year I’ll be invited to the cookie swap.

Even though it’s the holidays and we are full of good cheer, we shouldn’t stop taking care of ourselves. Flash Free has information about environment and what it may have to do with breast cancer.

And, because I hate to end on a sad note, Southern Girl in the City shares her good news with readers.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 12th, 2011 by dcblogs

The handwritten note — its power even in this Internet age. Oh, Susanica. There are times when a written note can mean the world. This writer explains what they are.

Three weeks today. Photos and touching write-up by Gnomie in the Capitol City.

My new nerd glasses. Hey, Love. Photo.

Are there eight used book stores in DC? Malnurtured Snay. The list.

A child who once had to be dragged into class against her will, now loves school. Not-Ever-Still Life with Girls.

The poem begins: You said I had a mouth like a baby bird’s. Backyard Poems.

Pen goes MIA, postal workers go postal. Laura Donovan.

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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 9th, 2011 by dcblogs

It was three years ago this week that the blog, Who Murdered Robert Wone, began. They write: Simple web metrics only tell a part of the story: this is the 575th post and 45,000 comments were generated from over 2 million page views. But the raw data isn’t the success, the people and passion behind those numbers were.

20Something City looks at DC’s self-segregation and writes: The fact of the matter is that the segregation is so severe that some of the city’s inhabitants have never even crossed over to the other side of 14th street.

The story, in part: We met at a wine bar two weeks ago. Cute: check. Well-dressed: check. Paid: check. But he’s freaking twenty two years old. He’s in his first job and first apartment. I asked him when he’d be 23, and his response was, no joke, “I’ve been 22 for a while.” From 2girlsintheworld. True Stories.

iPhone crime wave? A community meeting about crime in the U Street corridor draws about 40 people. Borderstan reports: When asked what could explain the crime spike in October, Lieutenant Jova placed some of the blame on the release of the Apple iPhone 4S, which came out on October 14.

An artfully rendered photograph by Team Wet Dog.