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

Esquire adds a DC bar to its best bars in America list. Best Bites.

The Slow Cook‘s new life as a farmer is endlessly fascinating, although we do feel sorry for the pig here.

Urban Turf has some photos of a housing complex it describes as “A little bit of California” and it nails it.

This video is worth watching for about the first 30 seconds, and then the technique gets old. But it is interesting. DC in minature. Famous DC.

If you are looking for some very local things to do this weekend, see The Hill.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 29th, 2014 by dcblogs

Manners for men and women, an update. Urban Bohemian who writes: The line between manners and misogyny seems to have gotten blurry.

This week in booze news, there’s a new business that will offer free delivery of adult beverage products as long as you don’t live in Wards 7 & 8. DC Curbed. Meanwhile, Councilmember Tommy Wells wants to ensure a new business that creates alcohol-infused baked goods won’t be hurt by regulators. Capital Comment.

Not one more, writes the DC mother who is also the Stay At Home Pundit. Excerpt: I say gun owners with fantasies of stopping crimes or saving women or preventing tyrants are misguided. They are fools.

Bloomingdale gets some excellent attention in District Home. Sean Hennessey.

If Maya Angelou had been born 60 years later. Stirrup Queens.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 28th, 2014 by dcblogs

Otters making music at the National Zoo is too cute. Capital Comment.

Overheard: About the plan to dress up as Godzilla. PHNX65.

The price of jury duty. Lit

DC’s most useless park is a parking lot in disguise. Beyond DC.

The new scourge of DC dating. Date Me DC. A surprising trend, if widespread.

Weird potato chip-covered nuts at Giant. New Columbia Heights.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Rice Quips, who is retired military, details his experiences with the VA in the post, Take a number sucker.

Brunch Bird has a list of 24 ways to behave that she calls, The Rules.

Really great film work in B&W by dcphotoartist.

Homelessness in DC is on the rise, reports DC Fiscal Policy Institute. It points out: No one knows exactly why this happened, but a clear factor is DC’s uneven economic recovery that left many residents behind. Wages remain below 2008 levels for residents without a college degree. The unemployment rate for residents with a high school diploma is 20 percent, compared with 12 percent before the recession started.

Photo tour of six DC foods that Hungry Lobbyist says he loves.

Helpful: Free summer movies and music in and around DC. Beltway Bambinos.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 22nd, 2014 by dcblogs

Too funny. Rude Cactus

Former U.S. Navy, retired, nuclear reactor operator on the USS Enterprise wants to open a bar at 1821 18th St., NW. Some neighbors aren’t keen with it. SALM.

Man advertises for wife so he can afford rent. PoP.

Celeb siting at Big Bear was for real. Bloomingdale.

Casual Friday never really took off in DC. Too federal. Too many lawyers. Too many journalists who wouldn’t know the difference. But if your office does have a casual Friday, here’s how not to look. The No-No’s. Cloture Club.

Editor’s note: We will return after the holiday. Please have a safe, long weekend.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Orange Hoodie goes to the Franciscan Monastery and returns with photos.

Bilbo writes about the things he believes in. Politics makes the list, then it doesn’t. Excerpt: I cannot support either of the traditional political parties. Although I’m fundamentally conservative, I think the GOP and the rest of the political right has lost its collective mind and descended into utter stupidity masquerading as lofty principle.

Because this a town filled with reporters, many of whom who probably worked in newsrooms with police scanners, the blog, DC Scanning, keeps up to date on local frequencies. But there’s an interesting note here about a new app.

Sounds like a good movie: Palo Alto. DC Film Girl.

Capital Cooking wants to hire two new foodies who would be interested in covering the latest events, restaurant openings, fashion and food reviews in the DC area.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Cynthia, the writer of You Signed Up for What, is assaulted while running. She details the incident.

DC officials seem intent on putting speed and red light cameras everywhere. With speed limits posted at 25 mph in most places, the odds of a ticket are very high. DCist has the location of 14 new places, mostly on the major avenues NW. Memorize the list.

JD Land is giving the site a refresh. Readers are invited to check out the new approach.

Greater Greater Washington has been a big supporter of Councilman Tommy Wells. It endorsed him for mayor. Wells gave up his council seat to run for mayor, and while he could have run for an at-large seat he announced Monday that he won’t run again.

Your freshman dorm days may be long, long gone, but despite this the Prefrosh Preview: The four freshmen dorms, is an entertaining read in its own right. Vox Populi.

DC Blogs Noted

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

Jonathan, the writer at How I’m Learning, is about to be married, and writes: Why marriage terrifies me.

Ice Ice Andrew‘s views on wearing a wedding ring have changed with the marriage.

My Amused Bouche investigates the croissants at Le Caprice.

The New York Times does 36 Hours in Washington DC, with emphasis on Capitol Hill. A writer at Neighborhood Nomads and a Hill resident, notes: My stomping grounds are truly as good as New Yorkers have made them out to be. (Times story may be paywalled)

Who is the flower thief? Georgetown Metropolitan.

No parking allowed for 92 furnished “micro apartments” in Dupont Circle. District Source. Six figure income needed to qualify.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 16th, 2014 by dcblogs

Five years after her father’s death, Lemon Gloria. Excerpt: But I get it, I get the abandonment. When I think about my dad’s suicide, when I think about his death, I don’t think “He died.” so much as “He left us.”

The best happy hours in DC. DCist.

Cloture Club gets to interview Godzilla director Gareth Edwards.

Word Perv shows off the fancy hats at the Virginia Gold Cup.

If you are interested in the Library of Congress music section, the library has created a new blog devoted to it: NLS Music Notes.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on May 15th, 2014 by dcblogs

Ashamed of Ward 6? Interesting question and may be at the root of an effort by one neighborhood to keep its Ward 2 parking permits. SALM.

Bar news: Rebellion, a new bar 1826 18th St. near Adams Morgan, opens, reports Best Bites. At 1427 H St., Halftime Sports plans to hold a “soft opening” at its bar on May 22, reports Frozen Tropics.

Human experimentation, i.e., dating report. Date Me, DC. Is it wise to bring your date to your home turf bar?

Best explanation yet: Why is the national anthem so hard to sing?
National Museum of American History Blog.

The Rusty Patched Bumble Bee needs our help, writes Where You are Planted.