On a nearly deserted street in New York, the writer at Tripping up the Escalator, breaks out laughing when a boombox-bearing homeless rapper singsongs an appreciation about a part of her looks. But it’s a different experience in DC. She writes: D.C.’s homeless are not masters of language. Their use of language is usually terrifying and invective, not delightful and humorous.
My Head Half Empty reviews Hank’s Oyster Bar. Excerpt: Prior to opening the menu our server places a small bowl of gold fish crackers on the table. The kind our mom’s would pack for us in our school lunch. It was a treat we all have had many times, yet it took only seconds for the bowl to go empty. It took this small gesture on behalf of the restaurant as a hint I might want to order fish.
Such delicious joy from sports writer, Dealing in Subterfuges: The Yankees, with their marquee line up and their bloated pockets and their thuggish, sheeplike hoardes of fans, have been eliminated. In the first round of postseason play. Again.
After dinner and while returning to a hotel, Doc on the Train, gets the sense that someone is following him. Excerpt: The thug dude stopped about 30 feet away and acted like he was checking out some stuff in a store. He kept following me when I started walking down the street again. That’s when I realized he was with a couple other guys I had noticed earlier. They were all spread out following me, stopping when I would stop, walking when I’d walk. I had heard Washington DC can be a rough town after dark … This is part of a longer and entertaining post that was published last month, but was only recently discovered by the dcblog’s crack team of blog researchers. A timeless read.
A long list of bullet point restaurant reviews, including Childe Harold, Luna, Zorba’s, Penang, Ozio, Lauriol Plaza, Teasim, Sette Osteria, Front Page, Daily Grill, and others. Excerpt from a take on Luigi’s: Menu: rustic pasta dishes. The Rigatoni Rustica was delicious but the Spaghetti alla Carbonara was nothing like in Italy (too much cream sauce and tasteless). However, portions are very satisfying. I suggest getting anything that has tomatoes in it, because the tomatoes are fresh. From Bon appétit!!