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  1. bwi2

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    Where are you staying?
     
  2. colonel_forbin

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    Buddy's apartment on E. Street. So right in the middle of everything.
     
  3. Guns

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    catch a flick at E Street Cinema. They usually have some really good independent films and documentaries playing there. and they sell beer/liquor.
     
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    https://www.arlnow.com/2015/10/14/public-art-installation-on-sewage-plant-fence-completed/
    Arlington County spent $350,000 on this:
    In other news, it's parent's weekend for American, Georgetown, and George Washington, so DC west of the park is to be avoided by all measures necessary.

    You can also now follow on Twitter that owl that's been attacking joggers and cyclists (aka me) on the CCT in Bethesda.
    https://twitter.com/moco_owl
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    I really enjoyed DC. One of my best friends went to West Point and I've become pretty close with a couple of his friends from West Point. One of those friends had a baby a few months ago and the baby was being baptized at the chapel at Arlington National Cemetery so a few of us came in town for that.

    I got in at 10 Thursday morning and then hit up the White House, Washington Monument, National Archives, and the Museum of American History.

    Friday I got a tour of the Capitol through my local congressman and then went to the Supreme Court and Library of Congress. The Library of Congress was probably my favorite building architecturally, although I liked being in the Supreme Court the most and seeing all of that because I'm a lawyer.

    Saturday we did a Halloween bar crawl in Arlington. Nothing special, just a day of drinking with friends.

    Sunday we did the baptism at Arlington National Cemetery and then hit up brunch in Arlington and then I flew out.

    There's so much to see and do in DC. You could spend an entire day in one museum and not see half of everything in there. I was having to hustle through everything and I still didn't get to see even a quarter of the museums and stuff. I think the buildings are so impressive. Much more intimidating than a skyscraper and they just seem powerful.

    Overall, I loved DC. I'm jealous of all you guys that live there. Really, really incredible city.
     
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    Chick fil a opening up in Columbia Heights tomorrow.

    :smugdog:
     
  7. Guns

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    should've eaten at Toki, bro.
     
  8. Guns

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    speaking of ramen, I ate at Momofuku and was expecting to be blown away. the shrimp buns were kick ass but Toki's ramen is definitely better.
     
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    I thought about it, but I was so on-the-go that I didn't really have time and my friends planned the meals when we were all together. Next time though
     
  10. Kirk Fogg

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    I live by City Center, and a day hasn't gone by that the line there is ridiculously long. How long was your wait? I enjoy Saku Ramen in Adam's Morgan of all the places I've tried in DC.
     
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    I'm not sure I get the Momofuku / Milk phenomenon as it pertains to DC.

    Food is probably great, but surely some of this is clever marketing.
     
  12. Lipp

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    That's pretty awesome. Where at?

    Never mind, just saw right next to the Target and Payless.

    For the foodies, I tried to go to Bad Saint for my bday dinner last week. My gf got there at 8:30 and there was no line out the door or anything so I was like oh sweet. The hostess greeted us and said they stopped taking names for the night at 8:20. Fuck em. That was my best shot to get in and I don't plan to try that game again.

    We ended up going to Iron Gate Tasting room instead for the rating menu. The menu didn't look all that appealing to me, but it fucking delivered. The tzatziki sauce was the freshest thing I've ever had. I was basically kicking the bowl clean. Do recommend.
     
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    I went at 6:30 and there was no wait for 2 but my date wasn't showing up until 7. Ended up grabbing a beer at capitol city brewhouse and came back at like 7:30. There was only about 30 min wait at that point. It was good, but I was expecting to be blown away from all the hype. Actually wasn't too pricey. A few drinks, shrimp buns, 2 ramen bowls, and a dessert from milkbar and bill was only $78.
     
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    The Dabney opens up soon :ohgosh:
     
  15. Lipp

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    I think it's open already. Why do I want to eat there though?
     
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    I dunno looks pretty awesome :idk:. The chef is supposed to be pretty legit.
     
  17. Lipp

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    I'd never heard of him. Just was wondering what in particular you had heard about it. Ive read some awesome things about the Shaw Bijou chef.
     
  18. timo

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    few blocks from the house...
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    Buses sure are squishing the shit out of people in the area today. Motorcyclist near NIH, and now an incident with a pedestrian at the Convention Center.
     
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    Just opened this thread when I sat down on the bus. Now I'm more anxious for my commute than usual
     
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    Would like to know whether Metrobus drivers or Maryland drivers are responsible for more carnage. Together they're probably the root cause of 98% of accidents, with cyclists being dumbasses responsible for the rest.
     
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    Slash Run has delicious fucking burgers
     
  25. Kirk Fogg

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    Metro is getting a new GM - the former CEO of BWI (not bwi2 though). Has to be a really thankless job.
     
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  26. Lipp

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    Never heard of it. Looks fairly difficult to get to.

    What'd you get?
     
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    Morning Glory burger. Applewood smoked bacon, fried egg, jalapeno cream cheese, and maple syrup mayo.

    I live about a half mile away but yeah it's in a weird location. Although Petworth is on the verge of blowing up. Upshur and Georgia is about to be the new 11th street in columbia heights.
     
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  28. timo

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    look like prostitutes.
     
  30. Lipp

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    Women, as far as we know haha.
     
  31. timo

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    Re that shit downtown this morning, if it wasn't a terror threat (just a "mental health crisis"), can someone care to explain to me why they needed to block off 9 city blocks? (I chose a bike for my means of transport this AM so it actually made getting through M St easier, but it did not appear to be a pleasant commute for anyone else)
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news..._rhp-banner-low_barricade-615a:homepage/story
     
  32. timo

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    Without going into details here, this Exelon / Pepco merger is a big loser for the residents of this city.

    ...and our city is still corrupt as it's ever been:
    http://wamu.org/news/15/12/16/exelon_paid_freshpac_chair_to_lobby_DC_government_about_merger
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  33. Kirk Fogg

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    That bitch has gots to go
     
  34. Lipp

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    I don't know anything about it. Why's it a big loser?
     
  35. Tug

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    This is from an anti-Exelon website, but here you go: http://www.powerdc.org/settlement-facts.html

    It seems as though a similar merger between Exelon and Baltimore Gas has led to multiple rate increases in the Baltimore region. It's basically what you expect to happen when private companies handle what should be maintained by the public domain. Higher cost and less reliability in exchange for shareholder wealth
     
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    So I guess don't eat at Fig & Olive, eh?
     
  37. Kirk Fogg

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    They in trouble again? I took my family there this summer before all the news came out, and we had a great time / meal. I really couldn't believe the news of all of that when it came out.
     
  38. timo

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    I didn't pay any attention to it until recently. Restaurant president gave an incredibly stupid interview with the WP.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...hains-salmonella-outbreak-and-commissary-use/

     
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    Between Fig and Olive Shake Shack and Momofuku/Milk Bar it's easy to see why New Yorkers have such a snobbish attitude towards the DC food scene. Even DBGB sucked until they cleaned house.
     
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    I was drinking at my neighborhood watering hole DC Reynolds right before Christmas and in walks Bowser. /coolstorybro
     
  42. timo

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    Was she drinking alone?
     
  43. Kirk Fogg

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    Was in Hugo Boss in City Center the other day buying a coat and the salesperson was bragging about how they've shut the store down for celebrities since they've been open including Kevin Spacey and Muriel Bowser...
     
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    she had the whole entourage and security with her.
     
  45. Guns

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    I busted my ass on an iced over crosswalk in chinatown last night.
     
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