says: (6/8/11 11:12 AM)
Well Deserved vacation. But I missed your blog. thanks for coming back.
says: (6/8/11 12:15 PM)
Hope u had a good time.
I am not a fan of selling "singles" Period.
says: (6/8/11 12:18 PM)
Yes, The EYA trailer is officially gone. It is the end of an era (so to speak) as some of us recall waiting overnight way back in October 2006. We sat in a circle and made runs to 7-11. The cops came by and thought we were picketing something. When we told them what we were doing, they came by every 1/2 hour. MPD was great and the area has changed so much since then.
JD (I have pics...lol)..
says: (6/8/11 12:30 PM)
Too many people at the Food Truck festival. I live right next to the area and couldn't get food after work because there were so many people.
They need to seriously get more trucks or have less people attend. I got really frustrated that there's a big event in my hood and I can't even enjoy it because the lines were way too long (waited 1.5 hours until closing, didn't get food).
Andrew in DC
says: (6/8/11 1:20 PM)
70 ounces or less defines a "single" - virtually an entire six-pack. So we can sell a 750 ml bottle of Popov Vodka but not a 750ml bottle of Chimay?
I'm not sure I see how a ban is helping in that regard...
says: (6/8/11 1:42 PM)
We also buy single bottles of wine, but i dont think that is the issue.
Andrew in DC
says: (6/8/11 3:07 PM)
@Bruce: The objective of the ban is to deter homeless alcoholics from buying 40 oz of malt liquor, which then (according to the argument) get left as litter on the streets along with their urine and their too-drunk-to-move bodies.
What's unclear to me is that this plan actually works. If I can get a fifth of cheap vodka, which is as paper-baggable as a 40 for roughly the same price ($9 vs. $5 for a 40? ... I'm ball-parking this, it's been a while since I priced Popov or 40s) - then have we achieved our teetotal-ling or our cleanliness goals?
Meanwhile, the negative side-effect of this ban is to prevent law-abiding, socially responsible citizens from purchasing perfectly legal products because of the way the ban has to be worded in order to be "effective". We can't stop "Steel Reserve" without catching Chimay in our nets.
So the "issue" then, is whether the objectives of the ban are a) worthy and b) demonstrably achievable and then weighing that against the inconvenience of having to drive to Virginia to purchase one's beverage of choice.
To that end, I'd love to read some data on whether such a ban actually affects local behavior in a positive manner.
says: (6/8/11 3:14 PM)
"Meanwhile, the negative side-effect of this ban is to prevent law-abiding, socially responsible citizens from purchasing perfectly legal products because of the way the ban has to be worded in order to be 'effective.' We can't stop "Steel Reserve" without catching Chimay in our nets."
Yep, the ban is both discriminatory and ineffective. Near SE and SW is still littered with trash every day, including single servings. What keeps cockles of people like Bruce and his ilk warm is that they think it keeps poor people out of his neighborhood. Which is false.
Single serving bans are stupid, lazy and ineffective.
says: (6/8/11 3:36 PM)
Just like you, I am entitled to my opinion. :)
says: (6/9/11 10:47 AM)
It's more trip photos than ought to be allowed by law, but just in case people are looking to kill a few hours, here's my pictures from Spain and Italy: link
says: (6/9/11 1:31 PM)
for the similarly curious, here's a link to the somewhat hard to find revised redistricting map:
not sure how tommy wells pulled off keeping near SE and hill east in ward six, i thought hill east was a goner for sure. he even kept rosedale, picked up the commercial parts of SW (everything below the mall) that were not in ward six and most of shaw! he's going to be a very busy man.
that sound we heard a few days ago may have been the residents of kingman park smacking their foreheads simultaneously. not only did the neighborhood, which unsuccessfully sued over their move to ward 7 ten years ago, not get moved back into ward 6, they did not even see any of their adjacent hill east comrades join them in ward 7!
ps - yes to lifting the singles ban, for reasons of constitutionality, fairness and chimay.
says: (6/9/11 7:56 PM)
Delayed construction and truck food?
What exactly the BID charging me the tax for?
Justin's is a mediocre restaurant with disgusting food, expensive beer and ridiculously poor service. This place is surviving because it is the only place in the area. We need some more restaurants and bars as soon as possible. Stop blaming poor economy, there isn't any recession in the DC area any more. I want to see Justin place gone. It is horrible. Well, considering 90 percent of restaurants they don't survive on their first year..Justin's only survived because it is the only place to go to. I would never go there if there were other places to go to.
says: (6/10/11 8:44 AM)
Re: Shut Justin's
Wow... That's quite a rant.
I have to say I find the regular help there to be extremely friendly, and I enjoy the food.
That said, it's not the most varied menu, and more choices in the neighborhood would be nice, but Barracks row is an easy walk.
I don't see how you can blame Justin's for the lack of choice in the neighborhood. Given how the economy was when he decided to open, I would say he took quite a gamble, and am grateful to have the option to eat there.
says: (6/10/11 9:50 AM)
Justin, is a nice guy and he took quite a chance when he opened that place.
I think the food is good and it is a great local place to go have a beer and pizza or a salad.
The staff is great and I hope he is in business for a long time.
Ben in SE
says: (6/10/11 12:14 PM)
I have to wonder if I am the luckiest Justin's patron in the world or if my standards of food quality and customer service are just incredibly low. I enjoy their menu (though I agree a few new items would be great) and have never had a bad experience with the staff.
says: (6/10/11 1:24 PM)
Ben in SE - if not the luckiest in the world... close.
I really want to like Justin's but it's mediocre at best. I do hope he/it stays though, at least until the competition puts him out of business.
says: (6/10/11 1:57 PM)
YUP, a lots of unsatisfied former customers.
I will be a very happy person once Justin is out of business.
As a matter of fact I will take this very far. I will start a site that says www.boycottJustin's-shithole.com.
Andrew in DC
says: (6/10/11 3:22 PM)
Haters gonna hate... and then they're going to hoof it up to Penn or 8th. And while they're finding other uses for the pent-up energy they use to write rants, let's hope they spend some on a dictionary looking up the definition of "boycott". Here's a hint: you can't boycott something you already abhor and avoid.
And Ben - not quite the luckiest - I've patronized Justin's pretty regularly since it opened and I've never had a bad experience with the staff nor their food. Justin's is pretty solid and I'm glad to have him in the neighborhood.
/and how did we get on this topic again?
Ben in SE
says: (6/10/11 3:33 PM)
Seriously, how did this come up?
says: (6/10/11 3:37 PM)
I guess we're having this conversation because there's no big news in the neighborhood today, like a historic ADAPTIVE REUSE building announcing the date of pre-leasing of its apartments, the first new residential building coming on-line in over two years....
says: (6/10/11 6:23 PM)
The unemployment rate isn't high enough for me either. Shut it down, fire everyone. I'm going to start my own sight: boycottstupid.com.
re:foundry- any news on what the rates might be? I'd love to be able to recommend it to friends looking to move in the near future...
says: (6/10/11 6:44 PM)
The rates are on the Foundry Loft's facebook page: link
Here's a quick copy and paste:
1-Bedrooms from $2,100s
2-Bedrooms from $2,700s
Penthouses from $3,400s
Apartments Available October 15, 2011
Penthouses Available December 15, 2011
I, for one, would be like to see their floor plan.
says: (6/10/11 9:31 PM)
Justin's sandwiches are always good. The pizza quality varies from awesome to bad. It's really random.
That being said, Justin is a great guy and the servers are always friendly (and cute) despite being overworked. The happy hour specials ain't bad.
I hope Justin's Cafe stays in business for a very long time, but more competition is better for all of us (including Justin's).
says: (6/10/11 9:31 PM)
And holy crap, people pay that for RENT? My mortgage over at Velocity is less than that rent!
says: (6/11/11 12:31 PM)
I was walking by justin's this morning walking my Tibetan mastiff dog and I saw rats inside the restaurant. Yeah, a big ass rats...two of them. Justin's is very dirty place. I heard some of my friend who ate at the place and they got really sick and they had to go to emergency room. DO NOT EAT AT THIS DIRTY PLACE. It is time this place need to go out of business.
Andrew in DC
says: (6/12/11 12:31 AM)
@SJ - its cute because you still believe you're a credible source. If you were here, i'd pinch your cheeks.
says: (6/12/11 4:22 PM)
I bet you SJ tried to hit on one of the servers and got rejected. Now he mad.
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