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Disparaging District doormen


Editor’s note: Back by popular demand, the crankiest of them all, thesnerd, is back! If you met me I wouldn’t strike you as a typical club dude. I do, however, happen to frequent these normally obscenely loud, pretentious, douchebearing venues … Continue reading

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Merzi=Chipotle


Do not be fooled. The newish Penn Quarter establishment Merzi is from top to bottom the same concept as Chipotle, and in most ways, the same food, a vaguely spicy lump of soggy carbs slathered onto a cardboard tray/trough, rather … Continue reading

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Walker’s dilemma: 3 times you should trust your feet (Part two)


Continued from yesterday’s post on common Metro mistakes I see made everyday. 1. ChinaCenter. If I see befuddled people who don’t appear like super annoying Gutmaster-5000 fannypacking tourists, I will stop and help them navigate Metro, which seems simple to … Continue reading

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Walker’s dilemma: 3 times you should trust your feet (Part one)


There are a lot of boneheads navigating D.C., on foot, by car, by bus and by train. For those folks using the third rail, here are the three most common foolish Metro moves in D.C., and advice on how to … Continue reading

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Time magazine fact check: Congressional diners


A small item from this week’s Time (aka week-old newspaper), in response to D.C. restaurants benefiting from the ol’ Dem>Repub changing of the guard. Winner! Trattoria Alberto. New House Speaker John Boehner eats here so often, there’s a dish named … Continue reading

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Snapshot: The Passenger


Mount Vernon Square is a curious area, prompting one of my good friends to ask, “Where are we?” as we approached The Passenger, located between K and L on Seventh Street NW. That’s because, unless you are headed to the … Continue reading

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Silver Spring exports its violent Chuck Brown concert to D.C.n


Silver Spring needs to protect itself from go-go playing terrorist attack. Thus, Chuck Brown will play in D.C. on Friday in a simulcast (93.9) album release party rather than stain the reputation of a block that boasts the indelible McGinty’s … Continue reading

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