If you're a regular reader, you may have noticed I've been blogging a lot more lately than in the past year. I started blogging to give myself a creative outlet for storytelling, but over the years it's grown into a place to share ideas, happenings, reviews, etc. So I'm going to try something new -- nothing groundbreaking here, but each week I'll post a round-up of interesting reads, trends, videos, tips, promo codes, and so on, in case you fell into Netflix and called in sick every day until you got through an entire TV series. Hope you're still employed! (*NOTE: Battlestar Galactica is on Netflix now and I'm terrified of watching it solely based on this Portlandia clip.)
- Co Co. Sala is now at Union Market!!!!!! I've been to Union Market once and loved it. Will have to show y'all pictures the next time I go. So. Yummy. Try their Earl Grey and/or PB&J chocolate, you won't be disappointed.
- Tabaq Bistro is still missing in action. I met up with a couple of friends there for a happy hour two weeks ago, only to find a note on the door that it was closed that evening. A week later the sign was gone. I haven't been able to find out anything about it...have you?
- Shark Week.
I want to live in this house.
I don't have cable and I don't much care for sharks, but if you want to make the little emoticon on Facebook that is a shark, here it is: (^^^)
*NOTE: This will not turn into Jaws on mobile devices which, with all technology in the world, is baffling to me.
- The founder of Amazon bought the Washington Post. And The Atlantic, which last week lost Justin Smith, a print media game changer, published a bittersweet article about what this means for journalism. P.S. Jeff Bezos, Amazon's founder, paid $250 million in cash for it. Here's what that looks like, according to i-am-bored.com:
- Speaking of Amazon...Storage Wars is on Amazon Prime. This is life-changing for me, in that I no longer have cable, as I already mentioned, and now I can watch Storage Wars instead of incessantly checking Netflix's "New Releases" and "Recently Added" only to find nothing's new or recent. I discovered Storage Wars over July 4th whilst at The Boyfriend's parents' beach condo (#boyfriendperk!) and was delighted to find there's also a Storage Wars: Texas and Storage Wars: New York. For the record, Texas is my favorite, mainly because of Moe and Ricky.
- There's been a lot of buzz about the blossoming of 14th Street, but its neighbor Shaw has been quietly planning a restaurant boom of its own. See a list of upcoming openings here.
- The DC Department of Transportation announced a new visitor parking pass program on Thursday, giving residents a parking pass for visitors so they don't have to move their car every two hours. They haven't rolled out all the details so I'm not sure why they issued a press release, but what-evs. Good to know. (I'm sure they'll still find a way to give you a ticket.)
Does anyone know what happened to @TabaqBistroDC? pic.twitter.com/5f2DGlJrSD
— Mary El Pearce (@CupcakesDC) August 3, 2013
- Ted's Bulletin opens on 14th Street this month, just in time for me to go on my final beach trip of the summer and quit my diet! Pop tarts, milkshakes, doughnuts, and open at 7 a.m. YAY. Here's a sneak peek from City Paper's Young & Hungry blog.
- Breaking Bad starts back up with the second half of the final season. Get caught up on Netflix or, if you only have 5 minutes, here.
- City Dogs Rescue is holding a fundraiser on Monday, August 12th, and you'll definitely want to participate. All you have to do is go eat at a participating restaurant, and 15% of your bill goes to them. One of my faves, The Pig, is on there, as well as Logan Tavern, Commissary, The Heights and Grillfish.
- BYT is hosting a Cookies & Cream tasting party at Penn Social on August 24th. Leave it to DC to keep the baked goods craze going strong! Get your tickets here.
- Petco is coming to Columbia Heights, but it seems they're keeping a tight lip on when they're opening. Should be soon since they've put out "hiring now" signs.