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Disneyland Forever

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01 Sep 13:24

League of Women Voters to Screen Zach Galifianakis Film

by ARLnow.com
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Anyone heard if this is any good?

The Arlington League of Women Voters is hosting a free screening of a new Zach Galifianakis film.

Better known for comedies like The Hangover and The Campaign, Galifianakis tackled the serious topic of gerrymandering and money in politics in his new film, “Democracy for Sale.”

The League is sponsoring the film’s screening at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike) on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

More from an email from LWV:

A border and barbeque aren’t the only things Virginia and North Carolina have in common. The two states also have some of the most gerrymandered districts in the country. Cozy relationships between regulators and industry are another commonality. A new film called Democracy for Sale featuring NC native and comedian Zach Galifianakis puts a spotlight on the ways big money political interests have influenced the drawing of district lines and led to a lack of environmental protection and tax cuts for the upper class and corporations, education cuts, gerrymandering, and laws designed to decrease voter turnout.

After a successful tour of Democracy for Sale in North Carolina, we’re excited to bring the film to Virginia on a statewide tour beginning on September 19th. The showings are presented by the Virginia Civic Engagement Table in partnership with local organizations throughout the state. Each screening event will be followed by a Q&A and discussion with local leaders.

While the film focuses on NC as a case study, the parallels to Virginia are innumerable. We hope these screenings will shed light on the similarities and show audiences how to get involved in demanding reform.

Come and bring your friends!

Photo via League of Women Voters

31 Aug 13:13

The Most Anticipated Restaurants in D.C., Fall 2017

by Tierney Plumb
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Kelly, Kapnos Taverna is quite good here in Ballston. You should give it a try in your hood this fall.

The hottest restaurants coming to the DMV

There’s a flurry of high-profile restaurants scheduled to join the local dining scene in the coming months. Here’s more than four dozen of the most anticipated hospitality ventures coming down the pike.


Crimson View/Whiskey Bar

What: The crowd at the new rooftop bar coming to Chinatown’s Pod Hotel should expect to snack on oysters and charcuterie at this forthcoming offering from D.C. nightlife vets Eric and Ian Hilton. A sibling whiskey bar is slated to open a few weeks later beneath the already functioning diner found on the ground floor.

Where: 627 H Street NW

When: Friday, September 1 for Crimson View; Mid-September for Crimson Whiskey Bar

 Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC
A peek inside Crimson Whiskey Bar.

*Previous Crimson coverage


Fish Scale

What: Blacksalt alum Brandon Williams sold his first self-styled fish burger in 2012 at the White House farmers market. He’s now poised to open a brick-and-mortar space in Shaw where he’ll grind and grill fresh-caught fish (think: sheepshead, rockfish, and sea bass) into burgers over smoldering hardwood charcoal, oak, and wood. The modest eatery is also expected to feature seasonal crab cakes, sides, and condiments such as kimchi.

Where: 637 Florida Avenue NW

When: Friday, September 1


Succotash

What: Following up on the Succotash already operating in neighboring National Harbor, Knead Hospitality and Design, in partnership with Top Chef alum and restaurateur Edward Lee, is scheduled to unveil a 9,000-square-foot restaurant in Penn Quarter featuring more Asian-infused Southern cooking. Expect lots of whiskey and a sizable wine program.

Where: 915 F Street NW

When: Monday, September 4

Succotash [Photo: Eater National] Photo: Eater National
Succotash founder Edward Lee.

*Previous Succotash coverage


Bresca

What: Fine-dining and casual cuisine will intersect at Ripple alum Ryan Ratino’s forthcoming solo project on 14th Street NW. The award-winning chef plans to feature dishes he had while growing up — fishing was a major pastime back in Ohio — as well as gourmet fare such as sea urchin linguine with summer truffles.

Where: 1906 14th Street NW

When: Mid-September

*Previous Bresca coverage


Calico

What: This “urban backyard” bar and restaurant, adorned with string lights, lanterns, a vintage greenhouse, and lush plants, will offer Tiger Fork co-founder Nate Beauchamp the chance to serve items such as barbecue oysters, fried chicken sandwiches, and grilled wedge skewers. The bar program will be led by Tiger Fork beverage director Ian Fletcher and J.D. Quioco of The Fainting Goat. The interior space, formerly a boxing gym and art studio, will retain an industrial look, while the 3,000-square-foot patio is slated to house long, farmhouse-style tables.

Where: 50 Blagden Alley NW

When: Mid-September


Makeda

What: New York chef Philipos Mengistu from Queen of Sheba, a Midtown Manhattan mainstay, is teaming with local investor Daniel Solomon to open a traditional Ethiopian restaurant in Northern Virginia. The 95-seat space replaces El Paraiso Mexican restaurant and is expected to feature a full bar.

Where: 516 S. Van Dorn Street, Alexandria, Va.

When: Mid-September

 Photo: Makeda
A vegetarian combo platter at Makeda.

The Dabney Wine Bar

What: Chef Jeremiah Langhorne’s Michelin-starred restaurant is transforming a currently brick-walled space into a wine bar and cocktail den. Shellfish and charcuterie are expected to complement the featured pours.

Where: 122 Blagden Alley NW

When: Mid-September


Dio Wine Bar

What: Entrepreneur Stacey Khoury-Diaz’s natural wine bar plans to serve organic, biodynamic, and minimal-intervention wines. This intimate H Street bar will also offer a concise food menu as well as select cocktails, beers, and ciders.

Where: 904 H Street NE

When: September

 Photo by Stacey Khoury-Diaz
The interior taking shape at Dio.

Kapnos Taverna College Park

Where: 777 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, Md.

What: The University of Maryland's new 290-room hotel will house the area’s next Kapnos spin-off, featuring coastal-inspired Greek dishes from executive chef/partner George Pagonis. Expect a Greek-heavy wine list and Mediterranean-inspired cocktails by Mike Isabella Concepts beverage director Taha Ismail.

When: September


Nocturne

What: Captain Gregory’s vets Brandon McDermott and Kyle Knox are switching things up a bit at the subterranean cocktail den still taking shape in Shaw. The intimate spot (there’s less than 20 seats) is expected to feature roughly three dozen cocktails presented in tasting menu format — think: three, five or seven themed drinks — along with some complementary small plates, and, of course, signature sweets from the Sugar Shack Donuts up above. But the team tells Eater this is meant to be more of a pre/post-dinner spot, rather than a dining destination.

Where: 1932 Ninth Street NW

When: September


Taco Bamba Springfield

What: The third location of chef Victor Albisu's spin on Mexican street food will offer an expanded bar program and new menu items, including flautas and taquitos. Expect breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Where: 6691-A Backlick Road, Springfield, Va.

When: September


Morris

What: The new speakeasy sibling to Dupont Circle’s The Sheppard will be bigger, with two levels and more cocktail choices, but the same vintage soundtrack and bordello look. Partners include Top Chef alum Spike Mendelsohn, David Strauss, and Vinoda Basnayake.

Where: 1020 Seventh Street NW (inside the Walter E. Washington Convention Center)

When: Late September

*Previous Morris coverage


Arepa Zone

What: Expect daily specials currently offered at this Venezuelan-themed eatery’s Union Market stall — including a rice- and bean-y pabellon bowl, and fried plantain dishes — as well as breakfast arepas and caffeine. Contractors are expected to begin construction on the 2,300-square-foot space before August is up, says co-owner Gabriela Febres.

Where: 1121 14th Street NW

When: October

*Previous Arepa Zone coverage


Bindaas

What: At 3,300 square feet, the second location of this Indian street food spot will be much larger than its 50-seat Cleveland Park sibling. Executive chef Vikram Sunderam’s opening menu will include pathar hosht (lamb kebabs served over a bed of saffron rice with saffron and cashews) and uttapam (fermented rice pancakes with lentils and shrimp pepper).

Where: 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

When: October

 Photo by Greg Powers
A salad at Bindaas.

Lucky Buns

What: World traveler/restless chef Alex McCoy plans to open an unconventional sandwich shop (think: burgers with beetroot, riffs on Nashville hot chicken) inside the recently shuttered L’Enfant Cafe and Bar. There he’ll apply lessons learned from the globally inspired burgers that cycled through his never-ending stream of pop-up eateries at food lab Alfie’s.

Where: 2000 18th Street NW

When: October


Maydan

What: The team behind award-winning Compass Rose, with co-executive chefs Gerald Addison and Chris Morgan, plan to transport communal cooking traditions from Tangier, Tehran, Beirut, and Batumi to D.C. in a 3,000-square-foot setting. Maydan, which translates to a “town square” or “gathering place,” will feature a bar and dining area centered around a wood-fired oven with an upper mezzanine for family-style dining.

Where: 1346 Florida Avenue NW (at the Manhattan Laundry complex)

When: October

*Previous Maydan coverage


Rasa

What: Rahul Vinod and Sahil Rahman, the sons of D.C. restaurateurs K.N. Vinod and Surfy Rahman (Indique and Bombay Bistro), plan to open a new 2,200-square-foot Indian food spot in Navy Yard. The bright and airy space, designed by architecture firm HapstakDemetriou+, will offer signature dishes and create-your-own dining options.

Where: 1247 First Street SE

When: October

 Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC
Rasa co-founders Sahil Rahman and Rahul Vinod. The name stems from an ancient Indian word that means essence and flavor and is a combination of their names (RA-hul and SA-hil).

The Wharf

What: Expect a slew of hot restaurants to arrive this fall at the Wharf complex, a three-year, $2.5-billion overhaul of D.C.’s southwest waterfront. Some of the most anticipated properties include the second area Requin, new pub/nightclub The Brighton, Shaw Bijou alum Kwame Onwuachi’s mystery restaurant in the InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf, restaurateur Fabio Trabocchi’s Spanish-themed Del Mar, restaurateur Cathal Armstrong’s Asian-themed Kaliwa, Belgian chef Jan Van Haute’s all-day restaurant, Florentijn, and the first waterfront Hank's Oyster Bar. (Check out the full list of new restaurants, clubs, and bars here.)

When: October


Gravitas

What: Chef Matt Baker’s first solo project in rapidly evolving Ivy City will feature two tasting menus: a chef’s tasting option, and a vegetarian tasting program.

Where: 1401 Okie Street NE

When: Mid-October

*Previous Gravitas coverage


Isabella Eatery

What: The massive 41,000-square-foot food emporium from empire builder Mike Isabella is made up of eight distinct eateries and a cocktail bar on the third floor of Tysons Galleria; expect to find flagship pizza restaurant Graffiato, reconfigured sushi spot Yona, and taco haven Pepita Cantina complemented by a gourmet coffee shop and dedicated ice cream parlor. Shoppers can even carry boozy coffees, seasonal sangrias, and beers within the interconnected facility.

Where: Tysons Galleria, International Drive, McLean, Va.

When: November

*Previous Isabella Eatery coverage


Manna

What: Fresh from a research trip to the Holy Land, Equinox founder Todd Gray is excited about delving into Middle Eastern cuisine at Manna, the restaurant he’ll command within the new Museum of the Bible. The tentative menu includes a rotating “grains and salad station” (think: couscous, dried fruits, and pickled vegetables), protein-topped flat breads, and regionally inspired desserts.

Where: 409 Third Street SW

When: November


Nobu

What: The global sushi chain is going big in D.C., sprinkling multiple patios, private dining rooms, and a dedicated sushi bar across 11,000 square feet in the West End. Since debuting in NYC in 1994, chef Nobu Matsuhisha's restaurant empire has spread from Hong Kong to the Bahamas. No word on whether celeb partner Robert De Niro will make an appearance at the glitzy D.C. opening.

Where: 2501 M Street NW

When: Early fall

*Previous Nobu coverage

 Image from Nobu
A rendering of the bar planned for Nobu in D.C.

Chloe

What: Chef Haidar Karoum's first solo project will show off his Lebanese roots and extensive travels through Western Europe and Southeast Asia — linking everything via seasonal ingredients from the Mid-Atlantic. Expect counter seating for 14 at an open kitchen with room for another 27 in the bar. An adjacent patio space will feature seating for 32 others during warmer months.

Where: 1331 Fourth Street SE

When: Fall

 Rendering by DesignCASE
A rendering of Chloe’s 103-seat interior.

*Previous Chloe coverage


City Tap House Dupont

What: The second location of City Tap House — replacing the failed STK — will be much bigger, with about 9,300 square feet of room. From Table 95 Hospitality, which also owns Pennsylvania 6 and City Tap House opposite CityCenterDC.

Where: 1250 Connecticut Avenue NW

When: Fall


The Line DC

What: This long delayed Adams Morgan property will showcase multiple projects, including three from James Beard Award-winner Spike Gjerde (including Mid-Atlantic focused A Rake’s Progress, plus a bar and coffee shop) and two from D.C. restaurateur Erik Bruner-Yang (Spoken English, and Brothers and Sisters, both Asian).

Where: 1770 Euclid Street NW

When: Fall

*Previous The Line coverage


Lupo Verde Palisades

What: The second location of the Italian brand developed by restaurateurs Med Lahlou and Antonio Matarazzo is expected to focus on small plates, charcuterie, breads, cheeses, antipasti, and of course, signature pizzas and pastas. The 100-seat spot will feature a lower-level market selling fresh and dried pastas.

Where: 4814 MacArthur Boulevard NW

When: Fall

*Previous Lupo Verde coverage


Supra

What: The District’s debut Georgian restaurant hired Malkhaz Maisashvili, the former chef of the Embassy of Georgia in Washington, to lead the kitchen. Expect vegetable-packed small plates, fresh meats, breads, and cheeses influenced by Mediterranean, Greek, and Middle Eastern cuisine.

Where: 1205 11th Street NW

When: Fall

*Previous Supra coverage


George's Chophouse

What: Restaurateur Ashish Alfred plans to focus on tomahawk steaks, seasonal pastas, and a raw bar loaded with mussels, clams, and oysters at his latest venture. The design will feature exposed brick, elevated seating, warm lighting, and an open kitchen.

Where: 4935 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, Md.

When: Late fall


Nakazawa

What: Restaurateur Alessandro Borgognone and chef Daisuke Nakazawa are installing an omakase-style sushi restaurant inside the politically charged Trump International Hotel. The controversial move has created some challenges for the expansion-minded New Yorkers, but Borgognone remains hopeful that District diners will come around.

Where: 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

When: Late fall


Pennyroyal Station

What: Members of the Bar Pilar/Cafe Saint-Ex group (Erin Edwards) and executive chef Jesse Miller are teaming with Passion Food Hospitality group alum Garrick Lumsden on this new neighborhood eatery. Details about the menu are scarce for now.

Where: 3310 Rhode Island Avenue, Mount Rainier, Md.

When: Late fall

 Image from Menkiti Group
A rendering of Pennyroyal Station.

ALSO COMING THIS FALL: Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille (3501 John Simmons Street, Frederick, Md.) in mid-September; Jinya Ramen Bar in Logan Circle.

23 Aug 23:38

Save Uncle Ben

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17 Aug 14:44

Shkreli Jury Selection

by admin
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And he disrespected the Wu Tang Clan...

15 Aug 12:52

Helping Hand

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12 Aug 17:27

Too Much Wining

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My dad and I did this to Jay once. Heh.

10 Aug 13:12

Trump's Childhood Home Is Great, Tremendous, Available for Rent on Airbnb

by Drew Schwartz
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Jay says we should rent this and have a Facebook Live pee-pee party.

Back in March, a mysterious buyer identified only as "Trump Birth House LLC" purchased President Trump's childhood home in Queens, New York, for $2.14 million in cash. And now we have a better idea of what its new owner has done with the place thanks to a new listing on Airbnb.

According to the Washington Post, you can now pay to live like a Trump for an evening for just $725 a night—if that's something you're into.

The residence is advertised as "PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CHILDHOOD HOME - SLEEPS 20" on the hospitality platform, and while you might be able to cram that many people inside, the place wasn't built for it. The Tudor-style residence—apparently constructed by Papa Trump himself back in 1940—is fitted with five bedrooms and three and a half baths. Its 2,000 square feet no longer hold Trump's precious family heirlooms, but the new owner outfitted it with a bunch of photos of the president and some weird-ass signs describing what went down in each of its five rooms.

Perhaps the strangest—a framed placard hanging by the master bedroom, with lettering delicately scrawled in gold—reads:

In this bedroom,
President Donald J. Trump
was likely conceived,
by his parents,
Fred and Mary Trump.

The world has never been the same.

Other strange Trump memorabilia adorn the walls and hallways, including a Warhol-style piece of pop art depicting the president's face in six different hues and a life-sized cardboard cutout of the man himself, staring at you from the corner of a room—"a great companion for watching Fox News late into the night," according to the listing.

"Not much has been changed since the Trumps lived here," the listing reads. "The kitchen is original and the opulent furnishings represent the style and affluence in which the Trumps would have lived."

It also notes that whoever's running the Airbnb lives in one of the bedrooms, "which will not be accessible to you during your stay." The individual behind Trump Birth House LLC hasn't revealed his or her identity, and it's unclear if the homeowner and the Airbnb host are the same person. Misha Haghani of Paramount LLC, which sold the home back in March, wouldn't discuss the information—though he did confirm that the home is, in fact, Trump's old pad.

"This property is so much more than just real estate," Haghani told Politico in March. "As they say, beauty is truly in the eyes of the beholder."

Follow Drew Schwartz on Twitter.

08 Aug 14:00

Drive By Dater

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O...M...G...This...this can happen????

30 Jul 12:13

Tender Tinder

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23 Jul 16:55

Attention Queens of the Arctic

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For Kelly...

polar bear profile picture self shot - 6411779328

Submitted by: Unknown

20 Jul 15:59

Nailed It

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This is one of my favorites. It's up there with this tweet "Some dude just called me a pussy for putting on sunscreen. Imagine thinking you're tougher than the sun? The fucking sun?"

11 Jul 15:11

Scottish Dude Goes On Epic Twitter Rant About How Everyone Eats Their Eggs Wrong

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Hahah! I'm obsessed with egg cups and eat soft boiled eggs a lot, however, aside from my mom I don't know anyone else who does. Maybe it's a European thing?

Scottish guy goes on Twitter rant about how everyone in the world is eating their eggs wrong.

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Tagged: scottish , twitter , rant , eggs , food
07 Jul 12:06

Manly Response

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29 Jun 12:13

Look at Her Go!

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Depths of our cocoon gave us a The Sentient Cheeto tho :(

13 Jun 19:42

Funeral Fun

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Mom and I LOL'D hard at this.

13 Jun 19:41

But It Do

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In KC it's news on the tv 24/7. Eff Sessions, I need stuff like this so so much.

05 Jun 13:13

Birthday Party Legend

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EPIC! Tear down the correct walls!

03 Jun 00:04

10 of Our Favorite Funny Tweets From May 2017

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Sharing for the fact that I have this same picture (a print) in my bedroom and it MAY have shaped the next cat I ended up getting (Chewbacca).

10 of our favorite funny tweets from the month of May 2017.

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Tagged: twitter , social media , funny
01 Jun 23:10

The Weather Channel Goes After Trump for Pulling Out of Paris Climate Accord (PHOTO)

by TMZ Staff
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Salty! I like.

President Trump's taking serious heat from, of all places, The Weather Channel ... which is clearly in total disagreement with his decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. The Weather Channel devoted nearly all of its website's home page…

31 May 21:24

Visa Processing Issues Could Close Local Pools

by Katherine Berko
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Oh Trump. This is a good program too. Hopefully some kids can come through.

Local pools could be at risk of indefinite closure due to visa processing issues for potential lifeguards.

According to a resident of the Barkley Condominiums (1016 S. Wayne Street), on Sunday a notice posted to the building’s bulletin board said the pool would be closed indefinitely, due to the pool service company having difficulty getting lifeguards into the country because of visa issues.

The notice also reportedly said the issues would hopefully be resolved within the next week, but that timing was unclear. Another source who lives in the building confirmed the pool’s closure. The condo’s property manager declined to comment.

Many local pools rely on young, foreign lifeguards who come to the U.S. during summer months through a non-immigrant visa program.

A press release on May 26 from the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals explained that pools in Mid-Atlantic states might experience delayed openings because of regulatory changes. The Mid-Atlantic is primarily affected because in this region, lifeguards must be present for most commercial or condo pools to be used.

“The pools affected are those run by pool management companies who recruit lifeguards from certain countries through the U.S. State Department’s J-1 Summer Work Travel Program,” the press release said.

In the meantime, the association is trying to recruit lifeguards from local high schools and colleges so that people can still cool off in the summer months.

Chris Teale contributed reporting. Flickr pool photo by Dennis Dimick. 

30 May 18:55

Magical Comeback

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29 May 17:03

Some Obama Care

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Sniff.

27 May 14:47

11-Year-Old Accuses Teacher of War Crime and People Love It

11-year-old writes answer on test accusing her teacher of committing war crime and people on Twitter love it.

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Tagged: twitter , school , kids , teacher , funny
25 May 01:33

Serious Sinus Trouble

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16 May 22:00

Ocean of Wisdom

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13 May 16:42

I Only Like All-Natural Water, Organically Grown, With No Preservatives

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Sell it to Trump followers, they don't understand "science".

water failbook facebook organic

Submitted by: jc2581

Tagged: water , failbook , facebook , organic
05 May 04:38

Patton Defending Kimmel

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I want Patton as my neighbor. I heart him.

26 Apr 15:52

Cup Of Ghostly

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The elusive coffee yeti.