NO: Murky Blows Up by yesornodc
July 17, 2008, 8:39 am
Filed under: Food, Going Out

Murky Coffee has blown up on the blogosphere thanks to an argument over iced espresso and some choice words (“punch you in your dick” vs. “the only way I’m ever coming back to Murky Coffee in Arlington is if I’m carrying matches and a can of kerosene”).

All I really know is that 15,000 hits on the Murky Web site means more crowds, less a/c-per-customer and more lap-tops taking up hours and hours of table space…

Thank you angry guy from New York, and Washington Post.

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YES: TANGY SWEET by kyletm
June 16, 2008, 12:16 pm
Filed under: Food

Moments before the Capital Pride Parade kicked off on Saturday, MNJONES and I dipped into P Street’s newly minted Tangy Sweet for a quick serving of fro yo. In conclusion, fuck TCBY– this shit is the real deal. The original yogurt more than lives up to the tart promise of the shop’s moniker (ab fab for summer strolls), and the toppings– ranging from an array of fresh fruits to Saturday morning throwbacks like Fruity Pebbles and Cap’n Crunch– are like icing on the cake. Except only proverbially, since the yogurt’s nonfat and contains less than 30 calories per ounce (a small is 5 oz). It’s like the most guilt-free of guilty pleasures.

YES: Murky Coffee DC to reopen as Peregrine Espresso by rachels
May 14, 2008, 11:08 am
Filed under: Food

Remember all the fuss over Murky Coffee’s Capitol Hill location closing? (The D.C. tax office seized the property and fined the manager $427,000 in unpaid sales taxes…) Well, the dream of fine coffee and free wi-fi in SE DC is not dead yet.

Former Murky manager Ryan Jensen bought the lease for the old Murky-occupied space and is set to open a new cafe with his wife, Jill. Fun fact: Ryan and Jill first met at the DC Murky, and married two years later.

Peregrine Espresso is the name of their new cafe, scheduled to open Summer 2008.

(Washington City Paper)

YES: Art for the masses by rachels
April 30, 2008, 9:21 am
Filed under: Design, Food

And now for another in a series of posts in which I circle things I like in Photoshop.

This time it’s a collaboration between art-branding company ARTCO (led by Cary Leitzes) and Pepsi. Lietzes identified rising artists from some of Pepsi’s largest markets (USA, China, Puerto Rico, Korea, Brazil, India, UK, Russia & Mexico) to design new cans.

Although many disagree on the whole Coke vs. Pepsi taste debate (I myself prefer regular Coke or Diet Pepsi), I think we can all agree that Coca-Cola has always had the more iconic design. Will these new cans change that? Probably not, and they will most likely not be sold in the US, but at least we can look at pictures of them online.

Yes: Pintxo Hour by mnjones
April 16, 2008, 2:46 pm
Filed under: Food, Going Out

Jaleo is now having Pintxo Hour every Wednesday (Downtown, Bethesda, and Crystal City). Stop by between 5 PM and 7 PM for free ham and sherry tastings, $1.50 small bites, and the usual happy hour drinks. If you’re not free tonight, stop by the Penn Quarter Freshfarm Market for a paella demonstration tomorrow between 5 PM and 6 PM. Yay for cheap food and drinks that I can never have!

YES: Schlitz Resurgence by rachels
April 9, 2008, 8:40 am
Filed under: Food

The beer that made Milwaukee famous is back. Pabst Brewing Company reintroduces the once best selling beer to Chicago, on the 75th anniversary of the end of prohibition! For now in DC you can make do with $3.50 Schlitz cans at DC9, but beware, these cans most likely contain the “new” formula that made people turn away from the brand–Schlitz sales dropped after its formula was changed in 1970, and the Schlitz factory was officially shut down in 1999.

YES: Free Coffee by yesornodc
April 8, 2008, 11:51 am
Filed under: Food

Starbucks stores across the East Coast are giving free cups of new “Pike Place Roast” coffee from noon to 12:30. That’s all.

Yes/No: David Gordon Green Pt. 2 by btfaust
April 2, 2008, 12:27 pm
Filed under: Film, Food

Well, maaaaybe… For the sake of Summer fun.

NO: Goodbye Little Viet Garden! by rachels
March 25, 2008, 5:44 pm
Filed under: Food


I called Little Viet Garden today to make birthday dinner reservations and, lo and behold, the Arlington staple shut its doors yesterday, according to ex-owners at Miss Saigon in Georgetown. What is Clarendon coming to??

P.S. Please enjoy this picture of my family (minus 1) enjoying the ambiance of LVG’s outdoor seating circa 1999.

YES: First Day of Spring by rachels
March 20, 2008, 1:09 pm
Filed under: Celebs, Food, Going Out, Music

Take your pick:


Free Italian Ice at Rita’s

Stalk Russell Crowe at Ben’s Chili Bowl