Posted: Jul 24, 2006 5:03 am
Look, Chris and I live in this shithole "city" called DC. It pretty much sucks the balls. Brickskeller is good for beer choices, but totally fuking sucks for food, and its expensive! there are good happy hours, though, which is where i think you get the best values. CHEAP drinks and beers, and often times half priced appetizers. I only go to Black Cat because we basically drink for free there. and it's right down the block from my house. SO, really, why bother to go anywhere else? All this shit is basically the same here. However, I have been to big hunt, and thought that was decent. I would go again. we are going to have to check out that Common Share place cause that sounds decent.
Smash is almost officially done. The records store that whoever just mentioned was talking about--- the one on 14th street---its not "officially" open, but its open. (If we are thinking of the same place) Al (used to work at Smash), currently works there too. So you know it will (and does cuz ive been down there already) have a decent selection of old and new shit. Also, it is right near the Black Cat and St Ex, which has a real delicious burger and great beers.
Ethiopian is fantastic on U street----Dukem (corner of U and 12th), is my/ our choice for the best in this area...and there are quite a fucking few right where we live.
We just went to the national archives and the zoo---both free, and both fun. If you go to the zoo, and like Indian food, go to Indique, which is right near the zoo---a couple blocks up, i think. its pricey, though. If you dig Viet, there is a great Viet place right near there, on the same side as the zoo, but further down from Indique. Otherwise, just be really happy you dont live in DC.
We go to Black Cat every wednesday so see Al and drink at an extremely generous discount. If you are here this wednesday, come down! email me off list if you want to meet up with us:
oh yes, Ben's Chili bowl is the best fucking place down here!!!!!!