Friday, September 15, 2006

Friday News 'N Notes

- Is Piratz Tavern finally opening this weekend? Their website doesn't indicate anything.

- Diary of a Mad D.C. Cabbie relates a very unfortunate experience his cab-driving acquaintance had after taking a fare to Briggs Chaney in "Silver Springs". [Via FreeRide]

FLASHBACK: cabbie dishes out some street justice.)

- I didn't see any of this, but apparently on Wednesday a van crossed the median on Georgia Avenue and ended up on the sidewalk in front of the Langano Ethiopian restaurant. Anyone hear any details on what happened?

Minor, completely unrelated rant about Langano: I stopped going there awhile back because whenever I went and got their lunch buffet, the waiters would never refill my water, even when we were the only people in the room. They'd always be standing chatting in the corner as my mouth was being incinerated by Ethiopian spices. I don't know what it is, but I have a history of getting terrible service at Ethiopian restaurants in Silver Spring. Addis Ababa was also blacklisted after our waitress walked away from the table as we were giving our order. She just simply left in mid-sentence to go do something else. Needless to say, I just got up and left, never to return. Some people lament the proliferation of chains in Silver Spring, but even if the food isn't as good, I find that the service is often much better than that at their independent counterparts. If they want to compete, they need to step it up a bit. (Also see this earlier post regarding complaints about the service at Mandalay.)

- Check out the DC Labor Film Fest at the AFI Silver Theatre this weekend. This is a rare opportunity to see Office Space on the big screen.

- Read about the changing face of Silver Spring's "Main Street" in this month's edition of Silver Spring Then & Again.


Anonymous said...

Piratz Tavern told me they would send me a notice when their grand opening is. So far I haven't gotten notice, so I don't think it is this weekend.

Sligo said...

Well it wasn't open today when I went by. Also, the Quarry House was strangely closed due to "technical difficulties"?

Nate said...

They've already missed the Pirates of the Caribbean movie opening, and now they're about to miss Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19th) as well. These folks aren't too slick with the promotional tie-in angle. Maybe they'll open around Thanksgiving, or even later ... heck, EVERYbody's thinking about pirates during the holiday season, aren't they?

Nikki said...

A friend of mine called and they said that they were "hoping" to be open by next weekend.

NotYourBroom said...

Service is bad at every ethiopian restaurant I've been too in both DC and Silver Spring. It's always sooo slow - we only go there when we've got hours to devote. Drink refills are a joke and you have to ask for the check multiple times. The food is great, and the atmosphere is great at some like Addis Ababa, but the service needs major help.

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