Friday, June 04, 2010

Friday News 'N Notes

- So Fire Station 1 may be open today. Or not. If anyone can swing by today and confirm its status, please do. If it's up and running by next weekend, it may serve as a good venue for a U.S. v. England World Cup match viewing party. More to come on that.

- Silver Spring's unfortunate Murder House was the subject of a recent article in the Los Angeles Times.

- On the subject of killings, someone beheaded a chicken and left its rotting corpse at the corner of 16th St. and 2nd Ave. Do we have active practitioners of Voodoo in our neighborhood?

- Sadly, unlike Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts (neither of which we have), The Fractured Prune does not appear to be participating in today's National Doughnut Day. In their defense, some locations did give away free doughnuts on Memorial Day. Of course, you could just go in there today and demand a complimentary doughnut. Let me know how that works out.

- Set your DVRs: the new season of Top Chef begins June 16th. Now, why should one watch this for any other reason than to ogle Padma Lakshmi? Because reportedly segments of this latest season were filmed in our neighborhood Whole Foods.

- So now that Rue McClanahan has passed away, should we expect a zombie Blanche at this year's Zombie Walk to go along with the zombie Dorothy and Sophias?



14 comments:

Bonifant more undead than Thayer said...

I heard ThayerAvenue is going as Zombie Gary Coleman. Willis is talking about BRAINZ!!!

Springvale Roader said...

Voodoo? Don't know about that, but we definitely have Santeria practitioners. Just stroll down Bonifant Street and walk into the store advertising balloons; they sell more than just balloons.

Sligo said...

I am still intrigued by the rumors that the balloon place is a front for prostitution, though I have seen no evidence of that myself.

Springvale Roader said...

I got no prostitution vibes when I went shopping there for helium balloons, but the place definitely sells Santeria paraphernalia.

Maybe I just didn't say the right thing when I walked in, like, "The train whistles at midnight."

Anonymous said...

You have the secret phrase just slightly wrong...it's "The dog barks only at midnigh" :)

Anonymous said...

I just called Fire Station 1. A woman picked up and said that they'd be open for dinner tonight (Friday June 4, 2010).

Anonymous said...

Just walked by Fire Station 1 a little while ago and they have a sign up saying they are open at 5pm. Their twitter said they'd be open 5-10pm tonight with a limited menu. I'll be there in a little while!

Anonymous said...

Since you brought up the subject of whether the balloon place is a front for prostitution, can someone investigate and figure out what Veritas caramels or the corset place on Georgia Ave are fronts for? Because it's obviously something... I have not seen one person in either of those places - EVER - and I walk by both a lot. I'd love it if someone were to visit both and report back.

Jon said...

To be fair to Veritas:

1) I have actually been in there and purchased some of their very good caramels and truffles.

2) I am pretty sure the bulk of their business is catering/special events stuff like weddings. So they really don't need a whole lot of foot traffic in the actual store.

SS said...

Walked by Olazzo today and they had a sign out advertising world cup times. I think they are showing most of the games.

kate said...

We went to FS1 tonight... It was open, busy with neighborhood people, and with unsurprising service challenges.

Easley Does It said...

We also were at FS1 last night. I thought the place had a great vibe. Yeah, it was a typically rocky opening night--beer taps didn't work, food was a bit undercooked, wait staff was overwhelmed--but most of the patrons seemed to understand, and the waiters kept smiles on their faces and we all got through it. I look forward to going back in a few weeks when they've ironed things out a bit. I think it's a great addition to the neighborhood.

ForestGlen said...

I believe the secret phrase is: "Ford motor boat at midnight."

Works for me anyways....

Terry in Silver Spring said...

We went to Fire Station 1 last night. The lobster BLT is really good. The wings appetizer was good, and different than what you might thing. It's chunks of breast meat, no breading, in a sauce that's sweet and hot, then the chunk has a piece of celery through it like an edible skewer. It's actually very good.