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Todd Andrews

Member Since 16 Nov 2006
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In Topic: Seven Favorite Nonfiction Books

Today, 12:14 PM

No way to choose 7 favorites, so here are 7 great nonfiction books I loved off the top of my head:

 

James the Brother of Jesus by Robert Eisenman

 

Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer

 

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

 

Liberating the Gospels by Bishop Spong

 

A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan

 

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers by Paul Kennedy

 

The Fourth Part of the World by Toby Lester


In Topic: The ***OFFICIAL*** Washington, DC thread

Today, 11:38 AM

 

 

Thanks, nittany. :thumbup:

 

As a married father of 3 with a single income, I LOVE hearing about good cheap eats. I mean, I guess everyone likes to hear about good cheap eats, but at this point in my life I really don't even give the top places a second thought and have little interest in dropping over $100 on dinner for 2 and certainly no desire right now to spend a lot more than that on one evening.

 

We live near Centreville and it's been great to have so many Koreans move into the area recently. Entire shopping centers full of Korean shops and restaurants have provided several good places to eat (as far as my unsophisticated palate can tell) that aren't too expensive, including a few Korean bakeries that serve a decent cup of coffee. At the most recent birthday party for one of my kids, we picked up a cake from one of the bakeries. They're certainly different than American cakes, but luckily my kids liked it.

 

Also near our house is a Mediterranean place, Rosemary's Thyme Bistro. Apparently they have a second location in Adams Morgan. Not sure if you're familiar with it or not and could provide your opinion of it from a professional's point of view. We've been going there for over 10 years and usually enjoy it. I really like the Lahmacun. Never heard of it until they added it to the menu a few years ago.

 

My understanding is, as you say, the DC area dining scene is improving but has a ways to go. It's not one of the top culinary cities in the country, but it's not a wasteland either. In your opinion, what improvements need to be made in the DC area? More "gourmet" burger and froyo places, amiright?

 

Been to Rosemary's Thyme in Adams Morgan/Dupont Circle (for some reason I am remembering it being down towards Dupont) and it was good. Not great but definitely good.

 

 

18th and S. 

 

Not sure if they still do this, but they used to have half-price bottles of wine and cheap appetizers during happy hour, including weekends.

 

 

Thank you, yes, right by Lauriol Plaza.


In Topic: Need Serious Advice

Today, 11:34 AM

Scream "COÑO PUÑETA AAAAIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" every time you see him and start shadow boxing.


In Topic: Ayn Rand's main premise

Today, 11:20 AM

Rand writes ok but somewhat silly fiction. She is no libertarian. And she ended up a hypocritical welfare mooch.


In Topic: The ***OFFICIAL*** Washington, DC thread

Today, 10:57 AM

Thanks, nittany. :thumbup:

 

As a married father of 3 with a single income, I LOVE hearing about good cheap eats. I mean, I guess everyone likes to hear about good cheap eats, but at this point in my life I really don't even give the top places a second thought and have little interest in dropping over $100 on dinner for 2 and certainly no desire right now to spend a lot more than that on one evening.

 

We live near Centreville and it's been great to have so many Koreans move into the area recently. Entire shopping centers full of Korean shops and restaurants have provided several good places to eat (as far as my unsophisticated palate can tell) that aren't too expensive, including a few Korean bakeries that serve a decent cup of coffee. At the most recent birthday party for one of my kids, we picked up a cake from one of the bakeries. They're certainly different than American cakes, but luckily my kids liked it.

 

Also near our house is a Mediterranean place, Rosemary's Thyme Bistro. Apparently they have a second location in Adams Morgan. Not sure if you're familiar with it or not and could provide your opinion of it from a professional's point of view. We've been going there for over 10 years and usually enjoy it. I really like the Lahmacun. Never heard of it until they added it to the menu a few years ago.

 

My understanding is, as you say, the DC area dining scene is improving but has a ways to go. It's not one of the top culinary cities in the country, but it's not a wasteland either. In your opinion, what improvements need to be made in the DC area? More "gourmet" burger and froyo places, amiright?

 

Been to Rosemary's Thyme in Adams Morgan/Dupont Circle (for some reason I am remembering it being down towards Dupont) and it was good. Not great but definitely good.