Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
You can find the review here.
The museum is also having a special halloween event.
The following events are a sampling of what is going on this weekend:
- Rally to Restore Sanity
- Marine Corps Marathon (full list of marathon street closures is here)
- Howard University Homecoming and Parade
- Red Bull Sound Clash
Here is a map of street closures (via DCist):
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
PQ Insider was there. The gathering was a small one, with maybe 50 people in attendance at any one time. The wine was good, and the food consisted simply of passed hors d'oeuvres (though they were delicious passed hors d'oeuvres).
The only notable person we spotted was Major Garrett, who recently left Fox News Channel for National Journal.
Copies of their latest issue featuring President Obama littered the room:
"Certain streets" will be closed to vehicles.
As one Lafayette resident said, "Let's get supplies to barricade ourselves in."
"Just as we ask the public to remain vigilant about possible terrorists among us, the FBI remains committed to rooting out and dismantling those groups and organizations who seek to cause harm to
citizens," said Acting FBI Assistant Director in Charge John G. Perren. U.S.
On any given night, 701 anchors the power dining scene on Pennsylvania Avenue. With a recent face-lift, restaurateur Ashok Bajaj has also freshened up the kitchen, adding Chef Ed Witt.The sophistication of the restaurant remains the same. Witt’s standout dishes include the Arugula Pappardelle with shenandoah lamb ragu, marisa cheese, or the Rockfish Tartare with green gazpacho. The menu has plenty of warm fall dishes, and you can get them for a steal with the $35 prix fixe theater menu. Or, sit at the bar to grab them ala carte and try 701’s classic cocktails.
The chef’s use of local meat producers ensures an eco-friendly approach to cooking that is quickly becoming standard at DC’s best restaurants. Bajaj says he chose Witt because of, “His cooking skills, [and] passion for using farm to table approach in cooking.”
Stop by for a reinvigorated menu full of delectable seasonal cooking
Pre-Pre Show - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Video montages and music will play on Jumbotrons to entertain the audience
Pre Show - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
12:00-12:40 - The Roots will play for the crowd
12:40-12:57 - A comedian (TBA) will warm up the crowd
12:57-1:00 - Video countdown and intros
Main Show 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
1:00-1:05 - Singing of the National Anthem by special musical guest (TBA)
1:05-1:20 - Jon Stewart welcomes the crowd
1:20-1:30 - Stephen Colbert enters
1:30-1:35 - Benediction by actor Don Novello ("Father Guido Sarducci")
1:35-1:40 - Poem reading by actor Sam Waterson ("Law and Order")
1:40-1:50 - Performance by Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) and Mavis Staples
1:50-2:15 - Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert perform together
2:15-2:20 - Performance by Sheyrl Crow
2:20-2:30 - Brief statements from special guests (TBA), both live and taped
2:30-2:40 - Performance by special musical guest (TBA)
2:40-2:50 - Sanity and Fear Awards
2:50-3:00 - Final statements by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert
USAToday reports that the Daily Show interview with President Obama will be taped at 5:35pm.
We do not know if President Obama will go to Sidney Harman Hall (where the Daily Show is being taped this week), but rumors are that he is. that means his motorcade and entourage will cause quite a stir in the area. When President Obama attended a Georgetown Basketball game at the Verizon center, 6th street was closed. If the Daily Show instead heads to the White House, they may leave quite a bit earlier.
It's always been a huge surprise you had to use the machines in metro stations (as you can hear your train pulling away) and even though the SmartTrips are registered, they cannot be loaded online.
WMATA now states on their website that allowing metro riders to load their cards from home is "under development." Don't hold your breath on how long it will take to be "developed."
Penn Quarter is the first and flagship location of Merzi, which is to become a chain.
Still no concrete date on an opening, but we'll let you know as soon as we hear something--likely to be announced on the restaurant's twitter page.
Here is how the concept works, according to their "101" on the Merzi website:
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
We remember way back in 2009 when Wagamama 2010 showed up on the window in the space previously occupied by Olsson's Books.
Despite the number of cars that tried to go through there today--even though it was clearly closed--police are NOT allowing traffic through these streets.
Also keep in mind that this is making traffic heavier on 5th, 7th, G, H, and D streets.
Minority Leader John Boehner is having an invitation-only party at the Grand Hyatt. RSVP here. Meanwhile, Speaker Pelosi will be at the Liaison Hotel (via CQPolitics).
Politico has a very exclusive event at the Newseum.
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich will be attending an event (and afterparty) at the Ronald Reagan Center.
And perhaps the most exclusive event is the Republican celebration at the W Hotel (via Politico).
Other than that, it looks like a much quieter night in Penn Quarter compared to 2008. Leave any other parties you know of in the comments section.
It will be back April 1st, 2011. Thursdays 3pm to 7pm.
You can also see our previous post about procuring them on craigslist--for a price.
Monday, October 25, 2010
The Horse Show is at the Verizon center and F Street and part of 6th Street will be closed. Coincidentally, the Daily Show is being taped at Sydney Harmon Hall just across F street from the Verizon Center. The rallies (now joint) will be held on the Mall.
Should be quite a weekend for our little neighborhood.
Why he'd want either is still unknown.
Actress Olivia Newton John was spotted the same day having lunch at Jaleo just around the corner. She had a vegetable sandwich with a beat salad. And, of course, Flan for dessert.
Roll call also reports that the tickets (which are non-transferrable and not to be sold, according to Comedy Central), are going for quite a bit on Craigslist, including vital organs:
One Stewart fan is hoping to trade a guest bedroom in exchange for one ticket. “Cash in on this free room offer, either this coming week or anytime in the future for that matter,” the ad reads. Another Daily Show devotee offers cash and vital organs, writing, “also have two healthy kidneys ... just saying.”