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  1. They're not enforcing a dress code, it's just something they can point to in order to have a plausible cover for discrimination at the door for their late night events. It's a depressingly common tactic across the country. "Dress Codes Are Often Terrible and Racist, as This One from a North River Bar Shows" by Stephen Gossett on chicagoist.com "Civil Rights Group Blasts Alleged Racist Tactics by Cordish at Fourth Street Live" by Joe Sonka on insiderlouisville.com "Yet Again, Allegations Arise That in Some Uptown Bars, 'Dress Code' Means No Minorities" by Robert Willonsky on dallasnews.com
  2. Absolutely no reason to view this as anything other than damage control after the same restaurant group did the same thing on the same block at Masa 14 two years ago, saying at the time "we are committed to our values of inclusiveness"
  3. The patio's off the ground floor, but through a short corridor so not much light gets through.
  4. It won't make much of a difference, the ground floor is always pretty dark. The upstairs is brighter and has more windows.
  5. The franchisee is already a Leesburg restaurateur, so it makes sense that he'd open in Leesburg.
  6. there's aren't that many hot pot places in the area
  7. Charleston, SC

    I got lucky as a solo walk in diner at Husk at lunch right at opening time, at least worth a shot at dinner. Husk's bar is located in a separate building next door - they serve some food there but I don't believe it's the full menu. For your 3-5pm meal I'd highly recommend Leon's - it's a bit up King St but they serve all day and everything I had there, particularly the fried chicken, was excellent.
  8. Geoff Manaugh gets into pages and pages of the implications of this in his book "A Burglar's Guide to the City", published this year. An excerpt:
  9. here's a good breakdown of his increased accuracy combined with increased number of shots this year, and just how extraordinary it is: http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/stephen-curry-is-the-revolution/