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  2. From Wikipedia, the U.S. Coast Guard, in a typical day will: Conduct 109 search and rescue cases Save 10 lives Assist 192 people in distress Protect US $2.8 million in property Seize 169 pounds (77 kg) of marijuana and 306 pounds (139 kg) of cocaine with a street value of US $9.5 million Process 238 mariner licenses and documents Investigate 6 vessel casualties involving collisions or groundings Have underway small boats for 396 sorties/missions Fly 164 aircraft missions logging 324 hours Board 144 vessels of law enforcement interest Interdict and rescue 14 illegal immigrants at sea Open 8 new cases for marine violation of federal statutes Board 100 large vessels for port safety checks Conduct 20 commercial fishing vessel safety exams Respond to 20 oil or hazardous chemical spills totaling 2,800 US gal (11,000 l) Service 135 aids to navigation Monitor the transit of 2,509 commercial ships through U.S. ports Conduct 377 vessel safety checks Teach boating safety courses to 550 boaters Thank you to all who serve!
  3. @DonRocks James Wozniuk is NOT the chef at Yangs Hot Pot. He is only at Maketto. I reached out to James to ask for myself when the announcement was posted on December 7, 2018.
  4. DonRocks

    I-85 Durham to Richmond?

    There's a Bojangles at Oxon Hill ! There are several in Maryland, but they get almost no press:
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  6. Beef stew with tomatoes, carrots, turnip, pearl onions, and rosemary Rosemary focaccia from the freezer, toasted and brushed with garlic rosemary butter
  7. weezy

    I-85 Durham to Richmond?

    There's a Bojangles at South Hill.
  8. Bob Wells

    Poke

    Definitely in DC, the home of bad restaurant name puns. Ah geez it's already a thing. In Portland of course. http://www.pokemonpdx.com/ And just like DC, there is drama. https://www.oregonlive.com/dining/index.ssf/2018/10/colin_yoshimoto_poke_mon.html But it looks like "Poke Salad Annie" is available.
  9. Pete Wells didn't seem to like it either! "What if Brexit Were a Restaurant?" by Pete Wells on nytimes.com
  10. DonRocks

    Poke

    There needs to be one of these restaurants owned by a Jamaican called "Poke Mon."
  11. Tweaked

    I-85 Durham to Richmond?

    A pork chop biscuit would certainly see me through to Richmond!
  12. Ryan Sutton really didn't like this place. "Bluebird Is Mall Dining at its Worst" by Ryan Sutton on ny.eater.com
  13. DonRocks

    I-85 Durham to Richmond?

    Or, hit the Biscuitville in Joyland after dropping off your friend. Maybe get one ham biscuit (make sure to get a large drink), and then make a push for ZZQ. Have you ever been to a Bojangle's? Their chicken biscuits are really excellent. These are my two-favorite fast-food chains (Chick-fil-A used to be, but the quality has deteriorated during their massive expansion - in the 1980s, Chick-fil-A was the In-n-Out (another place that has declined) of the Southeast - both of them are still "good," but they're no longer special). Sort of like buying a bottle of Stag's Leap.
  14. Tweaked

    I-85 Durham to Richmond?

    I also might push through and try to hit ZZQ in Richmond before they close at 5pm. Options. Options.
  15. DonRocks

    I-85 Durham to Richmond?

    Have them take Lyft! You can always visit Mebane (pronounced "Mebbin," believe it or not). Why you would, I have no idea, but you can always say you've been there. Dixie Restaurant in Petersburg has been open since 1939 - it's classic southern diner fare (if you like country ham, this is a good place to get it). Petersburg also has a farmers market.
  16. Tweaked

    I-85 Durham to Richmond?

    No, I'm dropping off someone at the Raleigh-Durham Airport, which is already tacking on an additional hour to my drive. I-85 is about 20 minutes from the airport along Route 70.
  17. DonRocks

    I-85 Durham to Richmond?

    Are you coming back to DC, and if so, will you be as far West as Greensboro? If so, nix I-85 (it's a terribly boring drive) and take US Route 29, stopping at Biscuitville in Danville, VA. This is a four-lane, divided highway for the entire trip, and I've found it to be a quicker way to get back to Northern Virginia, even if the speed limit may be 55 - it's certainly more scenic. (Get a ham biscuit, a chicken biscuit, and a sweet iced tea - from White Oak to Clemson, Biscuitville was *exactly* the halfway point of a 532-mile drive (you get off I-66 in Gainesville, which used to be nothing, and I mean nothing, more than one, single 7-11 - hell, back then, I-66's terminus was the Beltway) - I've been happily using Biscuitville's drive-thru window since I was 18-years old: I've been frequenting this fine establishment for forty years!) Have you been to The Shack? If you want to break up your trip, you can stay at Stonewall Jackson Hotel and walk two easy blocks to dinner.
  18. zgast

    What Are Your Kids Eating Tonight?

    Tortellini in sage/butter sauce with carrots and hummus. Cross-cultural dining.
  19. This article came out a couple of months ago: Oct 3, 2018 - "Rosewood Hotel in Georgetown To Close for Renovation, add Wolfgang Puck Restaurant" by Rebecca Cooper on bizjournals.com And a couple of years ago, this: Apr 21, 2016 - "Capella Hotel in Georgetown becomes Rosewood Washington, DC" by Rebecca Cooper on bizjournals.com
  20. dracisk

    What Are Your Kids Eating Tonight?

    A banana and an apple last night for the 4-year-old. Sigh. She's all over the place with dinner. Sometimes she'll eat what we're eating and sometimes not. There are a few dinners she's almost guaranteed to eat, but most of our dinners are crap shoots. She'd eaten last night's dinner (Ground Turkey with Potatoes and Peas) in the past without resistance. Not so much last night.
  21. DonRocks

    Michelin 3-Star Restaurants

    "Spanish Chef Dani Garcia To Close Marbella Restaurant after Receiving Third Michelin Star Last Month" by Elisa Menendez on theolivepress.es
  22. Discover part 1 : A Food Has a Historic, Objectionable Name. Should We Change It? Maryn Mckenna, 7-18-14 Nationalgeographic.com I am dumbfounded on the what I have learned. There actually was a twitter campaign to abolish the slur. This research on the etymology of the "K" word has me wanting to research more. @kaffirnomore, kat
  23. Bob Wells

    I-85 Durham to Richmond?

    Pretty arid area for good food. It's been a few years since I made that drive, and both of the BBQ places I've tried north of Durham on 85 have closed. There's a Smithfield's Chicken n Bar-B-Q right off 85 in Henderson. It's an NC chain. Basic Eastern NC cue and fried chicken. Good portions. There are probably some solid local eateries in Henderson.
  24. Tweaked

    I-85 Durham to Richmond?

    Does anyone have any good recommendations along I-85 from Durham, NC to Richmond. I'll be driving that route after Christmas, during the afternoon. BBQ, diners, I'm pretty much game for anything that doesn't involve a huge side trip.
  25. The last comment on the PopVille story noted that quality went down when she left. Sounds like the free market has spoken.
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