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  1. After some research, I haven't found any facts to back up this statement - meatwad, can you explain? I know they got a new CEO, and they now sell a *lot* of ice cream, but do they not have a production facility (and a distribution network)? Still, having witnessed the absolute decline of Ben & Jerry's and Häagen Dazs, it almost seems inevitable that growth-oriented companies - like Jeni's - will eventually succumb to catastrophic declines in quality; I just don't see where this has happened yet.
  2. It could be Michael with one last mind fuck (don’t forget, Ray’s “closed” about 10-12 years ago - if you go back far enough in this thread, you’ll find it).
  3. The Lakers finally unloaded Lonzo Ball (and others) for Anthony Davis - I don't care how much they gave away; Lonzo Ball was a nobody, at least not in terms of winning a championship (he can be on a championship team, but only as the 4th or 5th player, nothing more than that). James and Davis form a tandem of awesome - now they need one more player, perhaps a role player: Look for the Lakers to be in the playoffs next year (they were able to hold onto Kyle Kuzma, who is a very real weapon). To Lonzo's father, LaVar, you shouldn't have anything to worry about now, right? Now that Lonzo has been traded along with other great players to the Pellicans? They're a lock for an NBA title, right? Yeah, let's see how this unfolds. Lonzo was probably the worst free-throw shooting guard in the league - you can't win anything with a guard who shoots 43.7% from the free-throw line (although I do think he'll pair better with Zion Williamson than LeBron James - still, how many alley-oops can you get per game?) From "LaVar Ball - Lonzo Trade Will Be Lakers' Worst Move" by Ohm Youngmisuk on espn.com: ""I guarantee: Like I say again, it will be the worst move the Lakers ever did in their life and they will never win another championship," LaVar Ball told ESPN while at the Drew League on Saturday to watch his son LaMelo play. "Guarantee it."
  4. Of importance to tourists: Many people know that Consitution Avenue runs east-west on the north side of the Mall, and Independence Avenue runs east-west on the south side of the Mall. But just south of Constitution Avenue runs Madison Drive, and just north of Independence Avenue runs Jefferson Drive. Witness: This is the rectangle delineated by: 3rd St NW on the east side 15th St NW on the west side Constitution Ave NW on the north side Independence Ave NW on the south side Many locals know this, but very few people know *this*, and it's absolutely essential for tourists to memorize: Running parallel on the south side of Constitution Ave is Madison Drive (one-way, east-to-west) Running parallel on the north side of Independence Ave is Jefferson Drive (one-way, west-to-east) You can see this clearly on the map, but how on earth do you memorize the street names? Easy! Madison hugs Constitution, and James Madison largely wrote the Constitution Between Constitution and Madison, running east-to-west, are: * National Gallery of Art, East Building * National Gallery of Art, West Building * National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden * Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History * Smithsonian National Museum of American History * Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History (The Washington Monument is just west of this point.) Jefferson hugs Independence, and Thomas Jefferson largely wrote the Declaration of Independence Between Independence and Jefferson, running west-to-east, are: * U.S. Department of Agriculture (not a tourist attraction) * Smithsonian Metro Station * Freer Gallery of Art * Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Asian Art * Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center (not a tourist attraction) * Smithsonian Castle (only a minor tourist attraction, but a nice building from the outside) * Enid A. Haupt Garden (an absolutely lovely place to sit for a rest) * Smithsonian National Museum of African Art * Arts and Industries Building (not a tourist attraction) * Hirshhorn Museum of Art * Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum * Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Do this tour, and you'll have pretty-much done the Mall. If you still have trouble, just think top-to-bottom, and think of Michael Jordan (Madison / Jefferson). For tourists walking the mall, the streets from 3rd St NW to 15th St NW go *up* in numbers as you're walking east-to-west. You've got this down now. Write me if you need more information. Cheers, Rocks donrockwell@dcdining.com PS - If you're on foot (which you should be), stay on Madison and Jefferson, and *do not walk on Constitution and Independence* - there's absolutely no need to do so, as the entrances to all the attractions are in the middle of the Mall. There are other things nearby you can see, such as the Archives, the Capitol, and if you're really ambitious, the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, the White House, the Einstein Memorial, etc., but this rectangle will keep you busy for two full days, I promise you. Need food? Eat at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History (trust me, and get tickets in advance for reservations in order to get into this museum).
  5. Dan, this is the Sunoco immediately north of the DC line, right? (There's another one immediately north of East-West Highway - thanks for this.) You know, I was driving down 14th Street NW today, at the Mall between Madison and Jefferson Drive, and it's almost funny how many food trucks there are on that block. I wonder if people know that these trucks are largely coming in from the suburbs and exurbs, often from restaurants that nobody of culinary conscience would frequent - I mean, these are God-awful restaurants, but their food trucks have names like "Bombay Delight!" with subtitles like "Arabic skewer meats and veggies" (that's a fictional example, but it's one of dozens-upon-dozens). Someone (me?) should walk up-and-down that block, take pictures of each truck, and post them here - it would make for a pretty funny post. Yes, they're better than the dreaded hot-dog carts, but in cases, only marginally better. But you know what? It would be of value to ferret out the quality operators from the dreck that most of them almost surely are.
  6. Just as a matching example, Bourbon Steak's Lobster Pot Pie was $68 over five-years ago, and it contained a single lobster.
  7. As of this writing, there are two-tops for: * Tomorrow (Thursday) at 5:30, 5:45, 8:45, and 9:00 * Friday, same times * Saturday, 9:00 and 9:15 If you all don't want a MIchelin-starred, vegetarian meal for $60, plus wine pairings for $50 (that are worth 50% more than that), I feel sorry for you. Get the reservations, now, and if you can't do it this week, camp online next week at 2 PM on Tuesday. Trust me, Rocks
  8. DonRocks

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    Consecutive seasons. Parker: 17, Stockton and Malone: 19.
  9. kardut, I apologize for the lack of replies - people don't read this forum much, and Catering isn't an area that this website has any special expertise in. I'll try to bring some attention to your post on Twitter, but I'm not optimistic. Cheers, Rocks
  10. The last time I was in Ashville, I went to The Shack on the return trip, and stayed overnight in Staunton (second time I stayed at Stonewall Jackson).
  11. If The Little Grill is still open, it's a viable lunch choice.
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