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  1. Perhaps this NYT article from earlier in the week goes a long way to explaining the overall letdown and feeling you weren't exactly getting a fresh, hyperlocal meal (behind paywall if you have used your allotted monthly links): The Island Is Idyllic. As a Workplace, It’s Toxic. - Globe-trotting diners flock to the Willows Inn’s serene Northwest setting. But former employees say faked ingredients, sexual harassment and an abusive kitchen are the real story.
  2. Sun Noodles frozen ramen packs. Not "instant" noodles, and there is slightly more work to prepare (noodles and base prepared separately), but they are far superior to any dried noodle brand I've tried. Flavor options seem to be limited to miso, shoyu, tonkatsu and tan tan (the "spicy" one that isn't really spicy). If you have another preferred soup base you can just get packs of the frozen noodles without packets. I've found them locally at Hana Market and some Wegmans.
  3. We're getting the 3-night menu from Rose's next week, very much looking forward to it! Other than that we're doing takeout 1-2x a week, mostly sticking to the local places we usually frequent near our house that the kids also enjoy. We have done a couple "adults only" orders while the kids are having a pizza and movie night; Red Hen has been the stand out on that front and we'll order from them again soon. I would have next week were it not for the pending Rose's feast(s).
  4. A friend just got one of the All Purpose CSA boxes, and it looks like more places are stepping in to fill this role. If not for themselves (of course it's partially for themselves!), then for their suppliers who they will need if and when they open back up. I'm all on board to support that where and when we can, although for budgetary and logistical reasons it can't fully replace "normal" groceries for us. We have been getting milk and eggs from Big Bear cafe along with our morning coffee pick up, and I'm looking at getting an order through Number 1 Sons who appears to have partnered with s
  5. And if they are offering alcohol to-go, please consider that as well. Yes, it will cost you a lot more than picking items up at the liquor store, but most establishments doing this are trying to meet you in the middle (some discount off of menu price). My view is that once this blows over I would like a lot of places that I frequent near my house still open, with the same friendly faces on the other side of the bar. I know that many of them probably won't weather it, but if we don't support them when and where we can right now they certainly won't.
  6. Brew Shop looks like it's worth stopping in if I'm ever in the area. In DC proper I'll add Hop, Cask and Barrel on the north end of Georgetown near the Social Safeway. I get kegs for my home bar there because they are willing to chase down some harder to find or seasonal stuff, and they have a pretty esoteric selection in cans/bottles. I always find something new and interesting. On the other side of town across from Catholic U's campus is Wardman Wines. They have a small but locally-focused beer selection and usually stock smaller batch offerings. I have to mention that they als
  7. By now the scope and breadth of what the Houston Astros were doing from 2017-2019 is well-documented. I'm sure we'll hear more in the coming months about exactly what the Red Sox were up to in 2018 as well, I don't get the sense that story has been fully told. With as much attention as this has received I think from punishment standpoint the participants involved have gotten off fairly easy. Yes, three different MLB Managers lost their jobs, as well as front office positions in Houston. There was a $5M fine for the Astros (the most that MLB was self-authorized to assess) and a loss of inte
  8. You aren't taking into consideration possible human damage due to sudden deceleration from your spikes. When it comes to car accidents, the goal is to protect the fragile bags of flesh inside. In an emergency a modern car itself functions as a disposable force absorption device; people irrationally don't like to think of it that way, but that's really the choice automotive engineers are paid to make when designing crumple zones, etc. A sudden stop like you are describing would invariably be more likely to cause major harm or death than a relatively controlled deceleration with ABS and, yes, m
  9. I heard this over the weekend and did a double take. There are bad losing streaks in sports, and then there are *weird* ones; this is the latter. UNC is UNC, and Clemson basketball historically is *not* UNC, but they aren't a bad program. You would figure any middle-of-the-pack ACC team would pull out a road win against UNC or Duke every once in a while.
  10. It appears she is still there running the new dairy stand that replaced Trickling Springs (the name escapes me), we noticed this past weekend. It's good to see at least some continuity.
  11. It would take a miraculous opening of wallets for Rendon to be in a Nats uniform next year. With the Stras signing they would be well on the way to the double secret probation phase of the luxury tax penalty ladder in the next decade, and I can't see the Lerner's going there or Rizzo mortgaging the future for those two roles with Soto/Robles on the horizon. I think the consensus has been "If you can only get one, get Strasburg". There are more free agent possibilities at 3rd this year.
  12. I recently got a digital subscription for $45/year (should have waited!). The fine print specifically says it will auto-renew at $59/year unless cancelled, so the ongoing cost is still only $1 and change per week.
  13. One of the most notable things about Wayne Cochran, other than his hair, is that Last Kiss hit #2 and then hit #2 AGAIN 37 years later as a Pearl Jam cover. Who am I kidding, his hair is absolutely the most notable thing about him.
  14. The past week has been a blur of nerves and sleep deprivation that may take a while to break out of, so I'll just say this: Thank you, AJ Hinch. Thank you for making the exact kind of context-free, stat head, match-up obsessed move that has doomed the Nats in the past (Williams pulling an utterly dominant Jordan Zimmermann in Game 2 in 2014, 26 outs into a 1 hit gem, a mere week after he had thrown the first Nats no-hitter; Dusty Baker, in probably the last of his many questionable playoff calls, pulling Scherzer in Wrigley in 2017 to play matchy-matchy with a middling middle reliever; both p
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