Snail_Macro by Dave & Karin
Here I sit in Steam Cafe at 17th & R Street NW, working from home, or rather working from a cafe. I’m here because my Verizon DSL, while reasonably fast, keeps dropping out about every five minutes or so. While I appreciate the fact that Steam offers free wireless to their customers, the speed leaves a lot to be desired at between 30-80Kb/second. That’s fine for sending e-mail and a bit of web browsing, but downloading big files is downright painful.
So I ask my great city, does anyone know of a place in DC that offers free, fast wireless? Oh and preferably one where a girl isn’t screaming French into her Skype connection.
As a big fan of Lost Dog Café, which has drawn crowds in Westover for years, I was thrilled to see a “now open” sign at its new location this weekend, across from the Arlington Cinema ‘n’ Drafthouse.
Like the original, this one has a menu with scores of specialty pizzas, 50-odd sandwiches, and more beers than I could easily count. My man and I checked it out last night, and to our yummy dinner added a Bad Dog a la Mode brownie sundae to celebrate the opening.
This area of Columbia Pike is being redeveloped, and Lost Dog is one of the first new businesses to open there, in the retail area under the first new condos. So more Lost Dog, less waiting. Oh, happy day!
courtesy of ‘mueritz’
The Phillips Collection is opening a new cafe tomorrow. This would be rather blase news, except this cafe is not that. Almost too-deep and meta for me to grasp (I’m having to reach back to my time at art school, here) Cafe sounds badass. Pairing actual art, with a literal eat-place, bound by the concepts in and around art, (see, told you this was deep) Cafe challenges the typical. Continue reading