City Paper is not for tourists
A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Unhappy Consumers: Capital City Diner, on Bladensburg Road, has changed up its hours so that it closes at 3 p.m. instead of 7 p.m on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. There’s no information in the initial report on Frozen Tropics about why the diner is eliminating dinner on the weekdays, but commenters are disgruntled with and confused by the adjustment. “3 pm instead of 10 pm? Uh oh, I hope that doesn’t spell out trouble for the diner,” one commenter wrote. Owner Matt Ashburn replied to an unhappy commenter who said “the novelty wore off fast” to say the diner’s improved its service, but didn’t give a reason for the new hours.
Missing in Action: A Georgetown resident posted on the neighborhood email list that they recently found an abandoned stroller on the street. The pram-rescuer is seeking to reconnect it with its owner. “A Maclaren stroller has been found on the sidewalk at 34th street near Reservoir Road. It’s out of the rain now, waiting to go home.” Presently, no one has claimed the travel-weary stroller.
Start ‘Em Young: It’s never too soon to ingratiate your newborn-to-4-year-old child into a middle-class urban lifestyle. Adams Morgan’s YogaChai is advertising “Itsy Bitsy & Kids” yoga classes, beginning mid-September. Level of ability is defined not by the ability to stand in tree pose for extended periods, but rather by how close a baby is to crawling. According to a video on the studio’s website, babies are much better at yoga than adults because they have natural flexibility. Perhaps nearby Stroga will offer toddler kettlebell classes next.
Spiritual Enlightenment: It seems that a resident of Bloomingdale is dissatisfied with the energy in their home and is seeking outside help. They posted to the Bloomingdale Blog looking for someone who could “re-vamp my home to conform with Feng Shui philosophy.” The sole commenter on the post offered their help and is apparently certified in feng shui—in case you were wondering if that was possible.