Wednesday’s lunch choice was Lincoln on Vermont Ave. in DC. The floor is made of thousands of copper pennies. The menu has changed from past years and included:
First Course: FIG & WATERMELON SALAD
mint, basil, baby kale, feta cheese,
pickled balsamic onions, melon vinaigrette
COUNTRY HAM DEVILED EGGS
pimento cheese, shaved country ham
Monday of Restaurant Week we lunched at WATER & WALL in Clarendon. The name comes from their iconic former location at the corner of Water St. and Wall St. in NYC. The ambiance was industrial chic with a modern menu.
Arugula Salad | strawberry | candied walnuts | chèvre | balsamic
Red & Green Tomato Gazpacho | fried capers |…[Read more]
Are we still active here? I’d like to know how to delete posts from a forum; specifically the NFL POOL forum in the BREAK ROOM GROUP. Yes, I’m an admin. I’m starting the new season and all the posts about last season need to go. I don’t see a way to this… Many thanks!
Well, THAT was an exciting and unexpected game! Pete Carroll is going to be haunted by that decision for a long time.
Shawn is our last weekly winner by getting the total score on the nose! Congrats, Shawn!
The weekly rundown: Shawn 4, Eddie, Ian, Mark D, Greg, Paul, Mike, Kat, Rick, Jimmy, Mark H, and Jeff 3, Ed, Kathy, Bill, Tommy, Colin, and…[Read more]
Well, congrats go out to Bill and Colin for picking both winning teams correctly and coming closest to the total score. Since you picked the same score, you both get a bonus point!
Before I do the rundown, I will tell everyone that Colin is now UNCATCHABLE and has won the travel mug! Congrats, Colin! You join the exalted ranks of our past…[Read more]
Just finished Dean Koontz’s SAINT ODD, the finale of the Odd Thomas books. For those that haven’t read them… they are a typical Koontz mix of science fiction, action, horror, and romance. Koontz is a tough call to categorize. This story has all his trademarks and is a good read, but it is for fans who have followed the series, definitely not a…[Read more]
So, the Indy/Denver game was the big upset. Only one of us called it and got all four games right, and that was Tommy! Congratulations, Tommy for your second weekly victory!
The rundown: Tommy with 9 points followed by Eddie, Bill, Mark D, Colin, Greg, Shawn, Jimmy, and Jeff with 6, Ian, Paul, Kat, Rick, and Mark H with 4, and Ed, Kathy, Mike,…[Read more]
Well, finally! Ed is the winner of this week’s pool by picking all four teams correctly! Not only that, but I had 44 points as well! Should have bought a lottery ticket, I was on a roll!
I led with 9 points followed by Kathy, Ian, Bill, Tommy, Colin, Greg, Mike, John, Rick, and Mark H with 6, Mark D, Paul, Kat, and Jimmy with 4, Eddie, Shawn, a…[Read more]
Kat wins the pool for the second time this season! Congrats, Kat!
Highlights: None of us picked Buffalo or the Jets. Carolina over Arizona was the biggest upset with only Eddie, Ian, John, and Rick picking it right.
The rundown: Kat led with 14, followed by John and Mark H with 12, Ed, Kathy, Ian, Mark D, Greg, Shawn, and Rick with 11, Eddie,…[Read more]
Reading BLUE LABYRINTH by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. After a divergence into high adventure in the last three novels, a trilogy, they return their hero, the enigmatic Agent Pendergast, to the Natural History Museum in New York and bring back some old familiar characters to flesh out what starts out as a murder mystery. Should make a great…[Read more]
John has won the weekly pool for an unprecedented FIFTH time this season!!!! Hats off to John!
In kudos for picking upsets: Jeff gets the high honors for being the only one to pick Cincy over Denver! Also Jeff joined Kat and John (big surprise) in getting the Giants over St. Louis. Only Bill and Greg picked Oakland over Buffalo and only Tommy,…[Read more]
Ian wins the week with 14 wins! Congrats, Ian!
Only 5 folks got Arizona, only 6 folks got the Jets, only 7 folks got Dallas and no one picked Buffalo.
Ian led with 15, followed by Colin with 13, Ed, Greg, Shawn, Mike, Rick, and Jimmy with 12, Kathy, Eddie, Bill, Mark D, and John with 11, Paul and Kat with 10, Mark H 9, Jeff 8, and Tommy 7.
John becomes our first 4 time winner (including 3 weeks in a row!) Congrats, John!
Kudos to Tommy for being the only one to pick Carolina over New Orleans! We all lost out as no one picked Oakland.
John led with 14 points followed by Ed, Kathy, Ian, and Jimmy with 12, Paul and Mike with 11, Eddie, Mark D, and Colin 10, Bill,…[Read more]
Finally got around to working with the new software here… Just read Robert McCammon’s I TRAVEL BY NIGHT. Do you remember the old TV western HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL? Palladin, a gunslinger for hire works out of a San Francisco hotel and fixes problems for a living. Has a calling card with the iconic “Have gun, will travel.” on it. Well, this book…[Read more]
John is the winner of this week’s contest by coming closest to the combined score of tonight’s MNF game. Congrats, John! You and Greg had nearly PERFECT games, you missed the last game and Greg missed the first, but you both got all the rest right. Good week!
John won the week with 15 followed by Greg with 14, Ed, Eddie, Colin, Shawn, Kat, Ric…[Read more]
Colin wins by the tiebreak becoming our third double week winner! Congrats, Colin!
A crappy week for most of us though. No one picked Houston over Cleveland or St. Louis over Denver. Only Jeff got Tampa Bay over Washington (Way to go, Jeff!) and Eddie, Colin, Greg, and Jeff called Cincy over N’awlins. Way to go, guys!
Colin led with 10 points f…[Read more]
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