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Brian Merrell
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If you appreciate the art of the selfie, you'll appreciate the art of our new #MotoSelfieStick. http://bit.ly/1Dnhe0R #SelfieStick
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"It’s unfair to condemn those people before seeing how the pictures turned out."
Following a gas explosion at an East Village apartment building last week that killed two people, a handful of tourists were observed taking self-portraits of themselves in front of the blast site, inciting a flood of criticism online.
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I agree, +Randy Gardner Jr.. Had one last night and noticed that they recommend drinking it before it's 120 days old. That means I'll have my second bottle soon instead of cellaring it.  Not that that's a bad thing.
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It's a good beer... But I've had it three times. ZERO coffee. 
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Caps beat the Devils last night in OT.
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Pretty poor game, but 2 points are 2 points.
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Whether you're jotting down a shopping list or putting ideas together for your next novel, Google Keep helps you capture your thoughts in the form of notes. Starting today, when you visit http://keep.google.com, you can export notes to Docs to expand, edit, and polish your ideas.
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Texas senator Ted Cruz announced Monday that he will run for president in 2016, becoming the first Republican politician to officially declare his candidacy.
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His birth certificate says secret Canadian ... his name says secret Mexican ... I am confuse
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DC Brau On The Wings Of Armageddon (Maple whiskey barrel aged)
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Having fled the American Suburban Experience for the much more suitable environs of a war zone, and sadly, returned home against his will, he now lives in the big bad Federal City, secretly smiling every time a helicopter passes overhead.  Turn-ons include contentious discussions, counterinsurgency doctrine, Perso-Arabic script, and 4000+m mountains.

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The space is small and it's not the easiest to find, but the donuts here are tasty, creative, and served warm -- far better than average. Look elsewhere if you're hoping for standard choices, though. And if only they had better coffee!
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
This bar is pared down to the essentials -- and that's fine. I can imagine Huey Long holding court while staring at the dark murals and ordering another drink. The decor is perfect for what it is, and pretends to be nothing else. Here one can get the original Sazerac (1840) and its modern counterpart. Personally, I prefer the modern one, but the Cognac in the 1840 version is interesting for comparison. There are several other unique items on the drink list, though should you be tempted to stray, they are well equipped to oblige you. One of the better bars in New Orleans, and set wonderfully in a historic hotel.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Food is quite good and the ambiance is very well done. Each time I've been, the staff has been super attentive without being annoying and responded well to my date's allergy issue. Diners should not go into this meal with preconceived notions, as the dishes do not fall into standard Latin dishes. One should feel free to be a bit adventurous, as there are several items on the menu that might challenge the palate without completely going off the rails. This, plus decent (if sweet) cocktails make for a fun night out. If it's warm, it's lovely to dine with the huge windows open to the street.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Great concept and excellent execution. This is a relatively new spot in Dupont but it seems pretty successful. I really like the availability of games; it promotes engagement between people instead of people drinking at the bar and staring at a television. I prefer to sit upstairs as it's a bit quieter and above the fray, but downstairs is pretty cool too. Highly recommended for groups.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
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My main reason for coming here was that the bar is listed as the 43rd best bar in the world. There are surprisingly few outside of New York and London, mostly in major world cities (San Francisco, Moscow). When I arrived in the dim and sparsely decorated bar, then, I was surprised to see the place nearly empty. Granted, it was cold and stormy by New Orleans standards, so perhaps people were just hunkering down. Still, I expected a bit more of a crowd. Only two bartenders were working that night, and even with perhaps a dozen patrons, they seemed a bit overwhelmed. My companion and I were both fans of rye, so I got a Sazerac and she an old fashioned. Both were fine, though perhaps my expectations were unreasonably high because of its place on a list on the Internet. We moved on to other things that were supposedly specialties of the house. While all very nice, none were so amazing as to change my view of what a cocktail should be. A fine experience, though perhaps not worth the special trip.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Perfectly adequate wine shop serving the Cleveland Park neighborhood. It's a bit far for me and I feel like they push some so-so wines. However, once properly engaged, the staff proves to be knowledgeable and genuinely helpful. It's very accessible from the Red Line Metro, and is more convenient than many others. Their regular tastings are also useful to establish both the staff's and the customer's expectations -- so they can help you better.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
I want to like this place, especially as they have some titles that are otherwise difficult to obtain. The staff is pretty standoff-ish, sometimes bordering on rude; it's like a neighborhood business rule to be too cool to serve customers. Sadly, the selection is often incomplete; there will be half the volumes in a set, or random parts of a series. Less useful than I want it to be, and usually not worth the trouble.
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