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Crabtowne, USA 🦀
Maryland has spice, and it’s Old Bay. The crab seasoning is among the ranks of Mambo Sauce for iconic DMV flavor. But why does this blend have so much cultural significance? Read this fascinating exploration of Old Bay’s ascension to the number-one seafood seasoning of the mid-Atlantic.
This year, 345 Advisory Neighborhood Commission seats will be up for election. If you’re civic-minded and have what it takes to represent your district, you can run for an ANC seat. ANC voting will take place in November, but in order to be on the ballot, every candidate must collect and submit a minimum of 25 signatures of registered voters in their district by Wednesday, August 10, 2022.
ANCs are DC’s most local form of government. Each ANC has 2-12 commissioners, elected every two years. Commissioners represent their neighborhoods to to the District government and federal agencies. They are consulted on zoning, streets, recreation, education, social services, sanitation, planning, safety, budget, health services and more.
“I have about 500 Transformers, so this is the kind of collection that deserves to be displayed.” Vintage toys, Russian silver, Alice in Wonderland memorabilia, antique purses, and—how could we avoid this—sneakers: Washingtonians gotta collect ‘em all.
The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington handed out its Rammy awards, recognizing names new to us — Oyster Oyster, The Fried Rice Collective — and old —Shaw’s Tavern, Tail Up Goat. In a fun twist, the public also got to vote on several categories, recognizing Mangialardo’s sandwiches and 2 Fifty’s to-go BBQ; and did you know El Tamarindo has been around for 40 years?
It’s badminton gone rogue—it's miniature tennis—it's big ping pong—however you explain it, pickleball is here! The public can sign up for court space (first-come, first-serve) at the Watergate until late in the evening.
No really, that’s what the book is called—and you can learn how to make a dating profile in a workshop with author Logan Ury, “director of relationship science” at Hinge. (6pm)
Stay for her talk afterwards (and give your number to everyone in the crowd). (6:30pm)
Tunes: Camilo Septimoo, Francisca Valenzuela en Vivo
I had never heard of either until now but now I feel like it’s 3022 and I’m riding my hovercycle through a 80’s American blockbuster version of futurist Tokyo, while also going through a breakup and/or thinking about that one summer when we worked at the Dairy Queen and it was terrible but also we were so young and invincible, so fragile, our whole lives ahead of us. So consider that a recommendation? (Editor's note: At least Dairy Queen exists in the future?; 7pm)