Monday, April 26, 2010

what's up the pike: i had hard hat head

Construction Workers In Scaffolding
- Capital City Cheesecake will finally open at the former Savory Cafe on Carroll Avenue in Old Town Takoma on May 1. Originally to open this month, the new cafe will boast couches for "laptop squatters" and a downstairs space that'll hold cooking classes.

- I'm wondering why a guest post on the Takoma Park-Silver Spring Co-Op landed on Prince of Petworth. Why waste your time? Honey, there are plenty of Silver Spring blogs you can send your tips to.

- Elizabeth Wright, granddaughter of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and a one-time MoCo resident, returns to speak about her new book at the Silver Spring library next month. Dear Bob, Dear Betty: Love and Marriage During the Great Depression is a recollection of her parents' marriage based on letters found in their Bethesda home, which was designed by Wright in 1953. The event's at 7:30pm on Tuesday, May 4 at the library, located of course at 8901 Colesville Road.

(If you're into architecture, you'll have no luck seeing this house outside of Google Images; it's never been open to the public, but you can sneak by if you're ever near Bradley Boulevard and Seven Locks Road. To see a Frank Lloyd Wright house without trespassing, visit the Pope-Leighey House in Alexandria.)

- Paint Branch High School's newspaper, the Mainstream, likes Papa John's in Burtonsville a little too much. (See what happens when you run out non-chain businesses?) Funnier is the ad next to the article saying Domino's beats Papa John's in a taste test:


Sligo said...

There's another nearby FLW you can't see in McLean.

Robert said...

Actually, the Robert Llewellyn Wright House has been open to the public on rare occasions. We toured it with the Latrobe Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians a couple of years ago. It is well worth seeing if you ever have an opportunity to do so.

Laura said...

Hi, this would be the guest poster from PoP here. Why did I write about TPSS? Dan saw some related posts (mostly featuring places in DTSS) on my own blog and was nice enough to ask me to start contributing occasional posts on local unique grocery shops.

I certainly do intend to branch out and focus a bit more on DC proper in the coming weeks/months. While I understand the point about maybe people in DC not caring about SS so much, I don't believe the two have to be mutually exclusive, and I figured I'd start with something I was familiar with. Pretty new to this guest blogging thing here. Ideas are always welcome, of course, so if there are any places in DC that you suggest I feature in the future, please feel free to drop me a line.