Monday, April 28, 2014

DMV Development... Rhode Island Row

Rhode Island Row is developing nicely. The site is conveniently located right next to the Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station. Carolina Kitchen and TKO Burger recently joined Chipotle, Sala Thai and Jersey Mike's as current food options for residents of the 274 apartment units. For more on the development, click below:

Monday, April 21, 2014

Little Tavern... DC's Original Burger Joint

The popularity of burger spots in the DMV sparked a recollection of the OG of the area's burger scene: Little Tavern. The Little Tavern brand thrived for more than 50 years throughout the region. Their slogan, "Buy Em By The Bag", encouraged customers to purchase what we now call sliders in multiples of three. Their distinctive tudor cottages are still prominent around town. Click below to learn more about their legacy, and let us know if you recognize pics of some of their former locations.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

On Our Blocks Media... Old School DMV Spots

Advertising is powerful. Examples are demonstrated through local DMV commercials that are easily recalled decades after they originally aired. Take a look at the link below to see if you remember this Jhoon Rhee Self Defense spot?

Saturday, April 5, 2014

A DMV Connections Update... Peter Rosenberg on VH1's "This Is Hot 97"

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In a DMV Connections post earlier this year, we told you that Peter Rosenberg is a graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. Rosenberg is the morning show host for one of the country's legendary hip-hop radio stations, New York's Hot 97. Some of us may remember The University of Maryland graduate DJing at the McDonald's in Adams Morgan as late as 2007. He also worked for WHFS-99.1, WPGC-95.5 and WJFK-106.7 before moving to NYC. Last Monday the series premiere of VH1's new reality series, This Is Hot 97, made its debut. The second episode airs this Monday at 10:30 pm. Click below for clips from the premiere.

Opening Day at Nats Park

Washington Nationals fans came out to support the team for opening day at home. Unfortunately, the Atlanta Braves beat the Nats 2-1 in a competitive battle. Major League Baseball's official website features the following clip of a controversial call during the contest. Many believe that even after a replay review, the Nationals were robbed when this home run was taken away. Click below to make the call yourself. By the way, the teams face each other again at 7:05 pm tonight at Nationals Park.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April Fools' Day Commercial Spoofs

Several major brands used April Fools' Day as an opportunity to generate a buzz by creating commercial spoofs. Check out examples of spots that The Washington Post's POST TV put together:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Primary Election Day in DC

2014 Primary Logo

It's primary election day in the nation's capital. While voting this morning, a staff member captured some footage of mayoral candidate Tommy Wells being interviewed by Fox 5's Matt Ackland. No matter who you're voting for, we hope you get out there to vote today. The polls, which opened at 143 locations at 7 am this morning, will close at 8 pm this evening.