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Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com May 11, 2012 at 8:39 am 3,768 27 Comments

Mother’s Day Weekend — Sunday is Mother’s Day and, just in case you’re the type to make last minute plans, here are some brunch ideas from around Arlington.

Route 1 Streetcar Compromise? — Arlington and Alexandria officials are considering a compromise that could end their reported impasse over the planned Route 1 streetcar project. Under the compromise, the streetcar line that starts in Crystal City would end at the new Potomac Yard Metro station in Alexandria, instead of at the Braddock Road Metro station, as originally proposed. [Connection Newspapers]

Employee Fired Over Rosslyn Derailment — A Metro track worker has been fired following last month’s derailment at the Rosslyn Metro station. [WTOP]

Cocaine Trafficking Ring Busted — Twenty-eight individuals have been arrested and charged with operating a cocaine trafficking ring in Northern Virginia. Five of those arrested are said to be Arlington residents. The Arlington County Police Department and other local agencies assisted the FBI in the investigation. [U.S. Attorney’s Office]

MMA Studio Coming to Columbia Pike — A new mixed martial arts studio called Pentagon MMA is coming to the former Kayak Station space on S. Edgewood Street, along Columbia Pike. [Along the Pike]

  • DarkHeart

    Can’t be long before ACPD busts the steroid trafficking ring on Columbia Pike.

  • Loach

    I predict long wait times to get your Mazda serviced in Ballston for the foreseeable future.

  • John Fontain

    Watch out for the rear naked choke!

    • Swag

      …unless you’re in to that sort of thing.

    • Tabs

      Mixed martial arts! Cool.

      • KalashniKEV

        Now all the slick sleeves at Pentagon Metro can get their “Warrior Ethos” on without ever having to deploy… Kuwait can be pretty rough on the skin.

  • nunya

    love some of their noms de guerre….puma, el diablo, matador

    • Tino

      We have a saying in my country – the coyote of the desert likes to eat the heart of the young and the blood drips down to his children for breakfast, lunch and dinner and only the ribs will be broken

  • Chivito

    What’s wrong with the names?

    • nunya

      nothing papi

      • Gordito

        lol. claro, ese.

  • SteamboatWillie

    The brunch reviews that are linked match up with my own experience – Rustico, Liberty Tavern and Tallula earning “A” grades and Whitlow’s on Wilson with the “C-“

    • drax

      Whitlow’s brunch is better than C-.

      • SteamboatWillie

        It must have improved. I gave it more than a few chances and never thought it was good. The food sits too long in the trays and I even got sick from a burger there once. Haven’t gone back in five years, so maybe the place has gotten better.

        • John Fontain

          They have burgers on their brunch buffet?

          • SteamboatWillie

            Steak and eggs. My bad.

          • JamesE

            Franks and beans!

      • KalashniKEV

        Whitlows Brunch is *exactly* like what came in the mermites whenever we could get a “Hot A.”

      • Josh S

        It all depends on your frame of reference, I guess. But, all in all, I’d say it’s definitely no better than C+.

  • Thanks for ze linkage!

  • wat

    “Under the compromise, the streetcar line that starts in Crystal City would end at the new Potomac Yard Metro station in Alexandria, instead of at the Braddock Road Metro station, as originally proposed”

    Isn’t that all of about 1.5 miles?

    Seems pointless IMO

    • Vik

      Sounds like a pretty bastardized streetcar line.

    • Fairfaxianfortransit

      It would connect the National Gateway area to the metro stations. Generally highest transit use is within

      • WeiQiang

        National Gateway is between the northernmost and southernmost terminuses/termini on [this week’s] proposed streetcar line. So, I think you’re covered.

    • South Awwlington

      Perhaps from Crystal City to Potomac Yard to Braddock Road (Future). All sides win and Alexandria has more time to plan the second piece.

  • Tobe

    Why won’t Zimmerman respond to reporter’s questions about the streetcar negotiations with Alexandria?

    • South Awwlington

      If you’ve attended a Board Meeting and noticed his behavior when things don’t go just his way, you should. That should answer your question.


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