First I thought I liked Cold Stone. I do, but then I started liking Maggie Moo’s. Then I tried Marble Slab. I’m now a card carrying, mildly obsessed, junkie for the “experience” these guys bring when I walk through the door. And I’ve already redeemed a freebie card with no fluctuation to that experience. These places are basically the same. Premium ice cream with “stuff” folded in on a “slab” (the counter), while you watch. The items you can choose (stuff) vary somewhat, but it’s your basic oreo crumbs, heath, nuts, jimmies, etc. and each place has wonderful waffle cones and waffle cone cups. I’m sure there are bright energetic crews working at various Cold Stone and MM locations (there are many locations), but the people working at Marble Slab in Kentlands have a lot more on the ball than the folks I’ve encountered in their competitor’s shops in the area. The ice cream seemed a lot better here also. Maybe it was the “experience” that made it so great? You be the judge! 🙂 (via Shawn H. on Yelp)
It’s like McDonalds of Kabob… only GOOD. Apparently, the owner is no stranger to the restaurant business–and it shows. If you like the food at Moby Dick, you will love this place. This was my first visit, so I have not sampled much of the menu, but I tried some of the items my friends had as well and can tell you the kubideh is first rate, the chicken, perfectly marinated and delicious and the lamb is absolutely spectacularly seasoned, tender and mouthwatering. I want more for breakfast as I write this! The place looks a little like a fast food joint. The location is great if you are in or around Tenley. I happened to get a parking spot during evening rush hour directly in front, as did two friends. There’s also ice cream. Go for the mango. (via Shawn H. on Yelp)
“Your goal: invent a terrorist plot to hijack or blow up an airplane with a commonly carried item as a key component. The component should be so critical to the plot that the TSA will have no choice but to ban the item once the plot is uncovered. I want to see a plot horrific and ridiculous, but just plausible enough to take seriously. Make the TSA ban wristwatches. Or laptop computers. Or polyester. Or zippers over three inches long. You get the idea. Your entry will be judged on the common item that the TSA has no choice but to ban, as well as the cleverness of the plot. It has to be realistic; no science fiction, please. And the write-up is critical; last year the best entries were the most entertaining to read.”
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange
these apples then you and I will still each have one apple.
But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange
these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
George Bernard Shaw, 1856 – 1950