Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year's

I would like to thank everyone for visiting the blog, I have a bunch of new things in the works for 2012.  Thank you for making my numbers go way up this year and supporting me and reading and watching and following me and the 202 around the city as we venture to new places and do new things.  

I want to wish everyone of my readers and followers a Happy New Year, It's going to be 2012 start new, start fresh!  and my new quote of the year is, "let's get this done".  So See you all in the new year.  

New Year Eve, How come we don't do this anymore!!??

Remembering when we brought in the 2000's way back in 1999.  Yes I remember standing on the National Mall between the Washington and Lincoln Memorials and watching the fireworks and bringing in the new year!  That was amazing, and That hasn't happened since 1999 when we brought in the new Millennium.  Can DC bring that back please?!  Paris does it with the Eiffel tower!  let's start our own celebrations in the nations capital.  Check out some pictures I found online to remember.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

International Dining in DC: Chicken Out Rotisserie

I've been here a hundred times, but I thought I would tell the outside world who hasn't had the chance to try it, or even knows about Chicken Out!  This place is YUMMY Good, It's like a cleaner version of Boston Market and KFC.  Their food is to die for, and healthy as well!  They have it set up like a cafeteria/deli counter!  Choose from Wraps, whole chickens, sandwiches and salads.  They have really good sides to go with those and do catering as well!   Check out the website and the locations are mostly in Montgomery County, but there is one in DC in Spring Valley next to the AU law school along Massachusetts Ave.  NW.

I went to the Spring Valley location check out my pics of the interior which also has a large patio for warmer season.

I had a Ceasar Wrap
I had to eat some of the Mac & Cheese and there is some mashed sweet potatoes.

This was the Louisiana Sandwich

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

2nd annual DC Tattoo Expo

Via PR email

Exposed Tattoo & Baller Inc. Proudly Present
The DC Tattoo Arts Expo
January 12th -15th 2012
Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA 

Hotel Info: or call 1-703-416-4100
It is here again DC, Dc Tattoo Expo No.2.It’s back, it’s bigger and it is better then ever. It is the premier Tattoo Lifestyle event of the year DC. We will again have over 120 of the worlds best tattoo artist, as well as DC’s finest tattooist. All here, all on one level this year. You can check out their links under the artist page of this site. These are the top artist in tattooing today and they were brought here for you DC!! More booths, many more vendors, more clothing, more tattoos, more contest, more awards, more craziness and more fun then last year. Rooms still only $109 a night if booked by January 1st 2012. More Miss DC Pin up, more tricycle race and contest categories for kids, including the Jr Miss DC Pin-up!! This is a family friendly event.
This is a 4 day non stop event. Starting with our VIP party Thursday night for all Artist and Pre-Registered guest and ending Sunday!!
The weekend will be packed with live entertainment, live tattoo and body piercing contest. Live tattooing and body piercing. Yes, it is open to the public and kids under 12 are free with a paying adult. The 2nd annual Miss DC pin-up contest. Art contest, industry vendors and supply companies. Live tattooing everyday. Tattoo of the day contest everyday and hundreds of awards and door prizes. Art contest, skate board art contest, photo contest. Non stop action and a three day non stop party!! Stay at the hotel and receive free VIP tickets to our VIP party as well as discounts on registration and clothing from Baller Inc.

The Crystal Gateway is an awesome venue this year! We have over 16,000 sq. ft. of ballroom on one floor, great bars and restaurants. As well as easy access to the Crystal City Metro Station.
Our artist will receive pick up and drop off at both Reagan National and Dulles international airports. Artist, this weekend is all about you!! If you need anything that you can not bring along, let us know and we will be sure to take care of it for you.
Our active duty military will receive a discount at the door!! It’s our way of saying thank you for your service to our country, we appreciate and recognize the sacrifice that you and your families make everyday!! Police and fire as well as reserve and national guard members will receive that same discount!! In addition we will be providing free shuttle service and admission for our wounded veterans who are recovering at both Walter Reed and Bethesda Naval Station hospitals. You men and woman have given so much and we would like to give a little back.
Billy Tinney from tattoo magazine will be on hand shooting your portraits for “Tattoo” Magazine all weekend long.
If it’s the body art industry, it’s here. Make your reservations now and pre-register online. Don’t miss this event DC!!

Movie Night at the Lincoln Theatre

The District government will announce today a plan to energize theLincoln Theatre with an (expected) blockbuster that will run for the next 4 weeks, the first such first-run movie to have premiered at the Lincoln in many years.
Landmark Theatres will sponsor The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,David Fincher's $150-million Hollywood adaption of the wildly popular book, one in a trilogy of novels by the late Swedish writer Stieg Larsson. In an effort to assist the city's efforts to animate the historic building, Landmark will donate all proceeds of ticket sales to the city. Screening will begin next Wednesday, the date of the film's release, with 3 screenings planned per day.
Mayor Vincent Gray and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Victor Hoskins plan to hold a press conference next week in advance of the opening. The 1,225-seat Lincoln Theatre is owned by the District, and has been under a management contract by the U Street Theatre Foundation (USTF). One month ago the District gave the D.C. Commission on Arts and Humanities oversight of the theater and announced it would look for other operators of the site to address the site's solvency after an emergency request by USTF for $500,000 to keep the theater operational, a shortfall that threatened to close the theater.

Landmark currently operates 
E Street Cinema and Bethesda Row Cinema, as well as 61 other movie theaters nationwide, making it "the nation's largest theatre chain dedicated to exhibiting and marketing independent film." "We're pleased to help the city in its efforts to revitalize the Lincoln Theater" said Landmark CEO Ted Mundorff, who hoped the partnership would augur a more profitable future for the historic venue. Alan Zich of DCRE represented Landmark in the transaction.

Once a dignified theater, the Lincoln fell into disrepair and disuse after the widespread riots in 1968, finally shutting its doors in 1981. In the early '90s, the Lincoln was restored and reopened on a limited basis. In 2007 the Fenty administration attempted to resurrect the Lincoln by 
letting developers compete to develop the back lot, now a parking lot, promising to earmark some of the sale proceeds for the theater, a proposal that was canceled when the District did not receive the proposal it expected.

City Mural's

Levis store in Georgetown mens upstairs

Awesome Window Display

LUSH in Georgetown (M St.)

Garden Art

Garden front of Russia House on Conn Ave.

Awesome Street Art

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Exciting news from Levis fellas who bike alot!  Check out these awesome threads from Levis the Commuter series in jeans and jean jacket for bikers, they even have a back handle on the pants to hold your bike lock!!!  loving how Levis is totally going with something here, and the reflective tape from 3M on the inner jeans is pure genius!  

these can be found at UrbanOutfitters and LEVIS

Friday, December 16, 2011

Facebook (Fan site)

If you haven't noticed The 202 is on FaceBook, go ahead and add us and LIKE my fan page.  I post weekly on new stuff and try to keep that updated as much as possible with the stuff on the blog.  


The Washington Regional Alcohol Program, a coalition of local law enforcement and business sponsors, starts its annual winter SoberRide program on Friday (TODAY).  SoberRide gives free cab rides to would be drunken drivers during the holiday season.  Free rides for up to 30$ in cab fare are offered between 10pm and 6am every night, ending the morning of Jan 1.  The program provided 2,530 free cabs rides in the DC area last December, according to WRAP President Kurt Gregory Erickson, and a total of 52,841 free cab rides since 1993. 

Call 800-200-taxi for a ride.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wonderlands new Gay event

Check out this article in Metroweekly

 Tuesday Dec 20, 2011
 10pm to 2am 
 at the 
1101 Kenyon St.  NW


Scenes from Washington DC

Awesome Street Art

City Mural's

Found this along 18th St in Adams Morgan.

You don't find many mural's for stores anymore!  Located in Adams Morgan good idea.

202 Signs

Garden Art

Found along S St. 

Awesome Window Display

Axis Hair salon window. (Conn Ave)

International Dining in DC: District of Pi Pizza

910 F. ST  NW
Washington DC

I decided to try out a newly opened pizza joint downtown in the Penn Quarter!  I remember this area when these buildings were abandoned and the 930 club was over here!  HAHA.. was a difference of 15 years does.  So the interior is super spectaular!  It's old meets new pizza parlor!  the floor remembeds you of yeasteryear while the brick walls and mirrors and chandeliars are of todays chic worn look!  The staff is plentaful and knew the menu well she was a hoot!  the massive pizza joint didn't get to packed on the day we went, but I'm sure it does get packed!  Perfect spot for a large birthday party since there is a upstairs that looks on down below!  WOW yeah I know check out the pictures!  The pizza was very pie like (the crust) they really go to town on loading up these pizzas, they were really deep dish kind!  I give this place five stars out of five!   Great Job with the place.

 Main dining room
 Looking down from the 2nd floor

 Bar and dinning up stairs

 Large deep dish pizza

 they really look like pies

This is great, I found out they have a food truck as well!  GREAT