Friday, February 3, 2012
From cornhole to food specials, area bars hope to attract your business on Super Bowl Sunday. But you tell us: What's the best place to watch the big game this weekend?
What do you require to watch the Super Bowl? Whether you're looking for a big screen T.V., a friendly game of cornhole, or some sweet drink and food specials to supplement your game watching, you can find it locally. Patch found some of the special attractions in the area. If we missed a good one, please, let us know in the comments below. Take the Patch Poll: What do you think is the best area joint to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday?
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Here are the most clicked-on stories on College Park Patch in 2011.
This year in Patch news, readers were particularly interested in a certain dog replacing a certain turtle. Three--yes, three--stories about the new bar, The Barking Dog, were among the 10 most clicked-on stories in 2011. But I was stunned to find that a short update on a temporary Halloween store on U.S. Route 1 was the most read story this year. There also appeared to be a real interest in Terp athletics, with two University of Maryland athletics stories cracking the top 10. Also included are: the arrest of two suspects in the tragic murder of UMd. student Justin DeSha-Overcash, a Westboro Baptist anti-gay protest at Northwestern High School and a Memorial Day miracle in the form of cheap gas. Here are links to the 10 most clicked-on …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Washington, D.C.-based non-typical sports company expands with College Park league.
Those who go to the bar with pockets full of quarters, just to roll a hardwood ball up an incline for points, will soon have an opportunity to expand their competition. College Park now has a skeeball and cornhole league at a local bar. It’s a part of United Social Sports, a 2-year-old company that organizes over 22 different social sport leagues in the Washington, D.C. area out of neighborhood bars and parks. United Social Sports has started a league through College Park’s Barking Dog, and will start hosting games every Wednesday, starting Jan. 18. United Social Sports has attracted a niche market with its less typical sports, said Dan Shank, one of the company’s two full-time employees. The sports vary between cities, and can include …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Mini-bites of news to start your morning.
1. If you have kids in the county school system, you'll want to watch this video from a sit-down interview with Superintendent William Hite. It's the first of a series, and in Monday's video, he talks goals and standardized test scores for the county. 2. Monday was opening day for the Barking Dog, the bar/restaurant replacing the Thirsty Turtle at 7416 Baltimore Ave. Patch documented lunch hour. Did you stop by the Barking Dog? What did you think? 3. It's National Sponge Cake Day. Try this recipe, and let Patch know how it turns out, or share your own recipe, by leaving a comment below. 4. Today's Featured Facebook page belongs to Prince George's County Public Schools. Their TwitPics from the first day of school appear on the wall, as well…
Monday, August 22, 2011
New downtown bar and restaurant replacing Thirsty Turtle opened Monday morning.
Update 2:29 p.m., Customer reaction: "It feels kind of weird," said Casey Smith, a University of Maryland senior, as he sat in a booth with his friends at Barking Dog on opening day. "Honestly, I walked in and felt like I shouldn't be here," he said. Was he betraying the Thirsty Turtle, which used to be at 7416 Baltimore Ave.? The bar came to a tumultuous end when the owner relinquished its liquor license last fall. Turtle was cited three times in two years for permitting patrons under the age of 21, culminating in a quadruple stabbing that originated inside the bar and spilled into the streets. Three of the victims were underage. Barking Dog owner told Patch in July that it's been an uphill battle convincing the city that his bar would be…
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Little bites of news you just can't live without.
1. Patch is meeting with the owner of the Barking Dog, the bar to replace the Thirsty Turtle this summer. What questions do you want us to ask? 2. In case you missed it, a city resident alleged that a stray dog picked up by city Animal Control and under the care of privately owned All Dogs Club attacked her dog. The hearing before the county's Animal Control Commission was postponed for a later date. 3. Wednesday is Ugly Truck Contest Day. Break out that mustard yellow, dilapidated truck from the garage, take a picture, and submit it to our photo gallery with caption info before the end of the day Friday. Patch editors will choose the best. 4. Today's Featured Facebook page belongs to Maryland Reporter, a news website for state politics. …