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(Washington Post)   The secret behind the success of a thriving, upscale restaurant in DC's struggling Anacostia neighborhood? Coke   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 57
    More: Sad, Anacostia, office complex, uniontown, Anacostia neighborhood, Natasha Dasher  
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2011-11-14 04:02:13 PM  
All I wanted was a Pepsi!
 
2011-11-14 04:37:33 PM  
You hang around any non-Mil Fed building in DC (designated smoking areas) and picking out the entrepreneurs isn't difficult. I swear speed and coke is all that gets GS8/9's through the day.
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2011-11-14 05:09:18 PM  
Drugs in SE DC?

t1.gstatic.com

/I'm shocked!
//hot like Anacostia gunfire
 
2011-11-14 05:38:37 PM  
Me chinese...
 
2011-11-14 05:40:43 PM  
I saw that place on the news this morning and thought "Hey such a nice looking place for a crappy neighborhood"
 
2011-11-14 05:41:13 PM  
I thought this was going to be a story about those new fangled Coke machines that will make damn near every flavor of coke product ever invented, including Diet Vanilla Barq's and Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper. There are only a couple of places in town that have them, and they're wonderful.

FNG: Drugs in SE DC?


Yeah, I should have known better.
 
2011-11-14 05:41:35 PM  
The Los Pollo Hermano, is still down the street right?
 
2011-11-14 05:46:31 PM  
I can't think of a better laundry facility.
 
2011-11-14 05:47:25 PM  
Didn't appear that she had much of an idea how to run a restaurant/bar, so aside from good intentions, what exactly was she doing opening that place (in Anacostia especially)?

I think she owed the wrong people. Sad.
 
2011-11-14 05:50:20 PM  
It's called customer orientation. No problem on my side. But I'd prefer beer. It's the taste...
 
2011-11-14 05:50:24 PM  
Skrimps?
 
2011-11-14 05:51:36 PM  
Do they serve fried chicken? i'll take 4.
 
2011-11-14 05:53:53 PM  
I worked at several restaurants in the early 90's when I was going to college in DC. EVERY restaurant in DC has some amount of coke flowing through it. Maybe not large-scale distribution, like these guys, but I don't think I worked at a place that wasn't selling a little on the side.

Anyone remember Tequila Bar and Grill in NW? My roommate was working there when the owners were busted for running coke. I think it actually managed to stay open for another 10 years after the bust.
 
2011-11-14 05:54:32 PM  
Hopefully they don't serve espresso, too. Oh god, the humanity!
 
2011-11-14 05:57:03 PM  

cbackous: Do they serve fried chicken? i'll take 4.


Best damn chicken in the state!
 
2011-11-14 05:57:22 PM  
Cocaine in the restaurant industry? Well, I'm shocked.
 
2011-11-14 05:58:53 PM  
newsblogs.chicagotribune.com

No Coke, only Pepsi!
 
2011-11-14 06:01:21 PM  
Holy crap. 65 kilos and 1.5 million bucks?!?! Sounds like a real life Breaking Bad.
 
2011-11-14 06:04:03 PM  

Kanemano: The Los Pollo Hermano, is still down the street right?


Dammnit! I thought I could get in here and make the first Breaking Bad reference.

zeebert.files.wordpress.com
 
2011-11-14 06:06:34 PM  

farkingismybusiness: All I wanted was a Pepsi!


NO! You want COKE!

27.media.tumblr.com
 
2011-11-14 06:11:08 PM  

cefm: Didn't appear that she had much of an idea how to run a restaurant/bar, so aside from good intentions, what exactly was she doing opening that place (in Anacostia especially)?


Actually, from this article it doesn't sound like she was clueless. (new window)
 
2011-11-14 06:18:29 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Cocaine in the restaurant industry? Well, I'm shocked.


Lulz.
Something is hinky with this story, either she stepped on the wrong toes or owed somebody.
 
2011-11-14 06:22:40 PM  
FTFA: "The charges seemed an unlikely turn in the life of Dasher, who has said she returned from Houston to her native Washington two years ago to establish a community hub and help revitalize the District's historic but long-struggling Anacostia neighborhood. make fat stacks."
 
2011-11-14 06:24:39 PM  

AbbeySomeone: Rapmaster2000: Cocaine in the restaurant industry? Well, I'm shocked.

Lulz.
Something is hinky with this story, either she stepped on the wrong toes or owed somebody.


it sounds like the DEA picked up the cocaine in Texas, and the driver flipped (that's why he doesn't have an attorney of record) they just followed it up to the next stop and now they are trying to flip her next to find out where she got 1.5 Mil but can't pay her rent.
 
2011-11-14 06:26:58 PM  

Talondel: I thought this was going to be a story about those new fangled Coke machines that will make damn near every flavor of coke product ever invented, including Diet Vanilla Barq's and Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper. There are only a couple of places in town that have them, and they're wonderful.

FNG: Drugs in SE DC?

Yeah, I should have known better.


Let's all point and laugh at the guy who thinks root beer and Dr. Pepper are "coke".
 
Ehh
2011-11-14 06:29:12 PM  
S. J. Perelman has a joke in one of his feuilletons about the entertainment at a speakeasy pausing for a moment to say, "the stuff is here, and it's good," to the audience, which suddenly developed a keen interest in the cigarette girl. Good thing we have grown as a nation since then.
 
2011-11-14 06:30:30 PM  

Kanemano: AbbeySomeone: Rapmaster2000: Cocaine in the restaurant industry? Well, I'm shocked.

Lulz.
Something is hinky with this story, either she stepped on the wrong toes or owed somebody.

it sounds like the DEA picked up the cocaine in Texas, and the driver flipped (that's why he doesn't have an attorney of record) they just followed it up to the next stop and now they are trying to flip her next to find out where she got 1.5 Mil but can't pay her rent.


Cocaine people tend to be crazy so her life is in danger I'm sure, but it seems as if it would be smarter to just watch her and see where it all went. Now everything is blown - heh.
I thought cocaine was so 80's but what the hell do I know?
 
2011-11-14 06:32:57 PM  

AbbeySomeone: Cocaine people tend to be crazy so her life is in danger I'm sure, but it seems as if it would be smarter to just watch her and see where it all went. Now everything is blown - heh.


Uh, it seems like she's the endpoint. Her and a co-conspirator are accused of getting the coke to split it up and sell it. Feds really aren't interested in lower level dealers at this point.
 
2011-11-14 06:33:07 PM  
Drug dealers always need a cash retail business to launder their proceeds. Drive thru the hood sometime and then try to convince me that the local market can support all those nail salons.
 
2011-11-14 06:37:50 PM  

AbbeySomeone: Kanemano: AbbeySomeone: Rapmaster2000: Cocaine in the restaurant industry? Well, I'm shocked.

Lulz.
Something is hinky with this story, either she stepped on the wrong toes or owed somebody.

it sounds like the DEA picked up the cocaine in Texas, and the driver flipped (that's why he doesn't have an attorney of record) they just followed it up to the next stop and now they are trying to flip her next to find out where she got 1.5 Mil but can't pay her rent.

Cocaine people tend to be crazy so her life is in danger I'm sure, but it seems as if it would be smarter to just watch her and see where it all went. Now everything is blown - heh.
I thought cocaine was so 80's but what the hell do I know?


no need to find out the next step - the next step is probably retail, hundreds of small, street level dealers - would be interesting to see how long 130 lbs of coke take to disburse before they have to re-up but that's just a curiosity

I knew a bar owner in this same position, big enough for the feds to take notice of, but the people up the chain were not the people you rolled over on and lived too long afterwards, so he had to take his lumps and serve the time.
 
2011-11-14 06:44:14 PM  

mexican bathtub cheese: Drug dealers always need a cash retail business to launder their proceeds. Drive thru the hood sometime and then try to convince me that the local market can support all those nail salons.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-11-14 06:59:22 PM  

mexican bathtub cheese: Drug dealers always need a cash retail business to launder their proceeds. Drive thru the hood sometime and then try to convince me that the local market can support all those nail salons.


Yuup. Getting a kick out of this thread.
 
2011-11-14 07:01:33 PM  

krackpipe: mexican bathtub cheese: Drug dealers always need a cash retail business to launder their proceeds. Drive thru the hood sometime and then try to convince me that the local market can support all those nail salons.

Yuup. Getting a kick out of this thread.


T-shirt shops in Key West. Samey same.
 
2011-11-14 07:08:16 PM  

cbackous: Do they serve fried chicken? i'll take 4.


I'VE ONLY GOT ONE YA COCKSUCKER! ALBATROSS!
 
2011-11-14 07:15:06 PM  
Well, I for one will stand behind the fearless entrepreneur who risked her capital in order to provide fine cuisine to the masses.

Also,
www.threadbombing.com
 
2011-11-14 07:18:46 PM  

AbbeySomeone: Kanemano: AbbeySomeone: Rapmaster2000: Cocaine in the restaurant industry? Well, I'm shocked.

Lulz.
Something is hinky with this story, either she stepped on the wrong toes or owed somebody.

it sounds like the DEA picked up the cocaine in Texas, and the driver flipped (that's why he doesn't have an attorney of record) they just followed it up to the next stop and now they are trying to flip her next to find out where she got 1.5 Mil but can't pay her rent.

Cocaine people tend to be crazy so her life is in danger I'm sure, but it seems as if it would be smarter to just watch her and see where it all went. Now everything is blown - heh.
I thought cocaine was so 80's but what the hell do I know?


I think it would be helpful for you to know (because it will explain a lot of human behavior to you) that cocaine has NEVER gone out of style.
 
2011-11-14 07:23:49 PM  

SageC: farkingismybusiness: All I wanted was a Pepsi!

NO! You want COKE!


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-11-14 07:26:54 PM  

2wolves: krackpipe: mexican bathtub cheese: Drug dealers always need a cash retail business to launder their proceeds. Drive thru the hood sometime and then try to convince me that the local market can support all those nail salons.

Yuup. Getting a kick out of this thread.

T-shirt shops in Key West. Samey same.


Hey! I bought a funny t-shirt in Key West. You mean to say I could have got something extra along with my change?

What about those guys selling glow-bracelets at sunset, are they selling drugs too?
 
2011-11-14 07:28:57 PM  
Drugs? In Anacostia, the shiattiest town in DC? I am shocked, SHOCKED.
 
2011-11-14 07:48:15 PM  
Coke adds life?

/have a Coke and a smile
//it's the Real Thing
 
2011-11-14 08:06:58 PM  
Wow, power cocaine in Anacostia? Place has gone upscale!
 
2011-11-14 08:23:01 PM  
Court documents suggest that a deal between Dasher and the U.S. attorney's office could be in the works.

Look for her to be killed in a tragic accident soon
 
2011-11-14 08:36:51 PM  
They do crack up the ghetto, so says Bob Roberts.

/obscure, I know!
 
2011-11-14 08:42:35 PM  

cefm: Didn't appear that she had much of an idea how to run a restaurant/bar, so aside from good intentions, what exactly was she doing opening that place (in Anacostia especially)?

I think she owed the wrong people. Sad.


It does sound like an episode of law and order, yes.
 
2011-11-14 08:46:40 PM  
I lived just off Southern Ave SE for a year. I was the white guy.

/ Southview Building 7 FTW!!!
// Wave to the police chopper!!!
 
2011-11-14 08:48:05 PM  

Lsherm: I worked at several restaurants in the early 90's when I was going to college in DC. EVERY restaurant in DC has some amount of coke flowing through it. Maybe not large-scale distribution, like these guys, but I don't think I worked at a place that wasn't selling a little on the side.

Anyone remember Tequila Bar and Grill in NW? My roommate was working there when the owners were busted for running coke. I think it actually managed to stay open for another 10 years after the bust.


It's not just every restaurant in DC.

More like every restaurant in every city everywhere.

It should be legal.
 
2011-11-14 08:51:01 PM  

2wolves: krackpipe: mexican bathtub cheese: Drug dealers always need a cash retail business to launder their proceeds. Drive thru the hood sometime and then try to convince me that the local market can support all those nail salons.

Yuup. Getting a kick out of this thread.

T-shirt shops in Key West. Samey same.

Good looking out.
 
2011-11-14 08:57:16 PM  

Talondel: I thought this was going to be a story about those new fangled Coke machines that will make damn near every flavor of coke product ever invented, including Diet Vanilla Barq's and Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper. There are only a couple of places in town that have them, and they're wonderful.

FNG: Drugs in SE DC?

Yeah, I should have known better.


OMG that machine is the best Jerry, the best!
Curious though, what's a restaurateur?
 
2011-11-14 09:05:55 PM  
Legalize it. Regulate it. Tax it. Anything else is doomed to be ineffective.

Alas, the only politician with the testicular fortitude to say this is Ron Paul, and he's a bit unelectable.
 
2011-11-14 10:13:57 PM  
People would be surprised, if you cant for the life of you figure out how a place is staying in business... its probably a front for something. Theres a used CD store near me, choice location, rent is probably expensive as hell, who buys CDs anymore, especially in a somewhat affluent neighborhood... no way its not a front for something.

The KFC in my college town closed down while i was there, rumor had it that it was a front for a regional coke ring, and considering that there was a surprising amount of blow to be had in a pissant little town in central WI... i can believe it. Its a caribu coffee now (and the town still doesnt have a starbucks somehow), which pisses me off to no end because their coffee is great, and when i was there, there was nowhere to get a good cup of coffee in that town....
 
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