Before bike messengers get to ply their skills as pedicab operators, there's another new revenue stream for them in the DC area. DC Snacks, which has actually been around since 2003, is - well it's Kozmo.com from the internet glory days,
It sells convenience store items such as ice cream, pizza, frozen dinners, drink mixes and health aids, and bikes them to customers' doors within 35 minutes.
but over a much smaller area.
Its boundaries are now loosely defined as Rock Creek Parkway to the west, Q Street to the north, 13th Street to the east and Constitution Avenue.
There's talk of expansion to other cities, but caution that DC may be unique
The whole bike thing is a part of DCSnacks' homey, friendly neighborhood appeal. "It's perfectly Washington," Mandell says -- if you define Washington as within a mile of the White House. Adams Morgan is still a little far for the riders, as is Howard University. Never mind the rest of the city -- at least for