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“If I’m not cursing and screaming, it’s probably been a good night.”

City Paper’s Laura Hayes and Washington City Podcast host Will Warren get a behind-the-scenes look at the opening day of Kaliwa, a Filipino-Korean-Thai joint at The Wharf. The two reporters sat in on a pre-dinner meeting and talked to Chef Cathal Armstrong and his staff to learn what goes into opening a new restaurant in one of D.C.’s trendiest spots—and how he’ll know if the night goes awry.

Hayes also dug up the restaurant where Muriel Bowserchose to woo Jeff Bezos during his February trip to the District. And, plot twist, it’s in one of the neighborhoods submitted to host HQ2.


  • The Postgoes long on the massive gulf in food options, and culture, for those living east and west of the Anacostia. [Post]

  • Has Prince George’s County been bungling its census for decades? [Kojo Nnamdi]

  • Howard University’s alumni group condemns call for president Wayne Frederick to resign. [WTOP]

  • Almost-Vice President Tim Kaine kicks off his campaign for re-election as Virginia senator. [Post]

  • Leading WTOP’s site is this doomsday-ish headline: “4 years of major I-66 construction to begin as soon as this weekend. Years of construction lane shifts, closures and delays are ahead. ” [WTOP]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White donates to Howard student protesters. [Twitter]

  • Howard University students aim for final negotiations with school’s administration. [Post]

  • Marijuana advocates protest against public housing restrictions outside of HUD. [WJLA]

  • Candidate for D.C. Council chair calls for hearing on Amazon HQ2 incentives. [Twitter]

  • D.C. Council to host panel on 1968 activism today. [D.C. Council/Georgetown University]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • After a minor fire early last month, Adventure Theatre in Glen Echo is facing six figures worth of damage—mostly from fire hoses. [Post]

  • Mosaic Theater announces its next season, featuring Marie and Rosetta, Shame, Native Son, and Twisted Melodies: The Donnie Hathaway Story. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • In which Burning Man comes to the Smithsonian. [WAMU]

  • All the photos of cosplaying Awesome Con attendees you could want. [BYT]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Patrons think The Inn at Little Washington needs to rethink some of its artwork. [Washingtonian]

  • Aslin Beer Company is popping up in Navy Yard starting April 5. [Eater]

  • Check out the initial renderings for the Capital One Cafe. [WBJ]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • All smiles in this hubcap graveyard. [PoPville]

  • Ever had a hankering to visit the estate of confederate Robert E. Lee? Now you can buy it, for a cool $8.5 million. [Curbed]

  • Ivy City will get a 67,000-square-foot Target. [Curbed]

  • The question du jour: Can D.C. get bigger sustainably? [Kojo Nnamdi]

  • The hidden costs of selling a home in D.C. [WTOP]

  • What to say when you’re a YIMBY. [GGW]


  • ANC 6E meets this evening at 6:30 p.m. 1630 7th St. NW.

  • ANC 4A meets at 7:00 p.m. 6001 Georgia Ave. NW.

  • ANC 8A also meets tonight at 7:00 p.m. 1800 MLK Jr. Ave. SE.

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