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Instead of celebrating the same revered spots that draw lines and garner press clippings, we dug a little deeper for this year’s Food Issue, urging writers to reveal go-to haunts that they would prefer stay under wraps. From a gas station that serves sent-from-the-islands jerk chicken and an unlikely Indian-spiced burger downtown to $10 sushi in an office building and a basement gift shop that sells Vietnamese pho, we present 50 underrated places to eat and drink.

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  • A Black Whiskey patron injures other customers in a bizarre bleach attack. [WCP]

  • ACLU sues D.C. police, alleging misconduct and abuse of four plaintiffs. [WCP]

  • Comet Ping Pong shooter sentencing today, prosecutors seek 4.5 years. [WTOP, ABC7]

  • Mourners turn out for funeral, vigil of slain Muslim teen Nabra Hassanen. [Post, ABC7, Times]

  • Crowd welcomes new Ben’s Chili Bowl mural in debut celebration. [Post]

  • Capitol Police officer injured in the congressional shooting throws first pitch for women’s softball game. [NBC4]

  • Congressional shooter stockpiled ammunition in storage facility. [Post]

  • Former D.C. postal carrier admits he trashed 15,000 pieces of mail. [NBC4]

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LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips? jeff.anderson@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Mayor Bowser gives Mary Cheh the cold shoulder, and Brianne Nadeau’s detractors relish a challenge. [WCP]

  • More on ACLU suit against MPD over Inauguration Day protest arrests. [Times]

  • Bowser reacts tepidly to Grosso’s proposal to make D.C. sound like a state. [Post]

  • Post-SafeTrack: Metro hours to affect workers, tourists, baseball fans. [WAMU]

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

  • Washington National Opera will part ways with music director Philippe Auguin at the end of the 2017/2018 season. [Post]

  • A collection of photos of really cute dogs dressed up. You’re welcome. [Washingtonian]

  • Foster the People, Young Thug, and more will headline this year’s All Things Go Fall Classic, now expanded to a three-day festival. [DC Music Download]

  • Watch Dave Chappellespeak at the unveiling of Ben’s Chili Bowl’s new mural. [Washingtonian]

  • Watch a new music video from Kali Uchis. [DC Music Download] 

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

  • A Black Whiskey patron injures other customers in a bizarre bleach attack. [WCP]

  • Why can’t we dine in trendy neighborhoods for less than $100? [Post]

  • Another steakhouse. [Washingtonian]

  • Kwame Onwuachi is opening a restaurant in the new InterContinental Hotel. [Eater]

  • Emma’s in Del Ray is nowNectar Coffee and Wine Bistro under new ownership. [NoVa Mag]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • New D.C. proposal would narrow applicability of enduring tenant-friendly law. [WCP]

  • Poll: housing is the biggest concern for D.C. voters heading into 2018 election. [Post]

  • The District’s high housing prices are preventing families from buying homes. [NYT]

  • But if you can buy on the upper end of the market: D.C. area’s priciest homes. [WBJ]

  • Donald Trump to hold 2020 re-election fundraiser at his D.C. hotel next week. [AP]

  • Almost half of the District’s buildings are “solar-viable,” Google tool says. [UrbanTurf]

  • D.C.’s surrounding areas have seen decreases in population since 2011. [UrbanTurf]

  • Anti-Airbnb advocates say regulating short-term rentals will boost affordability. [Post]

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