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Come October, D.C. will become the fourth U.S. city to have a Michelin guide for restaurants, behind New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. The company announced the news on Tuesday, acknowledging that its inspectors are already visiting eateries in the District in search of standout chefs to award stars. Which cuisine will reign supreme?


  • The D.C. Council unanimously passed a revised plan to close D.C. General and replace it with smaller facilities yesterday. [City Desk, WAMU]
  • Also on Tuesday, the Council brushed off Congress’ recent attacks on budget autonomy. [Post, WAMU]
  • The Metropolitan Police Department will keep tweeting breaking crime news after getting pushback. [Post]
  • A man having a medical emergency while driving was saved after going to a fire station. [FOX5, WUSA9]
  • Metro’s SafeTrack repair plan begins this weekend and rideshare companies are looking to benefit. [Post]
  • The price tag for the modernization of the Duke Ellington School for the Arts has increased by more than $100 million. [DCist]
  • The National Zoo’s research facility in Front Royal hatched a brown kiwi—an endangered species. [Post]


  • Campaign Mayhem: LaRuby May fires a campaign worker for allegedly trying to garner an illicit vote.
  • Yelp Review Gone Bad: Nick’s Riverside Grill in Georgetown really got into it with a negative reviewer.
  • Red Light, Green Light: The District Department of Transportation hopes to optimize traffic-light timing.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Video shows LaRuby May campaign worker allegedly breaking election law, feet away from candidate. [LL]
  • Auditor report details how Duke Ellington school project blew up. [DCistTimes]
  • Council passes its homeless shelter plan. [WCPDCistPost]
  • Cops will tweet crimes after all. [DCistPost]
  • Muriel Bowser meets the Michelin Man. [WBJ]
  • Police say officer-involved shooting came after suspect pulled replica gun. [Post]

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

  • Hirshhorn elects businessman and art collector Daniel Sallick as its new chairman. [Post]
  • These art galleries should go on your summer bucket list, according to Washingtonian. [Washingtonian]
  • Photos from the Smithsonian’s “CrossLines: Culture Lab” exhibition at the Arts and Industries Building. [DCist]
  • Check out More Humans live at WAMU. [Bandwidth]
  • At Flashpoint’s newest exhibition, you’ll really have a ball. [WCP]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Eleven most anticipated summer restaurant openings in D.C. [Zagat]
  • Stories of the worst restaurant customers imaginable [Thrillist]
  • Why D.C.’s chefs keep gambling on tasting menus [Eater]
  • La Fourchette to bid au revoir to Adams Morgan this month. [Post]
  • Pancho Villa Mexican Cuisine is coming to Rosslyn. [ARLnow]
  • Masked burglars hit Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. [Borderstan]