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Rumor du jour: Cava Mezze could be coming to Columbia Heights [Prince of Petworth]

José Andrésnew D.C. food truck, Pepe, will serve six kinds of flautasand one kind of sangria: the non-alcoholic kind. [Eater DC]

Looking for someone to blame for the demise of Capital City Diner? Look no farther than scandal-scarred politico Harry Thomas Jr., who helped Denny’s move in nearby. [We Love DC]

All sorts of pop-ups are, um, popping up: Graffiato‘s Mike Isabella is doing one next month to test recipes for his new Mexican eatery Bandolero. Former Evening Star Café chef Will Artley is also doing one this week, located next door to Del Ray’s Pork Barrel BBQ. [WaPo, PR Web]

Uncle Chip‘s owner Shannon Boyle doesn’t just run the bakery and cafe on North Capitol Street—-she also owns the building. [WaPo]

Cleanse yourself of the 7 deadly sins with salvation in a cocktail glass at Church & State [Urban Daddy]