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Sluggish Revamp: The Blue Ridge re-do in Glover Park is moving “slowly—very slowly.” If you’ve walked by the place recently, you’d definitely get that impression. And that recent “giant, rowdy party” that roiled neighbors? Well, “it was probably the mellowest crowd that strip of Glover Park has seen in some time.” [Glover Park Gazette via Hyperlocal Glover Park]

Standard Bearer: Cable television reality culinary personality and Capitol Hill restaurateur Spike Mendelsohn is representing the District in Eater’s national best burger contest. [Eater D.C.]

Openings: A new bar/restaurant opened up in the Crystal City Marriott. Yay. [ARLNow]

On the Spot: The Washington Post‘s food editor, Joe Yonan, tries to name his favorite restaurant in the greater Borderstan region: “Okay, I’m going to narrow it down to just two, because that’s how I roll. Quick/easy weeknight: Bar Pilar. Splurge: Komi. Duh.” [Borderstan]

Watch Your Belongings: Hanging out at Starbucks gives patrons “a false sense of security.” [Eater Nat’l]

Next Step? Food Truck? Two bloggers are “joining creative and culinary forces” and will sell pies and tarts at the 14th & U Farmers’ Market. [Metrocurean]

Photo by Darrow Montgomery