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In the Baguette:  Paul, the Parisian bakery, cuts the ribbon on its first U.S. location flagship (pictured) right here in D.C. So what if it’s a chain? [Greater Greater Washington]

Presidential Pickle: Which fancy burger would Obama like best? [Eater DC]

The Burger Bridge: Brooklyn is beginning to look a lot like Arlington, with D.C.-area chain Five Guys outpacing Shake Shack in outer-borough expansion. [Grub Street]

Venti, Venti Big: Starbucks is now more ubiquitous than Wendy’s and Burger King. [USA Today]

Talk About Leftovers: Kimpton Hotels’ 10 D.C.-area restaurants composted more than 408,000 pounds of food scrap last year. [MSNBC]

Photo courtesy of Paul bakery