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Back and Forth: For those keeping score in the battle between Gillian Clark and her landlord over the now-closed General Store near Silver Spring? Tim Carman tracked down Spiro Gioldasis, who said there “was a simple reason for his tax woes: Clark and General Store co-owner Robin Smith owed him back rent dating to April 2010.” [WaPo]

A Dive Bar in Condo Land: As Clarendon’s redevelopment continues to push into the N. 10th Street corridor, could these be the last days of Jay’s Saloon and Grille? [ARLNow]

Historic Nugget: Macaroni and Cheese “is actually English. Well, kind of. It’s apparently been popular in England for the last hundred years or so, but its American heritage wins out because Thomas Jefferson reportedly enjoyed it at the White House in 1802. There you go, Yanks, getting everything good before we do.” [Washingtonian]

Lingo: At the new Hill Country BBQ in Penn Quarter, there’s new vocabulary to speed service along. “Tommy!” “Dolly!” “Texas black-eyed caviar!” [The Feast]

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