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  • Watering Hole News Cycle: It’s said that celebrity deaths come in threes. The same goes, it seems, for watering holes in Ward 1! Sort of. First there was news of Adams Mill‘s demise, then came Toledo Lounge and then CommonWealth. The good news about Toledo Lounge: the new owners don’t plan to do too much to change the place. [Salon, PoP, WaPo, TBD]
  • Footlong Fight: An Iowa convenience store chain—Casey’s General Stores, not everyone’s favorite Kum & Gohas filed a lawsuit in a Des Moines federal court asking a judge to declare that its use of the word “footlong” is generic, and therefore Subway, which has been litigious on the matter, can’t sue over it using the word to describe a sandwich that is 12 inches long. Maybe Subway should trademark the tessellation of triangular cheese next?
  • Low-Sodium Experiments: How much salt to you consume? What would it take for you to adhere to low-sodium dietary guidelines? Tim Carman was recently a guinea pig: “I decided to give the 1,500-milligram diet a test run for a week, making sure to sample foods not only prepared at home but also purchased at grocery stores and restaurants and even from vending machines. I ran into obstacles everywhere. I also encountered some nice surprises.” [WaPo]
  • Openings: This opening sentence pretty much says it all: “Clarendon has a new Thai restaurant.” [ARLNow]
  • Photo by Flickr user Joel Washing using an Attribution 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license