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You can’t throw a meatball — no, sorry, a gnocco slathered in goat ragu — without hitting some downtown Italian restaurant these days. I wrote about the crowded field in a recent Y&H column, but since that piece, Bibiana has opened and more Italian places are planned for neighborhoods just around the perimeter of downtown, including a Penn Quarter outlet of the NYC red sauce house, Carmine’s, and a Cap Hill location of the Italian export, Acqua al 2.

What’s going on here?

It’s a good question, and it’s one that host David Furst put to me during this week’s edition of Metro ConnectionYou can hear Furst and I delve into the subject today at 1 p.m. (and 5 a.m. on Saturday) on WAMU. That’s 88.5 FM on whatever the hell device people use nowadays to listen to the radio.

I don’t know what frequency that is for Rep. Joe Wilson. He’ll just have to turn the foil-wrapped strainer on his head until the signal comes in loud and clear.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery