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Star chef David Chang opened the D.C. branch of his Momofuku empire Saturday, at CityCenterDC. Chang announced the news on his Instagram account a day after Milk Bar, Christina Tosi‘s bakery, premiered Friday.


  • Two unnamed Metro employees are being called heroes after they subdued a suspected armed robber on a Green Line train near Anacostia station this weekend. [WTOP]
  • Shaw residents held a rally for 31-year-old Tamara Gliss, a mother who was killed on Memorial Day on the 600 block of O Street NW, Sunday, at the Kennedy Recreation Center. [WTOP]
  • A truck crashed into the front door of the San Miguel School Sunday night, but the Georgia Avenue NW charter is open this morning. [NBC Washington, WUSA9]
  • The District will pay firefighters roughly $45 million in back pay for overtime dating to 2001, the result of a longstanding dispute between the city and the firefighters union. [Post]
  • On Friday, hours before the 40th annual Marine Corps Marathon kicked off, race organizers announced that the MCM’s exposition would move to transit-inaccessible National Harbor in 2016. Good luck. [City Desk]
  • Fun fact: Bike commuting in D.C. has grown 412 percent since 1990. [WashCycle]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The city considers new Franklin School proposals. [WBJ]
  • Colby King is hyped up on next year’s D.C. Council races. [Post]
  • Events D.C. disputes numbers in critical audit. [WBJ]
  • District settles lawsuit with firefighters. [Post]
  • Mary Cheh‘s getting a tattoo. [City Desk, WAMU]
  • David Garber talks to Greater Greater Washington. [GGW]
  • Politics Hour talks FreshPAC. [WAMU]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • This is one of the rarest paintings in the country and it could be lost somewhere in D.C. [Post]
  • At Anacostia Playhouse, enlist to defeat mutated zombies. [DCist]
  • An interview with famed counterculture/punk photographer Glen E. Friedman in which he drops a lot of F bombs. [Bandwidth]
  • The cassette tape revival is alive and well among local labels. [Arts Desk]
  • Last chance to take your useless junk into Transformer for artist Tobias Sternberg to turn into, well, it’s not quite clear what. [Post]
  • A new music festival, Charged Up, made its debut this weekend at Storey Park. [DC Music Download]
  • Watch Beauty Pill perform a Tiny Desk Concert. [Arts Desk]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • After weeks of debating a menu, David Chang launches Momofuku CCDC. [Post]
  • Where to drink beer near a pumpkin patch [Eater]
  • New to Milk Bar: a Thanksgiving croissant [Washingtonian]
  • Swampoodle opening in Brightwood. [PoPville]
  • Taste test of Barmini‘s ’80s-inspired cocktails [BYT]
  • An ode to the Pretzel Bakery [DCist]