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The recent Gothamist piece on reasons to “actually” visit D.C. was strangely preoccupied with one hotel in Dupont. It turns out the writer was on a paid-for media junket that the hotel hosted.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- On budget, Muriel Bowser and Phil Mendelson can’t agree to disagree. [Loose Lips]
- Casa Ruby is a ‘chosen family’ for trans people who need a home. [WAMU]
- Metro’s planned purchase of rail cars is at risk. [Post]
- Five animal cameras at the National Zoo are going offline. [NBC4]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Sit Down, Stock Up: At CityCenterDC’s newest addition, you can have an Italian meal or shop for groceries.
Ground Control: In some parts of D.C., standing on the sidewalk can get you arrested.
Imbalanced Breakfast: Why is weekday breakfast so weak in D.C.?
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Muriel Bowser and Phil Mendelson prep for budget showdown today. [LL, Post, Times]
- Mendelson’s budget includes parking ticket increase. [NBC4]
- District asks for a stay after gun ruling. [Times]
- New Metro car purchase hits a snag. [Post]
- Where are the big transit ideas? [Post]
- Another overhaul ahead for Ballou. [Post]
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Photos of Chain & the Gang at the new Capital Fringe headquarters [Arts Desk] [DCist]
- How the founder of Spooky Action Theater “got hooked” on Alfred Jarry, the father of Surrealism [DC Theatre Scene]
- PJ Paparelli, once the associate artistic director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company, died last week in a car accident in Scotland. [Post]
- Photos of Geographer at U Street Music Hall [D.C. Music Download]
- An interview with Patrick Watson, who plays the 9:30 Club tonight [BYT]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Bar owner Joe Englert plans beer garden, bouldering gym, and coffee shop in Ivy City. [WBJ]
- The truth behind 19 sushi myths [Thrillist]
- Here’s a map of D.C.’s many rooftop bars. [Washingtonian]
- Ivy and Coney is moving ahead with plans for a full kitchen and retractable roof. [PoPville]
- 10 savory breakfast selections at local cafes [Eater]
- Carluccio’s Italian market and restaurant makes U.S. debut in Alexandria on June 3. [Post]
- Johnny Rockets closes in Shirlington. [ARLnow]