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Another app that charges for restaurant reservations—up to $25 per person when tables are scarce—launches today in D.C. Fifteen area restaurants are partnering with the app.


  • In Ward 8, a new face claims Marion Barry’s legacy. [Post]
  • D.C. installed new speed cameras. [CBS9]
  • No signs that people are trapped inside the Watergate’s collapsed parking garage. [NBC4]
  • City Paper‘s longtime publisher, Amy Austin, is leaving the paper after 30 years. [City Desk]


Hidden Costs: Don’t want to pay $150 for Landmark Music Festival passes? Hold out for free ones.

One City: D.C. is one of the most segregated cities in America.

Navy Vineyard: What looks like D.C.’s first winery is coming to Navy Yard.

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

  • ACLU opposes Muriel Bowser‘s efforts to exempt police body camera footage from FOIA. [LL]
  • Trayon White‘s Ward 8 run goes into overtime. [Post]
  • LaRuby May lobbied for housing money while chairing housing commission. [JRB]
  • Bills go into effect despite congressional attempts to kill them. [PostBlade]
  • Post ed board: Back off, Congress. [Post]
  • Post ed board: boo to Metro funding cut. [Post]
  • Homeownership drops amongst low-income residents. [Housing Complex]
  • District ranks as one of the most segregated cities. [Housing Complex]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • H Street NE strip mall will become 420 apartments and retail. [WBJ]
  • A slimmed-down Dupont Underground is set to open in July. [Post]
  • Petworth funeral home could become 20 apartments and retail. [UrbanTurf]
  • How has Ben’s Chili Bowl survived gentrification? Turkey burgers, apparently. [Post]
  • On Metro fare jumping. [WAMU]
  • In Palisades, park planning done right. [GGW]
  • Today on the market: Friendship Heights 5BR house—-$1,700,000

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Don’t want to spend $150 on Landmark Music Festival passes? Hold out for free ones. [Arts Desk]
  • The National Museum of Women in the Arts makes this list of good Mother’s Day trips. [USA Today]
  • Photos of Toro y Moi at the 9:30 Club [D.C. Music Download]
  • Listen to the debut EP from local neo-emo outfit Big Moth. [DCist]
  • Washington Post books editor Ron Charles really digs the Gaithersburg Book Festival. [Post]

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

  • Food critics from around the country weigh in (anonymously) on D.C.’s food scene. [Washingtonian]
  • Where to find the best tacos around D.C. [Drink DC]
  • The Trump hotel will get a restaurant from Geoffrey Zakarian. [Eater]
  • 100 Montaditos closes in Rosslyn. [ARLnow]
  • Photo tour of Lapis Afghan Bistro [BYT]
  • Pie Five Pizza Co. is coming to Tenleytown. [PoPville]
  • Rasika West End does brunch. [Post]