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Bullfrog Bagels is opening a Capitol Hill location where they plan to serve pastrami-filled soup dumplings and “Jewish ramen” with “double strength chicken broth.”


  • We’re hosting a debate for the Ward 4 special election tonight in Petworth. [Loose Lips]
  • The head of the D.C. Lottery died Saturday. [ABC7]
  • Roof garden reservations at Rose’s Luxury become available at 11 a.m. this morning. [Young & Hungry]
  • Toddler breaches White House barricade. [Post]


Buy the Numbers?: D.C. claims suspiciously remarkable progress moving homeless families into housing.

Go for a Swim: A giant ball pit is coming to the National Building Museum this summer.

Still the Best: Read our 2015 Best of D.C. issue! Staff picks here; reader picks here.

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

  • The LL Ward 4 debate is tonight! [LLFacebook]
  • Post ed board backs Muriel Bowser picks in Ward 4, Ward 8. [Post]
  • D.C. Lottery director Buddy Roogow passes away. [Fox5]
  • Corizon jail contract heads to a vote. [Post]
  • Barry Farm fight continues. [WAMU]
  • Special elections could strengthen Bowser’s D.C. Council bloc. [Post]
  • What’s killing the mom-and-pop shops? [Post]
  • Prospects for a Pigskins stadium in the District look grim. [Post]

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

  • D.C. is “not in play” for a new football stadium right now. [Post]
  • For big political figures, the Ritz-Carlton Residences are D.C.’s “tower of power.” [Politico]
  • D.C.-area home sales pick up. [UrbanTurf]
  • A look inside the factory where Metro’s 7000-series railcars are made. [Post]
  • K Street loses its cachet. [WBJ]
  • Coming to the National Building Museum: an indoor beach. [Arts Desk]
  • Today on the market: Dupont 1BR—-$345,000

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

  • The National Building Museum is building an indoor beach this summer. [Arts Desk]
  • Ballet superstar Misty Copeland brings the adoring crowds to the Kennedy Center for Swan Lake. [Post]
  • Priests‘ Katie Alice Greer talks D.C. music history, sexuality, and cost of living. [Metro Weekly]
  • Damaged City Fest organizers Nick Candela and Chris Moore, both of Coke Bust, bought plane tickets for one of their favorite Canadian bands to come play the festival. [DCist]
  • TheatreWashington’s 27-year president and CEO, Linda Levy, is retiring to focus on healing from a neurological condition. [DC Theatre Scene]
  • Hong Le, a Washingtonian photo editor, offers cherry-blossom pic tips. [Washingtonian]

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

  • A guide to local farmers markets [BYT]
  • How people who live to be 100 or older eat [NPR]
  • Where to try cold ramen and dipping ramen this summer [Eater]
  • Nine new brunches to try [Washingtonian]
  • Glen’s Garden Market drops tasting menu to $75. [PoPville]
  • D.C.’s best spots for margaritas [Zagat]
  • Round Robin at the Willard named D.C.’s most iconic bar [Thrillist]