There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Keeping It Real: José Andrés says he will consider putting a guinea pig dish—-a traditional Peruvian delicacy—-on the menu of his new Peruvian-Chinese restaurant, China Chilcano, set to open in Penn Quarter this fall. As long as it’s not a small plate (well, a plate not much smaller than a guinea pig, anyway), could be interesting. +2
Red Alert: Metro will shut down the Farragut North and Dupont Circle Metro stations on the Red Line this weekend for maintenance. -2
Law and Order: Virginia police have started issuing citations to Lyft and Uber drivers after the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles issued the companies cease and desist letters saying their companies were operating illegally in the state. You may not agree with the laws, but, hey, it’s arguably pretty important that people and companies follow them. +3
Bike D.C.: A new study shows the fastest way to get around D.C. from different parts of the city. This should serve as a big selling point for biking advocates, as biking is faster than driving or public transit in many parts of the city. In Bloomingdale, for instance, 57.2 percent of the city can be reached faster by bike than public transit or driving. +3
Yesterday’s Needle rating: 60 Friday Bonus: +2 Today’s score: +6 Today’s Needle rating: 68