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For this year’s Food Issue, we’ve rounded up spots to satisfy your stomach every hour of the day—whether you’re looking for a morning pick-me-up or a booze-soaking late-night snack. Happy eating.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Former Councilmember Carol Schwartz is running for mayor. Seriously? Seriously. Here’s why and what that means. [Loose Lips]
- A top commander within the U.S. Capitol Police is being investigated for allegedly having a romance with a subordinate and then awarding her a coveted job in the department. [Post]
- Muriel Bowser has raised twice as much campaign cash as David Catania. [Loose Lips]
- The District Department of Transportation will change New Hampshire Avenue NW between Washington Circle and M Street from one-way to two-way traffic next Tuesday. [WAMU]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
A Tale of Survival: A millennial reporter was assigned to attend every single Millennial Week event. This is her story.
Craftivism: Meet the mother of craftivism, a D.C.-area woman who coined the term to signify the grassroots movement that eschews megaphones for quilting, yarn-bombing, sewing, and the like.
An Offensive Bill: An Adams Morgan restaurant allegedly wrote the words “GAY BITCHES” on the receipt of a transgender customer.
LOOSE LIPS, by Will Sommer. (tips? email@example.com)
- What’s in it for new mayoral hopeful Carol Schwartz? [LL]
- Muriel Bowser leads in mayoral race fundraising. [LL, Post, Times, Washingtonian]
- And wine bar owner Khalid Pitts leads in the at-large race. [LL]
- Bryan Weaver won’t run in the Ward 1 race after all. [LL]
- Did Bowser’s camp fake a reason to avoid a debate? [Post]
- Police chief Cathy Lanier holds townhall on trans issues.[Blade]
- Fatal shooting in Southeast Wednesday afternoon. [Post]
- Post ed board welcomes Schwartz’s entry into the race. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Where to eat in D.C., around the clock. [WCP]
- Car repair shop near Barracks Row to become 49-unit residential building. [Capitol Hill Corner]
- A look at the collapsed building on New York Avenue NW. [Curbed]
- After building an immediately popular NoMa cycletrack, DDOT’s filling in the gaps. [GGW]
- Nearby, DDOT’s working to fix a dangerous intersection. [WJLA]
- Get ready for two-way traffic on New Hampshire Avenue by Washington Circle. [DCist]
- Why tenant advocates often oppose new housing. [GGW]
- City sells R.L. Christian Library site for $2.8 million. [WBJ]
- Today on the market: Three-level Hill East townhouse—-$699,999
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- “Softer, Softest” brings the touchy-feely to Delicious Spectacle. [Bmoreart]
- An area ex-con reviews Orange Is the New Black. [Arts Desk]
- Actor Frank Britton, who suffered a broken cheekbone in a mugging last month, will return to play Pontius Pilate in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot this week. [DC Theatre Scene]
- Now that everyone’s co-opted it, twerking is passé, according to Big Freedia. [Post]
- Marley (as in Bob, not a dying yellow lab) will open the U Street Movie Series next Wednesday. [DCist]
- Photos of MS MR and Preatures at the 9:30 Club [BYT]
- Listen to Honest Haloway‘s lead single, “Eyes on Me” from its upcoming EP [D.C. Music Download]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman, is on vacation. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)