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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.


  • 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]


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? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.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? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • 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? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.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? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)