Priorities: The line was snaking out the door in the middle of the work day at D.C.’s new grilled cheese restaurant, GCDC. Something can probably be derived from this scene that speaks to the inevitable collapse of society, but hey, it’s grilled cheese. Can’t say anything bad about cheese, bread, or the combination of the two. +1

Northwest Bar Hopping: A Clarendon woman reviews the D.C. bar scene for Thought Catalog. She recommends twentysomething partygoers do things like go to “Local 16 for the rooftop, The Brixton for a rooftop that’s less sloppy but more pretentious.” +2

Zip Line: Comcast says it has increased its Internet speeds in the Washington area at no additional cost to customers. +2

Lane Gain: District officials say the new bike lane on M Street NW from Thomas Circle to 28th Street will open in the next two to three weeks. +2

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 59 Today’s score: +7 Friday Bonus: +2 Today’s Needle rating: 68