Pinot Coupe: Columbia Heights diner The Coupe will end its 24-hour service on Feb. 11 and transition into a wine-focused establishment.  -5

District of More Employed: The District’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent in December, which the city cited as a post-recession low. +3

Technology Wins Again: The restaurant Table says it’s given up on handwriting every single one of its menus. -2

Panda Time: This stylish panda watch can be yours for a mere $880,000. -2

Friday’s Needle rating: 52 Today’s score: -6 Today’s Needle rating: 46