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New policies could cut into the perks of executives at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority—-which, until now, have included comped oyster platters and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.


  • District set to file a RICO lawsuit against contractors involved in city’s troubled CBE contracting scheme. [Loose Lips]
  • No surprise here: D.C. area rents outpacing the rest of the country. [Examiner]
  • Emancipation Day parade continues under heightened security. [Times]
  • Chevy Chase landlord pleads guilty to recording tenants. [Post]
  • Metro car blown up for good. [Examiner]


Photos of the Day: Cherry Blossom Parade.

Gin Rickey Weather: D.C. liquor Green Hat Gin is out with a spring and summer version.

Clean Your Plate: The Broccoli City Festival is for people who like hip-hop, and also should eat their vegetables.

Taking Over: An Adams Morgan building is getting a little closer to becoming the city’s first tenant-owned rooming house.

Rats, Foiled Again: The wholesale produce store whose health inspection inspired intervention from Councilmember Vincent Orange is in trouble again.

LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? lips@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Elissa Silverman releases her tax returns as promised, challenges other candidates to do the same. [Post]
  • Fire trucks fail inspection. [Fox5]
  • Pat Mara has most cash to spend in homestretch. [Examiner]
  • Fake Silverman twitter account leads to confrontation between candidate and activist. [@timcraigpost]
  • Pols enjoy Emancipation Day parade. [NBC4]
  • D.C. not prepared for Boston-like emergency, says former homeland security boss. [WTOP]
  • Race matters in D.C. politics. [Examiner]

HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Apparently the term “master bedroom” is no longer politically correct. [WBJ]
  • Get ready for a world without trash cans. [Atlantic Cities]
  • It’s already happening on Capitol Hill. [DCist]
  • Possibly the world’s most expensive windowless apartments ready for May move-in. [UrbanTurf]
  • Vincent Orange‘s favorite grocery store has rat trouble again. [City Desk]
  • Peeping Chevy Chase landlord pleads guilty. [Post]
  • Sequestration takes its toll, this time on Smithsonian galleries. [DCist]
  • Something tells me this won’t go over well: Turn traffic lights red whenever someone speeds. [GGW]
  • Get on your bike and ride, Yvette Alexander! [WashCycle]
  • Today on the market: Cozy rowhouse by Potomac Ave

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? artsdesk@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • In addition to the Smithsonian cutting its hours, sequestration may also force the National Archives to keep regular hours (instead of extended hours) this summer. [Post]
  • Washington Post critic Phil Kennicott blogs about winning the Pulitzer the day of the Boston Marathon bombing. [Philip Kennicott]
  • Take a look at the 2013 D.C. Design House. [Huffington Post D.C.]
  • Darkest Hour bags a new drummer. [Revolver]
  • All Things Go premiere’s Middle Distance Runner‘s “Cherry Blossom Bop.” [All Things Go]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? hungry@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • D.C.’s most stylish restaurant folks [Refinery 29]
  • The best new burgers in town [Eater]
  • Eight must-try veggie-centric dishes [Zagat]
  • Hill Country Barbecue will serve smoked meat on the lawn of the National Building Museum. [Post]
  • Restaurant Association of Maryland honors best restaurants [Bethesda Mag]
  • Five things to try at Mothership [Girl Meets Food]