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Best Party: Do you like things that are “the best”? Do you like free drink tickets? Then come to Washington City Paper‘s Best of D.C. voting party, tonight at Penn Social from 6 to 9 p.m. +4

Media Grindr: Metro Weekly edged out the Washington Blade to win an award for “Best Local Gay News Outlet” from cruising app Grindr. Will the battle between Blade Man and Metro Weekly Man never end? +1

Punchout: A new video of Seahawks’ player Richard Sherman taunting Pigskins players makes Sunday’s loss sting even more. Him getting punched makes it a little better. -1

Plucked: Annandale’s branch of cult Korean fried chicken restaurant BonChon is no more. -2

Tuesday’s Needle rating: 48 Today’s score: +2 Wednesday’s Needle rating: 50