Elephant Eateries: Where to find “attractive, wealthy Republicans,” per Eater D.C.’s new guide to GOP hangouts? U Street swagger-jacking HQ the Brixton, apparently. -3

That Fee: Nationals fans who bought tickets to National League Championship Series that won’t be played because of the team’s playoff loss won’t be getting refunds on a $4 service fee that was applied when the tickets were bought. Apparently, the Nationals’ greediness doesn’t stop in the post-season. -4

Taxing: Mayor Vince Gray still wants a capital gains tax break for tech investment in D.C., and he’s willing to bug former Mayor Anthony Williams about it. -1

Oodles and Oodles and Oodles of Noodles: London-based noodle shop Wagamama hinted for four years that it might move to D.C., until finally announcing recently that they were just teasing. For those who weren’t aware that Wagamama existed, this is like losing something you didn’t even know you wanted until it was gone. -4

Wednesday’s Needle rating: 72 Today’s score: -12 Thursday’s Needle rating: 60