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City Renewed reports that Dupont Circle is getting two green restaurants. Before you get excited, one of them is (another) yogurt shop.

The 42 wonders if it’s possible to feel claustrophobic in a wide-open space. The writer experienced serious Cherry Blossom gridlock: “Just looking at the gridlocked car (and baby stroller) traffic around me was enough to cause anxiety. Sidewalks were jammed. We moved at more of a shuffle than a walk. And there was no way out. Once you decided to go with the flow, well, you were there for the long run. All par for the course for a beautiful Saturday at the National Cherry Blossom Festival.”

Diary of a Mad DC Cabbie explains why they haven’t updated the blog in some time:

“Last September while reading his Sunday paper my dad felt kind of dizzy and checked in a hospital. After a short battle with cancer on March 4th around 9:08pm with all his children by his side, my father passed away peacefully at home few minutes after he asked us to play one of Wes Montgomery’s CD.

The last six month was sad and sweet for me. I spent every single day with him crying, laughing and rewinding our lives. I think it was the most unforgettable time of my life and I am hoping that I come out as a much better individual out of this experience….”

DCist gets a first look at Pho 14 in Columbia Heights. The Heights Life couldn’t get into the jammed Pho place. Meanwhile our own Young & Hungry sees some downsizing in the Bear Claw market.

Wonkette writes on the news that the Late Night Shots-based show is finally airing this summer.

Prince of Petworth wonders about retail at Harvard and Sherman.