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Prince of Petworth offers a first look at the new Ben’s side project. Needless to say it’s more upscale than the vintage hot smoke spot. It’s like Marvin if Marvin offered chili dogs.

Skatterbrain offers a killer indie X-Mas mix for all those that may be tired of the usual Christmas staples.

The Vinyl District wants to know your top ten albums for 2008. Um, So do we. And, well, we put together a really awesome page dedicated to the year in music.

Pop Cesspool has found a pretty dope Swatch commercial.

Bloomingdale (for now) provides some awesome coverage of the McMillan development meeting this past Saturday.

Borderstan is spending the holiday in Hollywood.

Penn Quarter Living insists Obama spends a lot of time in Penn Quarter (working out, eating, inspiring art). Our food blog, Young & Hungry, has his own thoughts on Obama’s habits.

Life in Mount Vernon Square has some good advice for all you homeowners. It’s getting cold. You have to be careful with your old pipes.

*photo courtesy of our neighborhood flickr pool. Photo by Maryland Route 5.