The local food boards are starting to light up over a rumor that Bread & Chocolate (and maybe Ben & Jerry’s) on Capitol Hill will be closing. I’ve tried call B&C several times, but the lines are busy, busy, busy! Calls to B&J are rolling straight into voicemail.

More as we know it.

In the meantime, let’s recount some of the restaurants that have already died this year: Butterfield 9, David Craig, M’Dawg Haute Dogs, Montsouris, New Orleans Bistro, Colorado Kitchen, Meridian Restaurant, Bistro 123, among many others.

Man, it’s getting ugly out there. If you have a favorite restaurant, go there. Now.