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Michelle Obama Hosts Staffers at We the Pizza, Plus More Intel

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Switcheroos

Longtime club and bar Rumors is now District Anchor. The new concept is from the owners of Arlington crab house Quarterdeck. They’ll still consider themselves Rumors in the evening, though, with DJs and dancing (seafood will happen during the day hours). [Borderstan]

In other changes, the Doubletree Hotel on Rhode Island Ave. NW in D.C. will soon be rebranded The Darcy. And with the change will come a cafe from Bayou Bakery’s David Guas and a restaurant, tentatively called Siren, from Marcel’s Robert Wiedmaier. [WBJ]

Eater Tracking

The DGS team has revealed a few more details about the bar that’s been planned for Atlas District. Hill Prince will open in early 2017 (though a portion of it won’t be ready until spring) at 1337 H St. NE with affordable drinks ($10 or less). The bar is named for a Preakness winner horse, too.

Today in #Pizzagate

Ripple effects from the unfounded conspiracy theory targeting Comet Ping Pong continue. WaPo talks to restaurants about how they’re handling security worries in the wake of this weekend’s incident with a gunman in the pizza restaurant. And the false news story has now even spread to pizza restaurants in New York and Austin, with restaurants receiving threats and online harassment. [WaPo, E]

Obama Endorsed

First Lady Michelle Obama threw a holiday party for her staffers at one of her favorite haunts: Spike Mendelsohn’s We the Pizza on Capitol Hill.

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