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The Passenger Aims for May, Plus More Intel

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The Pug
The Pug

The Pug does politics

Don't tell the owner of The Pug that D.C. "needs a recession." An Iowa Republican who said as much now has the pissed off bar owner fundraising for his competitor. [WaPo]

Virginia is for lovers — and is beloved

Thrillist pens a love letter to Virginia from D.C., particularly regarding its food scene. And there are some fightin' words in there. [Thrillist]

A drink and a book

Eater runs down some of the best beverage books out there, plus what to drink with them. [E]

Eater tracking

The Passenger is now on target for a May opening. The shuttered bar moves to a new location in Shaw this spring.

The Shutter

Figs Mediterranean has closed and the space is now up for lease, PoPville notes. The cafe was located in the Palisades neighborhood. [PoP]

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