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Bethesda Bagels Opens Its First Shop in Northern Virginia

New York style bagels from Maryland are on the move

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Bagels on the move

Bethesda Bagels, an essential D.C. bagel shop with three locations spread across Maryland and the District, has forged the Potomac River and set up shop in Arlington. ARLnow reports that a Rosslyn store began slinging hand-crafted, New York style rounds on Tuesday, November 6. Bethesda Bagels president Danny Fleishman told ARLnow that about 15 customers were waiting for the 6:30 a.m. opening on the Rosslyn shop’s first day. That’s not quite Call Your Mother-level bagel hysteria, but it’s impressive nonetheless. [ARLnow]

Diner won’t budge

Anyone worried that the original Bob & Edith’s diner on Columbia Pike was in danger of closing can breathe a sigh of relief. ARLnow ran an update to its story about the 50-year-old greasy spoon closing for maintenance, reporting that the restaurant was simply installing a grease trap. The outlet also got word from the owners’ lawyer that the chain has no plans to close or relocate any of its four locations across Northern Virginia. [ARLnow]

Sustainability advocate

Fiona Lewis, aka the District Fishwife, has been recognized as one of Washington’s most influential voices. Washington City Paper released its 2018 People Issue today, and the fishmonger with a shop in Union Market is featured as one of 21 people “who give D.C. its distinct character.” In a Q&A with WCP, Lewis talks about selling sustainable seafood and why people should eat more shellfish. [WCP]

Friendly ears

The White House yesterday suspended the credential for CNN reporter Jim Acosta after a tense news conference in which Acosta grilled President Trump about the way he’s depicted a caravan of Central American migrants. Trump called Acosta a “rude, terrible person.” This led famed D.C. chef and humanitarian José Andrés to offer Acosta a friendly place to vent. [Washington Post]