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Union Market’s New Bakery Arrives February 3

Cider-friendly Thally is closing in Shaw

Assorted baked goods at Pluma.
Photo: Pluma

Opening alert

Married pastry chefs turned restaurateurs Camila Arango and Tom Wellings are opening their first brick-and-mortar eatery on Saturday, February 3 just down the block from dining hub Union Market. Pluma by Bluebird (391 Morse Street NE), which builds upon on the pop-up bakery the seasoned duo first introduced to the area a few years back, is projected to feature baked goods (croissants, seasonal sweets), coffee, gourmet sandwiches, pizza, beer, and wine.

The Shutter

Popville reports that Shaw restaurant Thally is closing on Saturday, February 3. The not-quite-five-year-old neighborhood eatery featured contemporary food (gourmet burgers, roast chicken) and dozens of hard ciders.


Pennsylvania-based chain Wawa is giving away free coffee until 6:30 p.m. on Sunday in honor of the Philadelphia Eagles playing in Super Bowl 52. Customers can claim one cup of coffee — any size — right up until kick off at Wawa stores in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and the new 24 hour location in downtown D.C.

Check, Please

Washington City Paper reports on how shady customers are exploiting recent changes to the rules governing credit card transactions to bilk local bars.