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High Five a Philadelphian: Wawa Opens Its Fifth D.C. Store in Adams Morgan

Plus, chefs talk about the importance of representation at big-ticket food events

An Italian hoagie from one of Wawa’s D.C. locations
An Italian hoagie from one of Wawa’s D.C. locations
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Beloved subs land on 18th

Wawa, the Pennsylvania-based quick stop shop for subs, pretzels, and coffee that Philadelphians embrace with a rabid intensity, is opening its fifth D.C. store today at 4 p.m. in Adams Morgan (2424 18th Street NW). The chain will host a grand opening celebration with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 6 p.m. and will be giving away free coffees through Sunday, September 29. There will also be a community lantern lighting to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light the Night DC Walk. Washington City Paper has reported that not everyone in the neighborhood is thrilled about the arrival.

Quote of the day

A column from WCP explores how big-ticket food events in D.C. are showcasing a more diverse crop of chefs than ever before. Bluejacket chef Marcelle Afram, who’s competing in the Capital Food Fight this fall and chairing the Arcadia Farm Dinner this weekend, likes to remind herself that showing up is more important than outshining other chefs in attendance. [WCP]

“You’re Middle Eastern, you’re a woman, and you’re gay,” she tells herself. “You’re also in a position of power and have the capacity to put yourself out there and see something represented that you’ve never ever seen represented.”

Another Pupatella in Arlington

Pupatella is close to opening its second Arlington shop for some of the strongest Neapolitan pizza in the area. Owner Enzo Algarme tells ARLnow he expects the new pizzeria (1621 S. Walter Reed Drive) to open by the end of October. Pupatella has also secured a lease for a shop in Reston as part of a larger expansion plan. [ARLnow]

This town

DCist takes a look at how some of the usual suspects around D.C. are gearing up for pun-packed drink specials related to upcoming impeachment hearings for President Donald Trump. [DCist]