01/26/15 11:05am

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9th and O Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending word about the switch:

“I’ll miss Azi’s but with compass and Colombe owning the yuppie friendly coffee market, and Starbucks sucking up the other traffic it probably made sense for them to transition a bit. The food is really, really solid. Happy to have a great option for cheapish food in the neighborhood besides ivy and coney dogs.”

Caribbean Citations facebook says:

“Our Mission is to provide customers with the most delicious and remarkable authentic Caribbean food made from the finest ingredients.

We open today from 10am-11pm.Place your order now.202-750-8744. 1336 9th street NW

Enter your traffic citations into our monthly raffle for only $1 for a chance to have your ticket pay by us.” Ed. Note: Also discounted prices everyday with a parking ticket.

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01/26/15 10:40am

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Photo via Smithsonian’s National Zoo

It’s like the Oscars for gianta pandas…

The big news shared by the Zoo over the weekend:

“The giant panda zoo awards were announced yesterday and Bao Bao won silver Panda Personality of 2014, and the David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat won bronze Favorite panda enclosure outside of China!”

01/26/15 10:05am

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2609 24th Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending these devastating photos Saturday morning from a fire in the former Murphy’s/future Bar Civita [“A modern American and Italian influenced restaurant in historic Woodley Park in Washington, D.C.“]. I’ve sent an email to the Bar Civita folks and will update when I hear back. Hopefully it won’t push the planned opening too far back.

Good update from owner Liam Civita:

“It is definitely an unfortunate setback, but it is only a setback. It will delay opening but not by much, as a majority of the damage was on the patio which we were replacing anyways in a couple of weeks. The fire department did a tremendous job in controlling and putting out the fire.”

01/26/15 9:40am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user  Erin

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