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Yesterday Sonia tweeted “Torchy’s Tacos Can you please put a Torchy’s at 1800 M St NW in D.C.? I promise you, business would be good!”

I had never heard of Torchy’s but based on the replies people really really love them. So it’s time to play (and please do remember remember, playing is not mandatory if this ain’t your thing) what chain would you love to see in D.C.? You can see what folks pined for in 2015 here and in 2009 here. So who/what are you pining for today?


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“Five month-old golden doodle Murphy looking sharp after first visit to the groomer. Murphy’s hood is Congress Heights and his groomer is right across the line in PG County.”

“Waffles just celebrated his eighth birthday at his home in Petworth! He really enjoyed his special pumpkin and peanut butter cake.”


2500 Georgia Avenue, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I would love to pose a question to the community in light of the discussion around the new ByndFit gym:

Maybe we can just crowdsource it from comments, but I will also just ask directly in case anyone has something like this just lying around: Does anyone have a spreadsheet or list of all of the pools suitable for lap swimming in the District, their hours, and the cost to use? I know that there are some DPR options, but I was hoping to unearth any hidden gems, e.g., the Fairmont Hotel pool in the West End (you can purchase a membership to swim there, but I don’t know the price). And I am talking about pools for lap swimming, specifically). Just want to see what we can put together. And yes, I sorely miss the YMCA on Rhode Island and 17th, with the huge pool open from 5AM to 11PM. Thank you all”


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