- WaPo reports that the terrorists now advocate “crowded restaurant[s] in Washington, D.C.” as possible targets. Yikes! Not good. However, this just means we need to eat out even more; otherwise, the terrorists win. Mrs. Me and I and others sat defiantly in the front window table at Cristina on University in Wheaton for an early October, 2002 dinner, right after the D.C. snipers had killed their first victims in Wheaton, Kensington and Silver Spring. Be vigilant, but be rational, and be well-fed — how many times did your mother remind you that you can’t fight Al Qaeda on an empty stomach?
- Wheaton Patch details some futzing around the edges of the Safeway redevelopment plan. Groundbreaking in spring 2011? Sounds good, but believe when seen. Also from Patch, news of the possible Wheaton-area community garden noted last week at Wheaton Calling.
- As a follow-up to the spaghetti tacos story (noted here), NYT has collected amusing photos of other dishes kids like. Several are quite artistic.
- The Gazette reviews the Rockville outpost of Againn. We’ve been to the original DC Againn and thought it was okay (scotch lockers seem awfully pretentious). For Irish grub, libation and ambience, I’m much more excited about the Limerick Pub.
- CityPaper notes Rogue States is likely gone for good from Dupont, but will open a new location on 14th Street. Steptoe, the law firm that sued RS, has come off looking more reasonable over the course of the D.C. Superior Court case, and the landlord less so. Meanwhile, don’t cry for Dupont-area burger lovers — several beefy options remain, or are coming soon.