Morning links: My kingdom for a dive bar

January 17, 2013

Welcome to the new-look Going Out Guide Blog. We had a little work done overnight. Today's soundtrack: War, performing at the Birchmere tonight.

Here's what you missed yesterday while you were reading the Manti Te'o story on Deadspin:

Snow today? Iffy, unless you live well south of town -- but enjoy that unscheduled teleworking today, anyway. [Capital Weather Gang]

Let's talk about dive bars, shall we? [DCist]

...and why we all have reason to blame Guy Fieri for helping to ruin them around here. [DCist]

Dining on the down-low, Madame Secretary? There's a restaurant with a secret entrance for that. [Conde Nast Traveler]

A salute to D.C.'s best sports bar snacks **cough cough Duffy's Chesapeake wings cough cough** [Eater DC]

"How long will it take you to flood this town with [growlers] again?" A few weeks. [WCP]

Ray's Hell Burger and Ray's Hell Burger Too are closed because of a landlord-tenant dispute. []

Magruder's markets are up for sale. [Post Local]

Adios, Michael Morse. We'll always have "Take On Me" and the beer shower. [DC Sports Bog]

Popeye's: Don't mess with Sietsema's coleslaw. [Ask Tom]

Finally, if it's Thursday, we're chatting at 1 p.m. [Got Plans?]

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Alex Baldinger is editor of the Going Out Guide blog, which covers food, drink, arts, music, events and other curiosities in the D.C. area. He is forever in search of a great sandwich.
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