Morning links: More doughnuts

January 30, 2013

Soundtrack: "Stubborn Love" by the Lumineers, who play a sold-out show at D.A.R. Constitution Hall tonight. (They return to Merriweather in July.)

• As miserable as last week's weather was, we can all agree that near 70 degrees is pretty good for January, yes? [Capital Weather Gang]

• The Kennedy Center announced plans for a $100 million expansion, including a floating outdoor stage on the Potomac River. [WaPo, City Paper]

• Washingtonian restaurant critic Todd Kliman on a change atop the magazine's 100 Very Best list: It's "something like what you typically see in a 400 meter race — the winner edges out the second-place finisher by four-tenths of a second." [Washingtonian]

• What is a colloquy? "A high-level serious discussion," says Merriam-Webster. Right then. So what is a dive bar? Here's a colloquy on the topic, featuring Fritz Hahn. [State of NoVa]

• Is there such a thing as too many new doughnut shops? The answer is no -- and here, have a ham and cheese doughnut. [Washingtonian]

• The Shakespeare Theatre Company led the way as the nominees for the 29th Helen Hayes Awards were announced on Monday. [We Love DC]

• Two words: NACHO GENERATOR. (Nachos generated seperately.) [Epicurious]

• The former Casa Nonna space in Dupont Circle is getting a new tenant: a steakhouse geared toward the ladies. [Young & Hungry]

• Skip Papa John's and his iridescent garlic sauce and make your own pizza for Sunday's Super Bowl. [WaPo Food]

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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