Morning links: Not cool [Updated]

January 31, 2013

Soundtrack: The song you know all the words to by Fun., who perform a sold-out show at DAR Constitution Hall tonight.

[Update: Young & Hungry reports the Cool Disco Donut name is no more.]

• Cool Disco Donut is taking heavy criticism for its name and logo, which you'll recognize if you're familiar with D.C. graffiti legend Cool 'Disco' Dan. Sample: "I hope you all support my new business venture Ben's Chilly Bowl serving fro yo and paying homage to an unaffiliated DC icon!" [Washingtonian, Facebook]

• If you're unfamiliar with Cool 'Disco' Dan, read Paul Hendrickson's 1991 profile, "Mark of the Urban Phantom," now. [WaPo]

• Ashok Bajaj has named his new Penn Quarter restaurant and simultaneously given Washingtonians another neighborhood abbreviation to roll their eyes at. [DCist]

Another burger chain is headed for D.C. in the next few months. [Burger Days]

• Area fishmongers would like to interest you in some northern snakehead. [WaPo]

• D.C. based deals site Living Social lost $650 million in 2012. [City Paper]

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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