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James Beard Foundation recognizes Penn Quarter chefs; planning commission hearing in Annandale, Va.

Fiola Restaurant in Penn Quarter is nominated for a 2012 James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant . (Scott Suchman for The Washington Post)

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Several chefs with restaurants in D.C.’s Penn Quarter neighborhood were announced as semifinalists in the James Beard Foundation’s 2012 Restaurant and Chef Awards. (Penn Quarter Living)

The Nationals are tweaking the wind-up of recently signed starting pitcher Edwin Jackson. (Nats Insider)

The Annandale Planning Commission is meeting tonight to discuss a new proposed housing development on Little River Turnpike. (Annandale VA Blog)

A graduate student at American University has resigned as legislative director for Maryland Delegate Sam Arora after Arora voted against the same-sex marriage bill. (AU Eagle)

Following a recent incident in Reston,Va., it’s fair to say that recent criticisms of the Girl Scouts are too extreme to succeed. (The Washington Post)

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