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Obama’s favorite D.C. neighborhood? D.C.’s blogs

Good afternoon. It’s Tuesday, and despite the cold, it seems like the cherry blossoms have never looked better. But while lots of folks are thinking pink — a couple of our D.C. area bloggers are thinking orange — as in mac and cheese orange. President Obama’s favorite D.C. neighborhood? New Columbia Heights thinks they know.

A fan of macaroni and cheese? Well, here’s a chance to fill your stomach while feeding the food pantry at Capital Area Food Bank. Details from the CAFB blog.

Is Columbia Heights the First Couple’s new favorite D.C. neighborhood? New Columbia Heights lays out the evidence.

I like grilled cheese, and I love mac and cheese, but grilled mac and cheese may be just a bit too much. But if you’re game, Endless Simmer has a recipe.

Sweating the Big Stuff has gathered some interesting statistics on the folks most likely to cheat on their taxes – men more than women, singles more than marrieds.

Renew Shaw reminds us that there’s a special fundraiser at the Lamont Bishop Gallery to benefit the victims of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami. The show will feature artwork by 32 of the area’s top visual artists. The exhibition is curated by ReadysetDC's, Peter Chang and Curating for a Cause's, Jackie Cantwell and Allison Byers.

That’s it for now. Thanks for reading, and I’ll be back tomorrow with more great posts from the D.C. area blogosphere. Got a comment? A thought? A blog recommendation? E-mail me at or post your thoughts/recommendations below. On Twitter? You can follow me @loriara.



Lori Aratani writes about how people live, work and play in the D.C. region for The Post’s Transportation and Development team.


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