- Awesome food blog Lunching in the DMV (as in "that dude's lunchin'") reviews Azucar, a Mexican/Latin American restaurant in the Layhill Shopping Center at Layhill and Bel Pre roads. "They have a great menu with a salads, meats, seafood and specialities," writes blogger Dskco, who notes "the place was packed," meaning it must be good.
- I couldn't stomach their narrative "A Chevy Chase Morning," but I'm still entering Bethesda Magazine's short story contest, open to residents of Montgomery County and parts of Northwest DC (of course, only the zip codes that border Bethesda. Guess Shepherd Park and Takoma aren't literary enough.) Winners will receive $500 ($250 for their "high school" category), a gift certificate to the Writer's Center, and of course get published in Bethesda Magazine.
Submissions for both the adult and high school categories are due on February 26. (Thanks to Rockville Central for the heads-up.)
- Do you ride the bus on 16th Street? BeyondDC points us to this petition from the Coalition for Smarter Growth to build a busway down 16th Street, presumably from Downtown Silver Spring to somewhere around the White House. "Buses account for 1% of the vehicles on 16th Street, carry 30% of the people traveling on it, and are allocated 0% of it as a dedicated running way," writes blogger Dan Malouff. "What’s wrong with this picture?" Nothing's been funded yet, but in the meantime, check out this video of the (also unfunded) K Street busway: