Small Plates Bistro Opening on H Street NE — A seasonal vegetable-oriented restaurant called Sally’s Middle Name will replace Pizza Parts & Service at 1320 H St. NE. Its name is a joke about how the owner has a middle name but his sister doesn’t. [Washington City Paper]
D.C. Apologizes for Delayed Trash Pickup — After trash and recycling in some areas has sat outside for weeks, crews will work through the weekend to catch up, the Bowser administration announced. Hazardous conditions in unplowed alleys delayed pickup. “Our crews are going all hands on deck and will work through the weekend to ensure that all trash is picked up in the next 72 hours,” a statement from the city said.
No Metro Fare Hikes for Now — Metro officials announced they have put on hold a plan to raise fares and substantially cut service. [Metro]
Taylor Gourmet and Chop’t to Open Near Nationals Park? — JDLand hears that the two fast-casual restaurants will open locations on 1st Street SE between M and N. [JDLand]
Staff Announcement — Hill Now has a new reporter: Andrew Ramonas. He comes to us from The National Law Journal and previously worked for Mainjustice.com. Originally from Illinois, he has lived in the D.C. area since 2005 and is a George Washington University alum. You can follow him at @andrewramonas. Welcome, Andrew!