The view of the Metro mess from Van Ness: WTOP’s Mike Marillo was at the Van Ness station Monday, the first day the 7000 series trains were taken out of service. You can read what passengers were telling him and listen to his report here.
UDC taking the lead on DC health data careers: The University of the District of Columbia is one of ten U.S. historically Black colleges and universities chosen to lead efforts to train a more diverse workforce in the field of health informatics, which uses technology to collect and analyze patient data. UDC’s consortium includes Howard University, the DC government, and healthcare data firm Zane Networks. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has granted $8.7 million to the UDC-led program.
Praise for “thoughtful tacos” at Muchas Gracias: Tom Sietsema, The Washington Post’s food critic, included Muchas Gracias (5029 Connecticut) in his fall dining guide. The short version of his writeup: “Thoughtful tacos worth taking home.”
Feeling welcome at Buck’s: Buck’s Fishing and Camping (5031 Connecticut) has made Bethesda Magazine’s list of the area’s quintessential neighborhood restaurants, the types of places that get to know their customers so well that Buck’s owner James Alefantis says of the general manager, “Siiri [Saloma] knows who can sit next to whom and who got the restaurant in the divorce.”
I’m Eddie Cano’s growing family: We mentioned this project from the I’m Eddie Cano family in our article about ANC 3F’s meeting this week, but it bears repeating. Eater DC has more details about The Italian Bar, which is to be a Roman-style spot at 5008 Connecticut Avenue for gelato, espresso drinks and wine, and for a quick chat with the neighbors, if you’re so inclined.
Essential breakfast burritos: Little Red Fox (5035 Connecticut) has earned a spot on Washingtonian’s list of places to get a tasty breakfast burrito.
Essential pizzerias: Comet Ping Pong (5037 Connecticut) is one of Eater DC’s picks for the best pizza restaurants around DC.
Another price cut at the Palace of Happiness: The 11-bedroom mansion comes with a three-bedroom guest house, a heated pool, and an entry modeled after the Pantheon. But the Palazzo Della Felicita, constructed at Fessenden Street and Broad Branch Terrace in 2019, has yet to sell. The Washington Business Journal reports this home with “palace vibes” had its price reduced recently to $11.95 million. The property was originally listed for $15 million.