Haves and have nots: On Sunday, when this truck showed up to restock the BP filling station at 5001 Connecticut Avenue, GasBuddy.com was saying 88 percent of DC gas stations were running on empty.
Some DC gas stations coming back online this evening. Still several without gas here in Northwest. This BP Station on Connecticut just got a partial fill up. @LindsayAWatts has more on at 10p @fox5dc pic.twitter.com/YqZPfftxVx
— Van Applegate (@vbagate) May 17, 2021
As of Monday afternoon, 69 percent of the gas stations in the District were still out of gas. One was the Exxon at Connecticut and Nebraska Avenues. But WUSA9 found greatly relieved drivers fueling up at the BP and the Shell stations just down the street.
Converting the vaccine hesitant: Around half the staff at Forest Hills of DC (4901 Connecticut Avenue) turned down the Covid-19 vaccine when it was first offered to them in January. By the end of March, nearly 80 percent of the workers were vaccinated. The New York Times reports on how the senior home got the hesitant to say yes.
Look but don’t touch: Rock Creek might look inviting when the temperatures rise this week, but this WaPo opinion writer explains that you don’t want to go in the water. Century-old sewer pipes have a lot to do with it.
The man behind the name: DCist in late March wrote about Melvin Hazen and efforts to remove his name from the park.
Still on the list: Sfoglina Pasta House (the Van Ness location is 4445 Connecticut) has had a few media mentions in recent weeks. It kept its spot on the Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand list, and a writer for Virginia Living wrote of the “magic” of Fabio Trabocchi’s restaurant, his inspiration, and “the worst day of [Trabocchi’s] career as a restaurateur.”
The best non-bagel shop bagel list: Washingtonian says Bread Furst (4434 Connecticut) has nailed the classic bagel.