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Posted at 2:45 PM ET, 08/23/2010

Restaurant Week extended? 5 area blogs

By Washington Post editors

Happy Monday. Hard to believe that summer is almost over. What's the chatter in the D.C. blogosphere? It's about fine dining -- at a discount and safe shopping online. Struck D.C. has an important post for policymakers and regular folks like us. They've taken the time to examine collision data to determine whether men or women are more likely to be in accidents.

Foodie procrastinators alert! If you missed out on D.C. restaurant week no need to fret. Many area restaurants are offering extended restaurant week menus, so if you didn’t make it to Café Atlantico or the Oval Room, you still have a shot. The full list is here thanks to Dining in D.C.

Just Up The Pike has moved three hours north to Philly, but he’ll still be blogging about the Pike and other cool places. We check in with him and his thoughts about the Great Seneca Science Corridor plan.

Shop safe. Online shopping has become such a routine part of many of our lives that we sometimes forget that we need to be careful – particularly if you want to buy something from a lesser known site or take advantage of special offers from third party Web sites. Sweating the Big Stuff has 10 tips for safe online shopping.

The folks over at Struck D.C. have taken a closer look at collision data in the District and broken down accidents involving both pedestrians and cyclists by gender. It looks like male cyclists are more likely to be involved in bike accidents; in incidents involving pedestrians the numbers are almost even between genders.

Fat and broke is how Lunching in the DMV's describes her culinary tour through New York No cupcakes here, but plenty of noodles, pizza and gelato was had by all.

That's it for today. Thanks so much for reading. And thanks for sending your great suggestions for can't miss blogs in the D.C. region. We'll be back tomorrow with more selections from the D.C. blogosphere.

By Washington Post editors  | August 23, 2010; 2:45 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Virginia  
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