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Posted at 3:40 PM ET, 01/12/2011

Marshmallows & weddings: D.C.'s blogs

By Washington Post editors

Good afternoon. We're halfway through the week. The snow we thought we'd be stuck shoveling instead headed north. And Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- a federal holiday celebrating the birthday of the slain civil rights leader. Later this week, I'll have a roundup of a various service projects related to King's birthday. But for today -- we've got a mix of fun and informative posts.

From Metrocurean: 11 dining spots to watch in 2011. Just reading this post makes my mouth water.

Serve DC is seeking donations of household supplies – toothbrushes, soap, sponges and other items -- to help homeless families making the transition to more permanent housing. We Love DC has a full list of items needed by the Transitional Housing Corporation – as well as details about where they can be dropped off.

In honor of yesterday’s "storm" – a photo of some amusing footprints in the snow from A DC Birding Blog.

From Food & Think, some interesting history and factoids about the little white pillow you drop on top of your hot chocolate. For starters: did you know that marshmallow is a plant?

A piece for all you Royal Wedding watchers. Many have speculated about who might make Kate Middleton’s wedding dress – but real foodies want to know: who will cater the wedding? Some thoughts from Endless Simmer.

Susie from Susie’s Budget and Policy Corner along with Diana Winthrop will be offering another series of workshops for nonprofit organizations and individuals interested in learning how to work with council staff and members of the media. Think this might be for you? More details here.

That's it for now. Thanks for reading. Flying cars? The secret formula for Coke? A box of lost ballots from the D.C. Mayor's race? Who knows what will turn up in the D.C.-area blogosphere. One way to keep up is to check back here tomorrow for another set of great posts from our D.C.-area bloggers.

By Washington Post editors  | January 12, 2011; 3:40 PM ET
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