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Posted at 3:14 PM ET, 01/25/2011

Doggie bag history: D.C.-area blogs

By Lori Aratani

Good afternoon. Isn't it nice to be able to stroll around town without feeling like a popsicle? Sadly, it's not going to last. The Capital Weather Gang is saying some areas around D.C. could get up to five inches of snow from Wednesday's predicted storm. Today around the blogosphere? We've got tips on saving money (on food and electricity) as well as a fun post on the history of the doggie bag. Read on.

The most walkable city in Virginia? Clarendon Nights tells us it’s Arlington (which edged out Alexandria for the title). And Clarendon is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Arlington. Shirlington also rates high for walkability according to Shirlington Village Blogspot.

Via Sweating the Big Stuff -- six tips for saving on your electric bill.

Rockville Central reports that a giant white tarp now covers what some have dubbed the “death ray” of Rockville. It seems the reflection off the south facing windows of the new District Courthouse under construction in Rockville created a heating effect that actually melted one car’s side view mirror mount. See it for yourself, here.

From Food & Think – the history of the doggie bag. (Once upon a time, they really were for the dog)

If you procrastinated and didn’t get reservations for D.C. Restaurant Week, have no fear, several dining establishments have extended the special dining week options for Restaurant Week prices. We Love DC tells you who.

That's it for now. Thanks for reading. Keep all those great blog suggestions coming. Have a comment, thought or blog you'd like to recommend? Send me an e-mail at or post below in the comment field.

By Lori Aratani  | January 25, 2011; 3:14 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Virginia  
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