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Posted at 2:35 PM ET, 11/ 9/2010

Much ado about hot dogs: D.C.'s blogs

By Lori Aratani
Washington Post editors

Good afternoon. Lots of sunshine and more wind than I expected -- but no rain, so no complaints. Before I get to today's roundup of D.C. blogs posts, I have to pause for a quick commercial. If you haven't -- check out the new ad for our iPad app, starring Ben Bradlee and Bob Woodward. It really is a hoot (and yes kids, that's what your grandparents call a "typewriter.") Now on to the D.C.-area blogosphere.

Greater Greater Washington reports that D.C.’s Department of Transportation has released a new list of possible Ciruclator routes. DDOT’s study recommends 10 new or extended routes including a Waterfront-Dupont Circle via the Mall and Farragut Square link and an Anacostia-Skyland-Minnesota Avenue link. More details here.

Much excitement brewing about DC-3, the new hot dog joint opening on Capitol Hill. The restaurant, which will offer hot dog varieties from across the country is the brainchild of the folks behind Matchbox Pizza and Ted’ Bulletin. The Hill is Home has a sneak peek. Our Going out Guide also has details (mmmm, cotton candy!)

Crispy on the Outside tells us about the Kansas State University professor who lost 27 pounds on what he dubbed the “convenience store” diet – Twinkies, Little Debbie snack cakes, Doritos. But Mark Haub said that doesn’t mean you should run out to your nearest 7-Eleven. Rather -- keep in mind that for weight loss, pure calorie counting is what matters most — not the nutritional value of the food.

From the CAFB blog – three ways you can help the Capital Area Food Bank this season (and it’s not just limited to the holidays, help is welcome year-round!)

They look a bit like ginger root and despite the name they are not artichokes, but they are delicious. The Bitten Word offers this very simple (and most likely delicious) recipe for preparing Jerusalem artichokes.

That's it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great rest of the afternoon. I'll be back tomorrow with more intriguing posts from the D.C.-area blogosphere. Suggestions? Comments? Post below or send me an e-mail at

By Lori Aratani  | November 9, 2010; 2:35 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  
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