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Friday, May 25, 2007

All the Arlington News You Care About - 5/25

Does the Post have a Clarendon bias?
Should I-66 be widened?
What do you think about the new pizza place Cafe Pizzaiolo?
What about the redevelopment plans for Crystal City?

Interesting stuff this week, I'd love to hear your comments.

Mike DeBonis and Erik Wemple (City Paper) take issue today with the Washington Post’s fascination with all things Clarendon. The reporters, targeting the Post’s recent front-page feature on boomers flocking to Clarendon, complain that over the year’s, the Post has written stories about virtually every demographic loving Clarendon. The Post, the reporters say, seems to think that Clarendon is great for EVERYONE. Read more.

Scott McCaffrey (Sun-Gazette) writes that the upscale Indian cuisine of Sangam Restaurant took top honors at Taste of Arlington in Ballston this weekend for the second year in a row. Read more.

Hegstad also wrote that the first public forum on conceptual plans for the redevelopment of Crystal City got mixed reviews. Read more.
David Schultz (Arlington Connection) wrote about plans to widen I-66. He quoted County Board Member Chris Zimmerman. Read more.
Nancy Lewis (Washington Post) gives a glowing review today to a new pizza restaurant in South Arlington, Cafe Pizzaiolo. The restaurant boasts “clay- oven-baked pizza good enough to walk there for, even on the muggiest day,” Lewis wrote. Read more.



Blogger Miles said...

Yeah, I've noticed that the Post loves Clarendon. But it seems like Clarendon has been sliding from cool & relaxed to trendy & overrated -- see the new Liberty Tavern, which tries to be stylish & expensive but comes off as wannabe & overpriced.

I guess what I'm saying is that every neighborhood goes through lifecycles, and it seems like Clarendon scene is past the young & hip phase and into the Cheesecake Factory phase. What do you guys think?

9:39 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm excited about the "new" Crystal City. I know it's still a long way off, but it's been such a dull place for a while now - change there is excting, and it seems like there is more going on there already (Artomatic, etc)

9:09 PM


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