Happy Monday! This isn’t any old Monday as today marks the beginning of Restaurant Week! Check out our Restaurant Survival guide for helpful tips about where to eat. Now, for today’s news.
- Sorry guys, Fed Ex Field is taking a page out of the TSA’s book. All bags brought into the stadium must be made out of clear plastic; essentially, you can only bring in large Ziploc bags. They also allow clutches the size of your hand, but what can you actually fit in there that you can’t put in your pocket? (via NBC Washington)
- We all know about the famous bull runs in Spain, but a bull run in Virginia? Sounds ridiculous, but it’s happening this Saturday. There will be 15 bulls and 9 steers chasing participants around a dirt track. As you may have guessed, the Human Society is not too pleased with this idea. (via Washington Post)
- Now for a turn to the creepy: there are signs posted by an anonymous source on 15th Street NW warning female pedestrians about a resident who secretly takes pictures of them as they walk by. Thanks for the warning, I guess? (via WJLA)
- Apparently there was a ridiculous amount of cops present at a screening of “Lee Daniel’s The Butler” in Silver Spring. And they weren’t idly standing by; they were double-checking tickets and directing people to their seats. Seems a little fishy, right? A theatre patron thought so, too, and called it racial profiling. Read the Regal Cinema’s response statement here and see if you believe it. (via Huffington Post DC)
- President Obama went golfing with “Curb Your Enthusiasm”‘s Larry David. I wonder how that friendship was struck… (via Huffington Post DC)
- The National Zoo has reopened after a suspicious gas smell. A gas line was struck, but everything has been fixed. Since all is well, you can go see the new Fisher Cat kitten its mama in their enclosure. (via DCist)
- To tie things up, check out this list of 62 Reasons Why DC is Best, courtesy of the Washingtonian. Do you agree? Disagree? Not care? Let me know!