The ubiquitous brown flip flop may be hazardous to your health, according to an article in the Washington Post.
The Post reports that podiatrists are treating a rash of flip flop-related injuries in the D.C. area, including one District-based foot doctor who treats at least one flip flop injury per day during the warm-weather months.
The health dangers of flip flops include stress fractures of the metatarsals, plantar fasciitis, cuts, bruises and sunburn, according to the article. But the scientific evidence is a bit thin.
“Very few studies have looked at the pros and cons of flip-flops,” the Post notes. Perhaps researchers can interview a few of Arlington’s bevy of dudes in brown flip flops.
Said the tipster who sent us the link: “Breaking news! Residents of Clarendon need to be alerted immediately.”
Manhattan Bagel (4201 Wilson Blvd) remains closed as it undergoes renovations and a management change.
Ballston bagel lovers are being forced to cross Wilson Blvd to get their bagel fix at Panera Bread in Ballston Common Mall while the store remains closed.
A half dozen workers were busy inside the store when we stopped by this afternoon. A woman who identified herself as the outgoing manager said the newly-revamped eatery should reopen next week.
Tribbett had been considering running for the seat vacated by the retiring Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple. He would have faced a tough primary battle between County Board member Barbara Favola, who Whipple has endorsed, and Lt. Col. Jaime Areizaga-Soto, who is expected to officially announce his candidacy at tomorrow’s Arlington County Democratic Committee meeting.
“We have two capable candidates,” Tribbett told ARLnow.com this morning, adding that he was not planning on endorsing either candidate quite yet.
Tribbett said his decision was a personal one that was made tougher because he had been receiving words of encouragement and pledges of financial contributions.
Photo via Twitter
It appears that two District-based food trucks are dying an inglorious death in a Columbia Pike parking lot.
The trucks — Meathead Mobile Eatery and La Gloria Mexicana — were spotted cooling their heels last night in the parking lot of the former Bob & Edith’s Diner II location at 4707 Columbia Pike. Once free to roam the streets of D.C. and serve meals to hungry office workers, now they sit food-less on the Pike with “for sale by owner” signs in the window.
The trucks were both said to be a part of the Sauca food truck empire. Meathead Mobile served a menu of four meat-centric sandwiches. La Gloria Mexicana served quesadillas and other portable Mexican cuisine. The Twitter accounts of both trucks say they’re on “spring break.”
A third, unmarked truck sat in the rear of the parking lot — its potential for branded mobile food service thus far unfulfilled.
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