City Desk

Our Morning Roundup: From Padma to iPad Edition

Padma_Lakshmi_by_David_ShankboneCreepy news from Arlington Cemetery: A Virginia funeral home was fined $50,000 for mishandling bodies awaiting burial at the hallowed national cemetery. As if that weren't enough, The Washington Post also found gravestones "lying in the muck near a maintenance yard."

As foodies, reality TV fans and Padma Lakshmi devotees probably already know, Top Chef DC premiered last night. Washingtonian's Best Bites Blog has an episode recap (they had to cook for a Cherry Blossom Festival cocktail party—how touristy!) as well as predictions about the season from local Top Chef alums.

Virginia is adopting a six-year, $7.8 billion plan to improve transportation. It's unclear whether threatening to ruin the federal funding agreement for Metro is part of that plan...

The end of D.C.'s Apple-less days is nigh: The Georgetown Apple store will be opening tomorrow at 5 pm and giving out free shirts to the first 1,000 customers.

Photo by David Shankbone/Creative Commons Attribution License

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