City Desk

The Needle: District of Cuervo

Everybody Getting Tipsy: Here's your weekly reminder that people in D.C. like to drink...a lot. D.C.'s average alcohol consumption was the second highest in the United States, according to a study from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The study found that D.C. residents drank about 3.89 gallons of booze per capita in 2012, the most recent year data is available. D.C. was topped by New Hampshire, where residents drank an average of 4.65 gallons. Better luck next year. (Note, as always in these studies, D.C. was being compared to states.)  -1

The Point of No Return: BLT Steak is now selling wagyu beef “flights” so customers can sample and compare a range of the high-end, high-cost meat. -2

Deja Vu: There is scheduled track work on every single Metro line this weekend. Happy travels! -4

Crowd-Pleaser: Late into last night's Nats rain delay, Ian Desmond threw free gum and sunflower seeds at the few remaining fans. +3

Friday's Needle rating: 45 Today's score: -4 Today's Needle rating: 41

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