City Desk

The Needle: Punk Burger

Bad Mouth: Satellite Room has named a burger after Ian MacKaye, a notable D.C. punk musician and notable, uh, vegan. -3

Bon Vivant: Bonchon, the Korean fried-chicken chain, is opening its first D.C. location in Navy Yard around springtime 2015. I've never been, but according to one WCP editor, this is great news because Bonchon is "fucking delicious." +6

Nanny State: D.C. cops are stepping up their friendly game. Today the Metropolitan Police Department sent out a kind tweet suggesting that people wear sunglasses while driving for "visual comfort." +4

Shame Spiral: The percentage of people who think the Washington football team should change its name has tripled over the last decade, according to a new ESPN poll. But, the poll found, 75 percent of people still think the name should stay the same. -3

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