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RIP SuperShuttle

The blue airport shuttle buses’ days are numbered: The company is shutting down the service as it faces ongoing competition from rideshare apps. Its last day of operation is on December 31, so have a backup plan during the holiday travel period if you relied on SuperShuttle.

 

DC pilots free or reduced transit fares

Low-income households are disproportionately reliant on transit—in DC, up to 48% of bus riders are low-income. A new nine-month pilot program will test providing these residents low fare or free unlimited access to bus and rail. While several American cities have limited transit subsidies, so far Kansas City is the only major operator to provide areawide free transit.

 

🎶Every bite you take...I’ll be rating you🎶

Yelp, but for individual dishes—that’s the intention of the new app Simmer, which launched last week. The creators envisioned it to make mom-and-pop shops more visible and unfamiliar cuisines more approachable. So far the app’s launch is just for DC, with plans to expand nationally.

 

They brought baseball back to DC―at what cost?

DC Chamber of Commerce President (and former CM) Vincent Orange, Sr. and other local politicians were recognized last week for bringing an MLB team back to the District in 2004 with, among other things, a baseball signed by Nats GM Mike Rizzo and Ryan Zimmerman.

Thousands march to Basilica

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Just throw some cardamom on there

If the weather outside is frightful, warm up with custom holiday cocktails at night one of the 12th annual Holiday Cocktail Seminar. Five bartenders present their own original holiday cocktails, tell the story of what inspired the drink, and show you how to make it at home. (6:30pm)

 

Annual Holiday Raffle at 9:30

Donate perishable food and gently worn clothing to get raffle tickets for a chance to win the big prize of a pair of tickets to every 9:30 show in 2020. Going on through December 31, with more deets here

 

Tunes: Mount Eerie

Sad songster (previously The Microphones) from the PNW at the intimate Miracle Theater, singing beautiful songs like “Love Without Possession” with Julie Doiron off their new Lost Wisdom Pt. 2. (8pm)

 

Robert Frost’s winter

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”? “A Winter Eden”? Michael Manson isn’t just a former lecturer on literature at AU, he’s a past president of the Robert Frost Society. At Bier Baron. (6 pm)


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