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Blogroll: Fuego Cocina 'Nails' Brunch, Bikeshare Comes to Shirlington, and More

An Arlington-focused roundup of what's being said in the blogosphere.

It had to happen sooner or later: The Bitches Who Brunch turned their attention to Fuego Cocina & Taqueria. Overall, the pair of reviewers gave the popular Clarendon restaurant an A-, saying it "nailed Mexican food in a classy way." According to Cori Sue: "All in all, the ambiance leaves something to be desired, but that’s likely because I’m a snotty D.C. Bitch. The food was really quite good, we enjoyed everything, particularly the empanadas, tuna and French toast. Frankly, we have no complaints." Sounds like a win. Read the complete review here.

Not feeling like going out? Stay in with scratchDC. Clarendon Nights has the dish, so to speak, on the new food delivery service in Arlington and Alexandria. The site samples scratchDC's creamy garlic pram fettucini with lemon grilled chicken, and details every step, from the arrival of the ingredients to the final preparation. Check out what Clarendon Nights had to say about the service — and the site's special promo code for those who want to give scratchDC a try.

Switching gears, Capital Bikeshare has arrived in Shirlington Village. You can find a picture of the new station on the Shirlington Village Blog Spot. The new station is one of 33 planned for Columbia Pike and South Arlington.

It seems like this feature wouldn't be complete without a mention of the controversial Columbia Pike streetcar. You may have seen an op-ed by Arlington County Board member Libby Garvey, a streetcar opponent, in the Washington Post. Greater Greater Washington did, and counters her argument here, saying, "Arlington County is on the right track." Likewise, Alexandria Transportation Commissioner Kevin Posey also picked apart Garvey's column in a blog post that was featured on our Arlington and Alexandria Patches.

Speaking of contributions to our Local Voices platform, we had this interesting post on the Washington Balalaika Society orchestra. The post talks about the group, about Russian music and about a 78-year-old man who recently learned how to play a new instrument. Want more? The group is celebrating its 25th anniversary with concerts in Bethesda and Arlington. The local show is May 19 at Yorktown High School.

Did you know? Anyone can blog for Patch. On some of our Patches, local bloggers like to post a few paragraphs teasing their own sites and then link out to them. And that's perfectly fine. One of Patch's goals is to be a community hub — and so this this is an effort to showcase some of the contributors to that community.

The following blogroll is a work in progress. We'll be adding to it regularly. Did we miss your favorite? Feel free to suggest local blogs for our list in the comments section below.

Blogroll:

Arlington's Car-Free Diet | Arlington Public Library | Arlington Real Estate News | Arlington Ridge Civic Association | Arlington Yupette | Ashton Heights Civic Association | Barcroft Neighborhood Home Page | BikeArlington | Bitches Who Brunch | Bluemont Civic AssociationBlue Virginia | Clarendon MomsClarendon Nights | Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization | Donaldson Run Civic Association | DCist | Eater DC | Ghosts of DC | Greater Greater Washington | Mason Center for Social Innovation | Maywood News | Ode Street TribunePike Spotter | Radnor/Fort Myer Heights Civic Association (RAFOM)Shirlington Village Blog Spot | Stop Hitting Your Brother | Sweet & Sour News | Ted's Take | Under One Roof | Unsuck DC Metro | And more to come...

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