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Low-cost lunches: Columbia Heights

Three open-face tacos on a bright yellow plate with a lime wedge and radish on the side.
Taqueria Habanero tacos. Photo: Paige Hopkins/Axios

D.C.’s restaurant scene is enormous, so we’re targeting specific neighborhoods for some of our food roundups.

Today, we’re zoning in on affordable lunch options around Columbia Heights, because it’s one of our favorite neighborhoods and it has quality food that doesn’t break the bank.

A roundup of D.C.'s WeWorks

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Photo: Kiyoshi Ota for Bloomberg via Getty Images

To escape the drudgery of his kitchen and occasionally avoid a commute to Axios Worldwide HQ in Clarendon, Axios Publisher Nicholas Johnston has begun sampling the District's WeWorks.

Why it matters: This might be the future of work, man! A little at home, a little in the office, a little everywhere else.

The DMV music industry's pandemic pivot

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Jeremiah Collins operates the camera at an ONLe.ViBez Session. Photo: Paige Hopkins/Axios

Small music venues and up-and-coming artists have faced numerous challenges since the start of the pandemic. However, jam-packed concerts and music festivals are slowly returning with COVID-19 precautions in mind.

Why it matters: COVID-19 has created long-term changes in the music industry, and D.C.'s artists will have fewer opportunities in the interim to perform as a number of popular music venues closed permanently due to pandemic setbacks.

Making friends in D.C. just got easier

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Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

When ten young D.C. residents who'd become friends over TikTok decided to organize a casual meet-up at the National Mall in July, more than 200 people showed up. Now, months later, they are the founders of DMV Besties, a community of young adult friendship-seekers more than 700 strong.

Why it matters: When COVID-19 sent the globe into lockdown, millions of people were forced to reconfigure friendships and community building in a largely virtual environment. DMV Besties helps to fill that void in a city that has seen a decade of population growth and is also recovering from the ongoing pandemic.

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