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Word on the Hill: Let Them Eat Cake

Restaurant week comes to a close

Purchases of Ocean Prime’s Carrot Cake leads to a donation today. (Photo courtesy of Ocean Prime)
Purchases of Ocean Prime’s Carrot Cake leads to a donation today. (Photo courtesy of Ocean Prime)

It’s not just any Friday, it’s National Carrot Cake Day. This has been a long week and everyone deserves some cake.

Ocean Prime is marking the day by donating $1 to the nonprofit No Kid Hungry for every slice of their Ten Layer Carrot Cake purchased during lunch, happy hour and dinner.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., have been spotted in recent weeks at the D.C. branch, located at 1341 G St. NW.

Restaurant Week

Sunday is the last day of Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, so check out the available $22 lunch and $35 dinner options at various locations in the DMV. Capitol Hill spots participating in restaurant week are Acqua Al 2, the Monocle and Bistro Bis, among others.

Reminder: Metro madness

Service on the Metro’s Orange, Blue and Silver lines will be affected by a major track work project planned for Saturday and Sunday. Free shuttle buses will replace all trains between Foggy Bottom and Eastern Market and six stations will be closed: Farragut West, McPherson Square, Federal Triangle, Smithsonian, Federal Center SW and Capitol South.

Also, lower-level platforms will close at Metro Center, which will only be open for the Red Line, and L’Enfant Plaza, which will be open for the Yellow and Green lines.

Heard on the Hill This Week: Poodle Emergency and McConnell’s Dinner Plans

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ICYMI: Staffer guide

Heard on the Hill has released a guide to help staffers navigate Capitol Hill, from getting that first job to learning how to make the most of your career. Check it all out here

Happy birthday to…

Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga, 47.

Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Va., 58.

On Saturday:

Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., 70.

Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., 56.


“Oh, did he? Did he do the accent?”

— Ryan, when asked about President Donald Trump referring to former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, before declining to comment further. 

“Your job is very, very secure.”

— Trump to Senate Chaplain Barry Black at the breakfast.

What’s going on?

Have any tips, announcements or Hill happenings? Send them to AlexGangitano@cqrollcall.comNiels Lesniewski and Kellie Mejdrich contributed to this report.

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