Weekend Buzz: Restaurant Week, Cat Senators, & Style Stars

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Say good-bye to your fear of the bandage dress — Spanx is opening its first round of brick-and-mortar stores, and Tyson's Corner will be one of the lucky new locales. Look for the shop to open sometime in October. (WWD)
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You've got two more days to take advantage of Restaurant Week, but the dizzying list of participating restos can be overwhelming. Luckily, Washingtonian mag's food critic Todd Kliman is stepping up to give us his list of discounted must-eats. (Washingtonian)
The nowhere-near-front runner in the Virginia senate race, Hank the cat, is busting out the negative campaign ads. If you're pro-kitty, consider stopping by his fundraiser event this afternoon — if not, we're sure you'll still get a kick out of his campaign headquarters. (Huffington Post)
It's no secret that the DMV is steeped in history, but it's easy to forget how our city got its start. This awe-inspring set of pics shows D.C. back in its early days — with nary a Starbucks in sight. (DCist)
We're officially in love with Arienne Thompson's job. As a fashion and celeb reporter for USA Today, she goes from interviewing A-listers on Capitol Hill to covering a store opening without skipping a beat. And, of course, she does it all while sporting high-style getups. (Washingtonian)
Photos: Via DCist, Washingtonian
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