LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — With the worst of Hurricane Sandy in the rear view mirror, cabin fever is beginning to set in.
But thanks to social media, Washington residents now have a guide on where they can go to stave off the madness.
Although the federal government, schools and countless other locations remain closed, there are a number of restaurants and other businesses that have already dried out and are welcoming customers.
To get the word out, they have turned to Twitter and the hashtag “OpenInDC.”
Sending out a tweet with the affixed hashtag is like sending up the Bat Signal, or as James Earl Jones famously said in Field of Dreams, “People will come, Ray. . . People will most definitely come.” Only this isn’t a cornfield in Iowa.
With Metro resuming service Tuesday afternoon, accessing these locations should prove to be an easier feat.
District favorites such as Ben’s Chili Bowl, Busboy and Poets, The Palm and all Chef Geoff’s locations are open for business.
If you’re just looking for somewhere to pass the time, try Atlas Arcade or the Crime Museum.
Of course that is just a small sample of what has been reported. Here are a few other suggestions straight off of Twitter:
View a complete list of what’s #OpenInDC.