Afternoon Shots: January 3

Gamblers leaving their kids in cars, Metrobuses that are on time even when they're late, and more to talk about this weekend.
Afternoon Shots: January 3
The French-Swiss fare at Silo includes dishes like mussels in vermouth-leek sauce. Photograph courtesy of Reza Mohaddes for Silo.

Two people were arrested this week at Arundel Mills and Maryland Live! Casino for leaving small children in freezing cars. [Post]

Support for the Washington NFL team’s name is still strong, but slipping, according to a new poll. [Capital Comment]

The team met with a Dallas Cowboys assistant today for the vacant head coaching job. [Post]

A Metrobus can be seven minutes late and still be considered “on time.” [The Atlantic Cities]

The first diss track of the 2014 DC mayoral campaign goes after Hizzoner. [Loose Lips]

A record number of firearms were purchased in Virginia last year. [Richmond Times-Dispatch]

Speaking of guns and Virginia, some people want to bring guns into restaurants. [Best Bites]

Check out the Franco-Swiss fare at Silo, opening Saturday in Mount Vernon Square. [Best Bites]

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Benjamin Freed joined Washingtonian in August 2013 and covers politics, business, and media. He was previously the editor of DCist and has also written for Washington City Paper, the New York Times, the New Republic, Slate, and BuzzFeed. He lives in Adams Morgan.