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For a city of its size, D.C. can seem shockingly sparse on kosher options. That’s why an entrepreneurial team out of George Washington University, led by Rabbi Yudi Steiner, has launched Brooklyn Sandwich Co., a one-of-a-kind kosher food truck serving classic fare like pastrami and pulled brisket as well as knishes and other treats. Here’s how the team found its wheels.


  • This D.C. State Board of Education race should be on your radar come November. [Loose Lips]
  • Mayor Muriel Bowser will appear on The Politics Hour today, during a summer of administrative change. [WAMU]
  • U.S. Postal Service employees in the District have been charged with distributing weed out of their offices. [Post]
  • For the second time in just two days, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a driver in Northwest. [WUSA9, Post]
  • Neighborhood bloggers get a shout-out in Express. Says one: “I’m pretty strong on my boundaries.” [Express]
  • Metro has opened a police investigation into last month’s derailment at the East Falls Church station. [WAMU]
  • Post columnist Colby King: “What in the world” were prosecutors thinking in the Jeffrey Thompson case? [Post]


  • The Exhibit Pivot: D.C. museums have increasingly turned toward displays for big audiences. Is that good for art?
  • Black Manhattan: All Purpose’s take on the classic Manhattan consists of bourbon, amaro, bitters, and a maraschino cherry.
  • Supply and Demand: All District houses currently on the market would sell in 1.4 months, a sign of a shortage.

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • A place that once sold live goats is now… an outdoor music venue? [DCist]
  • D.C. has a lot of good music. You might have missed some recently released albums. [Bandwidth]
  • Did you know there’s a farm in D.C. where urban farming and live music merge? Now you do. [DC Music Download]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The co-owner of Chaplin’s was hit and killed early Thursday morning. [NBC4]
  • Bill didn’t submit a cookie to the first lady cooking contest—Hillary did. [Post]
  • More poke is coming to D.C. [Eater]
  • Get a look at Whaley’s new brunch. [BYT]
  • Seven BBQ spots to try in Northern Virginia. [Arlington Magazine]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The roof of a public-housing building partially blew off, temporarily displacing some 50 tenants. [Housing Complex]
  • The incident is symptomatic of larger financial and infrastructure problems in the District’s public housing. [WAMU]
  • Editorial: Adams Morgan’s planned SunTrust plaza redevelopment is “disproportionately massive.” [Borderstan]
  • The former Coast Guard headquarters in Buzzard Point will be transformed into residential and retail space. [WBJ]
  • Housing officials decided to postpone a vote on financing the huge Barry Farm redevelopment. [Housing Complex]
  • NIMBYism in Los Angeles reaches new heights with a proposed ballot measure backed by A-list celebrities. [LAist]