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Dolly Parton may have worked nine to five, but for some neophytes in D.C.’s restaurant industry, their labor only begins after the typical office workday ends. A slew of professionals are turning to fine-dining establishments and bars around the District to get a taste of what food-hospitality culture is like—and they’re not doing it for the cash.


  • More than one-third of D.C.’s delegation to the Republican National Convention was LGBTQ. [NY Times]
  • Three men were shot and wounded in two separate shootings across the city early this morning. [WUSA9]
  • The District is cutting funding for a program that allows disabled and elderly people get taxis for cheap. [Post]
  • A newly painted basketball court in Barry Farms serves as a kind of sanctuary for local residents. [WAMU]
  • Racial-equality activists demonstrated outside the D.C. Office of Police Complaints yesterday. [City Desk]
  • The legal battle between chef Erik Bruner-Yang and his ex-business partners gets uglier. [Washingtonian]
  • D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and former City Paper staffer Mike DeBonis on Kojo. [WAMU]


  • The Wonder Drug: Naloxone can save lives by reversing opioid overdoses. Why is D.C. running out of it?
  • Music at the Luce Foundation Center: Tonight at 6 p.m., Big Hush and PraxisCat kick off your weekend.
  • Trump Hotel: The presidential nominee claims that he was “called on” to “save” the Old Post Office. Iffy.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • District cuts budget for taxi program meant to serve people with disabilities. [Post]
  • Pepco exec: Actually, our merger is good. [Blade]
  • Post ed board finds prosecutors’ light sentencing request for Jeff Thompson “confounding.” [Post]
  • Phil Mendelson on Friday’s The Politics Hour. [WAMU]
  • Changes to inclusionary zoning. [GGW]

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

  • In the era of Black Lives Matter, the March on Washington Film Festival shines a light on past struggles. [WCP]
  • Reesa Renee is leading the new wave of D.C. R&B singers. [Post]
  • Snail Mail‘s Lindsey Jordan discusses her band’s new EP Habit. [Bandwidth]
  • The state of D.C.’s free outdoor concerts. [WAMU]

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

  • Pineapple & Pearls gets a national nod. [Eater]
  • A countersuit against Erik Bruner-Yang is a little kinky. [Washingtonian]
  • Khachapuri continues to catch on. [Arlington Mag]
  • Some of these craft beer names are atrocious. [Thrillist]
  • Chatters question how Kinship dealt with a power outage. [Post]