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Looking West: As Andy Shallal, who describes himself as an “activist with food,” works on a possible Busboys & Poets location in Harlem, he also has Busboys projects cooking out west, including a location that’s in the works in Denver, and “expects to open a San Francisco Busboys within the next two years.” [Publishers Weekly]

Currently Out West: “Washington’s bad-boy barista” Nick Cho, formerly of the now-shuttered Murky Coffee, admits to Tim Carman that he can’t escape his tax troubles with the District and Arlington as gets his new coffee roasting business in the Bay Area off the ground. “I’m trying to get back on my feet. I’m trying to hopefully start a healthy business…” [WaPo]

Grocery Identity Politics: Apparently, no non-Safeway grocery stores have nicknames. (For fear of being accused of ageism by proud residents of North Cleveland Park, Y&H supposes that it would be insensitive to call the Giant supermarket near the Van Ness-UDC Metrorail station the “Geriatric Giant.” [TBD, DCist]

Innovative! How about some bacon-scented cologne mixed with “11 essential oils…to trigger pleasant memories.” [Eater Nat’l]

Construction Continues: At Cuba Libre, “architects are beginning to draw up plans for a new double-sided bar and potentially a private dining area.” Nifty. [The Feast]

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