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The team behind Founding Farmers plans to open a $7 million distillery pub in Mt. Vernon Triangle. The menu will take inspiration from “the spirit of George Washington.” Make of that what you will.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Landmark Theatres has taken over West End Cinema and will reopen it. [DCist]
  • Donald Trump‘s comments about immigrants have some construction workers at his D.C. hotel site wary. [Post]
  • Here’s the plan to overhaul the historic Maine Avenue Fish Market. [WBJ]
  • The mayor ripped the D.C. Council over body cameras in an email blast. [Loose Lips]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

Power of Attorney: This new steakhouse started offering a $125 martini because lawyers from a big firm came in and said the menu was “too cheap.” Several people have actually ordered the drink. One man has ordered two.

Prison Riot: Read the latest review from our local ex-con TV critic of Orange Is the New Black.

Hunger Games: A whistleblower suit revealed rotting food, fraud, and millions of dollars lost. Why is DCPS renewing its contract with Chartwells?

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

  • Streetcar woes make the line open to criticism. [Times]
  • Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton wants flight restrictions at Reagan National. [WAMU]
  • Mayor Muriel Bowser slams D.C. Council in email blast to supporters. [LL]
  • Reason takes on the streetcar. [YouTube]
  • Walter Reed search turns up no gunfire evidence. [WAMUTimes]
  • D.C. area government wages show big gains; private sector wages less so. [WBJ]
  • Economic Growth D.C. group trashes $15 minimum wage proposal. [Economic Growth D.C.]

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci is off today (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • D.C.’s best outdoor drinking spots [Zagat]
  • Sloppy Mama’s food truck works to bounce back after fire. [Eater]
  • Olivia’s Diner now open on 19th Street NW. [Borderstan]
  • 12 things to see, eat, drink and do in July 2015 [Post]
  • Vapiano in Ballston closes after eight years. [ARLnow]
  • South Block Juice Co. opens new cafe in East Falls Church. [NoVa Mag]