A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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? email@example.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. [WAMU, Times]
- 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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.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]