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Victor Albisu of Del Campo and Taco Bamba won chef of the year at the RAMMY Awards last night. “I’ve burned so many bridges on my way here. This is very strange,” he said. The full list of winners is here.


  • Phil Mendelson changes budget schedule after court win. [Loose Lips]
  • Metro is expanding its use of 7000-series rail cars. [WTOP]
  • Police say 11 people overdosed on a synthetic drug in D.C. on Friday. [NBC4]


Tipping Point: A new restaurant on H Street NE won’t accept tips.

Final Farewell: Folk-punk artist David Combs played his final set as Spoonboy last week.

The Gay Issue: In an era of rapid change, D.C.’s queer history is more relevant than ever.

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

  • DCPS hopes to keep families with new gifted programs. [Post]
  • Phil Mendelson changes budget schedule after court order. [LL]
  • Post ed board cheers schools report. [Post]
  • Former ANC commissioner convicted in attack on homeless man. [Blade]
  • Post ed board: Watch out on D.C. United stadium deal. [Post]
  • Synthetic marijuana overdose at homeless shelter. [Post]
  • DCPS spokeswoman Melissa Salmanowitz joins the feds. [Post]
  • Colby King: Don’t say murdered reporter was in the “wrong place.” [Post]
  • Capital Community News remembers murdered reporter Charnice Milton. [Hill Rag]

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

  • Did Spoonboy‘s last-ever show feel like prom? Maybe, but with a little more “fuck the gender binary.” [Arts Desk]
  • Woolly Mammoth won an advertising award for last season’s eye-popping posters. [Arts Desk]
  • Instead of outfitting its Silver Spring building with a giant inflatable shark for Shark Week this year, Discovery Channel is letting the public vote on a mural. Yawn. [DCist]
  • All the cultural, pop or otherwise, references Spiv made on the Kojo Nnamdi Show [Bandwidth]
  • Eight standout shows at the DC Jazz Festival [Post]

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

  • The 12 best restaurants in Virginia [Thrillist]
  • Can Roy Rogers buck the trend of big fast food’s decline? [WBJ]
  • Check out the menu for Nido, opening soon in Woodridge [PoPville]
  • Bardo brewpub releases seven new beers [Eater]
  • Ice Cream Jubilee releases “MarionBerry” flavor. [Washingtonian]
  • What it means for Denizens Brewing to be women-owned [Post]