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D.C.’s first rooftop farming company has launched, with a garden above Oyamel in Penn Quarter.


  • Pizza Vinoteca lasts just six months. [Young & Hungry]
  • D.C. Council approves bill to let women get a year of birth control at once. [Post]
  • Connersmith plans a new gallery space in Shaw. [Arts Desk]
  • No, Bryce Harper doesn’t use chewing tobacco. It’s herbal! [Post]


Vandal Recants: In an interview, the Mount Pleasant man who spray-painted “KEEP DC WEIRD” and “#SUBWAYEATSHIT” on a forthcoming Subway is very remorseful.

Perpetuating Brunch: At new restaurant, brunch to be served late at night, lose all meaning.

2016: Mystery poll brings early intrigue to next year’s at-large Council race.

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

  • D.C. United considers going to Virginia instead. [PostWBJ]
  • Poll floats idea of Edward “Smitty” SmithKenyan McDuffie at-large runs. [LL]
  • Gas king Joe Mamo liquidates some of the kingdom. [WBJ]
  • New councilmembers get their committees. [Post]
  • Post ed board: audit the summer jobs program. [Post]

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

  • Connersmith is opening a new gallery space in Shaw… [Arts Desk]
  • …and Project 4, a gallery on U Street, has officially closed for good. [Arts Desk]
  • Who to root for at Sunday’s Tony Awards: all the contenders with D.C. connections. [Post]
  • Deanwood rapper Fatz Da Big Fella might have to change his name—he’s lost about 100 pounds. [Bandwidth]
  • D.C. buys the most print books on Amazon per capita of any major city in the U.S. [Post]
  • Donate to the National Building Museum and get your name slapped on a plastic ball in this summer’s “the BEACH” installation. [DCist]
  • In advance of David Combs‘ last show as Spoonboy tomorrow, listen to his new track, “Dr. Irving Kirsch.” [BYT]

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

  • What happens when food writers bring their toddlers to fancy restaurants [Post]
  • 16 questions hipster bars need to answer [BuzzFeed]
  • Chef Robert Wiedmaier plans two new Maryland restaurants. [Washingtonian]
  • 12 new frozen and frost drinks to try this summer [Zagat]
  • Sally’s Middle Name opens on H Street NE today. [PoPville]
  • The Corner Tex-Mix, now open in Arlington, combines Salvadoran, Mexican, American, and Mediterranean food. [ARLnow]
  • Restaurant Eve adds another lunch deal. [Eater]