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D.C.’s first rooftop farming company has launched, with a garden above Oyamel in Penn Quarter.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- 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]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
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? email@example.com)
- D.C. United considers going to Virginia instead. [Post, WBJ]
- Poll floats idea of Edward “Smitty” Smith, Kenyan 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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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? email@example.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]