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D.C.’s next distillery is 100 percent female-owned. “We’ll meet people and they’ll say, ‘So, it’s the two of you and who else?'” says one of its founders. The distillery, Republic Restoratives, will focus on bourbon.


  • D.C. firefighter to be laid to rest today. [NBC4]
  • The Georgetown rabbi who pleaded guilty to voyeurism faces sentencing today. [Post]
  • Congressional committee heads to Northeast for hearing on D.C. school vouchers. [WAMU]
  • DDOT is installing barriers along the Pennsylvania Avenue NW bike lanes today. [@DDOTDC]


Your Summer Plans: Our 2015 Summer Arts & Entertainment Guide is here.

Sleeping In: A visit to the Georgetown mattress pop-up.

A Long Way From Home, Still: “I don’t think we can celebrate that homelessness is down 6 percent,” says D.C.’s human services chief.

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

  • Congress heads into the city for vouchers hearing. [TimesWAMU]
  • D.C. Council committee shifts money to building inspectors. [WAMU]
  • Metro plans anti-smoke incident strategy. [Post]
  • Suspicious house fire kills four. [Post]
  • Post ed board backs instant runoff voting. [Post]
  • More charter money in revised budget. [Post]
  • New seals will recognize bilingual students. [WAMU]
  • After Capitol Crossing, another potential development over a road. [WBJ]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • AAA tries to get on cyclists’ good side with roadside service. [WBJ]
  • MARC train hits a person north of Union Station, suspending some service. [AP]
  • And CSX train hits a person by the Anacostia River. [Post]
  • New hybrid Circulator buses will have USB ports. [Express]
  • Metro’s finances are now slightly less dire. [Post]
  • D.C. has better preschool access than any state. [Washington Times]
  • An FBI headquarters in Greenbelt could make the Anacostia River cleaner. [Post]
  • Why cities built destructive urban freeways. [Vox]
  • Today on the market: House in D.C.’s far eastern corner—-$375,000

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

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

  • Where to eat tater tots in D.C. [Thrillist]
  • Nine restaurants native Washingtonians love (if you grew up in upper Northwest D.C.) [Washingtonian]
  • How to navigate Lotte Plaza’s food heaven in Chantilly. [Post]
  • Korean Night Market coming to Compass Rose May 21. [PoPville]
  • Mekhong: what is it and where to find it [Zagat]
  • The Hula Girl food truck finds a home in Shirlington. [Eater]
  • Gaijin Ramen Shop to replace Kite Runner Cafe in Arlington. [ARLnow]