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Barbecue sauce from a beer tap is now a thing. Smoke & Barrel says they’re doing it partly for cleanliness, partly for the cool factor.


  • Yvette Alexander has a challenger in Ward 7. [Loose Lips]
  • Congressional Republicans want to undo two D.C. anti-discrimination measures. [WAMU]
  • “Bustin’ Loose” no longer plays after every Nats home run. [Washingtonian]
  • Metro to expand car sharing to new stations. [WTOP]


Sing With Your Mouth Full: Record a vinyl record and eat a sandwich at this new Adams Morgan cafe.

Listen In: In anticipation of this year’s In It Together Fest, check out this mixtape of live cuts recorded at DIY shows.

Survive and Advance: This year’s Filmfest DC almost didn’t happen, but it’s shaping up to be one of the best.

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

  • Congress goes after more District laws. [WAMUPost]
  • Yvette Alexander gets a challenger in Ward 7. [LL]
  • How the District got so friendly with Uber. [WAMU]
  • Marijuana smokers find a way to break the law even with legalization, manage to avoid arrest anyway. [Post]
  • AP class distribution isn’t equal in DCPS. [Post]

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

  • Historic designation could disrupt redevelopment of Georgetown’s West Heating Plant. [WBJ]
  • Borderstan returns! [ARLnow]
  • Why you shouldn’t hold your breath for new Metro lines. [PlanItMetro]
  • Capitol Hill school slated to become residences. [Capitol Hill Corner]
  • More numbers show that the D.C. area’s population growth is slowing. [Post]
  • For now, the D.C. metro area is the world’s 77th largest. [GGW]
  • A video on researching your home’s history at the Washingtoniana Collection. [The Home Story]
  • A critical take on the Barry Farm redevelopment. [MintPress News]
  • Tonight, learn about family homelessness from experts, a homeless resident, and … me. [Street Sense]
  • Today on the market: Rosedale rowhouse/church—-$399,998

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

  • Listen to live cuts from HemlinesTwo Inch AstronautWitch Coast, and other area acts on the InFestDC mixtape. [Arts Desk]
  • Photos of Mary J. BligeGwen StefaniUsher, and more from the Earth Day concert on the National Mall [Arts Desk]
  • At AdMo’s new Songbyrd Record Cafe, you can record your own track on vinyl on a 1947 Voice-O-Graph. [Young & Hungry]
  • A look at Arlington County’s shuttering of Artisphere [The Kojo Nnamdi Show]
  • Local punk acts Sneaks and Pure Disgust round out this list of rad black punk-rock bands. [Shotgun Seamstress]
  • Stream Beauty Pill‘s first LP in 11 years, Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are. [Noisey]
  • The National Theatre’s next season presents a lineup of solid musicals with little star power. [Post]

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

  • Peter Chang‘s Rockville restaurant is now open. [Washingtonian]
  • Compass Rose celebrates one year. [Eater]
  • The Royal, coming to LeDroit Park, will serve Colombian food. [Post]
  • 11 D.C. restaurants to spot politicians [Thrillist]
  • Local real estate developer will open Australian restaurant, Oz, in Clarendon. [WBJ]
  • El Centro is no longer coming to Shaw. [PoPville]
  • Quarry House finds a temporary home in former Piratz Tavern space. [DCist]