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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.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- 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]
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LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Congress goes after more District laws. [WAMU, Post]
- 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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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? email@example.com)
- Listen to live cuts from Hemlines, Two Inch Astronaut, Witch Coast, and other area acts on the InFestDC mixtape. [Arts Desk]
- Photos of Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani, Usher, 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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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]