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A vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

D.C. Meets White House Goal With 70 Percent of Adults Partially Vaccinated

But racial disparities persist, meaning Black residents are getting sick and dying of COVID-19 at higher rates.

Mitch Ryals is away from his desk. Loose Lips Links will return on June 8. By Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com) ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar is closing in Truxton Circle because they couldn’t reach an agreement with their landlord. [Washingtonian]How line-sitting service Skip The Line pivoted in the pandemic. [WBJ]How to host a post-vaccine dinner […]

Photo lanyards for Teddy employees

Why Servers Might Be Wearing Their Faces on Lanyards in D.C. Restaurants

Lincoln and Teddy & The Bully Bar owner Alan Popovsky requires his workers to wear masks, but he wants diners to see their faces.

A D.C. restaurateur has a new strategy to improve relations between diners and employees as the city reopens. Starting this weekend, staff members at two D.C. restaurants, Lincoln and Teddy & The Bully Bar, will look like Capitol Hill interns with lanyards around their necks. The lanyards hold grinning photos of each worker, along with […]

D.C. Parking Enforcement Resumes

Starting Tuesday, June 1, all parking enforcement resumes.

Mitch Ryals is away from his desk. Loose Lips Links will return on June 8. By Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com) As D.C. Fully Reopens, What Does the Future Hold for Streateries? The streatery at Lulu’s Wine Garden is suitable for all weather. On a sunny day, […] The president and vice president dined at Le […]

What D.C. Museums Are Open and When?

Here’s a lightly curated roundup

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton wants public housing residents to be allowed to smoke weed. [DCist] D.C. Council’s special committee explores post-pandemic education. [WTOP] Mayor Muriel Bowser will include $20 million for Crummell School renovation in this year’s budget. [Twitter] By Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com) Del Mar Staff Pen Letter Demanding Change from Fabio Trabocchi, Then […]

Chef and restaurateur Fabio Trabocchi in 2013

Del Mar Staff Pen Letter Demanding Change from Fabio Trabocchi, Then Quit

“If you treat staff and everyone with dignity it will ultimately yield higher profits. It will benefit you in the immediate and long term.”

A group of servers and bartenders at Del Mar at The Wharf didn’t show up for their weekend shifts after penning a letter to restaurateur Fabio Trabocchi outlining changes they’d like to see at the restaurant. Eight staff members quit after the letter was sent. Another quit just before it went out. City Paper obtained […]

Photo of Adam Greenberg by Darrow Montgomery

Adam Greenberg Will Not Reopen Island-Inspired Coconut Club

"Hopefully we’ll all see Coconut Club make a comeback, in a different time, and a different location."

D.C.’s home for Spam fried rice and tropical drinks is packing up its proverbial suitcase. Facing challenges due to the pandemic, Chef Adam Greenberg initially shuttered Coconut Club for the fall and winter on Oct. 18. Now he’s making the closure permanent. “When we closed in October, the intention was always to reopen come spring […]

Cherries from Kilmer's Farm Market

Boost from Craigslist Founder Helps D.C. Central Kitchen Invest in Small Farms

"We went from being worried that we might go out of business to actually being profitable for the larger part of the year."

Like many people around the world, Derek Kilmer felt alarmed during the first three months of the pandemic. His family farm in Martinsburg, West Virginia, which his grandfather started in the 1940s, was in jeopardy. Kilmer’s Farm Market specializes in growing orchard fruit for schools, including some in Virginia’s Arlington and Loudoun counties. “School just […]

D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson

Mendelson’s Proposed Roll Back of D.C.’s Eviction Moratorium Fails

The D.C. Council (finally) approved the Comp Plan. [Urban Turf, WBJ] Cora Masters Barry was ‘bustin’ loose’ for her birthday! [Post] By Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com) Aslin Beer Garden is coming to the lot on 14th Street NW that Dacha walked away from after investing $200,000. [Washingtonian] Montgomery County restaurants get the green light to […]

Habesha Ethiopian Restaurant in Shaw

How to Be a Better Customer When Restaurants Fully Reopen in D.C.

Businesses have the right to set rules that are more strict than what the city or CDC says.

In a move that startled the D.C. hospitality industry, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on May 10 that restaurants and bars could dramatically increase their seating capacities starting this Friday. The new mayor’s order, issued today, makes some tweaks. Starting on May 21 at 5 a.m., both restaurants and taverns/bars can fully reopen at 100 percent […]

The Washington Capitals play the Boston Bruins at Capital One Arena on May 15, 2021.

Sports Are ‘The Reward of a Functioning Society’

With daily case rates dropping and more people getting vaccinated, D.C. sports fans have been able to watch their favorite teams in person.

ANC 8C opposes a liquor store’s license renewal. [DCist] Trump-endorsed multimillionaire GOP nominee Glenn Youngkin has a good shot at the governor’s seat in Virginia. [Post] Never forget the time Mayor Bowser called Chairman Phil Mendelson a “fucking liar.” [Twitter] By Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com) Puerto Rican Restaurant Qui Qui DC Opens in Shaw on […]


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