We haven’t done one of these for a while, and the links are piling up. So let’s get this show on the road:
When customers overstay their welcome: Bread Furst is in this Washington Post article about the work-from-a-coffee-shop crowd and their impact on small businesses.
Banana Leaf a Washingtonian “cheap eats” pick: The writers marvel at the fact this Sri Lankan restaurant at 5014 Connecticut Avenue has not yet drawn a crowd. Dishes rated as “don’t miss”: black-pork curry and the lampri, “a meal in a banana leaf.”
UP on the farm at UDC: NPR says The University of the District of Columbia is the only land-grant university with an exclusively urban focus, with research focusing on how to grow a lot of food in small spaces. One of those research spaces – is on the roof of Building 44 at the Van Ness campus. The rooftop garden is already producing a bumper crop of cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, Swiss chard and African basil. UDC held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 9th.
David Jonas Bardin got a tour while the roof was still under construction. Check it out.
Murch kid wins recipe contest, trip to White House: Timothy Burke’s vegetable confetti spring rolls impressed the judges in the 2015 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge run by First Lady Michelle Obama and the White House – and he got to represent the District at the Kids’ “State Dinner.” The 2014 DC winner, Max Wix, was also a Murch student.
— Lisa Lavelle Burke (@LL_Burke) July 14, 2015
You never know who’ll you’ll find at Politics and Prose: Literary Hub interviews P&P employees about what it’s like to work at a bookstore that’s a magnet for celebrities and political heavyweights. They’re not just showing up for book-signings, either.