Congress votes to override D.C.'s 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia's governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And D.C., Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.
Starbucks will soon begin serving alcohol and small plates in the evenings at some stores in our area. It’s a simple idea: coffee during the day, wine and beer at night, aimed at those looking for a place to gather with a book club or linger with their laptop and a glass of wine. But it can be a challenge for smaller, independent cafes to bridge the day to evening crowd by shifting from barista to bartender after 5 p.m. We explore the coffee-to-wine concept in our region.
- Jessica Sidman Food Editor, Young & Hungry Columnist, Washington City Paper
- Kari Mitchell Librarian, Adult Information Services, DC Public Library’s Martin Luther King Junior Main Library
- Lizzy Peabody Manager, Colony Club D.C.
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