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I Want a New Pug: Smoked Peanuts, Smoked Cheese, Smoked… – Urban Daddy profiles the “smoked everything” offerings from Black Pug Smokehouse, highlighting Black Pug’s smoky peanut butter and Jowl Jam. – Urban Daddy

Creative Crush: Undone Chocolate – ETXE blogger Stephanie M. Echeveste confesses her “Creative Crush” on Undone Chocolate in this Q&A; where co-owner Adam Kavalier discusses how Undone’s bean-to-bar process combines both science and art to make one heck of a chocolate bar. –ETXE

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Smoothie Ice Cubes from Bright Green are Pretty Ingenious – The Washington Post checks out Bright Green’s “Smoothie Shakers,” calling the smoothies an ingenious solution to the hassle of making smoothies. – Washington Post

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Cherry Blossom Creative Wins Adobe Creative Jam Competition – With just three hours to create a work of art on the spot, Cherry Blossom Creative won the Adobe Creative Jam competition by a landslide with their design inspired by the “Zelda” video game.




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Take A Trip To D.C.’s Indoor Beach, Where It’s Always 75 And Sunny – In little more than a week since its opening, the BEACH has garnered not just local – or even national – press; it’s gone global! Profiled in countless outlets from NPR’s Morning Edition to Thailand’s Cultured Creaturesthe National Building Museum’s indoor “beach” features a Union Kitchen Snack Bar with dozens of Union Kitchen Members products; with several Members also contributing to weekly evening programming with menu items and cocktail components. – NPR, USA Today, Washington PostCQ Roll Call, CBS Local, Vanity Fair, Fast Company, Daily MailArchitectural Digest, Mashable

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DC Couple at Chups Make Fruit Ketchup – Tommy McFly from WUSA9 visits Union Kitchen with Kori Hill Wallace and Matt Wallace of ‘Chups; learning about the husband-wife team’s process for making their delicious fruit-based ketchups. – WUSA9

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Why You Should be Drinking More Cold-Brew Coffee – Highlighted as a more viable option for coffee drinkers with sensitive stomachs, Confluence Coffee Co. discusses how their cold-brew coffee uses coffee beans aged in oak chips, for a brew that’s both fruity and chocolatey, with a hint of smokiness. – Washington Post


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Chef Space Kitchen to Help Foodie EntrepreneursChef Space, Louisville’s first kitchen incubator focusing on food entrepreneurship, celebrates its ground-breaking in a ceremony this week. Community Ventures, which owns Chef Space, partnered with Union Kitchen and the Louisville health department to develop an incubator that provides resources, training, and a licensed space for entrepreneurs to flourish. – The Courier-Journal, Louisville Eccentric Observer, The Lane Report, WDRB, Wave 3

Free Afternoon Program Teaches Children About Eating Healthy and Growing Vegetables – LEAF, a free-afternoon program organized by Common Good City Farm, teaches children “about healthy eating and how vegetables can taste good,” says program coordinator Kelly McGuinness, explaining that she believes that “Their hard work can often result in something fruitful. I hope they take that with them wherever they go.” – WJLA News

Volunteer D.C.: 14 Ways to Combat Hunger in The District – Common Good City Farm is highlighted as a resource for D.C. residents to help do their part to combat hunger in the District. The organization grows over 5,000 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables at their garden in LeDriot Park, and offer training in food production, healthy eating, and environmental sustainability. – DCist

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Are Stinging Nettles the New Ramps? – Common Good City Farm‘s resident herbalist, Tricia McCauley, discusses the current surge of stinging nettles on restaurant and bar menus across D.C., noting that they have a history of practical uses. “Nettles have been used medicinally for years,” says McCauley, “This year it unexpectedly showed up in my garden, so I made a tonic with it.”  – The Washington Post

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Cake Pops in D.C. and All the Week’s Hot DishPops by Haley founder Haley Raphael is hailed as “one to watch” for push-up cake pops that looked “darned irresistible.” – Forward