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DC Council Considers Bills To Boost Local Innovators – Union Kitchen Members Compass Coffee and Tipple Supply Co. joined representatives from Union Kitchen in testifying for the Made In DC Program Establishment Act, which aims to create a branding strategy for D.C.- based producers, to increase visibility to the local maker, artisan, and culinary communities. – DC Inno


“Here’s the latest in restaurant business plans: get into a food incubator (in this case, Union Kitchen’s first class), develop a farmer’s market following that is impossible to satisfy, and when the lines get too ridiculous, commit to a bricks-and-mortar location. Done.” – On Tap Magazine 



11 Places That Put it on a Pretzel Bun –  Don’t be surprised to find more restaurants adding Pretzel Buns to their menus, including Federal City Bros. and Swizzler. – Eater DC

Reuben pizza is a thing. Here’s where to try it.  – “Forget Raymond. Everybody loves Reuben, apparently. Within the past month, two local pie-slingers — &pizza and Timber Pizza Co. — began serving a new option inspired by the classic sandwich, which is traditionally made with corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian or Thousand Island dressing.” – The Washington Post 

Timber Pops Up at Blind Dog Cafe starting Friday – Check out the Menu (including Blind Dog Cookies!)Timber Pizza Co.’s pop-up restaurant opened this past Friday, featuring breakfast, signature Timber pies, and Blind Dog cookies – Popville 

Lessons from USDA’s Farmers Market Help Local Food Businesses: The USDA spotlights Emma’s Bakeshop, Timber Pizza Co., and Dirty South Deli as success stories of their 2015 Farmers Market Season – USDA Blog

Things to Do in DC This Weekend January 7-10: Surrealist Sculptures, Comedy Shorts, and a Subway Ride Sans PantsCelebrate One Eight Distilling’s Anniversary with Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. and Milk Cult – The Washingtonian 

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The Hungries: The Best and Worst of D.C. Restaurants in 2015Which new D.C. spots made Washington City Paper‘s list for Best new restaurants of 2015? Members Guerilla Vending and Chaia are amongst the top picks – Washington City Paper

#LocallyInspired: Spend The Day In D.C.The stylish team from design magazine Domino choose to stop by Cherry Blossom Creative and Chaia when visiting the District – Domino

Friends of Eater Name Their Favorite Restaurant NewcomerAlum Jeremiah Langhorne’s The Dabney is an overwhelming favorite for best newcomer – Eater DC