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Mercadito Nixes D.C. Plans, Another Chance for Doughnuts and More Intel

Mini news bites for the morning.

A Mercadito location in Las Vegas
A Mercadito location in Las Vegas
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Not gonna happen

Marriott is no longer getting a location of Mercadito. Washington Business Journal reports the restaurant group has nixed its plans to open a place in the Marriott Marquis hotel. Which means that hotel has a space for a marquee restaurant to fill.

Cake boss

Unsurprisingly, a business known for its cakes says that cakes are in and cupcakes are out. Reliable Source catches up with the owner of Fancy Cakes By Leslie, a Bethesda bakery known for providing cakes for political parties. [RS]

Court to Yelpers: Find a day job

Sorry, Yelpers. A court ruled users of the site are not unpaid employees, despite a class action lawsuit alleging as much. [E]

New regulations: fewer customers?

Food truck owners aren't too excited about the dedicated zones county officials are trying out in Rosslyn. They're claiming shorter lines and fewer customers in the new locations. [ARLNOW]

A good deed

For one day, hospital food is off the table. The owner of New York Pizza in D.C. hand-delivered a pie to a young child in the hospital. [FB]

One more chance for doughnuts

District Doughnuts has expanded its hours. The Capitol Hill essential doughnut shop is now open Tuesdays.

Speaking of "Tuesday"...

Today's a day to use Eater's Taco Tuesday map as a resource. At least ten places have deals.

And the Tweet of the morning...

Comes from @arlusk: