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.
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:
Dear restaurant: If, in the middle of a glorious summer, you give me a weaksauce tomato, I can no longer frequent your establishment.
— Ashley Lusk (@arlusk) August 18, 2015