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Eat Free Veggie Burgers Courtesy of the ‘Economist,’ Plus More Intel

Smithsonian honors hospitality giant Danny Meyer

The Economist food truck serving Beyond Meat burgers.
Photo: Beyond Meat

Going green

DCist reports that British pot-stirrer the Economist is bringing its Feeding the Future campaign to D.C., a move that includes distributing free vegetarian “Beyond Burgers” all over town from Wednesday, November 1, through Sunday, November 12. Those who stop by for a sample of Beyond Meat’s plant-based patties will also be offered a deeply discounted subscription to the renowned publication. [DCist]


New York restaurateur Danny Meyer is the latest recipient of the Julia Child Award, an honor bestowed upon the hospitality leader during a gala kicking off the 3rd Annual Smithsonian Food History Weekend (Thursday, October 26, through Sunday, October 28). The creator of Shake Shack and Union Square Cafe — which is coming to Mt. Vernon Triangle in the future — was lauded by former employee turned Make It Nice co-founder Will Guidara, Union Square Cafe executive chef Carmen Quagliata, and food writers Calvin Trillin, Ruth Reichl, and Nick Lander.

Beer Here

A new bar has taken up residence on the transitioning strip that currently houses Michelin-starred Kinship and Metier. PoPville reports that MVP Sports Bar, which says it serves “dozens of beers” along with whiskey and tequila, is now doing its thing at 1015 Seventh Street NW. [PoPville]


Store Reporter reports that bakery chain Le Pain Quotidien is expected to plant a new location in Potomac, Maryland. [SR]

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