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Why a Plastic Straw Ban in D.C. Would Be Redundant

Plus, a deconstructed banana split at The Watergate Hotel

D.C.’s Our Last Straw campaign recommends Aardvark Paper Straws
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Plastic straw ban

“Plastic straws are, right now in the District of Columbia, banned,” D.C. Council member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) told WAMU. That’s been effective since January 2017, but WAMU digs into this straw ban, which has never been enforced.

Coffee intel

Velo Cafe at District Hardware in The Wharf will begin begin takeaway coffee service starting this coming Monday at 7 a.m. Customers will be able to order takeaway coffee Monday through Friday only.

Farm to table

City Perch Kitchen + Bar’s new “chef’s rooftop salad” is filled with produce from the Up Top Acres farm housed high above the Pike & Rose development. Robert Dyer has more info about the partnership between the restaurant and the rooftop farming company.

Via Kingbird

Dessert wire

In pretty Instagrammable dessert news, The Watergate Hotel’s Kingbird Restaurant and Terrace is serving a deconstructed banana split. The $48 treat is enough for four to six friends, and is composed of vanilla gelato, chocolate sauce, Liege waffles, seared bananas, crème chantilly, chocolate-dipped banana, caramel sauce, and candied Hazelnuts.