RETIRED BUSES REBORN AS MOBILE FOOD MARKETS

Many communities are home to “food deserts,” or areas where grocery stores are inaccessible due to distance or cost. Food deserts can form because of deficits in public transit, high food prices, residents not owning vehicles or having limited mobility for various reasons, or other factors. Some areas, including Washington D.C., are lucky to have mobile food markets, which aim to alleviate this difficulty. Retired city and school buses have been turned into food and farmers’ markets in order to distribute fresh food to undeserved neighborhoods in many areas, including D.C., St. Louis and Toronto. RETIRED BUSES REBORN AS MOBILE FOOD MARKETS

I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, WE ALL DREAM OF ICE CREAM

Spring has sprung! (sorta) We’re still in that aggravating part of the year where the weather is having major mood swings and you have to check your phone in the morning to be certain whether you need a parka or shorts. After all, sunshine doesn’t always equal warmth. However, real Spring is so close, I can feel it. The flowers are budding with abandon, we’ll soon be sneezing a gross amount, and sunshine will be accompanied by warmth creeping over our bare shoulders and legs. Alas! I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, WE ALL DREAM OF ICE CREAM

STARSHIP TECHNOLOGY: TO-GO FOOD VIA ROBOTS

We are well into 2017, which means we are well into the future (marked undoubtedly by the fact that we have passed the date that Marty McFly travels to in Back to the Future). Yet, looking around, things feel more or less the same as they always have. Sure there are people walking into things because they have their noses buried in a handheld computer-like device, but there are no flying cars. There are seedless watermelons but no cure for cancer. We are still, without debate, a society in progress. But, like it tends to do, the future is still creeping up on us. In DC specifically, lately, this means one thing and one thing only: food-delivery robots!!! STARSHIP TECHNOLOGY: TO-GO FOOD VIA ROBOTS

APRIL EVENT SPOTLIGHT: DC TASTE OF THE NATION

Get your taste on to help end child hunger.


Who: Share Our Strength
What: No Kid Hungry | Taste of the Nation
When: April 19, 2017
Time: 7PM general admission / 6PM For VIP

Where: Nationals Park
Address: 1500 S. Capitol St. SE., Washington, DC

So, every once in a while  an organization comes along who genuinely cares. This organization actually rolls up their sleeves and really tries to make a difference in this world — and Share Our Strength definitely seems to be setting the bar quite high for the rest of us. APRIL EVENT SPOTLIGHT: DC TASTE OF THE NATION

DC’S FINEST FOODS: 2017 JAMES BEARD AWARDS FINALISTS

James Beard. If you’re any sort of foodie at all, the name probably rings a few bells. James Beard Awards are, more or less, the Oscars of the food industry. It’s a universal pat on the back for chefs everywhere that means (again, I’m paraphrasing here): “Your recipes are delicious. Make more.” The awards are held on the first weekend in May and honor everyone from chefs to restaurant owners, wine professionals, food journalists, cookbook authors, and restaurant designers, among other food professionals. DC’S FINEST FOODS: 2017 JAMES BEARD AWARDS FINALISTS

DC STYLE AND FASHION ICONS YOU SHOULD BE FOLLOWING NOW

Whoever said the city of DC was all work and no play? All politics and no fun? Well guess what my fashion mavens and aspiring style icons — we are totally #intheknow. Wonder where to get your local fashion fix you little trendy vogue fiend you? Well you’re kinda sorta really most definitely in luck. We crawled the web for some of the hippest, trendiest fashion and style blogs in the DC area and came up with a list just for you. Thank us later. DC STYLE AND FASHION ICONS YOU SHOULD BE FOLLOWING NOW