Various little news items in DC’s food/gardening/sustainability universe that are noteworthy this week:
- DC doesn’t have a compost or yard waste collection system, as far as I know, so one entrepreneur has started offering a private compost pickup service: Compost Cab! Sounds like a good fit for people without access to compost piles who’d like to reduce their landfill contributions.
- DC is getting a lobster roll truck!!! I am such a huge fan of the food trucks (I’ll be reviewing Sauca soon), and this is a welcome addition to the fleet. Now if only someone would do a roving Ethiopian food truck…
- Speaking of food trucks, do check out Greater Greater Washington’s thoughtful post on the use of urban space & parking lots and how food trucks fit into that.
- Two grand openings of note: the new Dolcezza at 1704 Connecticut Avenue is having a party this Sunday, April 25 from noon to 6 p.m. According to the press release, “Guests will enjoy complimentary gelato, live bluegrass music by Olivia Mancini and complimentary smoked pork from Bev Eggleston with Eco-Friendly Foods.” Yum! Also coming soon to 14th Street is Cork & Fork (not to be confused with Cork wine bar and Cork Market, also on 14th street – sheesh!). It’ll open May 8th.
- And finally, major congratulations to the Guerilla Gardeners I mentioned last weekend – their successful transformation of the T Street & Vermont Avenue intersection was picked up by the local ABC affiliate. Click hear to see the video. I hope I can make it to the next event.
Also, I am totally jealous. After our unsuccessful morel hunt here in DC, my mom went back home to Washington State and found morels there. Hmph!