For our Afternoon Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a roundup of news and opinion from Alexandria, Virginia and around the area. Here are some news items that caught our eye.
In the News
Will it snow again in our area AGAIN this week? Beyond the potential snow, sleet and freezing rain it could bring, it’s also going to deliver the coldest air of the season by Monday. (CWG)
Urbano 116 will start serving street tacos, moles, and churros on Monday in Old Town Alexandria On Monday, January 21, Sparrow’s dream will be realized with the opening of Urbano 116 at 116 King Street in Old Town Alexandria. To serve the type of food he wanted there, Sparrow found he had to convince a chef based in Mexico City to join him. (Eater DC)
Kraft Foods opening a pop-up shop for furloughed federal employees this week Plenty of local restaurants, theaters, and breweries are stepping up in the wake of the government shutdown to offer relief to furloughed federal workers. Now a national brand is getting in on the action: Kraft—best known for mac and cheese that comes with very cute commercials—is setting up a pop-up grocery store in D.C. this week for government employees. (DCist)
Copies of a fake Washington Post paper handed out in the D.C. area today Volunteers distributed fake copies of The Washington Post Wednesday morning across Washington, D.C. The satirical paper predicts Trump leaving office after months of women-led protests. (NBC Washington)
This weekend’s 2019 Women’s March is forced to change venue due to the government shutdown The Women’s March is no longer happening on the National Mall this weekend. (WTOP)
- Fairfax Connector to offer free rides to feds working during shutdown
- Jose Andres ‘Chef for Feds’ Kitchen & Cafe opens
- 4.7 magnitude earthquake reported offshore near Ocean City, Maryland
Inside the ‘Chefs for Feds’ Kitchen and Cafe in Washington, D.C.
Inside @WCKitchen DC crisis kitchen feeding Govt workers who have not gotten paid because of the #shutdown … you will find love, support, delicious food and furloughed feds volunteering to serve their neighbors. @chefjoseandres 🥘❤️🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/qJGc5jI1Zx
— Tommy McFLY 🤷🏻♂️ (@TommyMcFLY) January 16, 2019