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by Andrew Ramonas — November 30, 2015 at 9:35 am 0

Obamas at Pleasant Pops (Photo via Facebook/The White House)

Obamas at Pleasant Pops — President Obama and his daughters, Sasha and Malia, visited Pleasant Pops in Adams Morgan over the weekend as part of Small Business Saturday, a day in which shoppers are encouraged to visit local stores and restaurants. The president had a strawberry ginger lemonade pop, while Sasha ate a cookies and cream pop and Malia sampled a cranberry apple pop. [CBS News]

Displacing Shaw Public Housing Tenants — The District is forcing elderly public housing tenants to leave single-family homes in Shaw and other parts of D.C. in an effort to sell the properties for profit. “The money that I paid there for the 42 years I was there, I could have had the house paid for,” said 84-year-old Levant Graham, who lived in a Shaw single-family home for public housing tenants. “I thought I had a good chance of getting the house, but I guess I didn’t.” [Associated Press]

Sietsema on ConvivialWashington Post food critic Tom Sietsema wrote that Convivial in Shaw is “putting customers first” and has a menu that’s “unlike any other restaurant’s in the city.” It serves “enticing entry points” like “crisp potato pancakes dressed with julienned celery root and crimson folds of dry-cured lamb; and leeks dijonnaise, basic on paper and beautiful in reality,” he wrote. [Washington Post]

Roofers Union, Shaw Bijou Chefs on ‘Top Chef’The Washington Post chats with chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley of Roofers Union in Adams Morgan and Kwame Onwuachi of the forthcoming Shaw Bijou in Shaw about their upcoming appearances on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” which begins its 13th season Wednesday. [Washington Post]

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