Food and Drink

ROC Guide Highlights DC Restaurants

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‘Ben’s Chili Bowl’
courtesy of ‘Michael T. Ruhl’

When picking a restaurant for your next meal out, why not choose a place where workers haven’t coughed all over your dinner because they’ve been forced to work with the flu?

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United) and their local branch ROC-DC just released their first annual Diners’ Guide: a Zagat-like booklet that scores national and local restaurants based on how they treat their workers. The guide includes the 150 highest revenue restaurants in America as well as some local spots already working toward better standards for their employees.

Some of the results aren’t exactly shocking (no, Hooters doesn’t lead the industry in fair treatment of their workers). Others may be more of a surprise: Capital Grille, for example, makes it onto a special list of shame for restaurants charged with discrimination and wage theft.

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Moby Signing “Gristle” at Busboys Tonight

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courtesy of ‘Rachel Elinor Catherine Davies’

Moby (yes, that Moby) will be at Busboys and Poets at 2021 14th St. NW tonight from 6:30 – 8:30, discussing and signing the new book GRISTLE: From Factory Farms to Food Safety (Thinking Twice About The Meat We Eat).

Moby edited the book, which examines how industrial farming is affecting the way we live, along with Miyun Park, the executive director of the Global Animal Partnership.

The 15 contributors include vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike and range from John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, to Lauren Bush, model and co-founder of FEED Projects.

We Love DC readers can order the book for $2.99 off the cover price (total $11.96). Simply enter 58191GR in the promo code space.