Happy Friday! Here’s our top five must-reads for this week:

1) Get Ready For (More) Gravy | Southern Foodways Alliance


This bi-weekly podcast explores the American south through food. Digging deep into the culture of the past and present, these narratives are equal parts cultural anthropology and mouthwatering meal descriptions.

2) The Good Food Revolution | Civil Eats


Our Cava team read Will Allen’s revolutionary book over the past few weeks, and it was a great way to reinforce the possibilities of healthy and sustainable food education across the country. Reworking America’s food system is more of a possibility for the future than you may think!

3) A Creative DC: Emma McAlary | Panda Head


Local DC creative Morgan Hungerford-West started the instagram revolution @aCreativeDC to foster the growth of the DC creative community. Follow along as the accompanying blog showcases the coolest creative minds of DC – we loved this recent showcase of photographer Emma McAlary’s work.

4) The 10 Bars With The Best Views In The World | Harpers Bazaar


How would you like to look out at the Indian Ocean in Bali while sipping a cocktail – or gaze across 360-degree views of London while enjoying bar snacks? Yeah, let’s all start packing now immediately.

5) Cava-inspired Breakfast Recipes | Cava Grill on Tumblr


Harissa Bloody Mary or Harissa Steak + Eggs, anyone? Let’s stay in this weekend, invite some friends over, and have a harissa-filled brunch at home – we’re arming you with a slew of breakfast-friendly recipe options.