When it comes to culture, we’re interested in lots of it… music, art, sport, and most of all, food. Here’s what we’re into this week:


1. Hip Hop Taught Us Everything We Know About Food | Bon Appetit

This awesome infographic proves that hip hop and food are more connected than we may have originally thought. Here’s a glimpse: Rihanna says “cake” 142 times in “Birthday Cake (Remix),” Drake rhymed more about food than anyone else in 2015, and “dough” was the most commonly used food term to describe money. 

2. The Most Underrated Brewery in Every State | Thrillist

Too many great breweries aren’t being talked about enough. This article points out the brewery in every state that definitely deserves more love. The unsung beer hero of DC? None other than DC Brau (available on tap at some of our locations)!

3. Los Angeles: City of Breakfast | New York Times

The New York Times makes a bold assertion that LA is now the breakfast capital of the country. LA breakfasts are noteworthy because the meals are interesting, fresh, and satisfying. The article also points out the popularity of LA breakfasts on social media: “A runny egg probably increases your Instagram likes by 87 percent.”

4.  7 Types of Fruit Trees You Can Grow in Your Living Room | Food52

So, you forgot lemons at the store (sad face). But then, you remember you have a lemon tree growing in your living room! This Food52 article breaks down the best decorative and edible plants for your living room, including hassle-free olive trees and water-once-a-week fig trees.

5. Caffeine For Sale: The Hidden Trade Of The World’s Favorite Stimulant | NPR

But first, coffee (caffeinated, preferably). Caffeine’s popularity reaches far and wide, but caffeine companies are not often well-known, hiding in the shadow of soft drink and energy drink brands. This NPR article explores the intricate “global web of caffeine” that brings the world together.