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Posted at 2:57 PM ET, 08/24/2010

Hipster robot bike army: 5 great blog posts

By Lori Aratani
Washington Post editors

Happy Tuesday. If you could choose just one thing -- one thing to be included in the National Museum of American History, what would it be? I Spy Things D.C. has a few ideas (eight to be exact) in honor of Wednesday's scheduled donation of the original Kermit the Frog. What else is news in the D.C. area blogosphere? Food trucks. Read on!

Once dismissed as "roach coaches" -- food trucks have become a booming enterprise here in the D.C. area. Those in search of a mobile fix can score everything from a lobster roll to a cupcake. And every day, it seems, new trucks and new concepts are sprouting. So perhaps it's no surprise that regular brick and mortar restaurants are beginning to raise concerns about the mobile competition. ReadysetDC outlines some of the issues. The Hill is Home also tackles what is likely to be a spirited debate.

Social Media Club D.C. will be hosting a happy hour Wednesday at Busboys and Poets on Fifth and K. The $10 admission will benefit Gulf Coast families – and happy hour prices will be extended.

Who says there’s no space for a garden? Bread for the City chronicles its experiment with rooftop gardening in this post “One Pot at a Time” on their Beyond Bread blog.

New Columbia Heights reports that a filmmaker is looking for a “hipster robot bike army” for a new film to be shot in the District. Click here to see if you fit the bill. And start working on the acceptance speech for your Oscar.

First Kermit, then? With the National Museum of American History’s announcement that it has acquired the original Kermit the Frog, I Spy Things D.C. nominates eight other pop culture items the Smithsonian should add to its collection. Among those: the top hat and jacket from the original version of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” starring Gene Wilder.

That's it for today. Before I forget, I want to give a shout out to a blog that will be near and dear to those with a sweet tooth (but don't want to wait in line at Georgetown Cupcakes). CupcakeOMG! chronicles the comings and goings in the cupcake world (and who knew it would grow into such a large world?). Thanks for reading. Back tomorrow with more great posts from the D.C. area blogosphere.

By Lori Aratani  | August 24, 2010; 2:57 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Virginia  
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