HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Free Baked Goods

Posted August 25, 2010 at 10:53am

A small perk of the recent recall of a half-billion eggs: Those nearly naked ladies from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are returning to the District on Wednesday to protest the treatment of egg-producing hens. HOH has learned that the scantily clad gals will be handing out egg-free treats near the White House on Wednesday afternoon.

The “chicks,” dressed in feather headdresses and bikinis, will be stationed on the corner of 16th and H streets Northwest beginning at noon. In addition to cookies and cupcakes, the PETA women will also be distributing egg-free dessert recipes.

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Fans of the Muppets take note: Kermit the Frog is trading Sesame Street for the Smithsonian Museum of American History. The original puppet — created by Jim Henson from a green coat discarded by his mother — was scheduled to be donated to the Smithsonian’s permanent entertainment collection Wednesday.

Muppets co-founder Jane Henson and “Today Show” weatherman Willard Scott were set to be on hand for Wednesday morning’s donation. The trip to the Smithsonian is a bit of a homecoming for the beloved frog, since Kermit made his debut on the show “Sam and Friends” in Washington on local affiliate WRC-TV way back in 1955.

Kermit will be joined by 10 other characters from the show, but no word on whether Scott will dress up as Bozo the Clown, the character he played alongside Kermit back in the day.

Late to the Party

Did your invitation to celebrity chef Art Smith’s weekend wedding get lost in the mail? Never fear! The newlywed chef will be serving the same dishes from his wedding at his Capitol Hill restaurant Art and Soul. (For a price, of course.)

Smith married longtime partner Jesus Salguerio on Saturday. After the ceremony, the couple threw a barbecue-themed buffet lunch at Art and Soul that featured the creations of several celebrity chefs.

Throughout September, anybody can get a taste of the reception menu. The restaurant’s bar will be offering (for $12) a plate of three of the mini grilled lamb burgers that were dished out to wedding guests, including Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), Fox News host Chris Wallace, former NFL player Warren Sapp and musical artist Moby.

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