· The $100 gift certificate to the very, very delicious Monsoon is... Katherine, who sent this incident of magical pho (Monsoon's pho, available at lunch and weekend brunch, is goddamned great, by the way):
After I broke up with the boyfriend who led me to Seattle I contemplated leaving town over a bowl of pho—the most perfect creation! Exotic (to a Central Virginia-raised girl)! Comforting! Cheap! Suddenly I got the phone call. Cast in my first show! I'm still here. Thanks, pho!
· And out of sheer pity—even WE buy our interns coffee!—the gift of sweet, sweet (not actually necessarily sweet) caffeine in the form of a $50 gift card toCaffe Vita goes to rookypox, who wrote in:
As much as I love helping those far hungrier than myself, there's a selfish motive here. I'm an intern and meet my boss weekly at Capitol Hill's Caffe Vita. I don't complain because their soy lattes are delicious, but they aren't cheap. Help a sister out?
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