My esteemed colleague, Andy Donohue, is in Fort Worth, Texas, taking part in the annual conference of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE). We’ll see if he learns anything that he can put to use here.

But that aside, he did send back a dispatch a few hours ago.

Loyal Sloppers will remember one of my first posts in which I took up one of Andy’s causes. Some wondered if I was relaying his concerns with my tongue pushed far into my cheek. His plea, of course, was for local restaurateurs, sandwich shops and burrito joints to provide recycling bins for patrons.

Wouldn’t you know it, but there he is in Fort Worth, eating a sandwich, and he reports back:

“Even in this bastion of conservatism, there are places to recycle your cans and bottles,” Donohue says.

He proceeded to text message everyone in the office.

Let’s make this clear once and for all: For all the trouble I may have given Donohue about his bleeding-corazon views, he does have a point. It’s absolutely unconscionable that so few eateries in this city have recycling options.

One notable exception is Solunto’s bakery in Little Italy.

Send me your own nominations of places with proper recycling in San Diego and I’ll give them a hat tip, too.

SCOTT LEWIS

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