Celebrate July 4 the North Korean Way
In case you're not into Budweiser and hot dogs, here are two less all-American places to celebrate your patriotism:
Pyongyang Gang Pop-up at The Blaguard
North Korea hates your American guts, but the Pyongyang Gang (named after the country's capitol) just wants to fill them. The Korean-style food pop-up inside Irish pub The Blaguard in Adams Morgan will be celebrating the Fourth with a bulgogi-and-beer blowout from 12-5 p.m. Mike Thompson, the guy behind the Wednesday-only pop-up, will also be debuting a banh mi sandwich tomorrow called "Banh Mike." Because burgers are overrated.
Bangers & Bubbles at The Brixton (above)
Independence Day is supposed to be about America's independence from Britain, so it might feel slightly treasonous to head to a British pub. But you can have political amnesty since The Brixton at 9th and U streets will have a sweet view of the fireworks from its rooftop bar. The newly opened restaurant from restaurateurs Eric and Ian Hilton will be celebrating with $9 bangers and $8 glasses of Chandon sparkling wine (or $32 for a bottle) from 1 p.m. on.
The Brixton photo by Jessica Sidman