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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

  • http://twostepsfromhome.blogspot.com Two Steps From Home

    This is really a great news. We should feel each other. We want peach. Thank you.

  • Heather

    I think the North Korean way of celebrating any day is more along the lines of "abject poverty," but okay.

  • http://none DC Foodie

    OMG, did you try Brixton yet? It is horrible. Well, at least the food is horrible. The place is nicely laid out, servers very slow, but they are just getting their groove. But, the food is really bad. I can't tell if this is intentional because it is, afterall, a British Pub. However, the fish and chips look like they come from the freezer section at Giant or Safeway, probably Costco though for better bulk prices. The burgers are dry, boring and dry, burned buns (and mine was supposed to be medium rare). The "chips" are way too thick baked potato strips. Yes, I know they are supposed to be big wedges, but not so big they are like eating baked potatoes. The ketchup and condiments are typical heinz products, loaded with high fructose corn syrup, nothing organic or homemade here. And the prices are very high, especially fot he low quality of food.

    Be prepared. You can enjoy the bar scene and roof deck, but if you are looking for good food or good prices, you will need to pass up on the Brixton. So sad.

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