Author Archive for Jenny Rogers

Official State Status Eludes Maryland’s Soft-Shell Crab Sandwich

One Maryland state senator is not giving up the fight to make the soft-shell crab sandwich the official state sandwich of Maryland, despite his proposal dying in the legislature earlier this month. Sen. Richard Colburn, an Eastern Shore Republican, said he is willing to introduce his bill again in the Maryland Senate, where it passed […]

Copper Mug Theft Epidemic Sweeps D.C.

Yesterday, Y&H took a look at the theft of nearly all of Bar Pilar's copper mugs and the extreme measures manager Jonathan Fain has considered to protect them. It turns out the problem is far more rampant than that. Washington's kleptos seem to have a thing for copper mugs. Theft forced Black Jack to stop serving drinks out […]

Bar Pilar Considering Anti-Theft Measures for Its Copper Mugs

Bar Pilar bar manager Jonathan Fain is sick and tired of watching his copper mugs walk out the door. Of the 100 or so mugs that the bar uses to serve Moscow Mules, Fain says all but five have been lifted by sticky-fingered customers. Fain offers a simple explanation for the mugs' appeal: "If it […]

Live and Let Dive: Does Renovating a Beloved Bar Mean Quashing Its Charm?

There’s no reason to gloss over the many flaws of the old Hawk ‘n’ Dove, the stalwart Capitol Hill bar that closed in 2011 and reopened under new ownership two weeks ago. The original place was dark and rotting, the smell of urine persistent and legendary, the food just a cut above a frozen tray […]

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