Author Archive for Perry Stein

Yuppie Chow: Dogs Are The New Diners

Happy hour has gone to the dogs.

Are Six Little Pigs Too Much for the Salami Industry?

D.C.'s Three Little Pigs charcuterie hit with a trademark lawsuit.

Howard Theatre Plans Beer Garden With Barbecue This Summer

The nearly 104 year-old Howard Theatre in Shaw has suddenly found itself in a part of town with trendy bars on every corner and young residents with enough disposable incomes to fill them. The historic theater, which reopened as mainly a music venue in 2012 after a $29 million renovation and 32-year hiatus, is now […]

People Camp Out for Days to Snag a Georgetown Liquor License

Amir Yeroushalmie ate a Big Mac this morning on a chair in front of his tent outside the Reeves Municipal Center at 14th and U streets NW. He would have ventured farther than the McDonald's across the street for sustenance, but he couldn't leave his tent for too long. Yeroushalmie, a developer in D.C., is […]

Dupont Circle Citizens Take on Loud Nightclubs, One Decibel Reading at a Time

The music emanating from the rooftop at Dupont’s RoseBar Lounge just after midnight one recent Sunday morning is an indiscernible muffled hum. All that can be heard outside the back of the lounge is the discord of overlapping house music beats through the speakers, with occasionally intelligible lyrics about fulfilling a woman’s fantasy. The repetitive […]

What’s Brewing in the D.C. Beer Scene? Cease and Desist Letters.

Citizens Brewing Co. is months away from opening, but the Silver Spring craft beermaker already needs to find a new name. On Dec. 5, DC Brau sent its embryonic competitor a cease-and-desist letter, claiming that Citizens has violated its trademark of the word "citizen" in the context of anything beer-related. Earlier today, Citizens announced that it […]