Posts Tagged ‘Adams Morgan’

Pit Master Prose: Smoke & Barrel Chef Vinny Waide On Pairing Brew And ‘Cue

Smoke & Barrel, the new craft beer and barbecue joint inside the former top floor of Asylum, officially opens Tuesday night, Sept. 27, in Adams Morgan.  The blog DC Beer has a run-down of the venue's opening beer list, as well as a Q&A with the joint's "tavernkeeper," Matt Heffernan, formerly of Rustico, touching on […]

Boston Butting In: Smoke & Barrel Opens This Week In Adams Morgan

The planned conversion of Adams Morgan watering hole Asylum's top floor from a gothic biker-friendly vegan brunch spot into a rustic barbecue joint is nearly complete. Owner John Andrade's new concept Smoke & Barrel is soft-opening late this week, offering 24 draft beers, 60 types of bourbon and a menu including "Boston butt, racks of […]

27 Days Later: Duplex Diner Reopens Tonight

Duplex Diner in Adams Morgan is reopening to the public on Wednesday night after being closed for renovations for the past 27 days. New owner Kevin Lee describes it more as an extended soft opening. "It's kinda frantic around here," says the former bartender turned proprietor, explaining that the ongoing construction at the corner of […]

Vegan Haven Braces for Meaty Future: Big Changes Coming to Asylum

Construction begins Monday to covert the ground-level section of vegan brunch spot Asylum in Adams Morgan into a yet-unnamed barbecue and beer joint along the same lines as Standard and American Ice Company. Owner John Andrade tells WaPo the transition could take four weeks “if everything goes well," or up to six weeks “if there […]

Boston Pita Party: Amsterdam Falafelshop Eyeing Outpost in Beantown

The road to franchising your restaurant is paved with good intentions. Amsterdam Falafel proprietors Scott and Arianne Bennett would know: “To be honest, I was thinking about [franchising] from day one," says Scott. "We have a very franchisable model, so why not?” But, four years ago, when the Bennetts set out to open up a […]

More Elbow Room, Please! The Reef Seeks Higher Occupancy

Brian Harrison, owner of The Reef, is the latest Adams Morgan restaurateur to publicly complain about his restrictive voluntary agreement with neighbors. Appearing before the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board on Wednesday, Harrison described his efforts to be a good neighbor—supporting “every bunny-hugging cause out there," he says—and expressed frustration about being treated just […]

Madam’s Organ’s Bill Duggan Is So Over This ‘Voluntary Agreement’ Business

Longstanding Adams Morgan blues bar and soul food restaurant Madam’s Organ wants out of its binding "voluntary agreement" with neighbors, which places legal restrictions on certain aspects of the business, such as hours of operation, noise, and trash. Though he describes his own pact as "extremely nonrestrictive," as far as legally-binding restrictions go—for instance, Madam's […]

Patty Melted Away: Toledo Lounge Abandons the Ubiquitous Burger

Toledo Lounge was once described as "a laid-back place to grab a burger and chill." At least you can still chill. New management has done away with the burger as part of a sweeping menu overhaul at the longstanding Adams Morgan watering hole. "Every place has a burger," says co-owner Amy Bowman, also the proprietor […]

Quick Feeding: Lobster Corn Dogs and Other Tasty Piercings

Stick 'Em Up: Skewers, kebabs, pintxos, cake pops, push pops, even lobster corn dogs. D.C. is stuck on dishes on sticks. [Express Night Out] Doppio! Prego! Java joint Peregrine Espresso plans to its open its second D.C. location at 1718 14th Street NW next week, or just as soon as someone fixes that screwy espresso […]

Quick Feeding: 4/20 Holiday Recipes and the Money Maven

Munchies, Anyone? From the producers of "hippie crack," Georgetown's Baked & Wired wishes you a "happy 4/20" with a chance to win a giant cupcake. [@BakedAndWired via The Feast] Cooking With Herbs: Here are some directions for more festive 4/20 revelry. Grease pan, stir brownie mix, add in a wink and a nod. "I chose […]