Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Council’

You Say You Want to Raise Chickens? Do You Know the First Thing About It?

Councilmember Tommy Wells' proposal to allow D.C. residents to raise chickens ran a-fowl with some residents. This morning, Y&H talked to Wells' chief of staff, Charles Allen, who said the Health Department is now reviewing the idea and may simply rewrite the rules to allow urban chickens. Wells' plan, in other words, could be hatched without […]

RAMW Opposes Cheh’s Proposal to Grade Restaurants

Mary Cheh's proposal to implement an L.A.-style system to grade D.C. restaurants on their cleanliness has not been received well by the folks over at the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington. If I were to grade RAMW's rhetoric in the release it just sent, I'd give the prose an "A"—for its righteously "angry" tone: The legislation […]

How to Influence Meddlesome Senators Over Our Extended Inauguration Drinking

Mark Bucher does not need a publicist to tell him whether he can tell a joke in public, which is one reason why, aside from his namesake sandwich, I like the founder and co-owner of BGR: The Burger Joint in Bethesda. Earlier this week, I went trolling for comments from chefs/mixologists/bartenders about Sens. Dianne Feinstein […]

Tiffany Short on Expanded Drinking Hours During the Inauguration

Tiffany Short is the former mixologist at PS 7's who, earlier this year, got our nod for Best Use of Infused Vodka. Short is now at The Gibson, Eric Hilton's new, intimate speakeasy-like watering hole located next to his Belgian-soul food outpost, Marvin, on 14th Street NW. Short had a few hilarious thoughts on the […]

Enology’s Chris Cunningham on Expanded Drinking Hours During the Inauguration

The D.C. Council yesterday gave the green light for extra boozing in the days leading up to Obama's inauguration. Sounds great for those on the sit-down side of the bar. But what do bartenders, mixologists, and watering-hole GMs think? I'm going to find out over the next few weeks. First up: Chris Cunningham, current GM […]

Real Councilmembers Don’t Eat Quiche

Back in the early '80s, when many of you blog readers were just a fertilized egg, there was a book that hit the bestseller lists titled, Real Men Don't Eat Quiche. Bruce Feirstein's lark of a volume was supposed to be a satire of macho men clinging to their knuckle-dragging ways as women's lib started […]