Posts Tagged ‘DC9’


Ever since Nellie’s Sports Bar started using the app Tabbedout to let patrons pay their bar bills through their phones, owner Doug Schantz says the number of credit cards left behind has plummeted—from about 15 a night to five or six. Which got us thinking: How sloppy are D.C. bar hoppers? We called 10 bars […]

Deviled in the Details

Deviled eggs, like the common hot dog and macaroni and cheese, are one of those classic comfort foods that have lately taken on a sort of contemporary chic—and, in some cases, sheen. To wit: One recent evening at Boundary Stone in Bloomingdale, a plate of the $3 hors d’oeuvres arrived in the standard fashion—hard-boiled, bisected, […]

Braising the Bar: A Beleaguered Dive Gets a Culinary Boost From the Owner’s Chef Wife

Graduates of L’Academie de Cuisine, the prestigious Maryland cooking school, generally don’t aspire to flip burgers in the back of a dive bar. And yet there’s Amber Bursik, class of 2007, putting her expensive culinary education to work in the noble pursuit of elevating the salty bar snack. Spiced pecans, anyone? “I was joking around […]

A Night Out in Little Ethiopia

In this week's print edition of Washington City Paper, Rend Smith examines the life of Ali Ahmed Mohammed, the man "who, by crime or by accident or by personal recklessness, lost his life" outside of the DC9 rock club on 9th Street NW in October. The death has shaken D.C.'s nightlife community and Ethiopians who […]