Posts Tagged ‘fire’

Every Bartender Will Have a Blowtorch at Bonfire, Opening in March

A great bar for pyros.

Silver Spring’s Urban Butcher Will Reopen Next Week

A fire shut it down in October.

Landlord Wants to Evict Tackle Box and Bandolero

The landlord of Tackle Box and Bandolero is trying to give both Georgetown restaurants the boot in a messy legal battle that has dragged on for nearly a year. 2441 Bond St. Equities LLC, which owns the adjoining properties of 3241 and 3245 M streets NW, filed a series of lawsuits against restaurateur Jonathan Umbel and […]

The Matchbook Isn’t Quite Dead, Just Ask Matchbox Food Group

A semi-regular look at a fleeting form of restaurant swag in smoking ban-era D.C. On its website, Barracks Row restaurant Ted's Bulletin is described as "a real American classic joint with a bit of style." One bit of style is especially classic—practically anachronistic, in fact. I'm referring to the old-school-style free matchbooks that are readily […]

Tackle Box Reopens In Georgetown

Five months after a fire ravaged the joint, Tackle Box is back in business in Georgetown. The restaurant announced its somewhat delayed reopening on Tuesday via Twitter: "We are so glad to be back up and running in Georgetown!" The same blaze also took out adjacent sustainable seafood spot Hook, which proprietor Jonathan Umbel, who […]

Fire-Ravaged Tune Inn Reopens Friday

Four months after a kitchen fire, Capitol Hill's storied Tune Inn is scheduled to reopen for business at 8 a.m. sharp on Friday, Nov. 4. Full details in press release form below:

The Sauce Remains The Same: A Taste of Old Times at Capitol Lounge

"The heat really slows you down,” a victorious Jay Gorman declared after devouring a total of 53 chicken wings in 10 minutes to take the top prize at the first annual "Fire Breathing Wing Eating contest" on Tuesday night at Capitol Lounge. (Cloture Club has more on the contest here.) The charity event, benefiting the […]

Capitol Lounge Commemorates Disastrous Inferno With ‘Fire Breathing’ Wings-Eating Contest

It's been six years since an errant lit cigarette turned beloved watering hole Capitol Lounge into a fiery inferno and forever changed this columnist's opinion on smoking bans. (Y&H is referring to the first Cap Lounge fire, mind you, not the second blaze.) To commemorate this dubious date in D.C. drinking den history, the twice-burned […]

Turn Out for the Tune Inn: Post-Fire Fundraiser Planned for July 15

Supporters of iconic Capitol Hill hangout the Tune Inn have organized a fundraiser to benefit employees not covered by insurance in the wake of a devastating June fire at the venue. The event will take place from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., July 15, at the American Legion Post 8, located at 224 D St. […]

‘Pretty Significant’ Damage at Hook, Fire Official Says

D.C. Fire and EMS spokesperson Pete Piringer says Hook restaurant sustained "pretty significant" damage as a result of a two-alarm blaze at the Georgetown seafood joint on Wednesday afternoon, adding, "I’m sure they’ll be closed for a while." That description somewhat differs from an earlier account given by a rep for the restaurant, who downplayed […]