Posts Tagged ‘Hawk ‘n’ Dove’

Remingtons to Close, Continuing Capitol Hill Dive Bar Death Knell

Another death has come to Capitol Hill. With the old Hawk 'n' Dove buried, dirt still fresh on the graves of 18th Amendment and Lil Pub, and Pour House and Top of the Hill in hospice, Remingtons has confirmed that it will close its doors after happy hour on Monday. Was the bar, an utterly […]

Restaurant Group Behind Hawk ’n’ Dove Files for Bankruptcy

The group behind Hawk ’n’ Dove, Molly Malone’s, The Chesapeake Room, and six other restaurants filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday. “Since August, 2013, margins have declined significantly,” said the business’ managing member William Nimmo in a press release. “After careful consideration of available alternatives, we determined that a Chapter 11 filing was a […]

Xavier Cervera Sells Nine Restaurants

Restaurateur Xavier Cervera will no longer be the restaurant king of Capitol Hill. He's selling his nine eateries to a Boston equity firm reportedly headed by his brother, the blog Capitol Hill Corner reports. The restaurants included in the sale: Hawk 'n' Dove, Boxcar Tavern, The Chesapeake Room, Lola's, Pacifico Cantina, Senart's Oyster & Chop […]

Live and Let Dive: Does Renovating a Beloved Bar Mean Quashing Its Charm?

There’s no reason to gloss over the many flaws of the old Hawk ‘n’ Dove, the stalwart Capitol Hill bar that closed in 2011 and reopened under new ownership two weeks ago. The original place was dark and rotting, the smell of urine persistent and legendary, the food just a cut above a frozen tray […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: The Vince Gray Hoagie Edition

The newest hoagie hub under the Taylor Gourmet banner opens at 11 a.m. today on 14th Street NW. Mayor Vince Gray is supposed to be there for the ribbon cutting; Louis Sarcone Jr., however, probably won't. Also opening this morning: A new bakery, Le Caprice DC, in Columbia Heights. Here are some pics of the […]

Here’s One For The Scrapple Book: Hawk ‘n’ Dove, R.I.P. (1967-2011)

Capitol Hill bid goodbye to longstanding neighborhood institution Hawk 'n' Dove over the weekend. The Hill offers a proper eulogy, complete with quotes from U.S. Rep Barney Frank, as well as long-time proprietor Stuart Long, who calls the closure "the end of my adult life."  After learning that the lease on the property would be […]

No Bistro, Refurbished Hawk ‘n’ Dove Will Remain A Saloon

Goodbye, bay windows. Hello, French doors. Neighborhood blog The Hill Is Home reports on the proposed renovations to historic Capitol Hill watering hole Hawk 'n' Dove. New owner Xavier Cervera presented his plans to a committee of the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6B on Tuesday. Among the planned changes:  (a) upstairs rooms, which Cervera describes […]

Hawk ‘n’ Dove Sold! New Owner Xavier Cervera Plans Total Renovation

Iconic Capitol Hill watering hole Hawk 'n' Dove has been sold. Xavier Cervera, owner of Barracks Row eateries Chesapeake Room, Molly Malone’s, and Senart’s Oyster and Chop House, has purchased the business from longstanding proprietor Stuart Long. The forthcoming September issue of Hill Rag has the scoop. Cervera tells the Rag that the old Hawk […]

DC’s Unofficial Beer Week
(Thank you, Savor)

Since January's announcement that Savor: An American Craft Beer and Food Experience would be returning to DC, the Lagerheads have been counting down the days to this great tasting event. At Savor 2008, we tried some great beer-paired dishes, sampled almost 30 beers between the two of us, and got the chance to thank many […]

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