Posts Tagged ‘Hogo’

Hogo Closes After This Weekend

Say farewell to cocktails in pineapples, elaborate scorpion bowls, and all that rum. Tiki-nuevo bar Hogo will close after this Saturday. Douglas Development plans to construct a new office building on the block, which will eventually force The Passenger and other businesses out, too. But Hogo isn't going anywhere without a giant goodbye bash. Stop by from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Saturday for […]

Where to Eat and Drink and NOT Spend $100 on New Years Eve

There are plenty of places to pop bubbly or splurge on 10-course meals to ring in the new year, and many of them will charge you at least $100. If unlimited tacos and really great cocktails are more your style, check out our top-five picks for bars and restaurants to count down the last seconds […]

Spirit Animals: New Bars Are Diving Deep on Rakia, Mezcal, and Absinthe. What Are They Drinking?

The bartender at Adams Morgan’s Libertine slides the absinthe fountain in front of us, opening the faux-silver spigot and letting out a slow drip. The water falls on a slotted spoon of brown sugar, dissolving it into a curvy glass of French Absinthe Blanchette—one of more than 30 varieties of the anise-flavored spirit on the […]

Hogo Looks to Add Permanent Menu to Match Its “Tiki Nuevo” Cocktails

Since Hogo opened in Shaw last December, the rum bar has hosted a number of guest chefs cooking everything from Jewish deli food to Scandinavian fare to modern American. But owner Tom Brown is looking to put the brakes on the rotating kitchen and switch to a fixed menu later this fall. "I'd like to continue […]

Get a Sneak Peek of Paul Ruppert’s Petworth Bar at Hogo

Room 11 and The Passenger partner Paul Ruppert hasn't yet finalized a name for his new bar coming to the former Island Cafe space at 829 Upshur St. NW, but you'll nonetheless be able to get a first taste of it at Hogo this month.

Gut Reaction: Chris’s Infamous Wings at Hogo Live Up to the Name

Five chefs have now come and gone through the rotating kitchen of Hogo, but Chris Wright has been there since the get-go. The sous chef from South Carolina has helped guest chefs cook up everything from Hawaiian diner grub to Jewish "soul food" to Swedish fare. Now, he's getting his chance in the spotlight with a new […]

What’s in a Name?

Some restaurateurs claim one of the hardest parts of opening up a restaurant is figuring out what to call it. And lately, they’ve been coming up with some pretty strange-sounding ideas. We took a look at how six new or soon-to-open eateries got their names. Hogo 1017 7th St. NW The new rum bar from […]

Up Next at Hogo: Rogue 24 Chef RJ Cooper

Chef Ed Hardy's Scandinavian menu at rum bar Hogo comes to an end after Saturday. Taking his place in the rotating kitchen beginning Tuesday is Rogue 24 chef R.J. Cooper, who will preview potential dishes from his forthcoming Mosaic District restaurant Gypsy Soul. Cooper calls the cuisine "Southern ground interpretations of regional cooking." The dishes at […]

Scandinavian Food Up Next at Hogo

Rose's Luxury chef Aaron Silverman finished up his stint at Hogo over the weekend. Up next at the rum bar's  rotating kitchen? Bistro Vivant chef Ed Hardy, who's bringing a Scandinavian menu. "Some Scandinavian food is funny. I mean, it's hilarious," Hardy says. "Try saying pickled herring and see if you don't smile. And try saying smorgasbord, […]

Rose’s Luxury Up Next at Hogo

You've got only two more days to eat pickled tongue and brisket sandwiches at Hogo's Jewish deli food concept. Taking over the kitchen next Tuesday is chef Aaron Silverman, who's opening Rose's Luxury on Barracks Row later this spring. Silverman hasn't finalized the whole Hogo menu yet, but it will include five to six items […]