Posts Tagged ‘Jack Evans’

Which Restaurants Gave Political Donations?

Today’s the day to hit the polls for D.C.’s Democratic primaries, but many local restaurants have already weighed in on the mayor's race via campaign contributions. Based on Y&H's nonexhaustive search through mayoral campaign disclosures, Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans and Mayor Vince Gray are favorites among local restaurants. (It's worth noting that Ward 6 […]

If Bars And Restaurants Can Stay Open Later, Why Not Food Trucks?

A handful of restaurateurs, including Lost Society's David Karim and Teatro Goldoni's Seyhan Duru, voiced their support this week for Mayor Vincent Gray's proposal to extend hours of alcohol service at D.C. bars and restaurants until as late as 4 a.m. on weekends. The mayor's plan is intended to raise an estimated $5.3 million in […]

Here’s One Restaurant Opening The Real Mayor Gray Might Actually Attend

The guys at Taylor Gourmet pulled-off a bit of a fast one on Tuesday with an advertised "mayoral ribbon cutting" at their new shop on 14th Street NW. D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray didn't actually attend. Instead, services were conducted by some "mayors" of Foursquare. Whatever the hell that means. “We got a good laugh," co-owner […]

Seersucker Social: Politicos, Historians, Boozers Honor the Rickey, D.C.’s Native Cocktail

Derek Brown, arguably D.C.’s booziest historian, showed up last night to the J.W. Marriott's 1331 Bar & Lounge decked out in a blue-and-white seersucker suit. The summery ensemble matched the event—the dedication of a plaque commemorating the birthplace of the rickey, a hot-weather staple and D.C.’s native cocktail. Allegedly invented at the behest of a […]

Oh, Rickey, You’re So Fine: D.C.’s Native Cocktail Gets Some Official Love

Local liquor aficionados will join D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans on Thursday in reading an official proclamation declaring the Rickey as Washington’s native cocktail, according to the AP. July will be officially known as "Rickey month" in the District. Some quick history: the Rickey, made with gin or whiskey, fresh lime juice and club soda, was invented […]

Tell D.C. Council Not to Restrict Street Food Vending in the District

If you've been following Twitter today, you know that local food trucks have been asking more of you than usual. These new mobile vendors are collectively banding together to make their voices heard at the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs and, by extension, the D.C. Council. And they need your help. They realize […]

The Black Rooster Lives to Crow Another Day

So says DCist and our own Loose Lips over at City Desk, who wrote that "the Black Rooster has been revived, Lazarus-like, from the dead. Playing Jesus in this scenario, says owner Jody Taylor, would be Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans. 'The Black Rooster will crow again,' Taylor says. Asked what happened to prompted the […]

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