Posts Tagged ‘Justin Abad’

The Last Supper: Horror Stories of Breaking Up in D.C. Restaurants and Bars

Restaurants are privy to all sorts of relationship milestones: engagements, first dates, anniversaries. Breakups are no exception.

Pop’s SeaBar Offers Free Beer for Life for $1,000

"If you want to sit down and crush 10, go ahead," says co-owner Justin Abad.

Ice Cream Sandwich Luge Coming to Pop’s SeaBar

Pop’s SeaBar will have plenty of boardwalk classics—fried oyster sandwiches, peel ’n’ eat shrimp—when it opens in Adams Morgan on Sept. 4. The sister restaurant to Cashion’s Eat Place will also have one treat that really should have caught on much sooner: the ice cream sandwich luge. Basically, it works like this: You get an ice cream sandwich. […]

Cashion’s Eat Place Owners to Open Pop’s Seabar in Adams Morgan

Cashion's Eat Place owners John Manolatos and Justin Abad are taking over the just-shuttered Taan Noodles space next door to open a shore-inspired spot called Pop's Seabar this fall. The casual no-reservations restaurant and bar takes inspiration from the seafood shacks that both owners frequented during summers spent with their families at the beach—the Eastern Shore […]

Stall Tactics: Getting It On in Restaurant Restrooms Is More Common Than You Think

When Constantine Stavropoulos first opened Tryst in Adams Morgan, he couldn’t figure out why the wall-mounted sink in the men’s restrooms kept breaking. “I was really going crazy, like what is going on here?” he recalls. Then he came across a website—he doesn’t remember which—that listed Tryst’s restrooms as a hotspot for, well, trysts. “I […]

A Restaurateur’s Perspective on the “Excessive Opportunism” of Restaurant Week

Ask just about anyone in the restaurant industry about Restaurant Week, and you're likely to hear a groan. The promotion often means kitchen and wait staff are stressed and frantic as their dining rooms become overcrowded. Meanwhile, some restaurant workers and owners refer to it as Amateur Week, because of the novice diners who come […]

AM Wine Shoppe Plans for Dec. 1 Opening

The future home of AM Wine Shoppe Justin Abad, the co-owner and general manager of Cashion's Eat Place, calls the AM Wine Shoppe his solo project. Is that to say, then, that the gourmet wine/antipasti shop in the former Skynear space is your John Lennon, break-away moment? "Yes, but the Beatles will always be my […]