Posts Tagged ‘Marion Barry’

Marion Barry Performs at Republic’s Blues Night

Ward 8 D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry dropped into Takoma Park's Republic last week for the late-night menu. That's when the restaurant's music booker, Catherine Rytkonen, invited him back for Monday Blues Night. Not only did he show up, he requested a song from the band and then picked up the mic. Barry performed T-Bone Walker's "Call It Stormy Monday […]

A History of D.C. Beer and Marion Barry

Local breweries are kind of obsessed with Marion Barry. The mayor-for-life is a recurring theme in D.C.-area beer, inspiring colorful puns and providing an excuse to brew with marionberries (a type of blackberry from Marion County, Ore.). Here’s a history of the Ward 8 councilmember’s pint-sized cameos over the last few years. 2012 Flying Dog […]

Bardo Brewpub Is Now Actually a Brewpub

A year after its opening, Bardo Brewpub is finally brewing beer. Brothers Andrew and Bill Stewart began producing their first brew—a ginger beer—Tuesday, and it should be on tap in about a week and a half. Other beers, including a stout and IPA, are about three weeks away. The Stewarts plan to eventually resurrect all 24 […]

Chocolate City’s Mister Mayor Beer Not Meant to Be Controversial

Chocolate City Beer is releasing a limited edition barrel-aged imperial stout with marionberries called Mister Mayor. The beer even has a tagline: "Beer for Life." This is not the first time a local brewery has nodded to "Mayor for Life" Marion Barry. Last May, Flying Dog Brewery created a poster for its UnderDog Atlantic Lager […]

Flying Dog v. Marion Barry

Yesterday Flying Dog Brewery tweeted an image poking fun at D.C. Councilman Marion Barry's former improprieties. The poster, which features Barry alongside the phrase, "Crack one open D.C.," uses memories of his 1990 drug arrest to promote a release party this weekend for the Maryland brewery's first ever canned beer, UnderDog Atlantic Lager. Perhaps not […]

Boozy BORF Beverage Wins Y&H’s You Call That an Artini? Contest

Last night was judgment night at Fruit Bat: We, the writers of the bi-weekly "Cocktail Guess" column, along with host Erik Holzherr, owner of the cocktail-centric boite on H Street NE, picked a winner in the You Call That an Artini? contest. An average of the judges' scores suggested victory for  Scott Stead's "Bitch Set […]

Chef Eddie Huang Responds to Marion Barry’s ‘Dirty Asian’ Remarks

Eddie Huang, the outspoken D.C.-born, New York-based chef who recently dished out his popular bao buns during a pop-up event at Toki Underground, fired-off a blog rant today in response to Councilmember Marion Barry's controversial comments about the Asian-American operators of Ward 8 carryouts. For starters, Huang seeks to explain the mere existence of "dirty […]

Highlights from Our D.C. Food Day

The City Paper editorial staff fanned out across the area yesterday to take a look at the way we eat, all the way down to Darrow Montgomery's dog, named Beans, appropriately enough. Fortunately, most of us, if not those poor souls at Washington Hospital Center, dine much better than Beans. Here are the highlights from […]

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