Posts Tagged ‘nightlife’

Boston Butting In: Smoke & Barrel Opens This Week In Adams Morgan

The planned conversion of Adams Morgan watering hole Asylum's top floor from a gothic biker-friendly vegan brunch spot into a rustic barbecue joint is nearly complete. Owner John Andrade's new concept Smoke & Barrel is soft-opening late this week, offering 24 draft beers, 60 types of bourbon and a menu including "Boston butt, racks of […]

Vegan Haven Braces for Meaty Future: Big Changes Coming to Asylum

Construction begins Monday to covert the ground-level section of vegan brunch spot Asylum in Adams Morgan into a yet-unnamed barbecue and beer joint along the same lines as Standard and American Ice Company. Owner John Andrade tells WaPo the transition could take four weeks “if everything goes well," or up to six weeks “if there […]

Turn Out for the Tune Inn: Post-Fire Fundraiser Planned for July 15

Supporters of iconic Capitol Hill hangout the Tune Inn have organized a fundraiser to benefit employees not covered by insurance in the wake of a devastating June fire at the venue. The event will take place from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., July 15, at the American Legion Post 8, located at 224 D St. […]

Don’t Make Me Cuke: Circa’s Flavorful ‘Foggy Bottom’ Squashes Vegetal Squeamishness

Finding a drink that screams summer—without it being some frozen monstrosity garnished with a pineapple parrot dressed in flip flops and sunglasses—seems extremely difficult these days. It’s a good thing then that I opted to spend Wednesday afternoon at Circa in Dupont Circle, because I happened upon a fantastic palate-pleasing party in a glass called […]

Patty Melted Away: Toledo Lounge Abandons the Ubiquitous Burger

Toledo Lounge was once described as "a laid-back place to grab a burger and chill." At least you can still chill. New management has done away with the burger as part of a sweeping menu overhaul at the longstanding Adams Morgan watering hole. "Every place has a burger," says co-owner Amy Bowman, also the proprietor […]

‘Washington Confidential’ on D.C. Dining and Nightlife Circa 1950s

Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer were a couple of New York City newspapermen who had the chutzpah in 1951 to publish a book, Washington Confidential (*), that promised the "low-down on the big town." The writers had earlier published Chicago Confidential, which, according to the dust jacket for WC, "was viciously attacked and vilified by […]