Posts Tagged ‘Red Derby’

Sauce-O-Meter: How Recent Food Happenings Measure Up

Taiwanese fried chicken at Maketto is mumbo sauce. Faux speakeasies are lame sauce.

Rage Against the Latrine: Can Bars Elevate Bathroom Graffiti and Penis Sketches?

The assault on the rabbi might have stung the most. The staff of Red Derby discovered the bathroom painting defaced with thick, black marker scrawls one night about two years ago. Not long after, George Washington and the Virgin Mary were hit. Like barroom kudzu, the graffiti had spread slowly throughout the walls of the […]

Where to Get a Beer for $1.75 on the 14th Street Corridor

The 14th Street NW corridor is better known for $14 cocktails than cheap drinks. But it turns out you can actually get a can of beer for $1.75 in the trendy dining neighborhood. Red Light—yes, the cocktail and dessert bar whose name references 14th Street's past reputation for prostitution—launches a happy hour on April 28 […]

Bar Food Bites: Red Derby Burger

Few in D.C. do dive-y like Red Derby. From its perch in upper Columbia Heights, the home of D.C.'s so-called "beer-can revolution" pulls in a friendly, flannel-wearing crowd for $2 PBRs, half-price burgers, and raised-voice conversation around formica tables. It's the kind of bar that plasters handwritten, photocopied fliers for charity events in its stairwell […]

D.C. Beer Bar Red Derby Honored For Its Cheapness

Columbia Heights hangout Red Derby (one-time sipping ground for City Paper's dearly departed Beerspotter, Orr Shtuhl) earns a spot on Buzzfeed's Top 10 list of "The Cheapest Bars in the Most Expensive Cities." Praised for its "[g]reat selection of beer + awesome prices," the Derby is ranked No. 9 in the national standings, one slot above […]

A Beer Flows From Brooklyn: Your Guide to Sixpoint Brewing Company’s D.C. Launch Week

Early last month, I tantalized your taste buds with tales of Sixpoint Brewing Company's imminent arrival in D.C.  The time has finally come. The Brooklyn-based brewery will be bringing their beer into the District starting this week, and it's entering D.C. with a series of launch parties across the city. The outfit bringing Sixpoint to […]

Chefs Veg Out: Rick Bundy of Red Derby

Short ribs and baby octopus may dominate many menus in the city, but that doesn't mean local chefs can't find love in an acorn squash. In our ongoing series, Chefs Veg Out, we'll prove D.C.’s chefs can play with more than just meat. Name: Rick Bundy Title: Chef Restaurant: Red Derby Twitter: @RedDerby Cooking Since: […]

Food News You Can Use: The Deep-Fry Your Halloween Candy Edition

Let's get right to the news: There's a bourbon dinner going down on Oct. 26 at Fourth Estate Restaurant at 529 14th St. NW, featuring five courses and, well, bourbon. (Girl Meets Food) The Red Derby opened a roof deck over the weekend, and it looks like it even has heaters! (Prince of Petworth) The […]

2009: Looking Back at a Growing Beer City Part 2

Yesterday the Lagerheads brought you what we consider five of the most influential local beer happenings of 2009. Today we offer Chapter Two: five more events and trends that show DC's growth as a beer city. Flying Dog, Our (Close to) Local Production Brewery, Makes Us Proud – Shall we call it the Year of […]

Recap: Good Beer Tasting at Red Derby

As Twitter pros know, I hosted a beer tasting last night at the Columbia Heights neighborhood bar Red Derby. A warm crowd of strangers huddled together around a dimly lit pool table in the back room, clutched beer cups in each hand, and made friends over some serious side-by-side tasting. Why side by side? Well, […]

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