Posts Tagged ‘taxidermy’

“Industrial Chic” Nopa Kitchen + Bar Joins Hip Taxidermy Trend

I've been saying for a while that taxidermy is making a comeback in D.C.'s hippest new bars and restaurants. Here's further proof: this deer bust, antlers, and pheasant (all purchased on eBay) in the back of nopa Kitchen + Bar. The American brasserie from restaurateur Ashok Bajaj opens Monday, May 6 in the former Zola space in Penn […]

Meet Beuchert’s Saloon’s Mascots: Two Stuffed Bison Heads

Meet Mike and Ike: A pair of protruding, very hairy, adult-male bison that hang over the bar at Capitol Hill’s Beuchert’s Saloon. The week-old restaurant’s 1920s- and ‘30s-inspired decor pays homage to the original Beuchert’s Saloon, which occupied the same address at 623 Pennsylvania Ave. SE decades ago. The watering hole opened in the late […]

Extra Stuffing

A deer is staring at my pulled pork sandwich. The beady black eyes peer down from a stuffed, mounted, and antlered head above the bar at the U Street NW barbecue joint American Ice Company. It’s part of the hip vintage-saloon look of the place, just like the rusted car battery display case repurposed as […]