Posts Tagged ‘The Passenger’

The Latest Artisanal Trend in D.C. Restaurants? Branded Booze

Iron Gate, Founding Farmers, Kapnos, The Red Hen, The Passenger, and more all have their own private labels.

Hogo Closes After This Weekend

Say farewell to cocktails in pineapples, elaborate scorpion bowls, and all that rum. Tiki-nuevo bar Hogo will close after this Saturday. Douglas Development plans to construct a new office building on the block, which will eventually force The Passenger and other businesses out, too. But Hogo isn't going anywhere without a giant goodbye bash. Stop by from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Saturday for […]

Where to Eat and Drink and NOT Spend $100 on New Years Eve

There are plenty of places to pop bubbly or splurge on 10-course meals to ring in the new year, and many of them will charge you at least $100. If unlimited tacos and really great cocktails are more your style, check out our top-five picks for bars and restaurants to count down the last seconds […]

Swiped

Ever since Nellie’s Sports Bar started using the app Tabbedout to let patrons pay their bar bills through their phones, owner Doug Schantz says the number of credit cards left behind has plummeted—from about 15 a night to five or six. Which got us thinking: How sloppy are D.C. bar hoppers? We called 10 bars […]

Against Rum Day. And National Watermelon Day. And National Crème Brûlée Day. And National Filet Mignon Day.

Last Friday, as you surely knew, was a pretty big holiday: National Rum Day. Bars and restaurants celebrated with the same fervor they display for Independence Day or Valentine’s Day: Smith Commons, Hogo, Teddy & The Bully Bar, and Farmers Fishers Bakers participated in a rum bar crawl. Fried chicken and doughnut shop GBD offered […]

The Ice Is Right: Is Artisan Ice the Final Frontier for Craft Cocktails?

As the 300-pound block of ice ascends from the Jacuzzi-sized industrial ice machine, its edges crackle like broken glass. Joseph Ambrose and Caleb Marindin use an engine hoist to lift the flawless-looking mass, which you can see straight through thanks to a system that circulates the water, releasing any bubbles as it freezes. Ambrose and […]

Will The Passenger and Hogo Be Displaced by New Development?

Housing Complex reporter Aaron Wiener reports the startling news this afternoon that The Passenger and soon-to-open rum bar and restaurant Hogo could close in a year to make room for a development from the Douglas Development Corporation. Douglas is under contract to buy the properties and a string of storefronts along 7th Street, says the company's Paul […]

The Passenger Owners to Open Rum Bar and Restaurant Called Hogo

It's no secret that The Passenger co-owner Tom Brown loves the beach. After all, he shipped in 70 tons of sand for New York Avenue Beach Bar and has turned Tiki Tuesday into one of The Passenger's most popular nights. Hogo, his new spot coming to 1017 7th St. NW, will also have an island […]

Vendor’s Game: Meet the Chef Behind Union Market

Union Market is chef Richie Brandenburg’s pantry. It’s lunch hour on opening day of the new high-end food emporium, and the mastermind of Union Market is strolling past the olive oils, meats, and baguettes down the bustling center aisle of the 25,000-square foot space off of 5th Street NE. He walks past vendors he once […]

Cocktail Guess: Make Me a Ridiculously Colorful Drink

Where: Poste, 555 8th St. NW Bartender Response: “Vodka, rum, or tequila?” (We asked for anything but tequila.) What We Got: Bacardi rum, crème de violette, blue curaçao, and sour mix, garnished with a fuschia orchid Price: $10 How It Tasted: Colorful drinks can never escape their reputation as sweet and fruity. But here, the […]

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