“In honor of President’s Day The Midlands will be donating 100% of profits from the entire day to the Latin American Youth Center of Washington DC.
Their mission is to empower a diverse population of youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood through multi-cultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address youths’ social, academic, and career needs. (more…)
But make no mistake, much will be drank and celebrated! Congrats to the one of the best that has quietly and consistently made DC, the real DC, a better place to live and work. And drink. And have fun.
A&D opened up back in December 2012.
Ed. Note: Next door neighbor Season Pantry closed last year. Later than expected but Sushi from the owner of Sushi Capitol and Sushi Ogawa will be taking over that space.
Updates when we learn who eventually takes over the space and if a new location is found for A&D:
“As many of you know, Wonderland rarely rolls out a television, but we always have a Ms Pacman machine. It is with a heavy heart that we thank and bid farewell to Pacman’s creator, Masaya Nakamura. Tonight, Masaya, we salute you.”
From the files of it sounds funny but could be very cool – Addendum. Official opening day is next Thursday, February 9. Here’s a bit of the concept/philosophy from an email:
AT STUDIO BAR (EIGHTEENTH STREET LOUNGE)
Quality base spirits are just the beginning of the cocktail program at Addendum. Bitters and cordials added to each drink create the full experience that we know our guests will appreciate. Much in the same way a constitutional amendment can forge a different implementation of the core document, the simplest modifying ingredients will be mechanisms to reinterpret classic cocktails at Addendum. These addenda sit at the core of our creative philosophy: Simplicity in construction, elegance in craftsmanship and intention in execution define the service at Addendum. (more…)
“A total of 108 District restaurants, bars, hotels and other on-premises establishments are registered to sell alcohol until 4 a.m. during inaugural week, which runs from Jan. 14-22.
District law allows on-premises establishments to register with the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) to sell and serve alcohol until 4 a.m. and operate up to 24 hours a day during inaugural week. This is the third inauguration that establishments have been permitted to extend hours. As part of this year’s inauguration, eligible establishments could register to participate for up to nine days, including two weekends.”
And let us remember the wise words of Sir Winston Churchill:
“Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
Update: Check out this interactive map created by Benedict Bernstein:
But all will be forgiven if you are legit. Wet Dog Tavern looked super close to opening back in November. Their last Facebook update was written Dec. 7th:
“…We have a great relationship with our PA brewery and they’re willing to craft and customize great beers for us. We love their product and are looking forward to introducing another great brand to the city. We are prideful neighbors, we are DC lifers… and, we are frequent travelers. We do plan to carry a few locals, since of course, who wouldn’t?! Our plan, however is to not JUST carry local beers or base the majority of our list on them. Over the past 2-3 years of dining and drinking around the city, especially the U St. & 14th St. corridor, we tend to find the same 4-5 local brews on beer lists/taps, which for some people is great, but we at Wet Dog would like to offer a little more. (more…)