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Derek Brown’s Southern Efficiency Opens in Shaw Saturday

by Prince Of Petworth December 20, 2013 at 4:00 pm 16 Comments

1841 7th Street, NW

From an email:

“We’re so excited to open the third installment in our trilogy of bars in Shaw, Southern Efficiency. Though it’s important not to pick favorites among your children, I can say my greatest love when it comes to drinking is whiskey. So there you have it. And we’ll have whiskey. Lots of it. Bar manager J.P. Fetherston has created a stellar list of Southern whiskies along with jarred-cocktails and White Whiskey & Smoked Cola on tap. Manager Tim Hayes is complementing it with a selection of Southern beers and cider. And chef Julien Shapiro will round it out with Southern food and snacks, including fried catfish, deviled eggs and peanut soup. (Woah, the peanut soup is delicious!)”

Hours will be Tue – Thu: 5:00 pm – 12:30 am
Fri – Sat: 5:00 pm – 1:30 am
Sun: 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm”

The first two of Derek Brown’s Trilogy for 7th Street are Eat the Rich and Mockingbird Hill.


  • Anonymous

    His other places are over priced.

    • Anonymous

      at eat the rich you can get a natty bo tall boy and a dozen clams for 15 bucks.
      not too bad really.

    • Anonymous

      Do you know what city you live in?

    • Anonymous

      And the dude has anger issues. But good luck.

  • Terrible and ridiculous name – but good luck.

    • jack k.

      it’s a pretty funny name to me. savvy even.

    • Anonymous

      How so?

  • Anonymous

    It’s a great name, drawing on Washington’s reputation as the “City of Southern Efficiency and Northern Charm.” Well done!

    • kook47797

      I thought the name was clever too. An John Kennedy quote yes? Nice to see something new pay homage to old Washington. And wouldn’t it be fun if they opened a sister place called “Northern Charm”

  • Anonymous

    Great name. I might go just because of that

  • h st ll

    Good damn Shaw is on fire! Love it.

    I need to peep eat the rich cause Rappahannock oyster co is the ish. Mockingbird Hill was cool but not amazing.

  • Anonymous

    I always thought that quote sounded backwards. Im from the south and god knows we aren’t known for doing anything efficiently, but we always try to be nice. And who thinks yankees are charming?

    • It’s called mockery, jest, sarcasm, etc…

    • Anonymous

      yes. hence the meaning.

    • Anonymous

      i find parts of the north very charming.

  • Anonymous

    Originally it was a Mark Twain quote that was purposely spoonerized by JFK.


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