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It is Time for The Definitive List of DC Business Names with an & in their name

by Prince Of Petworth March 29, 2016 at 10:05 am 86 Comments

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News and comments about Yard & Toast coming to Shaw has necessitated a definitive list for District businesses with an & in their name. Who are we missing?

Ivy & Coney
Buffalo & Bergen
Elephant & Castle
Jug & Table
Fire & Sage
Salt & Pepper
Fig & Olive
Stanton & Greene
Meats & Foods
The Pub & The People
Crane & Turtle
Cotton & Reed Distillery
Mason & Rook
Salt & Sundry

Bread & Salt
Horace & Dickie’s
Lost & Found
Dram & Grain
Cloak & Dagger
Star & Shamrock
Kramerbooks & Afterwords
Tap & Parlour
Politics & Prose
Bakers & Baristas

Busboys and Poets

And way ahead of their time… Mille & Als. RIP

  • ***

    Bread & Salt (in Tenleytown)

  • skj84

    Closed: J&G Steakhouse

    • skj84

      Bread & Chocolate, Politics & Prose.

      • skj84

        Busboys & Poets! Damn. There goes my productive workday. Now all I’m going to do is think of & businesses in the area.

        • Anonymous

          Doesn’t count. It’s “Busboys and Poets”
          Check out their website and marketing materials.
          Politics & Prose seems to go back and forth between using the ampersand. They’re having a grammatical identity crisis!

  • Anonymous

    Ampersand & Ampersand

    • Traveler


  • Andie302

    Pineapple and Pearls is coming!

  • Chris

    Buffalo & Bergen

    • Chris

      oops you beat me to it

  • nope*

    Hawn n Dove

    • nope*


  • Linc Park SE

    Horace & Dickies

  • mmm

    Birch & Barley

  • JP

    All the &pizzas, not only H&

    • anon50

      how are you supposed to pronounce the name of this place? “And Pizza?” great pizza, horrible name

  • [rrrrr]

    Salt & Sundry

    • [rrrrr]

      Also Frank & Oak has a store by the Shay I believe.

  • ledroit

    Smoke & Barrel

  • TJ

    Oohh’s & Aahh’s

  • MCR

    Pineapple & Pearls
    A&D (bar in shaw)
    Birch & Barely

  • Josh

    Franklin & Bash

  • Jess

    And another oldie, McCormick & Schmicks

  • mmm

    Lost & Found

  • samanda_bynes

    how dare ya forget about the mastapiece: MANNY & OLGA’S

  • Fox and Hounds

    • Water & Wall (in Arlington)

    • Meats & Foods
      Villain & Saint, and Barrel and Crow (bethesda)
      Barrel & Bushel (McLean)

  • Philippe Lecheval

    The worst offenders are the ones that pair two surnames that have a loose connection to the business or its owners, at best.

  • badavarascal

    Hugh & Crye

  • textdoc

    Are we making a distinction for spelled-out “and”s vs. ampersands? I’m not sure that all of the above businesses are actually using ampersands.
    I think it would be good to have a list of both, broken down into an “and” group and an “ampersand” group. :)

    • I prefer ampersands but will accept spelled out and ‘+’ too

      • ***

        I don’t know. I once worked with a company who was VERY upset if you called them name & name NOT name + name.

    • JP

      I’m in branding and copyediting by trade and wholeheartedly agree.

      • JP

        I agree with textdoc, that is. We can’t count them all the same.

        • textdoc

          And is the ampersand more hipster than the “and”? Or are they equally hipster?

          • skj84

            I think the ampersand ups the hipster level.

          • ***

            It’s the emoji of conjunctions

          • OP Anon

            The use of a “+” is peak yupster. Thanks, Weiden+Kennedy.

  • HW14

    Cloak & Dagger

  • &nonymous

    Kramerbooks & Afterwords

  • Nick

    H&R Block

    • eggs

      +1000 haha

    • DupontDC

      I just busted out laughing at my desk.

  • ***

    not DC specific (since it is a chain) but: Room & Board

    • HW14

      Same goes for H&M

      • and Abercrombie & Fitch, Smith & Wesson, and countless others.

      • anonymouse_dianne

        Dean & Deluca

  • HW14

    Wok N Roll

  • AMDCer

    Hudson & Crane
    Kramerbooks & Afterwords

  • Katherine

    Star & Shamrock

  • HW14

    And Beige
    Hudson & Crane

  • HW14

    Tap & Parlour

    • SJ

      Which is closing in a few days as the rest of the Bohemian Caverns building.

  • Herewegoagain


  • Kingman Park

    Busboys and Poets/Politics & Prose

    • Kingman Park

      Bub and Pop’s

      • Kingman Park

        Fig & Olive (& salmonella :))

        • skj84


  • jd

    Frank & Oak

  • jd

    Baked & Wired

  • AMDCer

    Stitch & Rivet
    and my favorite that doesn’t quite fit the criteria – Jolt ‘N Bolt

  • anon

    Not a business, per se, but Food & Friends.

  • Traveler

    In my experience, names with & tend to get all garbled in internet language. It must be super annoying…

    • Haha, yeah, trying to Google it without changing to “and” will result in whatever the first word is, then cutting off anything that follows.

  • John

    Hall & Oates

  • Todd Kliman wrote a pretty good piece on this last fall when Pineapple and Pearls announced its name. (apparently they could not use Pineapple & Pearls for legal reasons)

  • Pixie

    Bakers & Baristas

  • v

    Acacia Bistro & Wine Bar
    Avenue Cafe & Lounge
    Finn & Porter
    Occidental Grill & Seafood

  • Tsar of Truxton

    Here are a few:
    Buck’s fishing & camping
    Teddy & the Bully Bar

  • BBBB

    Well, if we’re talking business and not just restaurants…
    Crowell & Moring
    Alston & Bird
    Caplin & Drysdale
    Steptoe & Johnson
    Covington & Burling
    Arnold & Porter

  • TaylorJ

    Is church and state still open?

  • Tennesse Chicken

    For the record it is Crisp Kitchen + Bar not &. Just saying…

  • AC

    Rock & Roll Hotel DC

  • anon

    Murray & Paul’s Restaurant (cheap greasy spoon in brookland)

  • Alice + Olivia

  • Lou Lemon

    Kit & Ace

  • Hukiyoyo

    Gallagher & Graham

  • J Street


    • J Street

      Kit and Ace. With a horrible excuse for an ampersand.

  • add

    Crumbs & Whiskers

  • BokBok

    Crisp & Juicy (Tenley)


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