From a press release:
“Drink Company’s third annual Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar (PUB) will open Thursday, February 28 with over-the-top décor inspired by the Fontaine de L’Encelade at the Palace de Versailles in France. The French fairytale garden will feature wooden trellises covered in abundant flowers including peonies, roses, and Japanese cherry blossoms.
Cocktails at Cherry Blossom PUB draw inspiration from Japanese ingredients, including the Honeydew, Honey See (above), which explores the flavors of rice using sake, Americano vermouth, shio koji (spent fermented sake grains made into a tea, then a syrup), cucumber, honeydew, and absinthe; and the Once and Floral (below), a riff on a gin sour made with Bluecoat Gin, peach, matcha, lemon, orange flower water, and egg white.
The layered, multi-room concept will also feature a ramen room in partnership with Hiro Mitsui, the chef behind the cult-favorite Union Market food stall Ramen by UZU. (more…)
1400 Irving Street, NW courtesy Bar Roubaix
“Sim’s Creole Kitchen, the Mardi Gras pop-up at Bar Roubaix in Columbia Heights, is bringing Bourbon Street to the DMV this Saturday! If you can’t make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras…We Gotcha Baby! Admission is $10 and includes one Hurricane cocktail or Abita beer. Bring your appetite, second line rags, umbrellas, whistles, and wear your best Mardi Gras costume to win a $100 Sim’s Creole Kitchen gift card to use on your next visit. (more…)
Downstairs 1847 Columbia Road, NW. Photo by Joy Asico.
From a press release:
“Adams Morgan favorite Lapop (1847 Columbia Road NW) — the bohemian, subterranean cultural salon where vintage books, great coffee, yoga and conversation come together daily — will now be open late nights offering an equally unique new cocktail and food menu.
The relaunched 2,200-square-foot space, opening Wednesday, February 20, is located just a flight of stairs away from the elegant Afghan bistro, Lapis (also owned by the Popal family of Cafe Bonaparte and The Berliner) and will now be a standalone venue for cocktails and light fare in the evening. Lapop — “Popal” spelled backwards — pays homage to 19th-century Parisian and Viennese cafes where intellectuals and artists gathered to share ideas over good food and drinks. The space is outfitted with comfortable leather couches, Afghan rugs, warm lighting and an array of books, board games and nooks for those seeking an escape. (more…)
1337 Connecticut Ave, NW interior courtesy The Sheppard
Whoops, missed this one! Thanks to Moira for letting us know about The Sheppard closing in Dupont.
Fortunately Eater reports:
“The Sheppard doesn’t have a new home locked down yet, but the team is circling in on a handful of sites in the West End, Truxton Circle, and Shaw for the new location. Strauss says he hopes to open the Sheppard 2.0 in six months.”
14th and R Street, NW
A reader reports last night:
“Went by Red Light tonight and it was…closed! No sign on the front or anything. Is it closed for good?? What of the fried gnocci??”
Ed. Note: Monday hours are listed as open from 5pm-1am.
A commenter reports:
“From someone who used to work for that restaurant group, “They always close on Mondays during the winter, but you’d think they would advertise that…” So, who knows…. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯”
Hmm, this is curious. (more…)
Thanks to Ian for sending:
“Wasn’t the same recently, but it will surely be missed by those of us near Dupont who enjoy good beer.” (more…)
Of course The Pug is celebrating their anniversary while benefiting a good cause. Good people. Mark it – this Wednesday 7-9pm.
1234 H Street, NE