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
Last month we spoke about concerts we wish we had seen but today let’s talk about one’s we actually have. In honor of the 9:30 Club’s 35th anniversary and 20 years at the current location – what was the greatest show you’ve seen at either spot? I’ll narrow it down to three – Wilco (when it snowed) I think Jan. of 2004 or something like that – was spectacular. Drive By Trucker July 2005 epic. And the first time I saw Thievery Corporation Live my mind was blown (blown to the extent I have no idea what year it was.) So many favorites, really hard to narrow down – anyway try! What was your number 1 or top 3 favorite shows you’ve seen there?
Side note: Anyone get tickets to the “9:30 WORLD’S FAIR” EXHIBITION? (more…)
2416 Wisconsin Ave, NW
From a press release:
“December 1 marks 25 years since ROCKLANDS Barbeque and Grilling Company opened its doors in Glover Park. In 1990, the city had a few homegrown barbeque pits, but not many, and none served the distinctive “Washington barbeque” that founder John Snedden defined. The restaurant’s original barbeque sauce—still its house sauce today—marries a tomato base with plenty of onions and vinegar, still Snedden’s favorite not-sweet complement to chopped pork.
Phyllis Richman, then-restaurant reviewer for The Washington Post, came to visit after a few months. As she put it, ROCKLANDS has “some of the best barbequed meat and accompaniments north of the Carolinas and east of Texas” – a great review that nearly swamped the new restaurant. ROCKLANDS still cooks in the same manner she praised, including smoking only over wood (no gas), offering a limited and barbeque-true menu, and serving the original vinegary barbeque sauce to accompany its smoked meats. (more…)
Old Trusty’s Signage at 1420 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
From an email:
“Trusty’s Full-Serve “The Hill’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill” is celebrating our 10th Anniversary all week long! We have partnered with another local institution Jan’s Tutoring House located only one block from Trusty’s as our neighborhood charity and 10% of all proceeds from this week will be donated to them to help fund their mentoring and tutoring programs for school ages students throughout the neighborhood and DC as a whole. Please join us in helping Jan’s Tutoring House, while playing board games, grabbing a burger and tossing back a cold one or two at Trusty’s.”
You can read about Jean Jules Jusserand here.
From an email:
“In the theme of “5” each night of the “Five-Day Five-Year Anniversary Simcha” is set to thank patrons while introducing them to its “all grown up” menu and cocktail options. From Tuesday, April 14th through dinner on Saturday, April 18th, patrons will enjoy nightly $5 appetizer and 50% off entree specials off Star and Shamrock’s new menu, as well as a selection of five drink specials all for $5 each. In addition, 5% of all proceeds will benefit Miriam’s Kitchen. Plus on Saturday April 18th, DC’s favorite classic Irish band The MollyHawks will be onhand to mark the night of the actual anniversary with live music. And each night will be peppered with various revelry and surprise giveaways.
Nightly Menu specials will include: (more…)
3628 Georgia Ave, NW
From an email:
“On March 17th DC Reynolds turned 3! In dog years we can now drink so we’re throwing a party with our friends from DC Brau. This Saturday our 3 year anniversary party will feature the Brau Truck on our patio pouring the following.
Cimmerian Schwarzbier (5.3)
Public American Pale Ale (6.0)
Citizen Belgian Pale Ale (7.0)
Corruption American IPA (6.5)
El Hefe Hefeweizen (5.3)
Smells Like Freedom Dank IPA (7.0)
We will also be releasing our Old Forester single barrel aged On The Wings of Armageddon Double IPA (9.2)
Party starts at 4pm bring a coat because evidently winter isn’t over yet. #BOGO (excluding OTWOA) goes from 5-9pm.”
1833 14th Street, NW
From Bar Pilar:
“We’re old, but we definitely still know how to party! Bar Pilar, the lauded neighborhood restaurant and watering hole, is marking a decade of service at 1833 14th Street NW with a week-long celebration of throwback drinks, favorite dishes and guest bartenders starting on Tuesday, March 17th ending in a 10th Anniversary Party upstairs at the restaurant on Sunday, March 22nd.
“Over the past decade, we have seen 14th Street boom around us, worked with a motley crew of talented individuals who have helped shape the DC dining scene, and have had the privilege of serving countless guests who have passed through our doors,” says general manager Matt Brown. “There’s a lot to celebrate & we look forward to seeing a lot of familiar faces at Pilar over the course of the week.”
On Monday – for one night only – Chef Jesse Miller will feature Pilar’s Prime Rib dinner, including a slab of prime rib, creamed spinach, foie gras whipped potatoes and glace. Other popular past menu items will be offered in addition to the regular menu throughout the week, including the Malt Aioli Potatoes, Grilled Calamari with Tomato & Basil, Tuna Niçoise, and the Bacon Buddy. Bar Manager Ben Wiley is also planning a special drink menu for the week featuring classic Bar Pilar signatures, like The Dark Side, The Ruffled Shirt, and The Bees & the Beer, with a few guest bartenders making special appearances behind the bar on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday nights.
To cap off the celebration, Bar Pilar invites everyone to its 10th Anniversary Party on Sunday, March 22nd upstairs at the restaurant starting at 7pm. The evening will include complimentary light bites, DJs and signature cocktails from the past decade (cash bar – all cocktails $10).”
5111 Georgia Ave, NW
From Straw Stick & Brick Delicatessen (formerly three little pigs):
“Tomorrow [Today] will be our 3rd year anniversary! Three years is a big deal! It’s a big deal because ninety percent of food service businesses close their doors before reaching that benchmark – only one in ten make it! We couldn’t be more grateful and appreciative to each and every person that has helped us make it through. We certainly didn’t do it on our own strength alone! We hope that you know that we really are thankful for all you have offered us; from shopping with us, sharing our food with your friends and family, offering encouragement, suggestions, and advice.
We can’t tell you how many people have told us they didn’t think that our business could survive in these early development stages happening in our neighborhood. In almost all cases, their intentions were good – people definitely wanted to see us thrive, but many were unsure if the timing was right for a business like ours. We knew we had our work cut out for us, but loyal customers and steady press let us know we were on to something great.
If you haven’t been by the shop lately, come by and see us again. If you have been coming regularly you probably already know about our growing pantry, bigger and better lunch menu, workshops on everything from butchery to salumi, and the renovations on our second floor. This is our year to strengthen and improve our work to give you a better and better experience. We couldn’t be more excited to have you on this journey with us.
So… how about some fun? Friday through Sunday we will have some awesome stuff going on! We have 25% off all smoked sausages, workshop giveaways, and a ton of meat boards so you can sample some of our favorite cured meats! Stop by, say hello, and join us in celebrating this awesome milestone!”
still from next screening – Kolja
From an email:
“Every third Tuesday in the month, we screen Czech movies that became famous and popular for various reason. Every year, we feature world famous Czech director and this year we are introducing Zdenek Sverak retrospective. Most importantly, they are very good movies, mostly indie films, screened right here at the Bistro Bohem. [600 Florida Ave, NW]
The event is co-sponsored by the Embassy of the Czech Republic which provides the movie screening rights and discussion about the movie and Bistro Bohem, which hosts the festival and provides first beer free to all guests.
We have just finished our 2015 movie outline and I wanted to share it with you and your readers. The screenings are free but making reservations is recommended as the festival has been very popular and we want to ensure that everyone can get in.”
Tickets for brunch available here.
“Join us Sunday, February 1st to help celebrate Port City Brewing Company’s 4th Anniversary with a special brunch event at Sixth Engine! [438 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest]
This standing brunch event will feature Porty City’s brews, including both the release of Colossal IV as well as a one-of-a-kind, surprise firkin. Port City beer-inspired passed hors d’eouvres, specialty hoptails, and all you can drink OptiMosas will also be provided by Sixth Engine. You’ll get the chance to meet Port City’s brewers while enjoying tasty food and great local beer, and its a perfect way to kick off your Superbowl Sunday.
Festivities begin at noon, and tickets are extremely limited, so be sure to purchase your ASAP. This ticket is all inclusive and covers food, drink, tax & gratuity.