Friday, January 30, 2015

MVT: Eye Street Cellars Tasting Schedule For This (Super Bowl)Week

Mount Vernon Triangle's home for Fine Wines and Spirits, Eye Street Cellars,  continues to have their regular weekly tasting' is the Tasting Schedule for this week. This week provides a tasty and varied schedule of Wine's, so get over there and check it out.

Eye Street Cellars is open Super Bowl Sunday!
Your one-stop-shop for all your party essentials!

Special Schedule for this week:

All wines featured are 10% off while being sampled!

Friday, January 30
5:00 - 8:00 pm

Domaine Bellevue, Sauvignon Blanc
Chateau Du Cedre, Malbec
Chateau de Vaugelas, Grenache Blend
Domaine Berthet-Rayne, Grenache Blend

Saturday, January 31
4:00 - 7:00 pm


L'Encert Brut, Malvasia
Les Jourdis Blanc, Sauv Blanc/Semillon
Villa Negra, Grenache
Anares, Tempranillo

Leopold Bros.
Small Batch Spirits from a family run distillery in Colorado

New:  Deliveries are available between 3 and 8 pm with a $100 minimum purchase

Eye Street Cellars has an onsite Wine Consultant, Just ask any food pairing questions you may have.

Badwolfdc will continue to post the tasting schedule each week (its oh so worth a visit)


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Celebrate Valentine's at Republic (Tacoma) Event, Then Celebrate Anti-Valentine's

Republic Restaurant, in Tacoma, will celebrate Valentine's Day with live music during dinner, and a post-dinner "Anti-Valentine's Day" concert featuring punk rock band, Booze Riot. 
On February 14, the typically no-reservations dining room will serve its regular menu, but will accept dinner reservations between 5:00 and 9:30 p.m. A live and intimate musical performance will be provided by award-winning electronic "Gypsy jazz" singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mary Alouette, who has headlined at venues like the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Blues Alley, and Carnegie Hall. 

Valentine's Day dinner reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 301.270.3000.

An after-dinner, "Anti-Valentine's Day" punk rock party gets started at 10:00 p.m. featuring punk rock bands:
Booze Riot


and Caustic Casanova

Bar manager, Brett Robison, will be mixing up three anti-Valentine's Day cocktails including;
  • Booze Riot (in honor of the night's headline band) made with Copper Fox Rye Whiskey, Amaro Averna and sherry;  
  • Fascist Pig (a variation of the restaurant's well-known Fascist Killer) made with Pig's Nose Blended Scotch Whisky, Amaro Ramazzotti, green chartreuse, basil and garnished with a flamed orange peel 
  • My Girlfriend's Girlfriend (inspired by Type O Negative, a goth metal band from the 90’s) made with Hennessy, Soliterre Dessert Wine, Amaro Montenegro and spied lemon juice – a house-made mix of lemon juice steeped in rosemary and anise. 
All drinks will be $12 each, and the bar will also serve it's popular Bingers - beer and shot combinations for $5. 

Republic is located at 6939 Laurel Avenue, Takoma Park, Md., 20912

All photographs via performer Web or Facebook sites

Quick Shots #106: 9th & N Street's NW Get Their Sidewalk's Back

If you live in Shaw, or any high growth community, you are used to losing sidewalks to construction....and every so often you get one back.
Local Pub, Lost and Found is now part of 9th Street NW now that all the fences have gone
The new mixed-use complex, The Colonel, is reaching the end of its construction period, and today the sidewalks re-opened for residents to use.
N Street NW, open, and with Bike Parking and Tree's already planted
The Colonel is located on the corner of 9th Street NW and N Street NW, promises some fantastic apartments with additional retail (speculation has a new restaurant right at the corner)
Its always fun to speculate on a new restaurant
The Colonel integrated the notorious 'Fight Club' into its campus
We will try to get a walk through of The Colonel, as it gets close to opening....

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Quick Shots #105: Eric Ziebold New Restaurant on 7th Street NW - Posts its ABRA Permit

Back in early December, Badwolfdc reported that Chef Eric Ziebold was planning 2 new restaurants in Shaw. The restaurant's will be located at the old Alpertsons Furniture Store location at 1015 7th Street NW. The ABRA permit has been posted giving us a quick overview of the restaurants size, hours etc.
According to the permit, the new restaurant's will be serving 'Contemporary American. The lower level designated for 'fine dining' which will include a seasonal tasting menu.(This restaurant still has no name) It does not directly state that the ground floor is for a more casual dining experience, but the permit, along with earlier reports, does state that there would be an A la Carte menu (will keep watch on this). Chef Ziebold himself has said that the restaurant will be called 'Kinship". 
The permit states that seating will be for 200, (total occupancy of 550) with an additional 'sidewalk cafe' for 20. Hours of business are in line with what we normally see, Sunday through Thursday 8am till 2am, and Friday and Saturday 8am through 3am. 

A great and welcome prospect/addition for the future. Initial reporting had a 2015 opening, but I think that may well be speculative. Still Badwolfdc will keep an eye on this and update as things move along.

Welcome to Shaw, Chef Ziebold

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Artist Nick DePinto and Baltimore Band 'The Honest Mistake' at The GallAerie

Mount Pleasant group house The GallAerie, are presenting Nick DePinto's "Muse/Goddess: Feminine Archetypes in the Age of Aesthetic Ubiquity." photography, painting and song by everyone's favorite Shear Madness star.
Meanwhile, in the Aerie Underground, Baltimore rock/pop band The Honest Mistakes premier their new album "Get it Right".

It all takes place on Saturday February 1st form 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm The GallAerie is located at 1644 Newton Street NW DC
This Event is Free
The GallAerie is a Mount Pleasant group house with a Second Saturday series of art and music parties (though next month it falls on the first Saturday).
"We started this as the house-party, DIY version of Dupont Circle's First Friday openings. Come visit us for Second Saturday parties featuring local art and music. 8 pm to midnight on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Always free! Totally nonsmoking".....Christian Crowley

Bethesda's Urban Country To Host “Home Is Where The Heart Is” Week Long Valentine's Celebration

Urban Country, Bethesda Home Design Showroom Partners With LEE Industries For “LEE Loves Local” Shopping Event Featuring Discounts on LEE Furniture All Week
There will be an Open House Reception on Tuesday, February 10 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with Discounts on Heart-Related Accessories & Complimentary Valentine Mystery Gifts for All Guests
"Home is where the heart is. During Valentine’s week, Urban Country Designs in Bethesda Row is gearing up for store activities that will capture the heart. First, the Bethesda home furnishings showroom is partnering with custom upholstered and leather furniture manufacturer LEE Industries, Inc. in their movement to support shopping local during the week long LEE Loves Local home interiors event. From Saturday, February 7 – Sunday, February 15, Urban Country will take part in this national initiative to show community spirit in support of small business patronage and local commerce. All orders on LEE merchandise placed during that week will receive a 10 percent discount.
On Tuesday, February 10, Urban Country will host a Home Is Where The Heart Is Open House wine & cheese reception from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. showcasing all LEE upholstered furniture with discounts on heart-related accessories and complimentary Valentine mystery gifts for all guests. The event is open to the public with complimentary wine and refreshments and will feature heart-related accessories and merchandise from designers Simon Pearce, VIETRI, Tai, Just Slate, Two’s Company and more."
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The Urban Country / LEE Loves Local event is in collaboration with national design resource guide

For more information on Urban Country please visit: or on Facebook: or Twitter: @_UrbanCountry.

Saturday, February 7 – Sunday, February 15
Open House Reception: Tuesday, February 10 (6:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

Urban Country is located at;
Bethesda Row
7117 Arlington Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
(Corner of Arlington Road & Bethesda Avenue)

Astro Doughnuts Has Your Valentines Covered

For Valentine's Day, Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken will feature a Valentine's dozen mini doughnut box for $20, available Friday 2/13 and Saturday 2/14, filled with special flavors like spicy cinnamon, red velvet cake garnishes, and Nutella with white chocolate.

The box will contain two each of the following flavors:

  • Cinnamon glazed doughnuts with a buttercream dollop, sprinkled with a spicy cinnamon sugar mix
  • Vanilla glazed doughnuts with a red velvet cake ball garnish
  • Chocolate glazed doughnuts with strawberry jam filling and white chocolate drizzle
  • Raspberry glazed doughnuts with white pearls
  • Chocolate glazed doughnuts with cherry jam filling and white chocolate drizzle
  • Nutella glazed doughnuts with white chocolate drizzle and chocolate shavings

The Valentine's assortments are available for pre-order, and while supplies last in store on 2/13-2/14. 

You will need to pre-order by emailing or calling 202-809-5565

Astro Doughnuts is located at  1308 G Street, NW Washington DC 20005