Stars and Bars: Quick Takes @ Big Chief and The Brig

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Over 4th of July weekend I had a chance to venture out and peek into a couple of the new bars that opened in the NE (Big Chief) and SE (The Brig).

The Brig
I like beer gardens as a concept, so I usually make it a point to visit new ones when they open. Sipping suds outside on a cool evening or in the shade on a hot day, I can handle that.

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Food Park: Taste of 8th @ Barracks Row, 5/7/16

Taste of 8th

Come down to Barracks Row on Saturday, May 7th for the annual Taste of 8th food festival.

Local restaurants will serve samples (for $5) of their best or newest dishes.

Newer restaurants like Souk and Pineapple and Pearls will be serving, along with classics like Matchbox, Bayou Bakery, Lavagna, Belga Cafe and many more.

Get your tickets here.

Taste of 8th
Barracks Row (8th St SE)
Saturday, May 7
$5 per taste (or $20 for five)
All ages

Around Town: Your Weekend Plans, 5/2/15

Day of the Dog by Congressional Cemetery

This Saturday, May 2nd, no boredom allowed.

There are more than enough things happening to keep us all fully entertained.

Here are some recommendations:


For food lovers, try the Taste of 8th (Barracks Row).

You can try many of the restaurants on Barracks Row (8th St SE), with $5 appetizer sized samples. You can also buy 5 tickets for $20.

Participating restaurants include; Banana Cafe, Belga, Cafe Kimchi, District Doughnut, Lavagna, Lola’s, Matchbox, Medium Rare, Molly Malone’s, Spring Mill Bread Company, Trattoria Alberto, Ugly Mug and more.

Taste of 8th
Barracks Row (8th St SE)
Saturday, May 2, 2015
$5 per ticket ($20 for 5 tickets)


For dog lovers, try the Day of the Dog.

Bring your pup out for a festival and 5K run at the Congressional Cemetery.

Food trucks, activities and plenty of wonderful, adoptable dogs will be waiting.

Day of the Dog Festival and 5K Run
Congressional Cemetery (1801 E Street, SE)
Saturday, May 2, 2015
FREE admission (Raffle and activity/food tickets will also be available for purchase)
$40 for 5K Run
All ages


For globetrotters, try the Around the World Embassy Tour.
More than 40 embassies will open their doors this Saturday to the public. Participants can travel the world as they experience the food, art, dance, fashion, and music of different countries. In previous years, guests were able to pet alpacas, play with robots, learn indigenous dances, try new cuisines, and more. Come see the world through the embassies of our global neighbors.

See tips on getting around.

Around the World Embassy Tour
42 Embassies in Washington, DC
Saturday, May 2, 2015
FREE admission
All ages

List of participating embassies:

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