by February 29, 2012 at 8:00 am 2,240 0

By Michelle Lancaster. You can follow her and let her know your news on Twitter @MichLancaster. Email her at michellel[AT]

"Borderstan "42_Bus"

A 42 Cocktail. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Oh, Metrobus. Despite innovations for mobile apps that should help you plan your trip, the buses still seem to run on their own schedule, which is carefully designed to thwart you on your most crunched-for-time mornings. Singer-songwriter Rene Moffatt lives in Mount Pleasant, and his experience with the 42 bus inspired a song and accompanying music video.

The Washington Post brings you the lyrics, link to video and more info about his debut album. I’ll admit to finding it pretty catchy, in a Jack Johnson kind of way.

If you’ve experienced anything similar to the full buses, out of service buses and loud cellphone talkers described in the song, you’ve probably also wanted a drink (along with your iPod) to ease the pain of the journey. Well, now you can (we do not condone breaking WMATA law on drinking on the bus).

The video was supported by Think Local First DC and they in turn have helped your 42 drinking dreams come true! Stop in to hear the song and try out a ‘Route 42’ signature cocktail for $4.20 at Tryst or the Diner; a ‘Route 42′ cupcake at Hello Cupcake; a ‘Route 42’ latte at Yola and a ridiculous-sounding Route 42 dessert at Flying Fish. The specials run through March 4.

Rene, Motfatt, 42, bus

Singer and songwriter Rene Moffatt wrote a song about the Route 42 bus. (Courtesy Rene Moffatt)

The 42 Cocktail

What’s in a 42 cocktail, you ask? We got the scoop from Think Local First DC:

Tryst on 18th Street NW: 42 Bus Sparkler: (highball, over ice) ½ oz Sobieski, ½ oz Aperol, splash honey syrup, top with cava and dash grapefruit bitters, garnish lemon twist.

The Diner on 18th Street NW: 42 Toddy: (bar mug) 1½ oz Jim Beam, 1 tsp honey, 1 tsp lemon juice, top with chamomile/lavender tea, garnish with a thin lemon wheel.

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