by Alyse Mier July 7, 2016 at 3:05 pm 1 Comment

Photo courtesy of Black SquirrelLocals will be able to toast the pornography industry during a tongue-in-cheek event in Adams Morgan tomorrow night.

The Black Squirrel (2427 18th St. NW) is scheduled to host its first ever “panty party” to celebrate National Porn Day tomorrow night from 4-7 p.m.

The happy hour will include food specials such as the aptly named Kim Kardashian burger, which wedges two beef patties between “you-have-to-be-kidding buns.”

The event will also include beer and giveaways of nylon panties, Bowman said.

Black Squirrel owner Amy Bowman said the idea first came about during a conversation about the names of different craft beers.

“I was talking to some women in the hospitality industry and we started talking about some of the ridiculous names that beers have,” Bowman said. “It’s clearly misogynistic and they’re named by men who didn’t get laid in high school.”

The event will showcase some of the worst offenders, such as Burley Oak’s “Just the Tip,” Elysian’s “Men’s Room Red” and Sixpoint’s “Sweet Action.”

“I thought maybe we could have some fun with this and just make fun of them,” Bowman said.

Photo courtesy of Black Squirrel

by Tim Regan August 17, 2015 at 11:45 am 0

Adams Morgan Day organizers, photo via Facebook/Adams Morgan Day

Adams Morgan Day is alive after all.

A humbler version of the popular street festival will take place on Sept. 13, community organizers announced last week.

The block party was cancelled in June after reportedly suffering “years-long turbulence” related to its management.

A group of Adams Morgan residents met in July to discuss bringing the festival back from the dead.

“It was just a matter of a number of people expressing concern and then deciding that we wanted to do something about it,” says co-coordinator A.Tianna Scozzaro. “There was an initial meeting about a month ago and it’s grown from there. We’re going door-to-door to let businesses know that this is happening.”

“It’s probably going to be quite scaled back from what people normally think of,” Scozzaro adds.

Though the festival won’t close off any roads, Scozzaro says close to 50 businesses including Black Squirrel, Town Tavern, and Grand Central will host events inside and on the sidewalk.

But there are no guarantees the festival will return next year, says Scozzaro.

“What the festival needs to revive itself fully is a nonprofit that can actually put it on in the years to come,” she says. “That could be either an existing nonprofit or the development of a new nonprofit. Ideally, there are enough community nonprofits that exist.”

Residents can donate to the upcoming festival here, and volunteer their time by e-mailing Scozzaro.

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by Daniel Levitt July 31, 2015 at 4:20 pm 0

The Black Squirrel

Adams Morgan residents will be able to dress up in renaissance faire attire and guzzle mead tomorrow.

Black Squirrel (2427 18th Street NW) will host a “Men in Tights Mead Day Renaissance Faire” from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Attendees will be able to taste local mead from Honey Grail Meadery as well fill their goblets with mead from Charm City Meadery, Moonlight Meadery and B. Nektar Meadery.

A representative from Honey Grail Meadery will also be on hand to talk mead making and distribute samples of the company’s Boudica’s Uprising Honey Mead.

The kitchen’s chefs will sling giant turkey legs, sandwiches and steaks-on-stakes throughout the day.

And don’t forget to wear a costume: Patrons dressed in proper renaissance faire attire will receive 10 percent off their bill.

Image courtesy of The Black Squirrel

by Tim Regan June 3, 2015 at 2:30 pm 0

Devil's Backbone beers, courtesy of The Black Squirrel

Bartenders at The Black Squirrel in Adams Morgan will be pouring five new beers from Devil’s Backbone Brewery during an event that starts at 5 p.m. tomorrow night.

The five beers, brewed in a one-off batch at Devil’s Backbone’s Basecamp Brewpub, are Apricot Weiss, Barclays London Dark Lager, Steam Tripel, Reilly’s Rye Ale and Benjamin’s Blood Lager.

The brewery’s popular year-round beers, Vienna Lager and Gold Leaf Lager, will also be on tap.

During the event, the kitchen will sell ham biscuit sandwiches and apple fritters to pair with the beers, and veggie burgers will be sold at a discount price.

by January 17, 2011 at 5:00 am 2,146 0

Wayne Dickson Dupont Circle

Sunday: Wayne Dickson collects signatures to get on the April 26 special election ballot for an At-Large DC Council seat. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Mike Kohn. Got a news tip for Mike? Send him an email.

D.C. Council Race: Dickson in, what about Weaver?

The April 26 special election to fill an At-Large D.C. Council seat is getting more interesting. Logan Circle resident and realtor Wayne Dickson told The Washington Post last week that he is definitely in the race (14th & You has more on Dickson and his entry). We happened upon Dickson Sunday at the Q Street entrance to the Dupont Circle Metro stop. He told Borderstan that he has 15 people out collecting petitions; you need 3,000 valid voter signatures to get on the ballot.



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