by November 9, 2012 at 8:00 am 1,643 2 Comments


Brunch at Maddy’s Taproom. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

Starting this Sunday, November 11, Maddy’s Taproom will be offering brunch. Maddy’s Taproom recently opened their new location just south of Thomas Circle at 13th and L Streets NW. Brunch at Maddy’s Taproom will be from 11 am to 2 pm. The bar offerings: Bottomless mimosas, Killer Bloody Marys, South of the Border Hot Chocolate and 40 beers on tap.

The “Texican” brunch  will include:

  • Huevos Rancheros: Refried Beans, Salsa, Queso Blend, Cowboy Potatoes
  • Chilaquiles: Red or Green with Eggs and Queso Fresco
  • Austin Burro: Eggs, Cowboy Potatoes, Chorizo, Bacon, Jalapeno, Cowboy Potatoes topped with Texas Chili and Cheese
  • El Benedicto: Sopes, Chorizo, Poblano Hollandaise, Cowboy Potatoes

Perfect spot to start your Sunday stroll around downtown.

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by October 5, 2012 at 9:00 am 2,218 0


Opening Monday: Maddy’s Taproom at 13th and L NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]

Maddy’s Bar and Grille, a Dupont Circle staple, is opening a new eating and drinking establishment just south of Thomas Circle at 13th and L Streets NW.

The new Maddy’s Taproom (1100 13th Street NW) is set to open this Monday, October 8, with a list of 40 beers and a Tex-Mex inspired menu that includes everything from Maddy’s famous sweet potato fries (only now with chipotle-cinnamon dust) to brisket quesadillas and short rib empanadas. (Thrillist gives us a peek at the full menu here.)

For more information on Maddy’s Taproom, visit the website or call 202-483-2266.

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by May 13, 2011 at 8:30 am 1,578 1 Comment

Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, U Street NW, Borderstan

News from Dupont-Logan-U Street (mostly).

From Michelle Lancaster. Tell me what I missed on Twitter @MichLancaster.

Lower Loan Rates Mean Higher Down Payments

Lower loan rates are coming to potential homebuyers as a result of the recent mortgage crisis. So, if you are looking to move away from that noisy patio bar or want to be closer to the action, what should you expect as of October 1? Urban Turf reports that you’re likely to encounter more stringent underwriting of loans, higher down payments and higher interest rates. It’s perhaps not all bad news, though; the smaller pool of buyers capable of putting down a big payment may drive prices down.

The Saga of the ‘Post Office’ Project

So, now you’ve decided where to buy. Be careful, there are commercial real estate areas near you that may cause a ruckus, either in applications for liquor licenses or while in operation! We reported on the decision by ANC2B to protest the ‘Post Office Bistro’ liquor license application earlier, but there’s more to this story. Fliers appeared in residents’ mailboxes and posted around the area earlier in the week, urging residents to protest the bistro’s application. A number of residents took issue with the fear mongering messages and anonymous approach and have been expressing their opinion in comment sections of some local blogs. Now, we find out from 14th and You and from Tuesday night’s ANC meeting that the flyer was the brainchild of Elwyn Ferris. Why does that matter? He’s the partner of local ANC2B Commissioner, Ramon Estrada. See Tom Hay’s summary from last night’s ANC 2B meeting: ANC 2B Votes to Protest “Post Office” Liquor License Application.


by March 15, 2011 at 5:15 am 3,363 0

Duffy's Irish Pub, Vermont Avenue NW, U Street corridor

Duffy’s Irish Pub at 2106 Vermont Avenue NW will Irish dancing on St. Patrick’s Day. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Alejandra Owens and Laura Herman. On Twitter: follow Alejandra on @frijolita and Laura @Lmhhabs. Alejandra also writes about food at at her site, One Bite At A Time.

Few things say St. Patrick’s day more than a green beer, an Irish band playing in the background and singing an Irish ballad or two.

Okay, so where does one partake in the green-beer-singing-hopping around fun? D.C. might not be Boston (or New York or Chicago), rich with Irish pubs and a history of Irish immigrants, but we do have a few great bars to enjoy the day of the patron saint of Ireland.

Laura and I pulled together of best bets and a few good deals for when you make your way out this week. Do you guys have plans to celebrate? Where will you be?

Bars to Hit and Their Best Deals

  • The Blaguard falls just outside the boundaries at 18th Street and Florida Avenue/U Street NW, but is a hidden gem of a bar.
  • Duffy’s Irish Pub is the District’s Irish bar in resident. With Irish dancers, an Irish bar, Guiness and Jameson girls and green beer, you better get there early. There’s no cover from noon to 2 pm, $5 from 2 to 3 pm and $10 after 3 pm. The first 200 people get a free T-shirt to commemorate the day. Don’t forget to grab $2 Green Jello shooters and $5 green beer. Duffy’s is at 2106 Vermont Avenue NW, across from the 9:30 Club.
  • James Hoban’s Irish Restaurant is located off the southwest side of Dupont Circle (address is 1 Dupont Circle) and serves up dishes such as Irish Stew and shepherd’s pie along with other pub favorites like burgers and fish and chips. Happy hour prices will last from 9 am to 2 pm, so that’s $5 imported drafts, $4 domestic drafts, $4 imported bottles, $3 domestic bottles and $4 rail drinks and glasses of wine.
  • Solly’s Tavern is a long-time favorite you can go to on St. Patrick’s Day, at 11th and U Streets NW.
  • Maddy’s Bar and Grille can’t be called thew newcomer to Dupont any longer. With a loyal following, lots of space and solid bar food, you can’t beat it! Location is 1726 Connecticut Avenue NW, just south of S Street on the west side of the avenue.

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