Excursion: Evening Brewery Hike

Hellbender Brewing Company
Beer flight @ Hellbender Brewing Company

Over the last 3-4 years I’ve done a number of brewery hikes (some might say crawls) in DC’s NE quadrant.

It’s fascinating to stroll through different neighborhoods in DC you would never visit otherwise, often admiring big homes with yards where people live lives you can only guess at.

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Concert Review: Rooney @ Rock and Roll Hotel (7/8/17)

Rooney (Photo Credit: http://www.rooneymusic.com/)

After a bit of a hiatus, Rooney is back in fine form – making new music and touring. The Rock and Roll Hotel was ready!

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Drink This: Burtons’ Old Fashioned

Bartons old fashioned
Burtons’ Old Fashioned

In addition to recommendations for quality drinks, I will, on occasion, throw in helpful tips for identifying quality cocktail professionals – like the people at Burtons Grill and Bar.

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Concert Pick: HAERTS (Opening for Michelle Branch) @ 9:30 Club (8/4/17)

HAERTS (Photo Credit: Band’s Facebook)
The indie pop band HAERTS, are coming to the 9:30 Club on August 4th!

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Do This: International Colombian Festival @ RFK Festival Grounds (7/16/17)

Colombian Festival 2017
(Photo from: https://www.colombianfestivaldc2017.com/)

¡Viva Colombia!

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Sports Pick: 2017 GEICO Motorcycle Budds Creek National (8/19/17)

Martin at Hi Point
Alex Martin pulls the second moto holeshot at this year’s Hi Point National, June 17   (R. Toole)

Imagine 40 high-powered motorcycles waiting for the crack of the start gate. The brassy roar of engine cleaves the air as riders speed toward the first turn, rail around dirt berms, soar over jumps, and poetically double through rhythm sections. Is it even physically possible to travel this fast over a dirt course? And what is the main source of fuel?? High-octane gas? Or adrenaline??

Here’s your chance to find out.

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Bummers and Big Deals (7/7/17)

Porrón by ANXO
Porrón by ANXO (Photo Credit: @marielleis from FB @ANXOcider)

Some cool things, but also a few that suck.

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