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Wake to Washington

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A Beltway Battle of the Barrels is brewing

Taste and talk barrel-aging with 3 Stars Brewing, Charm City Meadworks, Don Ciccio & Figli, Oliver Brewing, One Eight Distilling & Supreme Core Cider as we unveil a special collection of beer, mead, cider and amari barrel-aged around the beltway in District Made Straight Rye Whiskey barrels.

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Not-so-lucky buns

Andrew Wheeler, coal lobbyist and acting EPA administrator, is an investor in Adams Morgan burger joint Lucky Buns, which explains his ardent support on his personal Twitter. As an investor, he gets $2,000 worth of free burgers per month, which he failed to disclose on his nominee financial disclosure report. Lucky Buns responded that Andrew is an investor, not a business partner, and they do not “judge investors by political association.”

 

The gemütlichkeit of The Wharf

NY Mag characterizes the Wharf as an Oslo-on-the-Potomac—a stylish but ultimately inclusive urban outdoor landscape designed for everyone to enjoy. It credits the Anthem as a venue (heh) through which the new neighborhood has staked a claim in the larger DC fabric, drawing residents to both the music hall and the outdoor spaces.

No Wall, no problem

The Wizards are doing just fine without injured superstar point guard John Wall. Did someone say Ewing Theory?

 

Musicians raise racket over noise bill

Chairman Mendelson is attempting to soothe both sides after the proposed Noise Amplification Act drew accusations of disrespect and gentrification from street musicians and their friends.

 

How “sneckdowns” reveals wasted streets

Sneckdown is a portmanteau of “snow” and “neckdown”; the idea is that, as cars drive a path through the snow, the places that are left covered reveal ways that streets could be diminished to make more room for pedestrians and other uses.

 

Shutdown stuff

Also || Baltimore’s bus reboot fails to stick the landing, LA teachers strike, increased supply appears to be suppressing DC rents

HoverDC lets you hover over DC...kind of

Giant screens you can stand on, literally being in an observation tower, the mind altering power of people who are slightly buzzed telling you that you’re currently flying over Georgetown...it’s all happening at the observation deck in Rosslyn.

 

Volunteer for the DC Snow Team

There’s a $25 fine for residents if you don’t clear your sidewalk of snow within eight hours after it stops falling. Elderly folks can get a waiver—and then a volunteer team you can join comes by to shovel.

 

Sustainable Transport Award ceremony

Learn how other cities in Brazil and Korea are transforming their streets to help fight climate change and encourage innovative transit solutions. (6:30 pm)

 

Race in America panel discussion

Politics and Prose ongoing series continues this month with author April Ryan moderating a panel of writers and commentators to examine recent and longstanding issues. (7 pm)


Also || Big Bear comedy, protest music in the age of Trump, NTL: Tragedy of King Richard II, FemEx info session, ChurchKey + Tröegs, learn Turkish, pub theology, free spaghetti at Whole Foods

This issue of 730DC brought to you by:
Jessica Sheng, Rodrigo Duran, Nina Kanakarajavelu, Hayden Higgins
Sponsored by One Eight Distilling

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