College students, rejoice! D.C. Council moves to allow Sunday liquor sales

Moar of dis The District of Columbia is slated to leave the dwindling number of states still outlawing off-premises Sunday liquor sales. This Tuesday, the D.C. Council initially approved a measure that would completely revamp the district’s alcohol laws and allow class A retailers—the city’s liquor stores—to open on Sundays. The District’s old, largely anachronistic […]

Dixie Liquor to remain open throughout Frankenstorm

Brave DeGioia: Why’s it so crowded here? Is it Maximum Mexican Day at Leo’s? The federal government, the D.C. government, all buses, planes, and the entire Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority shut down services for the day. Even Leo’s just closed. The Potomac River is likely to top its bank, a massive generator is set […]

Free Food for All: Back to Hunger Edition

After weeks of delicious home cooking over break, only free food and a little booze can cheer up the January blues. Cupcakes may be the ruling food group in D.C., but you’ve probably not heard of the vegan bakery Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats. Nonetheless, they’re the reigning champions of “Cupcake Wars.” They are defending […]

Free for All: Kenny G and Danielle Steele not included

What’s cheaper than a dollar store? DC’s Fringe Festival brings more than art to the District … it’s also brings free clothes, books, and music. The Free Store promotes donating, recycling, and reusing among festival attendees, so if you want to add to your wardrobe—or empty out your closet—visit 1013 7th Street NW on Wednesdays […]

ANC blasts alcohol regulators for allowing Dixie Liquor to sell singles

For as long as Dixie Liquor has been seeking an exemption to the Ward 2 ban on single bottles of alcohol, the Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission has been trying to stop Dixie owners from getting one. Their logic? Allowing Dixie owners to sell super expensive microbrews and fancy culinary liqueurs will drive vagrancy and student […]

ANC votes against Dixie Liquor’s request to sell single beers

Early last year, the D.C. City Council passed a ban on selling single beers in some D.C. neighborhoods, including Georgetown. Faced with major revenue losses, many business owners immediately sought exceptions to the ban from Advisory Neighborhood Commissions. Those who could convince their ANCs that they weren’t selling singles at a price where homeless could […]

Georgetown ANC Wrapup: Hydrant woes and apples to Apple Stores

In the first of what will be regular ANC 2E wrapups, we’re proud to bring you the events of last night’s ANC meeting. (But between Issue Rundowns, GUSA Roundups, and ANC Wrapups, it grieves me to report that we’re running out of summary nouns.) Last night’s local government rumble had a considerable many high points:  […]

Meet the Green Fairy tomorrow

For those looking to get their hallucinations on, the recently reopened Dixie Liquor is hosting an absinthe demonstration/tasting tomorrow from 4-7 p.m. As far as I can tell, or at least according to the New York Times, the absinthe they’ll be serving, Lucid, sounds pretty legit. The makers of Lucid managed to get around the […]