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Dessert Tacos In DC Should Make Your Next Taco Tuesday Sweeter

There are many dates and moments in our lives that prove to be monumental: birthdays, anniversaries, and Taco Tuesdays. Yes, bless the marriage of meat and tortilla, a tried and true duo that’s as dynamic as the various kinds of fillings that make it up. But what if we add the sweet variety on to that list of taco style?

I can see you nodding in approval now. And since we’re all in agreement over here, let me divulge further. Roy Boys in Washington D.C., which is an establishment that touts itself as a fried chicken & oysters joint, also serves ice cream tacos. Between those three items, the level of indulgence here is through the roof.

Diners can choose from various mouth-watering choices like Birthday Cake with yellow cake and Fruity Pebbles cereal or Mango Pina Colada with fresh mango and toasted coconut. This sweet reality just made Taco Tuesdays a whole lot more versatile. Also, be on the look out for their special monthly flavors, which is already a lot to like.

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A DC Comics Restaurant Featuring Superheroes Could Be Coming To London Soon

Marvel may be getting a few sections of Disney theme parks coming soon, but the DC superhero universe could possibly be getting its own immersive restaurant.

Documents filed with the city of Westminster within London reveal a proposal for a multi-experience DC Multiverse restaurant, featuring superheroes like “Batman, Superman, and Wonderwoman.” What currently exists as a larger fine-dining steakhouse will be broken up into multiple parts, with at least four different dining sections present in the new restaurant.

The four areas include a lounge bar, a dining area with live entertainment, a fine dining experience, and an “immersive experience.” There’s also a back area called “Arkham Asylum,” named after the fabled psychiatric hospital in the Batman series. It will have a separate, speakeasy-esque entrance via a corridor, and will reportedly sell street food.

The restaurant itself isn’t going to be heavy on theme park vibes, with a lack of props and costumes heavily featured throughout. Instead, according to the documents, it will “invite guests to experience the DC Universe without breaking the fourth wall.”

Eater London reports that the development is being led by an unknown “high-end restaurateur.” The appropriate paperwork has been filed with the city of Westminster, whose council should reach a decision on the future of this concept by mid-April 2019.

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Foodbeast And GQ Got Wasted Trying To Find The Best Bars In DC

Fact: getting drunk is awesome. I’m not going to stand on ceremony here and become another mundane warning label in this ever-growing, politically correct diaper of a society we’ve become. No matter where you are or what you’re doing, chances are your circumstances could vastly improve (in terms of fun, not productivity) if you knew the right place to get hammered at.

So today, we’re dissecting Washington, D.C. The capital of the United States. The House of Cards and House of Bars. A recent list-topper for the largest consumer of wine per capita. Furthermore, the city of politics is one of the top 5 consumers of spirits, also per capita.

Rudy and Elie, got the chance to live out that American dream: getting shit-housed on their travel booze show, “Where’s The Bar?” . The two teamed up with GQ to find the best bars in Logan Circle in D.C., however they only remembered the first three. Thankfully, they somehow managed to take diligent notes while drunkenly dancing in the streets of D.C.

Perhaps there’s more to the correlation between inebriation and productivity than I previously imagined…

#1 The Jefferson Hotel

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The Jefferson Hotel is a swanky, upscale hotel that houses some of the biggest names in entertainment and politics. While posh and elegant, Quill Bar will still fuck yo shit up, in a good, fancy and dignified way.

Why This Bar?

On their tour of bars in the city, Rulie (Rudy + Elie) thought it best to start at Quill. The upscale and swanky nature of this cocktail bar was essential in making sure they didn’t get too fucked up too fast. Translation: Quill is a great place to visit as a starting point for any night you plan on having, whether it’s a business meeting with a future employer or a jumping off point for your buddy Keith’s bachelor party.

Drink: The Lord Monti

This shaken cocktail served in a Martini glass is the type of drink that combines ingredients that make you take a step back and go, “Wait, the fuck? Seriously?” With a blend of Dewar’s Scotch, chocolate maple spiced syrup, Averna, egg whites and chocolate bitters, this is the type of drink will make you think back fondly on your warmest Christmas.

#2 Lincoln

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While a little more modern and a little less ritzy, the Lincoln Bar will provide a more friendly and open environment. While Quill emphasizes connecting within your inner circle, the Lincoln Bar is much more conducive to drinking and socializing with others. At this point, Rulie is starting to get pretty tipsy, so a quality low-key socializing bar is a good place for round two.

Why This Bar?

Their master mixologist and creator of the “these drinks are so fire that I’m just waiting to hear their mixtape” menu is highly accomplished, and has a particularly special touch when making spicy drinks. If you like Bloody Mary’s, then I highly suggest you stop here, since it’s the home of the world famous and aptly named…

The Drink: Bloody Mary Todd

For those of you who were too busy feeding your Tamagotchis during history class, Mary Todd was the former First Lady and wife of 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. The Bloody Mary Todd gets its solid reputation from its main and most important ingredient, the cherry tomato-infused vodka. The drink is also garnished with celery, onions and roasted red peppers. So if you were looking for a salad-y drink, well…there you go.

#3 Compass Rose

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Dude. This place is TOO dope. While considered a restaurant first and foremost, this quaint and cozy home-turned-restaurant was a perfect third stop for Rulie. By this time, the booze was starting to turn them into monsters, so suffocating any internal alcoholic uprisings with Compass Rose’s armory of multicultural snacks and meals was essential to keeping all the other people in D.C. safe from these animals.

Why This Bar?

This warm little house was supplanted by a restaurant and bar yet maintained the feeling of a home, making it feel more welcoming than any other place Rulie visited. Their menu boasts a wide variety of shit you’ve never heard, but after trying once, you’ll damn sure never forget. Try their khachapuri, a Georgian bread dish shaped like a gondola and filled with cheese. It makes Pizza Hut’s Cheesy Bread look like breadsticks with gonorrhea.

The Drink: The Compass Rose

The drink, named in unison with the restaurant, is made of Georgian sparkling wine and pomegranate liqueur, all mixed in with rose water to give it that robust chlorophyll taste that people so desire. On top of being fun and delicious, the Compass Rose is one of those drinks that almost looks to pretty to drink. Of course, Rulie DGAFs about things like that and chugged them anyways.

#4 Bar Pilar

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Despite the fact that this bar is named after Hemingway’s The Old Man And The Sea, this bar manages to be way more exciting. I know that doesn’t say much, since TOMATS is a very boring and nerdy book, but Bar Pilar managed to take the best parts of the story and make a bar out of it. Besides, how many boring bars do you know anyways?

Why This Bar?

If you’re a fan of either nautical themes or Hemingway things, then this is the bar for you. Adorned with a ton of cool ocean-related shit (that Rulie probably knocked off the walls), Bar Pilar has a tendency to get a bit loud, although all for the right reasons. It’s loud and fun, the drinks are strong, and Rudy ripped his jeans. It’s exactly the kind of bar we’d all love and Hemingway would hate.

The Drink: The Hemingway Daiquiri

The Hemingway Daiquiri, more commonly referred to everywhere else as the “Papa Doble”, consists of rum (Hemingway’s fave), lime, grapefruit and maraschino, the liqueur made from the small, semi-bitter cherries. Hemingway would hate this too, but we love it and he’s dead, so we win.

#5 Stoney’s

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You know that bar you and all your coworkers go to after one of those really long, shitty days at work? Where all you wanna do is drink some beer, eat some hot wings and talk about how jealous you are of Rulie for getting to get drunk in D.C. during the day on a Wednesday? Then Stoney’s is the place for you. Even the bar’s logo screams, “I just got off of work and hate everything, beer me.”

Why This Bar?

Stoney’s has had a longstanding love affair with the city of D.C. This bar is home to many of our nations legends, most notably a certain journalist (who both fears and loathes things) named Hunter S. Thompson. On top of its short but vivid history, Stoney’s is the bar on the list with the rowdiest crowd most hellbent on having fun. Almost to the point of feeling forced, but not quite there, Stoney’s is the perfect last hurrah on your mission to get wasted. Rulie doesn’t remember shit about this bar, except that they ate a lot of wings.

The Drink: Err’thang

At this point, you don’t really give a shit what you’re drinking, as long as you’re drinking. That kind of vibe is what Stoney’s goes for. There aren’t really any fancy or pretentious drinks here, and that’s the way they like it. This is the kind of place where you say “fuck it” and just order a bunch of Budweisers and a round of Fireball. There are no bars after this, just go home. It’s time.

Honorable Mention: Le Diplomate

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Le Diplomate, while a very popular name for French-American cafes, stands alone in the sea of the Le Diplomates in America. This is the sort of restaurant and bar that makes visitors say “damn, this reminds me of home.” Assuming, of course, that your home is in Paris, France. With the type of setting that pairs well with any occasion or any meal of the day, Le Diplomate brings that French fire to an otherwise all-American corner of D.C.

Why This Bar?

Le Diplomate’s interior alone would be worth the trip. With the walls covered in French antiques and art, customers could spend hours and hours (ok maybe just one hour) perusing the entirety of the restaurant. While primarily known for its food, the cocktail program is “phenomenal” according to one Le Diplomate bartender. Based on how drunk Rulie got, she’s not wrong.

The Drink: Libation Without Representation

This drink was so bomby that Elie looked up and said, “Oh, that’s fantastic,” before swallowing it whole like the whale swallowed Jonah, or if you prefer a more modern comparison, it’s like how (insert porn star) swallowed (insert male porn star). Either way, he was very much into it. Using apple and cherry infused Bombay Sapphire and garnished with a cucumber slice carved to look like a tiny American flag, this might be one of the most patriotic drinks you could order in this country, despite being served up in a French cafe.

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Subway Offers Falafel Sandwich as Veggie Option on East Coast

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For those die-hard falafel fans, Subway is serving their on-again, off-again Falafel Sandwich in areas neighboring Washington, D.C.

The falafel sandwich is definitely a choice menu item for veggie lovers or simply those who wish to try something new. The veggie-packed option consists of fried chickpea patties topped with cucumber sauce. Sadly for vegans, the sauce contains dairy but luckily you can customize your Falafel Sandwich to your heart’s (and dietary) content.

Hopefully it’ll be available in the West Coast as well, but until then it’s an East Coast exclusive. Subway’s Falafel Sandwich is available for $4.75 at six-inches and $7.50 for a footlong.

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Pepsi Vending Machine Rigged to Sell $3 Malt Liquor in DC Neighborhood

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In the Trinidad neighborhood of Washington, D.C, a Pepsi vending machine was discovered by police to be selling malt liquor behind its non-alcoholic facade. Of course, the rogue vending machine was a hit with neighborhood kids, who were able buy booze illegally.

Taking notes from a meeting with the Trinidad Neighborhood Association, D.C. blogger, Geoffrey Hatchard, tweeted that an officer from the Metropolitan Police Department found the machine, which was quickly disabled upon discovery.

“The Pepsi machine was in front of a 4-unit apartment and of course no one claimed responsibility for it. It charged $3 for the malt liquor so kids were buying it (cheaper for adults to get at the store). MPD disabled it and were waiting for the property owner to have it removed,” stated Danielle Bays, the association’s president.

Man, if only they had one of these babies a few years back.

H/T + PicThx DCist

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DC Super Hero Coasters

Rescue your hardwood tabletops from the corrosion caused by beverage moisture with these super hero coasters. 4 glass coasters. 4 iconic super heroes from the universe of Detective Comics. You have Batman, Superman, the Green Lantern and Wonder Woman logos to choose from. Now you can save your table from the world…or your drink perspiration. ($13 @ Neatoshop)

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DC Pint Glasses

Wow, this feels a bit like deja vu doesn’t it? No, of course not! Those were Marvel-themed pint glasses. That was a completely different story.

If Marvel heroes don’t quite float your pint-glass boat, fear not because Think Geek’s got you covered with new DC pint glasses. Likenesses of Batman, Wonder Woman or the entire Justice League can be found on each one of these glasses and make for a perfect gift for anyone who loves comic books and beer. You can pick them up for the eerily familiar price of $10.

(via ThinkGeek)