Morning links: Greg Engert eyes May opening for Bluejacket

January 18, 2013


Soundtrack: Soundgarden's "Burden In My Hand." Because grunge rock is always better with a little dose of ragtime. The reunited Soundgarden performs at a sold-out D.A.R. Constitution Hall tonight.

Here's what you might have missed yesterday while studying up for Lance Armstrong's two-part Oprah confessional:

ChurchKey's Greg Engert says the long-awaited Bluejacket -- the most anticipated tenant of the Nationals Park-adjacent Boilermaker Shops -- will open in May. [Esquire via @jdland]

Bethesda's the Box Bar & Grill, whose pseudo-Hooters aesthetic always made for a difficult recommendation, is on its way out; it will be replaced by the Dry Fried Wing Company. (Anyone up for some dry wings?) [BethesdaNow]

While we're talking about Bethesda: Smoke BBQ is now open, at last. Stopped in for dinner last night; order the ribs. [Bethesda Magazine]

Bar hopping this inauguration weekend? City Paper has a handy map of the establishments that can stay open 24/7 through Monday. [WCP]

A car ended up in the C&O Canal in Georgetown. [We Love DC]

The president and first lady dined at Cafe Milano last night in honor of FLOTUS's 49th birthday. To wit:

ICYMI: Hank's on the Hill suffered minor damage when a fire started on its roof early Thursday. Chef-owner Jamie Leeds said the restaurant hopes to reopen in a few days.

Alex Baldinger is editor of the Going Out Guide blog, which covers food, drink, arts, music, events and other curiosities in the D.C. area. He is forever in search of a great sandwich.
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