R.E.M.’s Mike Mills hits up Tico, Kapnos

Mike Mills (L) and Michael Stipe of R.E.M. accept their award onstage at the 2007 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
Mike Mills (L) and Michael Stipe of R.E.M. accept their award onstage at the 2007 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Hey, isn’t that… Mike Mills, of the now-defunct uber-rock act R.E.M., dining around D.C.’s hotspots this weekend?

On Saturday night, Mills joined a large party celebrating the 50th birthday of restaurateur Michael Schlow — the owner of the newly opened Tico on 14th Street, NW — in Tico’s main dining room. Schlow, who owns eateries in L.A. and Boston, and Mills are old friends.

Then on Sunday, the rocker and the birthday boy visited Kapnos, the nearby Greek spot owned by celeb chef Mike Isabella, with a smaller group. We’re told the gang kept the party going, sampling the wine and eating their way through an impressive swath of the menu.

 

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Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.
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