Jolly good news
Here’s a reason to get excited for the Christmas season already. Pop-up Christmas-themed bar Miracle on 7th Street is coming back — and it’s now taking over three different Derek Brown bars instead of just one. The bar had everything: dreidel chandeliers, dinosaur Nativity scenes, Santa tiki cocktails. Here are some scenes from last year’s festiveness. It all kicks off the Friday after Thanksgiving.
Fight the power
New York Times: Here are D.C.’s new “power spots.” Washingtonian: “Power spots” don’t exist. At least everyone can agree that Eater DC’s Michelle Obama Dining Map is worth referencing. [NYT/Washingtonian]
The new REI flagship in NoMa has a mural about poop. Why this is relevant to a restaurant site: bartender extraordinaire Chantal Tseng drew it, along with another chalk artist with bartender roots, Patrick Owens. [WBJ]
Anthony Bourdain fans, here’s a look inside his new cookbook, “Appetites.” Cool cover illustration. [E]
Meet the company behind the half-smokes enjoyed at Ben’s Chili Bowl and now, Sweet Home Cafe. The company, Manger’s, is Baltimore-based. [BS]