Dive bar disappearances
Eater takes a look at how increasing rent prices are driving out dive bars across the country. It's a phenomenon that's been seen in D.C. as well. [E]
Church & State/Atlas Arcade is hosting a Prince tribute on Sunday, June 5. They plan to do a series of tributes to iconic artists to bring fans together, with future events honoring Jerry Garcia, Michael Jackson and others. This event will include a "Purple Rain" screening, a discussion, cocktails and more (Prince-inspired attire encouraged).
A worthy subject
The Smithsonian is going to spend the next three years delving into the history of craft beer. It's part of their food history initiative; more here. [DCB]
Affordable Falls Church
Washingtonian has been doing a good job breaking down their cheap eats coverage by neighborhood. The latest: where to dine affordably in Falls Church. [Washingtonian]