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McKeever's Pub Lives on in a Basement; Chuy's Green Chile Festival

Plus, bartending and intellectual property

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

MCLEAN—This is just awesome. A man recreated the shuttered McKeever’s Pub in his basement. Tim Gillis basically bought up everything he could from the longtime watering hole, investing $120,000 to make his dream a reality. Friends and family definitely take advantage of the bar, too. [WaPo]

CONTROVERSIES—Washington City Paper connects with former Dram & Grain bartender Trevor Frye, who parted ways from his former employer on not-so-good terms. He has a lot to say about issues surrounding bartending and intellectual property, particularly when it comes to conceptualizing bar projects. [WCP]

VIRGINIA—Green chile diehards should make a visit to a Chuy’s location sometime between Aug. 15 and Sept. 4. It’s time for their annual Hatch green chile festival. New dishes on the menu in honor of the beloved ingredient include queso fundito and green chile street tacos. [EaterWire]

U STREET—Pizzeria Vetri is now serving lunch. Expect similar offerings to dinner, including pizzas and salads. [EaterWire]