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Obama’s Out, Good Luck Getting Into Trump’s BLT Prime, And More Intel

Mini news bites for the morning

So long, Barry.

The Shudder

It’s Inauguration Day 2017! Which means a new administration is taking control of D.C. and the old guard is being shown the door. Power chefs from across the country are marking the momentous occasion by bidding farewell to 44, posting pictures and sharing memories about what outgoing President Barack Obama means to them. [E]

Tough Crowd

Anyone hoping to hobnob at Trump International Hotel this weekend who hasn’t already booked a room can cross that off their bucket list. Washingtonian reports that the embedded BLT Prime is catering exclusively to hotel guests — well, and PEOTUS, himself (natch) — through Sunday. Media, Politico has uncovered, is banned from the premises [Washingtonian, Politico]

Last Call

Mad Rose Tavern in Clarendon, Va., is hosting one last rager Saturday before officially throwing in the towel. ARLnow notes that “The Final Last Call” kicks off at 8 p.m. Parent company Social Restaurant Group plans to transform the space into an Asian concept dubbed Bao Bar; the new restaurant is projected to debut this spring. [ARLnow]

Beer Here

A trio of former DoD aides are realizing a two-year-old dream Saturday with the grand opening of Wort Hog Brewing Company in Warrenton, Va. Northern Virginia Magazine says the passion project evolved into an 1,800-square foot space featuring a rooftop patio and bar, a brewing capacity of 30,000 pounds, and 10 taps from which altbiers and IPAs will finally flow this weekend. [NVM]


Need a new sugar high? The Going Out Guide dishes about the Bronut, a hybrid baked good that melds together brownies and doughnuts. The synthesized sweet is available at the EatsPlace outpost inside the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Old Town Alexandria. [WaPo]

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