Washingtonian reports that One Eight Distilling is releasing D.C.’s first locally made bourbon since pre-Prohibition on Saturday, September 16. Two-year-old Rock Creek Bourbon is based on ingredients gathered around the Mid-Atlantic and was produced in Ivy City. [Washingtonian]
Across town, District Distilling Co. is looking outward for inspiration. The result: its new Embassy Row collection, featuring liquors from around the world. First up: an Italian-style grappa produced in conjunction with Northern Virginia vintner Boxwood Winery.
Though gone from Dupont Circle, Red Apron Burger Bar is busier than ever. In addition to developing its own mobile app, the now-Barracks Row based burger operation is projected to replicate some of the dine-in, take-out, and delivery options its brought to Eatbar at another sibling establishment, B Side in Mosaic District. Parent company Neighborhood Restaurant Group laid out plans to have everything in place next month, but tells Eater that hours of operation remain in flux.
A tipster tells PoPville that Columbia Heights watering hole The Heights is now destined to become a DIY sports bar. “The bar will be removed and replaced with 30 self-serve beer taps. Much of the seating will be replaced with standing bar tables,” is the preliminary read on the change up. [PoPville]