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The Brewery Near NoMa’s REI Wants to Start Pouring Pale Ales in February

Plus, a bagel taste test between Call Your Mother and Bullfrog Bagel

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Red Bear Brewing Company is aiming to open its 7,000-square-foot space right next to REI in Noma in February. It will be D.C.’s only 100 percent gay-owned brewery, according to DCist. The blog interviewed the co-owners about their plans to serve hoppy West Coast style IPAs and pale ales from 24 tap lines.

TV time

A D.C. soup favorite is headed to the small screen. Soupergirl, the D.C.-based soup company, will appear on Shark Tank next week, October 21, seeking funding from the sharks. CEO Sara Polon is a former stand-up comic, so her presentation should be one to watch.

Coming attractions

A new sushi spot is headed to East Falls Church: ARLnow reports that Yume Sushi will open late this month at 2121 N. Westmoreland Street. The plan is to pour more than 90 different sakes and offer omakase in addition to the dinner menu.

PoPville spots that Smoothie King is moving into the former liquor shop spot on P Street in Logan Circle.


Washingtonian ranks six in-the-works food halls, and decides that Ballston’s Quarter Market food hall is the buzziest.

Going Out Guide does a bagel taste test comparison between Call Your Mother and Bullfrog Bagel, as the two compete head-to-head for D.C. bagel supremacy.

Booze news

The Washington Post explores how ax-throwing spots like Kraken Axes are convincing D.C. officials that alcohol and hurling sharp objects can indeed go together.