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All the Fallout From the ‘Rick and Morty’ Pub Cancellation

Plus, director Ava DuVernay needed D.C. restaurant recommendations

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After Drink Company’s ‘Rick and Morty’-themed pub shut down on Friday, Washingtonian reported that the pop-up bar had been hit with a cease-and-desist from Turner Broadcasting and Cartoon Network and a request that Drink Company’s pay a $100,000 licensing fee and cut down the length of the pop-up by a month.

“Adult Swim was not approached in advance of Drink Company building out and announcing their Rick and Morty themed bar,” Adult Swim, said in a statement. “That bothered us, not only because it wasn’t polite and aimed at profiting off of Rick and Morty fans, but because we couldn’t be sure that the experience was going to be up to our standards for those fans, whom we never want to disappoint. Also, it’s illegal, which we’re pretty sure still counts for something.”

Drink Company’s Derek Brown told the Washington Post that his business will have to lay off staff and destroy all the pop-up’s art. “We believed we had a deal, and they essentially backed out of it,” he told the paper.

The shutter

Kline’s Freeze is closing in Manassas after 53 years of serving ice cream, according to Northern Virginia magazine. The ice cream shop will close on August 25, a message posted on Facebook declares.

Coming attractions

Sol Mexican Grill is adding a new location, this time in Mount Vernon Square, per PoPville. Diners can find the Mexican restaurant now on H Street and in Foggy Bottom.


A woman fell from one roof at Don Tito in Clarendon onto another level on the roof, ARLnow reports, but luckily she walked away with minor injuries.


Acclaimed director Ava DuVernay crowdsourced D.C. restaurant recommendations on Twitter last Friday and got so many responses, including from DCist.

She ended up going with Georgia Brown’s and posted a cute video of grandma blowing out her candles.