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Bardo Brewing Loses Its Beloved Mascot, Bardawg

Plus, tales from the buffet at Jack’s Fresh

Bardawg laying on his back on a gravel floor outdoors
Bardo Brewing/Facebook

Condolences to Bardo Brewing

PoPville passes along some sad news for fans of Bardo Brewing’s doggy mascot Bardawg, who the brewery owners report has died due to a tumor. The Facebook page reads: “Hope everyone remembers the good times with Bardawg! He had a good life hanging out with all his friends (you folks) over the past 7 years.”

Joe & the Juice is open in Bethesda’s Wildwood Shopping Center

Danish coffee and juice bar Joe & the Juice opened up yesterday at Bethesda’s Wildwood Shopping Center, serving smoothies, lattes, avocado toast, and more. Find the 1,900 square-foot store between Sanctuary Interior Design and Irresistibles, with opening hours at 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the weekend. This is the second Bethesda location for the global chain (there’s a Joe & the Juice at Bethesda Row), and the fourth in the DMV, per Bethesda Magazine.

The family behind Jack’s Buffet

The buffet at Jack’s Fresh locations still draws in D.C. workers for lunch, and the Washington City Paper tells the story of this family business. Jack Kim and his wife Soo immigrated from Korea with a dream of being business owners, and taught themselves how Americans like to eat by studying the frozen food aisle at the grocery store. “I didn’t even know what a bagel was. I thought it was a doughnut that was too hard,” Kim told WCP. Even today, he shops at Restaurant Depot each day at 6 a.m. for the outposts.

Credit: Pisco y Nazca

Dine out to fight breast cancer

This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and restaurants around the area are raising money for the cause. The Dish & Dram is highlighting wines from female-owned and operated wineries on Wine Down Wednesdays throughout the month of October, along with showcasing local, woman-owned and operated Southeastern Roastery Coffee. A percent of these wine and coffee sales will be donated to The Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Meanwhile, Pisco y Nazca will donate $1 to a national breast cancer foundation for research for every rosé sour sold.