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Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff Supports Pride With a Visit to Pitchers Gay Bar

Plus, revamped power dining spot Tosca gets a positive write-up for winning appetizers

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Second Gentelman Doug Emhoff stopped by Pitchers to support the gay bar’s Pride-themed vaccination pop-up
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A security detail marched up 18th Street NW in Adams Morgan last night to lead Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff into respective gay and lesbian bars Pitchers and A League of Her Own. The bars were hosting a Pride-themed vaccination pop-up offering free Pfizer shots from Giant, and Emhoff stopped by to pose for pictures and generally lend his support. People wearing Giant masks were also ducking into other bars to ask patrons if they needed a jab. According to the latest data, 42.3 percent of D.C. residents are fully vaccinated. Emhoff, the wife guy of all wife guys, also checked out the CakeRoom to bring some sweets back to Vice President Kamala Harris.

In other news ...

  • A longtime cook who was laid off from his job at the Mayflower hotel during the pandemic is now volunteering full-time at a Rockville food pantry and using Facebook Live to make sure Spanish speakers know what’s available there. [DCist]
  • Washington Post critic Tom Sietsema recommends appetizers like hamachi crudo or burrata with pesto and African blue basil at the recently revamped Tosca downtown. [WP]
  • Lucky Buns chef Alex McCoy is bringing a crab-picking pop-up back to Union Market later this month. [WCP]
  • Leesburg’s Señor Ramon Taqueria is opening its fifth local location with a new store in Great Falls, Virginia. [The Burn]
  • Sloppy Mama’s barbecue has closed its Ballston Quarter food hall stall, but its Arlington storefront is still going strong. [ARLnow]