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Day 26 of the partial government shutdown. DC’s Atlas Brew Works is suing acting US Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, arguing that because the shutdown government won’t approve labels for an apricot IPA, it’s preventing the brewery from exercising its First Amendment right to seek customers.
Maybe Jacob Wohl had a point about those hipster coffee shops: Max Marshall tweeted Tuesday that he found mockups for an Amy Klobuchar 2020 presidential campaign logo in a DC coffee shop.
— Max Marshall (@maxgmarshall) January 15, 2019
Congressional reporter William Steakin showed the images—I call them the Panama Bean Papers—to the Minnesota lawmaker, who told him the logo was bogus: “And the problem is it looks to me kinda like a mountain? That is not—I’m not from a mountainous state. So, let it be safe to say that we did not commission a logo.”
I now h v an iphone
— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) February 13, 2012
It’s Winter Restaurant Week. Here are some of the best new restaurants to check out, as well as the best brunches. And from 2015, but still relevant, here are Anna Spiegel‘s tips for getting the most out of Restaurant Week. Who wants to take me for British food at Scotts DC?
What we have cooking at Washingtonian:
- DC craziness getting you down? Escape to one of these four winter destinations. (Or catch a tan here.)
- Spike Mendelsohn wants you to put CBD oil in your water at his new healthy-ish restaurant.
- Maybe it’s good that Trump didn’t cater from a local spot. It would have been lose/lose.
- Anne Wierzba and Jonathan Leslie used hundreds of candles to make their dream romantic wedding.
Our pick for things to do around town:
THEATER The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical School of Rock (based on the 2003 film starring Jack Black) follows a failed rock musician who poses as a substitute teacher and inspires his students to form a rock band of their own– thus being musical theater’s first-ever rock band of kids playing instruments live on stage. The production, which runs at the National Theatre through January 27, is recommended for ages 8 and up. $54-$114.
Karen Pence will teach part-time at a private school in Virginia that doesn’t accept LGBTQ students or adults. Rebecca Klein notes that Pence taught at the school for 12 years when her husband, now the Vice President, was in Congress. The Pences’ daughter also attended Immanuel. (HuffPost)
Big events from Washingtonian
Want to discuss Trump’s fast-food feast? Get a Winter Restaurant Week recommendation? Join Ann Limpert this Friday at 11 AM to talk food and dining. You can leave a question now, and Ann will get to as many as possible on Friday morning.
You’re engaged?! Celebrate with us at Love Unveiled, the ultimate wedding showcase for all couples on January 27 at Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC. Visit washingtonian.com/unveiled for tickets before it sells out!