DC bound

This morning I’m heading back to DC for the Cato Institute’s first-ever intern reunion, a massive event bringing together veteran interns from the think tank’s long history. This will be my first time back in well over a year. On my last visit I’d only been gone a few months and it felt like coming home. This time the city and my lifestyle there seem more distant, though perhaps I’ll slip right back into once I’m there. I will say this for DC: Despite the political world’s constant careerism and its priorities that are often not my own, I do miss the intellectual engagement the city always had on offer and the camaraderie shared by libertarians living in the belly of the beast. Where else could one pack a bar to the walls by offering drink specials and airing a Milton Friedman documentary?

In any case, the weekend will be fueled with copious food and drink. I already have a reservation at Columbia Room and Sunday brunch plans at my old hangout Eatbar (even if we can’t light up stogies there anymore). The lure of pollo a la brasa is strong. I’d like visit all the places on my old list, though that’s impossible. Eventide and Birch and Barley have opened since I left and I would love to visit them. What else is new that I should seek out?

Comments

  1. Remy says:

    Birch & Barley/Churchkey should definitely be at the top of your list.

    The Passenger over by the convention center is great. The Brown bros really know how to run a neighborhood bar.

    Northside Social just opened in the old Murky spot and is fantastic.

    Don’t know if the Gibson was open before you left or not but it is a lot of fun.

  2. Jacob's Dad says:

    I hear there has been a lot of hope and change in D.C. since you left.

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