• Virginia, Maryland Breweries Now Allowed to Sell Pints to Customers

    Thanks to recently passed Virginia Senate Bill 604 and Maryland Senate Bill 579, each state’s craft and microbreweries are now allowed to sell beer for on-site consumption. The Virginia bill, signed by Governor Bob McDonnell, grants Virginia state breweries the ability to sell their beer for on-premises consumption.  A House amendment added language clarifying that breweries could only sell beers they own for consumption at the brewery.  Previously, breweries could only give away free one-ounce samples, sell beer “to-go”, or add a restaurant (brewpub) where the beer could be sold. The bill’s success can be attributed to a concerted lobbying effort…

    June 29, 2012

  • Redline Gastrolounge Debuts New Menu

    Redline Gastrolounge, located in the former Indebleu space near the Verizon Center, recently unveiled its new seasonal menu featuring classic American cuisine with a French twist. Redline executive chef Fabrice Reymond has created a visually and palate pleasing menu which includes Marinated Boneless Short-Rib Skewers, Ceviche, Gator Three Ways, and Watermelon Salad.     Photo Credit: Jack Conroy

    June 27, 2012

  • D.C. Council Approves Bill Extending Alcohol Service Hours for Holidays, Extended Service During Inauguration

    On June 5, the D.C. Council put the final stamp of approval on the bill permitting D.C. bars, restaurants and hotels to serve patrons until 4:00 a.m. the night before federal and D.C. holidays. This extension of hours is expected to bring in at least $3.2 million in revenues, preventing a deficit and a potential increase in taxes and fees. As reported in our May 16th post, D.C. Council Bill 19-743, which can be viewed here starting on page 29, amends District of Columbia Official Code Title 25 Chapter 7 to allow licensed establishments to serve patrons one hour later on approved…

    June 6, 2012