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A lot has changed at Capitol Lounge over the years. A 2005 fire consumed much of the kitschy decor, including a vast collection of soccer scarfs and political paraphernalia adorning the walls. Well, save for the longstanding Marion Barry campaign sign in the stairwell. The menu is a lot different, too, with executive chef Teddy Folkman of Granville Moore’s coming in to upgrade the bar fare, introducing sliders made from Angus beef and a BLT with Applewood-smoked bacon, among other things. But the house’s “classic wings,” as they’re described on the menu, taste exactly the same way they did more than a decade ago. That’s because Folkman has stuck by the original recipe—-1 pound of butter per 1 gallon of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce—-while upgrading to some meatier poultry parts. Tuesdays are the still the best time to get them. Just a quarter a piece (with a two-drink minimum).
Also Tuesday: investment management company Vanguard is serving up cups of premium coffee for just 28 cents a pop from a truck parked outside Union Station. The promotion is intended to educate investors on high investment costs. The cheap java lasts until 3 p.m.
Coming up: get your tickets here for Taste of the Nation D.C. on April 2. The annual charity event features fare from more than 80 area restaurants, chefs and mixologists. General admission is $95; VIP tickets cost $150. Proceeds benefit Share Our Strength’s campaign to combat hunger in America.
For more info and other options, click on any link in the Y&H food events calendar above.
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