Construction begins Monday to covert the ground-level section of vegan brunch spot Asylum in Adams Morgan into a yet-unnamed barbecue and beer joint along the same lines as Standard and American Ice Company. Owner John Andrade tells WaPo the transition could take four weeks “if everything goes well,” or up to six weeks “if there are problems.” Asylum’s “dungeon-like basement, a favorite of punks, bike messengers and off-duty bartenders for the better part of two decades,” meanwhile, will stay the exactly the same, with the same vegan-friendly menu. So much for D.C.’s meatless scene transcending its standing as an underground movement.

Photo courtesy of Asylum