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  • Brickskeller‘s Dave Alexander speaks a bit about the sale of his bar, but also says: “My high-priced lawyers are telling me to shut up.” There are some details emerging about the new restaurant, including a beer list that will be pared down to 500 and have an accurate listing! “If we run out, we’ll grab every menu and cross it out,” says Tom Verola, the incoming general manager for the new restaurant. [WaPo]
  • The “dimly lit” and “low key” American Ice Co. is now open on U Street NW just west of 9th Street. “At the barbecue counter, cooks prep piles of smoky pork shoulder or turkey, served with cole slaw and bread-and-butter pickles.” Reaction from the crowd? We Love DC loves how “the intoxicating smell of BBQ permeates the place and there’s a seductive amber glow.” Estadio mixologist Adam Bernbach declares: “American Ice Company is incredible! What a sick, sick bar!” [WaPo, WeLoveDC, @AdamBernbach]
  • Meet Manh Phung of Adams Morgan’s KoGiBow Bakery, the master cakemaker whose store phone number, 202-332-1202, is displayed prominently in the romantic comedy How Do You Know. [TBD]
  • Straits of Malaya on 18th Street NW says farewell. [Prince of Petworth]