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From the November 2015 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Town Hall (2340 Wisconsin Ave.) now hosts a trivia contest every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. The game is free to enter, and prizes have included gift certificates to the restaurant, concert tickets, Nats tickets, bikes, and other desireable giveaways.

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This just in:

We @Arcuri [2400 Wisconsin Ave.] want to inform our friends and neighbors that starting tomorrow October 14th – 4:00pm -10:00pm (Dine in Only) Wednesday – Is officially HALF PRICE PIZZA NIGHT!!!

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Say so long to Bourbon (2348 Wisconsin Ave.). After October 17, the bar will close for an estimated 10 months of construction, according to the Washington Post.

Owner Bill Thomas “has wanted to renovate what he calls a ‘very disjointed’ building for years, but didn’t want to begin any major projects until he was able to purchase the real estate, which happened just over a year ago,” the Post reports. Plans include new plumbing and electrical systems, new bathrooms, a new roof, and step-free access to the front patio and main dining room, according to the paper. Thomas also plans to add 1,000 square feet of space to the rear of the building, which is expected to reopen—with a new name and a more ambitious menu—next fall.

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From the October 2015 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

A local hotel’s bid to build a rooftop deck is facing stiff neighborhood resistance. The Glover Park and Massachusetts Avenue Heights advisory neighborhood commissions have protested the Savoy Suites Hotel’s application to serve alcohol on its rooftop, and the Massachusetts Avenue Heights Citizens Association has appealed a building permit for the deck that was issued in May. Opponents of the deck fear that it will create late-night noise and exacerbate local parking woes. The hotel, located at 2505 Wisconsin Ave., is undergoing a major renovation, at the end of which it will be renamed the Glover Park Hotel.

The Savoy recently won one small administrative victory in the deck fight. On September 9, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board dismissed a protest filed by a group of 17 near neighbors, because only one member of the group had actually signed the protest letter. The group was given 10 days to sign and resubmit its letter. A status hearing on the matter is set for October 14, and a protest hearing on November 18.



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From the September 2015 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3B has filed a protest against a planned roof deck at the Savoy Suites Hotel (2505 Wisconsin Ave.). The ANC will withdraw its protest if the hotel reaches a compromise agreement with neighbors, according to commissioner Jackie Blumenthal.
The planned deck, which would have a seating capacity of 136, is part of an ongoing renovation that will end with the hotel being renamed “The Glover Park Hotel.” Near neighbors have raised concerns about the deck’s potential to create late-night noise and parking problems. The Savoy has been negotiating with neighbors to establish rules for the deck that would address their concerns, but at press time, no compromise had been reached.

The rooftop deck at Surfside (2444 Wisconsin Ave.) operates under a voluntary agreement that stipulates it must be closed by midnight, and any music must be recorded, unamplified, and inaudible outside of the premises. The ANC argues that any new rooftop deck in the neighborhood should not be allowed to stay open later or play louder music. (Two other establishments, Mason Inn at 2408 Wisconsin Ave. and Mad Fox Tap Room at 2218 Wisconsin Ave., are allowed to serve alcohol on rooftop decks, but neither of those decks has been built.)

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From the September 2015 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

After two years of renovations, Mad Fox Tap Room opened August 17 at 2218 Wisconsin Ave., the former home of Mayfair & Pine. “We’re very happy to be here,” says Bill Madden, who owns the business along with wife Beth and two partners. “The more research we did on Glover Park, the more we knew that this was a good place for us.” The neighborhood’s family-friendly vibe is very similar to that of Falls Church, site of Mad Fox’s original brewpub, Beth adds.

The restaurant’s interior feels airier than it did before the renovation. Ceilings are higher, and a bulky climate-control unit that was housed near the staircase has been replaced by one on the roof. The relocation of that unit allowed builders to create a small mezzanine using an interior window that had been hidden behind wallboard for more than 50 years.

Along with a selection of Mad Fox beers on tap, the pub’s menu features kohlrabi hummous; green-tomato gazpacho; a “hifalutin” turkey burger; and entrees such as grilled ribeye steak with horseshoe fries. Chef Brandon Moser has worked previously in Orvieto, Italy, and at D.C.’s Bistro Bis.

In keeping with its family-friendly locale, Mad Fox offers a kids’ menu and has root beer on tap, made by the brewery with real cane sugar. The pub opens at 4 pm Monday through Friday and at noon on weekends.

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Slate Wine Bar & Bistro (2404 Wisconsin Ave.) will participate in DC’s Restaurant Week with special prix fixe lunch and dinner menus from August 17 through 30. The promotional event features a three-course lunch menu ($22) with choices including fish tacos and beef Milanese sandwich, or a three-course dinner menu ($35) with choices including the bistro filet and jumbo lump crab cake. For reservations or more information, email@slatewinebar.com or call 202-333-4304.

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