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Alex Ashton
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170 people
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Chase Foster's profile photo
Timothy Provin's profile photo
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IT manager and I don't work for the government, yes that makes me special.
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I post stuff about DC area history and stuff I've discovered while exploring the area.  I've lived around here 30 of my 34 years and am still discovering cool stuff every day, and it has helped keep me sane given the fact that I hate almost everything associated with the political/lawyer/career culture here.

I love beer; specifically, I love good beer and I love cheap beer.  These don't always go hand in hand, but that's OK.  What I hate is overpriced beer.  I will share things about good beer, places to get a good deal on beer and I will call out places that try to rip you off and the idiots who willingly go along with it.

I'm also a huge fan of the Caps and DC United, and I suppose I've adopted the Nats after finally giving up on my beloved O's in recent years.

I also like to share music.  And have music shared with me.
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Traveled to Colombia three times.
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Washington, DC
Previously
King George, VA - Fredericksburg, VA - Newport News, VA
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Solid spot for Peruvian chicken, but don't sleep on the pork chops!
Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
From start to finish, the experience at Tattoo Paradise was incredible. The artist portfolios on their website and on Instagram are updated almost every day, allowing you to narrow it down to an artist who best fits what you want. After figuring out what I wanted, I walked in to ask some questions and the desk staff was very welcoming and gladly answered all of my questions. They introduced me to Nikki, one of the artists who was very enthusiastic to hear my ideas, set an appointment and promised to sketch something up. When I came back for my appointment, Nikki was ready to go with a perfect design, and made me feel comfortable by cracking jokes and telling hilarious stories while doing the piece. Speaking of the piece, it exceeded my expectations, turning out perfect. There's a reason Nikki has almost all five star reviews! I would recommend this place to anyone looking to get inked, and will definitely be going back for my future tattoos.
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Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
No, it's not 100% authentic Texas BBQ or whatever...you're just not going to find that outside of the Lone Star State. Get over it. That said, this place comes closer than most. The ribs and the smoked chicken are my favorites. The bartenders and servers here are awesome, engaging people, and the beer and whiskey selection is incredible. And finally, their happy hour is a steal with good craft beers being discounted, often to under $5!
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
That rare sports bar in DC proper that actually goes out of their way to support our DC teams. Caps games with sound, and the owner is out on the floor watching with you? Yes please! Oh, and the food is pretty good too. Try the Sriracha lime wings. Service is laid back but gets the job done...but that's OK, it's a sports bar, not a steakhouse.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
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Best part about Tryst is that it's open for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner and semi-late night. I've definitely wandered in at 7:30 on a Saturday morning for coffee and breakfast and then come back much later that night for beer. They have everything from traditional coffee shop offerings to a full bar with plenty of craft beer selections and really good bartenders who know how to make a drink and carry on a conversation! The food is also pretty good, lots of meat and veggie/vegan options.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Go-to spot for a good, inexpensive breakfast. Friendly service, generous portions. Decent coffee. Great Latin music playing in the background. People-watching patio. Cash only!
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
I come here for the steak and fries. And the beer. And the whiskey. And the bartenders. But really, the steak and fries is a great value for a downtown, nicer looking bar. The steak is very large, not one of those dinky 6oz cuts you get elsewhere in this city for a lot more money. On top of this, the beer selection is a good mix of domestic craft and Irish standards, the whiskey collection is excellent (better be when you call yourself Irish Whiskey), and the bartenders are knowledgeable and super friendly, even on crowded nights.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago