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Alex Ashton
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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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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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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!
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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.
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Be in south Austin, 2am, a little buzzed after a night out downtown. Find a small taco truck in a seedy parking lot. Order the steak tacos and tell the guy to serve them as he'd serve to himself. Come out in tortillas wrapped with marinated grilled chopped steak, onions and cilantro, nothing else. Green sauce on the side. They are the best tacos you've ever had, the seasoning and marinade and salsa are out of this world. You fear as you go back north, you'll never find tacos like this again. Sure enough, you go back north and tacos disappoint. Even as your city gentrifies and a crop of fancy taquerias pop up, you still can't find the same flavors. Until District Taco opens their doors, and like a page out of your food dreams, serves these very "Mexican style" tacos. All the flavors that you never thought possible to experience again return, at an inexpensive fast casual joint, now available every day. That authentic flavor that no one else in DC can get right for some reason, they have it! Here's how to win at DT: three steak tacos, Mexican style. Squeeze a little lime in them, then mix a little green salsa with the super hot red salsa, and pour a little over each one. This is the best it gets, so simple, yet so delicious!
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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!
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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 - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
There aren't enough words to describe how amazing The Inn at the Wharf is, but I'll try anyway. This is a place where you go to relax. There aren't any televisions, so you sit outside and sip on a glass of wine or a cold beer and watch the absolute best sunsets nature has to offer over Johnson Bay. This after you have stuffed yourself silly with the freshest and most delicious lobster in town at their on-site restaurant, which comes from their on-site wharf. Then you get up early and eat breakfast on site, sometimes with the sun rising over the boats in the harbor and sometimes with a thick fog rolling in. You watch the crazy tides come in and go out. In any case, they take care of your every need, and nature does the rest. Lubec is worth the trouble to get to, and The Inn at the Wharf is the place to stay.
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