DC Snow Day Bar/Restaurant Specials a Thing of the Past? OPM Finalizes New Rules

DC's famed snow day specials (which Barred in DC frequently posts) at bars and restaurants may be less special going forward. That's because last week OPM finally, as required by the Administrative Leave Act of 2016 (passed Dec 2016), issued its final regulations about the new "weather and safety leave." Under the new regulations, which … Continue reading DC Snow Day Bar/Restaurant Specials a Thing of the Past? OPM Finalizes New Rules

A Normative Profile of Tipping at DC Bars

You've probably begun to hear a lot about Initiative 77, the ballot measure up for vote on the June 19th DC election put forward by some progressive groups (not DC itself, as some restaurant owners seem to think) which would eliminate the lower "tipped wage" by 2026 so restaurant/bar workers would be required to be … Continue reading A Normative Profile of Tipping at DC Bars

Trusty’s Set For Live Music; Torai to Offer Sake (Beer and Wine Too)

[This post was cross-posted earlier to The Hill is Home, where Barred in DC sometimes contributes stories that are more focused towards the neighborhood in which he lives] Trusty’s, 1420 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, the beloved neighborhood bar in Hill East, is on track to host live bands and other entertainment both inside and on its … Continue reading Trusty’s Set For Live Music; Torai to Offer Sake (Beer and Wine Too)