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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Adams Morgan and Other Places Revisited


This Saturday think about moseying down memory lane to the corner of 18th and Columbia Road in Adams Morgan, a neighborhood we once frequented many a moon ago- back when bands played at Columbia Station and Perry's was that new place that sold something called sushi on the roof.  Dot Dash will be playing outside on the bank plaza- the former site of the Ambassador Theater  which was Washington's answer to the Filmore West in 1967.  That's when Jimi Hendrix jumped off tour with the Monkeys for five nights in August and played the Ambassador. It might have been fitting if after that burst of combustible energy, it had burned to the ground, but the place was demolished by a wrecking ball in 1969 in the name of "progress."


Before or after Dot-Dash, walk around the corner to Idle Times books on 18th Street which has been in business longer than a lot of the books. It's the perfect place to spend a little time rooting around the stacks for something exciting to read. Or go across the street to Millie and Al's for a beer. Yes,  Millie's and Al's. Virtually unchanged.


If you are looking for something to do on FRIDAY wander a little north to Mt Pleasant Street, the Raven has been serving eclectics of all stripes since 1935. Cheap beer, great juke box and cash only. And last but not least right down the street Little Red and the Renegades will be throwing it down with margaritas at Haydee's. No cover here and always a great party.







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