Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Local Briefing: Brick & Mortar Pops Up, a Police Rescue from a Burning Car, & Wine Class at the Pursuit


Pop up bar Brick & Mortar is temporarily setting up shop on the second floor of Mythology (816 H St.). Who, and what, is Brick & Mortar?

Brick & Mortar serves classic and original cocktails, bringing together your go-to bar items with funky and interesting ingredients. We feature premium international and American craft spirits, along with local distilleries when possible. We curate a list of small-production wines from both Old and New World wine regions, while our variety of beers highlight the best local and international breweries.

Brick & Mortar’s menu is curated by our Beverage Director, Bryan Smith. With years of experience at some of DC’s most vibrant and engaging beverage programs (Fiola Mare, Vidalia and Woodward Table), Bryan and the rest of the Brick & Mortar team balance refinement and originality across the cocktail, wine, and beer programs.

Catch them upstairs at Mythology through April 15. Tuesdays through Thursdays 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

By the way, Mythology is hiring bussers and servers. Interested parties should send resumes to info[at]

You may have seen this video of MPD officers bravely rescuing a man from a burning car, but did you know it happened in the 1500 block of Bladensburg Road (near Mt. Olivet Road)? The video shows body worn camera footage, so it's POV. The email below was sent to a local listserve by an MPD representative, and provides more details about the incident.

On Sunday, February 19, 2017, at 10:20 p.m. Officer Roberto Adams came upon a vehicle that had struck a pole in the 1500 Block of Bladensburg Road, Northeast.  The vehicle was on fire and the occupant was trapped inside.  Officer Adams attempted to open the door but he was unsuccessful due to the vehicle doors being locked.  Officer Adams broke the vehicle window and Officers Steven Hines, Jacoby Taylor, and John Hayes all assisted with getting the driver from the burning vehicle.  The officers continued to check the entire passenger compartment for additional occupants despite the vehicle being on fire and heavy smoke pouring out.  These four officers sacrificed their own safety to preserve the life of another.   

Thank you Officer Roberto Adams, Officer Steven Hines, Officer Jacoby Taylor, and Officer John Hayes for your service!

The Pursuit (1421 H St.) will hold another session of its Let's Talk Wine class Sunday, Feb. 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Explore six grape varietals, taking a methodical approach to assessing and describing wine. Learn to identify and describe subtle notes and flavors in the wine. Shared light fare will be provided. The $39 fee includes the wine, shared snacks, tax, gratuity, and a coupon for 20% off all wine for the participant and up to three friends on the next visit to the Pursuit.

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