On Tap Magazine | April 2014 Issue

Features

Double Date_Vintage Costumes

Lifestyle | Worst Pick Up Lines

There are 2 types of pickup lines. You’ve heard all the traditional cheesy quotes; (“Did it hurt when you fell from Heaven?”) and there’s the straightforward “I’m going to hit on you by saying something creepy.” We’ve all been there – whether we are on the receiving end or are being kinda creeper ourselves.... read more »
Silver Diner Gluten Free Quinoa Coconut Pancakes

Gluten-Free Griddle Report

Egg, eggs, eggs! That’s what you get if you are a gluten-free diner doing brunch. Wheat, rye and barley-free means eggs scrambled with a side of fruit, poached on a bed of spinach, or sunny-side up with…well, nothing to soak up the yoke! Gluten-free pickings are slim when Sunday morning carb cravings kick in. But... read more »
Drew Storen photo courtesy of the Washington Nationals

Amped Up | Denard Span, Tyler Clippard and Drew Storen Ready for Action

The Washington Nationals enter the 2014 season with sky-high expectations from fans and baseball pundits – including some talk of a first-time World Series birth - and the team is ready. We embrace it,” Denard Span, the team’s second-year centerfielder, told on On Tap. “We just know we’ve got to stick together and come... read more »
Florida Georgia Line photo by Kristin Barlowe

Real Life and Hit Songs | Florida Georgia Line

These guys are real. Really. You might look at Florida Georgia Line’s new video for their hit song “This Is How We Roll,” featuring dirt bike stunts and dune buggies (not to mention the guys standing on top of a moving semi), and wonder if it was just an idea for a crazy video.... read more »

Eat / Drink

» New & Notable

ToroToro cocktail

New | Notable | No Longer

On Tap scouts out the restaurants, bars and clubs that are new to the scene or shaking things up. New Aggio Order: Steak Florentine with sea urchin This used to be Range’s private room – now it’s an Italian inflected restaurant-within-a-restaurant (has real estate really gotten that expensive?). No small plates here: this is... read more »

» Beer

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Bierdo | Kona Brewery Hawaii

Let’s get tropical Bierdos!  This month the entire Bierdo Hardt Clan (Uncle Mark, Father Kim, Mama Booch, Aunt Paula, Raychie “Elmo” Sabbath and I) traveled half way around the globe to one of the most beautiful places in the world, Kona Hawaii, for my little brother Josh’s. Oh what a tropical paradise and Hardt... read more »
Hops and grains

Local Craft Beer at the Ballpark

Baseball is our great nation’s pastime, and beer – well, beer is more American than Abe Lincoln eating apple pie while driving a monster truck.  That’s why the new local craft beer offerings at Nationals Park this year should get your grand old flag billowing. As Jacob Berg reported in DC Beer, the ballpark... read more »

» Wine

Kristi Eno Wine Bar

Hot Ticket | Fresh Wine Bars On the DC Scene

Two new wine bars have recently opened in northwest, DC, first Eno Wine Bar in Georgetown last fall, followed by Flight Wine Bar in Chinatown early this year. “There’s nothing like our wine list here in DC,” said Kabin Amir, co-owner of Flight Wine Bar. “Its combination of quality and value is unprecedented.” Amir... read more »
Bluejacket Brewery

Noteworthy Neighborhoods | Capitol Riverfront

The Capitol Riverfront is a fast growing residential and dining neighborhood, that has quickly become a bolstering hub of entertainment. While still in its early stages of development, areas like Yards Park, Canal Park and the Navy Yard are already home to some of the best architecture, views and activities in the city. This 42-acre... read more »
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Bangin' Brunches | Annual Brunch Guide

By Julian van der Tak and Lori Ostrow Given our hope for increasingly beautiful spring weather, the time is nigh to find sunny tables on open terraces where you may enjoy your weekend brunch. Whether you’re a regular on the brunch scene, or new to the area, we’ve decided to make things a little easier... read more »

» Spirits

Salty Dog

Brunch Cocktails Re-Envisioned

Spring time is coming, and what goes better with warm weather than brunch? It’s time to enjoy the weather with some eggs, bacon and, of course, cocktails! There’s more to cocktail sipping than bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary's. Check out these other fun brunch cocktail options.  Salty Dog 2 oz.  Vodka 4 oz.  Grapefruit juice... read more »

Music

DJ Lickashot photo courtesy of DJ Lickashot

In the Mix with DJ Lickashot

Raised in the shadow of hip-hop’s birthplace,  New York City, this Cherry Hill, NJ native DJ Lickashot now resides in DC. First and foremost, he’s all about keeping the party spirit alive in the Nation’s Capital. Lickashot retains a classic, old school vibe that continues to bring him success, even in a changing era.... read more »
Atlas Road Crew photo courtesy of Atlas Road Crew

Inside the Local Music Scene | Going Full Spectrum

No Denying Simon Townshend As a veteran touring musician, Simon Townshend enjoys the best of both worlds. Sometimes, the younger brother of rock-n-roll superstar Pete Townshend plays to packed arenas and stadiums as a rhythm guitarist with The Who. When he’s not touring with his legendary brother’s band, Townshend does his own thing, releasing critically-acclaimed... read more »
Jason Aldean photo courtesy of Jason Aldean

Summer Concert Preview

Great music abounds this summer at Nationals Park and Yards Park. At Nats Park, some of the biggest names in music are coming to town, and at Yards Park, On Tap helps to bring you free concerts every Friday night, all summer long. Read on for the scoop. Nats Park SWEET SHOWS at the BALLPARK... read more »
Pat Green photo courtesy of Pat Green online

Grammy-Nominated Artist Pat Green Coming to DC

Country artist Pat Green has had much success in the music industry and made some famous friends along the way, but the humble Texan said it is his college friends who helped give him his big break. Green will join longtime friend and frequent collaborator Cory Morrow on their North East tour, which kicks off... read more »

Stage and Screen

» Theater

John Keabler photo Rehearsal photo of John Keabler and the cast of Henry IV, Part 1 by Elayna Speight

Love, Sex and Violence | Henry IV Parts 1 and 2

It’s not very often that you hear Shakespeare’s plays described as “sexy.” But to actors John Keabler and Kelley Curran, Henry IV is as sexy as it gets. The onstage couple plays hot-blooded warrior Hotspur and his wife Lady Percy in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s (STC) productions of Henry IV, Part 1 and Part... read more »

Sports

American Flag Baseball

Support a Different Ball Team | Quick Find Team Guide

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Miller Lite Party Nights

Pregaming It | Friday Nights at the Ballpark

Miller Lite Party nights totally rock! Why: There’s live music & beers are $6 bucks. So what makes Miller Lite party nights so cool?  They’re lively, upbeat and it gives you a great reason to beat the traffic and get to the ballpark early.  When you get the park, you can hang at the Miller... read more »
orange-shirt

Beards & Baseball | Love it or hate it?

Over the years and across all sports, players have colorfully entertained Americans with their flair and personality. When it comes to beards and sports it’s not exactly a new phenomena. Playoff beards have been a long-standing tradition in the National Hockey League, but in recent decades the fad has become increasingly popular across the... read more »
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The Baseball Guide | Denard Span!

Find a hard copy the 2014 Baseball Guide at your favorite spots all over town. Click here for where to find the guide. Hot features include Player Interviews, Hot Summer Concerts, Great Places to Pregame it and the lowdown on Beards and Baseball, love it or hate it - all this and much more.... read more »

Brunch Cocktails Re-Envisioned

Salty Dog

Spring time is coming, and what goes better with warm weather than brunch? It’s time to enjoy the weather with some eggs, bacon and, of course, cocktails! There’s more to cocktail sipping than bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary's. Check out these other fun brunch cocktail options.  Salty Dog 2 oz.  Vodka 4 oz.  Grapefruit juice… read more »

Noteworthy Neighborhoods | Capitol Riverfront

Bluejacket Brewery

The Capitol Riverfront is a fast growing residential and dining neighborhood, that has quickly become a bolstering hub of entertainment. While still in its early stages of development, areas like Yards Park, Canal Park and the Navy Yard are already home to some of the best architecture, views and activities in the city. This 42-acre… read more »

Lifestyle | Worst Pick Up Lines

Double Date_Vintage Costumes

There are 2 types of pickup lines. You’ve heard all the traditional cheesy quotes; (“Did it hurt when you fell from Heaven?”) and there’s the straightforward “I’m going to hit on you by saying something creepy.” We’ve all been there – whether we are on the receiving end or are being kinda creeper ourselves. I’ve… read more »

Support a Different Ball Team | Quick Find Team Guide

American Flag Baseball

Hot Ticket | Fresh Wine Bars On the DC Scene

Kristi Eno Wine Bar

Two new wine bars have recently opened in northwest, DC, first Eno Wine Bar in Georgetown last fall, followed by Flight Wine Bar in Chinatown early this year. “There’s nothing like our wine list here in DC,” said Kabin Amir, co-owner of Flight Wine Bar. “Its combination of quality and value is unprecedented.” Amir and… read more »

Inside the Local Music Scene | Going Full Spectrum

Atlas Road Crew photo courtesy of Atlas Road Crew

No Denying Simon Townshend As a veteran touring musician, Simon Townshend enjoys the best of both worlds. Sometimes, the younger brother of rock-n-roll superstar Pete Townshend plays to packed arenas and stadiums as a rhythm guitarist with The Who. When he’s not touring with his legendary brother’s band, Townshend does his own thing, releasing critically-acclaimed… read more »

Bierdo | Kona Brewery Hawaii

Use but not main picture

Let’s get tropical Bierdos!  This month the entire Bierdo Hardt Clan (Uncle Mark, Father Kim, Mama Booch, Aunt Paula, Raychie “Elmo” Sabbath and I) traveled half way around the globe to one of the most beautiful places in the world, Kona Hawaii, for my little brother Josh’s. Oh what a tropical paradise and Hardt wedding… read more »

Love, Sex and Violence | Henry IV Parts 1 and 2

John Keabler photo Rehearsal photo of John Keabler and the cast of Henry IV, Part 1 by Elayna Speight

It’s not very often that you hear Shakespeare’s plays described as “sexy.” But to actors John Keabler and Kelley Curran, Henry IV is as sexy as it gets. The onstage couple plays hot-blooded warrior Hotspur and his wife Lady Percy in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s (STC) productions of Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2,… read more »

In the Mix with DJ Lickashot

DJ Lickashot photo courtesy of DJ Lickashot

Raised in the shadow of hip-hop’s birthplace,  New York City, this Cherry Hill, NJ native DJ Lickashot now resides in DC. First and foremost, he’s all about keeping the party spirit alive in the Nation’s Capital. Lickashot retains a classic, old school vibe that continues to bring him success, even in a changing era. Being… read more »

New | Notable | No Longer

ToroToro cocktail

On Tap scouts out the restaurants, bars and clubs that are new to the scene or shaking things up. New Aggio Order: Steak Florentine with sea urchin This used to be Range’s private room – now it’s an Italian inflected restaurant-within-a-restaurant (has real estate really gotten that expensive?). No small plates here: this is serious,… read more »