CIDER: Fans of Peregrine Espresso and Small Planes Coffee, take note: Supreme Core Cidery is opening their doors TODAY, May 12, starting at noon. The tasting room will open with 20 original ciders on tap. Hungry? Ivy City Smokehouse will have steamed crabs and Basic Burger will bring burgers. There will be bluegrass from 3-6 p.m. and a portion of cider proceeds will go to help FreshFarm’s DC Food Access program. Coffee, cider, bluegrass food– Saturday! Check out their FB event for more info. Read more about Supreme Core here.
ORCHID: PopVille reports that Senart’s will reopen as ORCHID. In the original post, it states that it will be “DC’s newest gay bar;” however, I spoke to James Abbot, marketing director for Hill Restaurant Group, and he mentioned that ORCHID will be more of a LGBT-concept place that welcomes the community. ORCHID will be on soft opening next week, with a special invitation-only soft-open this Wednesday, May 16. The place will have an Art Deco vibe inside and there will be local artists featured on the walls. There will also be at least a couple of “architectural surprises.” (I heard a rumor that the handles in the bathroom might be “anatomically correct” but I didn’t get to see much.) It will be great to see a LGBT-oriented bar in an area that recently lost Phase I, just across the street. Phase I was not just a lesbian bar: It was an institution –the oldest operating LGBT bar in the DC area and around since 1970.
SEPHORA: In news that will gladden the hearts and faces of all who love makeup, alert reader and twitter use Julie Moeller spotted actual SEPHORA signage going up last night. Tweet below:
— Julie Moeller (@juliecmoeller) May 12, 2018