Entries by On Tap staff

Record Store Day 2017: Rob Norton of Hill & Dale

From the healthcare industry to helping run a record store, Hill & Dale’s owner Rob Norton grew up cultivating his love of music via repeated listens of old cassette tapes and vinyl records. With Record Store Day fast approaching on April 22, we caught up with Norton to talk about the renaissance of this timeless […]

Hill Prince: H Street Welcomes Classic Neighborhood Bar

Fourth-generation Washingtonians Nick and David Wiseman are excited to join the H Street community with their newest spot, Hill Prince. Nestled between the Atlas Performing Arts Center and the Rock & Roll Hotel, the duo is aiming to bring another option to the burgeoning area in their stripped-down version of a classic bar. We caught […]

Le DeSales Brings Popular French Bites and Curated Drinks

With a vast range in style and approach, there are numerous ways to conjure up French dishes in the kitchen. Le DeSales Executive Chef Raphael Francois is excited to bring simple, bistro-style dishes to the supremely decorated tables at the brand new restaurant. We caught up with Francois about Le DeSales, which opened March 29. […]

Pastry Chef Aggie Chin Gives the Inside Scoop on Mirabelle

When Mirabelle opened its doors in mid-March, Chef Frank Ruta took his traditional cooking skills, once used at the White House, and combined them with a more contemporary twist on French cuisine. Along with Ruta, pastry chef Aggie Chin joined the fold, creating standout desserts to go along with the European-inspired entrees. In light of […]

Vinyl Talk with DC’s Record Store Owners

By Monica Alford and Trent Johnson National Record Store Day is just around the corner, celebrating 10 years on April 22 with special releases and other vinyl-themed treats. In a city that embraces vinyl with open arms, where vinyl-only dance nights and listening parties are popping up around town and owning a record player is […]

Behind the Bar: April 2017

In keeping with this month’s vinyl theme, we caught up with the folks behind three of the city’s best dives with vinyl-only DJs and dance parties. Whether you’re in Bloomingdale, Brookland or the U Street Corridor, these bars have you covered when it comes to good tunes and solid drink options to boot. Tariq Haqq […]

New Notable No Longer: April 2017

On Tap keeps locals in the know about the latest and greatest food and drink locales around town, our top foodie picks for the month, and spots that have recently closed their doors. Read on to get the inside scoop on what’s new, notable and no longer in the DC area. NEW Hill Prince Open: […]

A Multimedia Experience in ‘.d0t:: a RotoPlastic Ballet’

Robots aren’t made of cardboard. At least, they aren’t supposed to be. The blueprints drawn up by mad scientists in basements, or the tech team at Google, don’t include the brown, fragile material you can freely acquire from Walmart after 10 p.m. as required materials. Also, robots don’t do ballet – at least not the […]