If you are a regular reader of the Scofflaw’s Den or are interested in the greater Washington DC area’s food and drink scene, you have no doubt heard about Hummingbird to Mars. We have even written about it here.
Well, a little dust-up has occurred surrounding this speakeasy. It seems to have started with this article by Jason Wilson which appeared in last Wednesday’s Washington Post. His article prompted a lively discussion on local food board DonRockwell.com (you can find the discussions under the “Washington Food Section” thread of the “News & Media” topic and under “Beer and Wine” topic.) Wilson’s article also begat this article about Hummingbird in the DCist.
Well, with all this hubbub, I hate to report that this weekend is the last weekend for Hummingbird to Mars. Justin, Derek and Owen are honoring the reservations that were made for this weekend but after that, the hummingbird will fly the coop.
Is this directly related to Wilson’s article? I don’t know. Personally, I’m sad to see the shutters close so soon. However, I do know that Owen has law school midterms coming up – something I am intimately familiar with – and this contributed to the decision to close up shop. Sean and I will hopefully be talking with Derek, Owen and Justin in the next few days and hope to share with you what we learn. Although I feel very confident that DC hasn’t heard the last from these three working together!
In the mean time, I urge you to stop by Komi, Bourbon and Central and try the drinks these three have created at their respective establishments. You won’t be sorry. Finally, as a parting flutter of the wings, the Washingtonian has a video (and recipe) of Justin preparring his “Baltimore Bengali.”