2. Growler room manager Lizzie always has her dog, Angus, a calm and friendly mutt, at the DC Brau tasting room and, since business was slow, and she could see we loved her dog, she came over and told us Angus' life story and she and the Deke talked more about dogs and suddenly our party reached a new level of fun. For me, the fun got more fun when I went to settle our bill and J. D. (or was it JT?) and I had a longish conversation about Clutch, the 930 Club in the District, and, most enjoyable, beer -- DC beer, saisons across the country, and the the fact that the 2017 Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America will be held in Washington, D. C in April. The Deke and I had a great party.
3. By returning home via Alt 1, we could stop off at Franklins -- a brewpub and general store in Hyattsville -- for a bite to eat and some more yakking. The food at Franklins is unremarkable -- we know that going in -- but yesterday it was a comfortable place to have a glass of white wine and eat some Greek salad and oyster fritter and continue our party. The general store is a quirky place with everything from penny candy to stuffed animals to an impressive variety of bottled beers and we poked around in there for a while before heading back home. We enjoyed a perfect Sunday afternoon and evening rollin the way we roll.