As you may have heard by now, Argonaut on H Street had a pretty bad fire over the weekend. While the damage was mostly confined to the kitchen and bar area, it’s going to be a little while before it can re-open in its previous state. Because the kitchen is unusable, it will need a revised liquor (tavern) license to reopen while the kitchen is being repaired, and liquor licenses mean ANC meetings and NIMBY neighbors and all kinds of delays like that, not to mention the insurance process that has to begin now. In the meantime, the owners and staff of Argonaut are essentially unemployed.
So it’s time to help out. There’s a fundraiser for Argonaut on Wednesday, June 30 at Rock and Roll Hotel. It’s $20, all of which will go directly to Argonaut, and cocktails are complimentary. There’s also a silent auction planned.