Festivus Comes to Old Glory

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‘Adams Morgan Festivus kiosk’
courtesy of ‘randomduck’

As a Jew, I have an immediate love for and extensive knowledge of all things “Seinfeld.” Thus, it’s only natural that I spread the word about Old Glory’s first annual Festivus celebration.

To summarize in 25 words or less: In a 1997 episode of “Seinfeld,” Frank Costanza celebrates Festivus to protest the commercialism of the holiday season, giving rise to a cult phenomenon. In a nod to the traditions outlined in the show, Old Glory will showcase an aluminum pole inside the restaurant where diners can air their grievances. From Dec. 1 through 23, you can nosh on traditional Festivus dishes such as meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy, as well as chocolate cake decorated with M&Ms. You can also booze up on Festivus Punch and the Kramer, a classic Manhattan made with Dewar’s.

As the culmination of this Festivus for the rest of us, Old Glory will offer a three-course, prix-fixe dinner on Dec. 23, featuring their meatloaf, M&M cake and a big salad for $18.

Rebecca Gross

Raised in nearby MoCo, Rebecca happily jumped the District line in 2005. When not stuck behind a computer, she can be found exploring the city’s many wonders, usually with her trusty canine sidekick Jasper Jones. Questions, comments, concerns? Email her at RebeccaGross (at) WeLoveDC.com.

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