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Capitol Hill gets a sportscentric new brunch, Ballard gets a sweet new happy hour, and Canlis gets more raves.

By Danielle Zorn September 5, 2012


Well, drinking does tend to encourage singing. Photo via Opera on Tap.

Marcus Lalario's sports bar 95 Slide first opened in June, and has just added brunch to its bar-food offerings. Now early-morning college football viewings can happen in the company of breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy, and eggs benedict.

Hot Cakes has a sweet new happy hour. It runs from 4 to 6 daily, offering the following things for $5: wine, grilled cheese, and a pair of cookies. Also, $1 off cocktails, boozy shakes, and pocket pies. Oh, the shop is also open at 11 on weekdays with a pastry-fueled lunch menu.

Biscuit Bitch is the latest local establishment to film a national food TV spot; owner Kimmie Spice says her den of smothered biscuitry is one of five spots to be featured in the Travel Channel's new show, Feed the Beast, which follows host, Mikey Roe in his search of the best late-night eats. Taping happens September 15 from midnight to 2am and the next day from 7 to 11. Fans who want the back of their head to enjoy a few moments of cable glory can RSVP to one of these tapings on Facebook.

Today in listicles, Eater editor Amanda Kludt stops in at CNN to list America’s top 10 historic restaurants, calling out the 62-year-old Canlis as “a treat for any traveler who appreciates lineage, architecture and high-caliber food.”

The Sunbreak reports that venerable Blue Moon tavern is hosting Opera on Tap once again after a yearlong hiatus. The organization is dedicated to making opera less stuffy; it makes the rounds of local bars, but things could get especially rowdy on September 23, when Blue Moon hosts the finale of a three-night Opera on Tap pub crawl.

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