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Friday, November 09, 2007

Childe Harold, R.I.P.

Sorry, I'm a few days late on this. But I wanted to give a shout out to the closing of my favorite DC restaurant. First, the real Stoney's. Now this. I'm going to drink myself into a stupor tonight. That has nothing to do with the Childe Harold closing. I just thought I would tell you my evening plans.

Before they became limousine famous, Emmylou Harris and Bruce Springsteen played in a litany of run-down, no-name joints, where small, unsuspecting audiences got that rare chance to see, hear and touch undiscovered genius.

In Washington, that joint was the Childe Harold, a cozy, wood-lined saloon in Dupont Circle, where, in its heyday, patrons filled every nook and cranny, the bathrooms reeked of marijuana and everyone talked for years after about whom they saw perform there.

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