Food & Drink

Againn

Published On 10/26/2009 Published On 10/26/2009
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1. Againn 1099 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001 (Mount Vernon Sq)

The debut indie project from a New Zealander who'd previously conquered the globe for Ritz-Carlton, Againn is an elegantly boozy, window-lit gastropub that balances dark-wood, black leather-cushioned booths and hundreds of whisky-populated wall-nooks, with more merrily idiosyncratic elements, notably an entrance foyer decorated with both imported Mexican tile and shadow-boxes holding rows of hand-carved fox heads valued at over 10-grand -- making them even pricier than real fox heads.