HI, FRIENDS. COME SEE US DURING BROWSING HOURS. TUES TO FRI 2-6PM AND ALL DAY SAT/SUN. (STILL DOING PICKUP AND DELIVERY TOO.) HI, FRIENDS. COME SEE US DURING BROWSING HOURS. TUES TO FRI 2-6PM AND ALL DAY SAT/SUN. (STILL DOING PICKUP AND DELIVERY TOO.)

Refrigeration Voyeur(ism) by Rebekah Pineda

An Ode to Our Fridge 
Everyone has a piece of furniture or special utensil that means much more than its utilitarian use. For us, it's the Migali refrigerator. Eric helped push it through our tiny doorway on a hot summer day after it was dropped off on the corner of North Capitol and Florida. Rebekah plastered it with drawings and goofy notes. We've all stashed lunch in the back, forgot about Jam Doung leftovers, and for two years battled the continual struggle of keeping 100+ bottles “organized." Part-timers who have since moved on to open taco spots (s/o Gus) spent lifetimes hunting through its deeper-than-needed shelves.

The fridge (who we call Ms. Migali) had a lot of changes this year. The beginning of the year was really scary for her — she was emptied completely and, for a few months, forgotten. For the first time in two years, she moved … four inches to the right (it was life changing) and was relegated to holding totes and wine carriers. Slowly, as weeks turned into months, she accepted a new, more domestic life. She's held lots of samples in tiny bottles, much needed shift beers, and some more beer, filtered water, fruit, yogurt, milk, a lot of iced coffee, and quickly became full again.

We love you, Ms. Migali. We can't wait to see you stocked again. Until then, thank you for being patient with us this year.
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Jeff Segal: Owner - Domestique (DC) 
Always: Pampelmousse La Croix, vermouth, multiple mustards, yogurt, hot dogs (for Nat and Cam)
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Bryn Molloy and Jeffrey Sherwood: Winemakers - Ellsworth Winery (CA)
Always: Salami and Cheese, too many hot sauces
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Saman Hosseini: Spirits Guru, Baguette Hunter - Domestique (DC)
Always: Gatorade, Tecate, white wine, Duke's, Red Boat, lard, Fage 5%, carrots, citrus, sourdough starter
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Oliver Pastan: Cook and Wine-o - 2AMYS (DC)
Always: a cucumber (not pictured). 
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Quentin Borse: Winemaker - Le Sot de l'Ange (Loire, France)
Always: beer, butter, cheese, charcuterie, Vache qui rit, olives, and tonics. And truffle.
And homemade magical butter. 
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