Inside Hook: DC’s “Dos Mamis” Name the Best Snacks to Pair With 6 Summer Beverages

Even those familiar with the charming, tight-knit neighborhood of Petworth may not know it was actually established more than two centuries ago. What they probably do know is that the area has been going through a transformation over the past decade thanks to a slew of bar and restaurant openings, especially along the lively Upshur Street, which has been dubbed by some as D.C.’s “future of dining.”

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Washington City Paper: Past the Buck? Bartenders Weigh In on When It’s OK to Still Tip a Dollar per Drink.

Petworth cocktail bar Dos Mamis has altered its tip strategy several times since it opened just over a month ago with the goal of providing its staff with increased financial security. At first, co-owners Carlie Steiner and Anna Bran-Leis presented customers with a standard check with a line for a tip and a place to sign. But after a couple of weeks, Steiner says her employees told her customers weren’t always leaving 20 percent tips.

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Eater DC: The 11 Hottest Bars in D.C., July 2019

This super bright cocktail bar and “wine garden” opened on Petworth’s main drag in June, giving co-owners Anna Bran Leis (Taqueria del Barrio) and Carlie Steiner (Himitsu) a place to send customers during long waits at their bustling restaurants next-door and across the street. There’s a wide range of wines, including a high-low selection of bubbles and several chilled reds. Dos Mamis is a smart summer stop with frozen beverages — the Cu-cumber Here Often has gin, fino sherry, salted watermelon, lime, and cucumber — and a lights-out sherry soft serve.

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DCist: First Look: With Mocktails And Splashes Of Seafoam, Petworth’s Dos Mamis Wants To Lighten Up D.C.’s Cocktail Scene

The motto at Dos Mamis, Petworth’s newest hangout, is buenas ondas—good vibes. But it isn’t a just a call to break out the booze with a Womanhattan and play a few rounds of Juego de Sapoa Peruvian coin tossin the outdoor wine garden. It’s also reflective of the kind of space renowned restaurateurs Carlie Steiner and Anna Bran-Leis wanted to create for their first collaboration: a neighborhood spot where all patrons feel welcome and safe.

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Washingtonian: Petworth’s Women-Owned Cocktail Bar Opens Soon with Sherry Soft-Serve and a Bubbles Garden

Two women walk into a bar—and change everything. That’s what happened when Himitsu co-owner Carlie Steiner and Anna Bran-Leis, owner of Taqueria Del Barrio, took over the former Hank’s Cocktail Bar space neighboring their Petworth restaurants. The duo have replaced the moody decor with a color blast of mint green, teal, yellow, and pinks (hot and millennial) and turned the back patio into a “bubbles garden.” Dos Mamis, a self-described “good vibes neighborhood cocktail bar,” opens Friday, June 28.

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