Sorry about the teaser title, but upon reading this news at JDLand, we couldn't help but be transported back to one of baseball's greatest fan traditions - tailgating at Candlestick Park for Giants games.
As announced by JD, "The Big Stick" has opened at 20 M Street. This is one block from Nationals Park.
From their website:
The Big Stick is a rustic, lodge-themed restaurant & sports bar serving a unique menu focused on specialty sausages and sandwiches and a robust craft beer selection. During baseball season, The Big Stick will provide Washington National’s fans with a lively scene before, during and after games with convenient eat-in and to-go food menu options.
This is a double play for Justin Ross, who also runs Justin’s Café, a popular Nats haunt at Half and First.
The website does not have the menu yet but one of the first customers tweeted a partial listing.
The early returns say this place will be packed to the gills on game day, and by the looks of those links and German foods, Milwaukee fans might like it too...
Note: Candlestick Park is scheduled to be demolished in 2015, giving way to a mixed use area. (Maybe someone there will open up a Stick-themed restaurant??)