I've been excited about the Midlands, the new beer garden coming to 3333 Georgia Avenue NW from the folks behind Kangaroo Boxing Club. They've had some permit delays, which is sadly common, but look to be pretty close now. There's a sign on the fence saying they're hiring and also posted a job application online -- and when I emailed asking how it was going, they responded simply "much closer!"
That's a good sign. Last we heard, they had removed old concrete and getting electrical installed, and it really does look like they are pretty close. It's too bad they missed most of summer, but I'm excited for some outdoor beer. Plus, what's better than an outdoor Oktoberfest?