Author Archives: Agatha Tomasik

Humanitini: The Legend of Mambo Sauce

Bright red, or murky brown, few foods define DC like Mambo Sauce. Surprisingly, this little sauce has cooked up big talk of loyalty, credibility, and cultural appropriation. Now served in white tablecloth establishments, or on styrofoam plates this secret sauce and the memories it inspires have been invoked by local bands, local entrepreneurs, and residents from across the city. Our discussion will look for the DC roots of Mambo Sauce, and where its home is. Hopefully we’ll find out whose

We’ve Moved to the Historic Uline Arena!

Or as some Washingtonians insist – “The Washington Coliseum.” After many years, we’ve left our U Street home and moved across town to the Uline Arena. Built in 1941 by Migiel Uline, an entrepreneur who specialized in ice-making.  The site as an ice rink which held numerous ice sporting events, including hockey and the fourth annual touring ice skating carnival, starring Olympic ice skating champion Sonja Henie. After WWII, the venue began hosting events beyond ice-sports – most notably the Beatles first concert

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