DIRTY HABIT ENLISTS SELWYN MENDEZ AND D.J SMITH TO PERFORM AT WEEKLY LIVE MUSIC SERIES, ‘GREEN ROOM AT HOTEL MONACO’

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 DIRTY HABIT ENLISTS SELWYN MENDEZ AND D.J SMITH TO PERFORM AT WEEKLY LIVE MUSIC SERIES, ‘GREEN ROOM AT HOTEL MONACO’

Penn Quarter Restaurant Gives Washingtonians a Tuesday Habit with Local Music Performances, Global Cuisine, and Handcrafted Cocktails  

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 5, 2019)Dirty Habit, in collaboration with Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington, DC, has enlisted guitarist Selwyn Mendez and saxophonist D.J Smith to perform at “Green Room at Hotel Monaco” on September 10, 17, and 24. “Green Room at Hotel Monaco” is a live music series featuring up-and-coming local musicians on Tuesday nights from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Washingtonians are encouraged to grab a cozy seat in the hotel’s emerald green living room-style lobby while enjoying bites from Dirty Habit’s Executive Chef Kyoo Eom and cocktails from Beverage Manager Drew Hairston.

Guitarist Selwyn Mendez studied Music Theory and Composition at Montgomery College, where he was part of the Jazz Ensemble and World Music Ensemble. He has performed with renowned musical acts including the National Philharmonic at the Music Center at Strathmore. D.J Smith is an accomplished saxophonist and holds a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies from Florida A&M University (FAMU). While attending FAMU, he was a member of the university’s prestigious Marching “100” Band. Together, they will perform sets of innovative rock arrangements, neo-jazz, and hip-hop repertoires at “Green Room at Hotel Monaco” on Tuesday, September 10; Tuesday, September 17; and Tuesday, September 24 in the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington, DC lobby. The weekly music series is open to the public and free to attend.

The “Green Room at Hotel Monaco” menu features Dirty Habit favorites such as tuna tataki ($17), American wagyu tartare ($18), and the restaurant’s popular truffle fries ($13). The bar menu offers a seasonal selection of Dirty Habit’s handcrafted cocktails including the Rice ‘N Roses, DH Old Fashioned, and Negroni ($12-14). The late-summer wine list currently features a variety of such rosé wines as the Bueyes Extra Brut Rosé ($12 glass / $54 bottle), La Caravelle Brut Rosé ($98), and several still rosé wines from Château de Berne ($8 glass / $84 bottle).

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Dirty Habit enlists saxophonist D.J Smith (left) and guitarist Selwyn Mendez (right) to perform at “Green Room at Hotel Monaco” on September 10, 17, and 24.

ABOUT DIRTY HABIT

Dirty Habit is a luxe restaurant and bar in Washington, D.C.’s Penn Quarter/Theatre District that offers a vivid social scene, a high-end cocktail program and a private urban patio. Situated in the original General Post Office constructed in 1839, Dirty Habit stands in a National Historic Landmark. The global cuisine provided by Executive Chef Kyoo Eom is inspired by eclectic flavors and favorite family recipes. The seasonal menu is complemented by an innovative bar program helmed by Beverage Manager Drew Hairston, featuring house creations crafted with unexpected ingredients, large-format communal cocktails and distinctive serving vessels. Adjacent to the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, Dirty Habit is the choice destination for dinner and drinks before all Capital One Arena events. For more information, call 202-449-7095 or visit www.dirtyhabitdc.com. The restaurant is located at 555 8th Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20004; is open seven days a week; and offers private-dining services. Follow Dirty Habit on Facebook and Instagram

ABOUT KIMPTON HOTEL MONACO WASHINGTON DC

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC is a landmark boutique hotel destination in the nation’s capital. Occupying an entire block in the heart of the vibrant downtown arts and theater district, the luxurious 184-room Hotel Monaco delights discerning travelers with exemplary service and style with bold, colorful, and modern design against the backdrop of stunning historic architecture with adventure and intrigue just around every corner. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC is located at 700 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004. For more information, visit www.monaco-dc.com or call 202-628-7177. Follow Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC on Facebook and Instagram.

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