« A Site Worth Checking Out | Main | What's Wrong With Liberals? »

April 13, 2006

The Battle For Fran O'Brien's

While I was in Washington DC in early September, I discovered Fran O'Brien's, a steak house and bar that has since become my favorite place for dinner in the Nation's capital. It is always busy and the food is great.

I was originally attracted to the establishment when I learned that Hal Koster, one of the owners and a veteran himself, feeds patients from Walter Reed who have lost limbs fighting for freedom on behalf of our country a free steak dinner and drinks every Friday evening.

Fran O'Brien's is located underneath the Capitol Hilton and is a tenant of same, and apparently, Hilton management does not share the restaurant's patriotism or their gratitude to those who have sacrificed mightily for this country.

They have served Fran O'Brien's with an eviction notice!

Read the entire story over at Euphoric Reality.

Posted by Seth at April 13, 2006 02:11 PM


Thank you for all your help with "Operation Perish Hilton!"

Posted by: CHRIS DICKSON at April 24, 2006 06:57 AM

Chris --

Fran O'Brien's is a more than worthy cause to me, both for what they do for our wounded soldiers, which was what first attracted me to them, and because they immediately became my favorite place to eat on my trips to DC.

I only hope that if they absolutely have to leave the Hilton, they relocate rather than terminate the business.

I can only imagine how the Hilton will treat the wounded patients -- the only reason they offered to carry on the Friday night dinners was because of all the negative feedback we hit them with. If the corporate mentality prevails, well...

Posted by: Seth at April 27, 2006 05:07 PM