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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Meanwhile, in the Anti-Reston: Herndon Barkeeps Breathe Fire, Face Felony Charges

evil spock.jpegWe've pointed out the myriad differences between Reston and Herndon before, both in words and in pictures. Now we have proof that even the nightlife is different in our tolerant fire-fearing neighbor to the west:

Shortly after midnight July 24, longtime Jimmy's Old Town Tavern employees Tegee Rogers, 33, of Herndon and Justin Fedorchak, 39, of Manassas were each charged with three felony offenses by a Fairfax County fire marshal who was at the bar that evening performing a routine inspection, Fire and Rescue spokeswoman Rene Stilwell said.

"The way I understand it, they were doing the 'flaming shot' trick at the bar and a fire marshal was there and arrested them," said Herndon Town Council member and Herndon Arts Council president Grace Wolf... "The charges seem pretty over-the-top," Wolf said. "I'm pretty sure there are many other local bars where shots are set on fire. Why was Jimmy's singled out? And why these extreme charges when a simple warning seems much more appropriate?".
Now, things can get a little wild at the Macaroni Grill on Overflowing Salad Bowl Nights, but we just can't see something this awesome terrifying happening on our side of Fairfax County Parkway.

Local lawmakers are apparently inquiring about the severity of the charges. In case you're wondering what all the fuss is about, there are approximately 176 of those, whazzitcalled, You Tubes, about this very practice. This one's pretty much par for the course:

Friends don't let friends set themselves and/or barstools on fire.

So, while they're doing this sort of thing in Herndon, let's see what kind of utter mayhem there is to be found in Reston's Fake Downtown:

Yep, just a bunch of people stone cold carrying around stuffed animals, pretending to be a character from Legally Blonde as part of a Wolf Trap ticket giveaway thingie. Advantage: um... Herndon. We guess.


  1. "Fire in the (ass)hole!"

  2. A gazillion illegals running around Fairfax County killing nuns, and this is the big concern for County officials? Talk about insane misprioritization of resources.

  3. I've seen a lot of flaming at Jimmy's Old Brown Cavern.

  4. Usually when a developer wants your land in Fairfax Co. you get smacked with a zoning violation. A fire code beef sounds like variation on a theme.

    Expect to see a new, modern eyesore built on the site of the former Jimmy's 'ere long.

  5. It's dumb and most are upset about the charges. They were set up to be caught! And a warning is definitley should have been the punishment! NOT the 3 felonies.

  6. Amongst the 'Hoods in Colvin WoodsAugust 13, 2010 at 5:12 PM

    @ "I made a gay joke": I'm guessing you were there when I was there? ;-) I ♥ Jimmy's!

  7. They should change the name to Jimmy's Old Town Fire Trap.


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