Archive for August, 2012

Civil War-Inspired Cocktails Coming to Shaw’s Tavern

Mixologist Mark Reyburn has left Bistro Bohem to head up the beverage program at Shaw's Tavern across the street. Already, he's got ambitious goals for a new cocktail menu and the possibility of brewing and even distilling in-house. In the coming weeks, Reyburn will roll out a Civil War era-inspired cocktail menu paying homage to […]

Just How Do Hot Cheetos and Takis Taste?

By now, there's a good chance you've seen "Hot Cheetos & Takis." (If not, watch it now!) The viral video features a crew of Minneapolis kids calling themselves Y.N.RichKids rapping about their favorite snacks. Rolling Stone has already suggested the track may be "the summer's final truly great jam." It's so catchy that it even got […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Coffee Connoisseur Edition

Coffee is the new wine. [NPR] Tony & Joe's set to reopen Sept. 1 or sooner. [Zagat] Maketto's first vendor previously worked at the Eden Center. [Eater] Fast Gourmet no longer affiliated with TakEatEasy, which is coming to Dupont/ [PoP] Family Research Council shooter had 15 Chik-fil-A sandwiches. [CityDesk] Ordering shark fin soup at a […]

Sauce-O-Meter: How the Week’s Food Happenings Measure Up

Graphic by Brooke Hatfield

Know Your D.C. Breweries

Up until last year, D.C. hadn’t seen a production brewery in nearly 60 years. Now, we’ve got three. Here’s what you need to know to pass muster with your beer snob friends. DC Brau Launched: April 2011 Founders: Brandon Skall and Jeff Hancock Availability: about 300 bars, restaurants, and retailers Signature beers: The Public: American-style […]

A Good Excuse to Drink Rum

Get ready to drink like a pirate, because today is National Rum Day. (Yes, it exists. Don't ask questions.) Cuba Libre in Penn Quarter is celebrating with half-off rum and rum cocktails (including a dozen types of mojitos) today during "Caippy Hour" from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the bar area. The restaurant serves more than 90 varieties […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Toothpicks Edition

Restaurant toothpicks are still in. [Express] The best spicy ma-la dishes at Great Wall Szechuan House [Borderstan] FroZenYo (co-owned by former Washington Bullets star Kevin Grevey) opens in Arlington with two more on the way. [ARLnow] French bistro Le Grenier opens on H Street NE this weekend. [H Street Great Street] Eating a chicken wing […]

Taco the Town: Is D.C.’s Taco Self-Loathing Coming to an End?

The Tacos El Chilango food truck makes no attempts to parkin neighborhoods with lots of foot traffic. You can’t follow it on Twitter, and you won’t find it at Truckeroo. Six days a week, the large white vehicle sits on a hill just off Route 50 in Rosslyn, between the roar of highway traffic and […]

Win a Vintage Cop Car From Sticky Rice

Some restaurants give away free meals. Others, like H Street NE's Sticky Rice, give away vintage cop cars. That's right, you could be driving away in the beauty above during the H Street Festival on Sept. 15. For every $25 spent at the fusion sushi spot during the festival, diners will get one raffle ticket […]

Does New Orleans Po Boy Shop’s Bread Live Up to the Hype?

New Orleans Po Boy Shop talks a big game about its bread. Owners Cam McNair and Justin Snyder were playing it up even before the shop opened today at 19th and M streets NW.  "It's all about the bread" is their motto. They buy the French bread half-baked from Gambino's Bakery just outside New Orleans, then finish baking […]