Archive for October, 2012

Five Scary Halloween Cocktails

Bartenders already go crazy when it comes to naming cocktails. But on Halloween, all hell breaks loose (which we're pretty sure is already on a drink menu somewhere). Here are some spooky sips around town: Devil's Swamp Water, $11, Fuego Cocina y Tequileria Sauza Silver, house-made kiwi and mint agua fresca, ginger simple syrup The […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Fridge Clean-Out Edition

What to toss and what to keep after a power outage [HuffPost] Food trucks wait out the storm. [Post] A post-hurricane Halloween guide [Washingtonian] Piola's opening in D.C. still two months away. [Eater] Plum Blossom Restaurant reopens in Dupont after owner's injury. [PoP] Thieves steal pizza, get arrested. [DCist] Photo via Shutterstock

Hurricane Hangover Happy Hours

The hurricane may be over, but some storm specials remain. Here are a few place to find happy hour deals today: Belga Café Happy hour all night. Also, it's Mussel Tuesday, which means all mussel pots are $15.95. Bandolero Bandido happy hour at the bar from 4 to 10 p.m. Cafe Deluxe All-day happy hour, […]

Washington Harbour Restaurants Are Flood-Free

If anyone should be nervous about water damage following yesterday's storm, it's probably those with property in Georgetown's Washington Harbour. Restaurants there only recently reopened (or are about to reopen) after massive flooding destroyed their businesses in April 2011. But Nick's Riverside Grille and Tony & Joe's, which reopened on Sept. 1, are doing just […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Frankenstorm Edition

Six tips for feeding the family during a power outage [NPR] Five hurricane-themed cocktails [NoVa Mag] Feeding the homeless during the hurricane [Post] Delivery options during the storm [Washingtonian] Our kind of storm check list [Hill is Home] Five more facts about forthcoming Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken [Eater] Ten of the most scathing restaurant […]

Storm Be Damned, Restaurants Will Serve On

A surprising number of restaurants and bars is staying open despite Metro closings and severe weather warnings. And while restaurateurs say they're playing it by ear, many are die-hards about not closing—no matter what. "I hate closing," says Chef Geoff's Geoff Tracy. "Restaurant people are hardworking people, and they're not looking to stay at home and […]

Where to Seek Shelter, Food, and Booze

Not everything is closed today. A few brave restaurants and bars plan to stay open through the storm, and some of them are offering specials. (Hurricanes, anyone?) Check back throughout the day as we update the list. If you're open or offering specials, email Bar Pilar 1833 14th St. NW Open: 5 p.m. Big […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Dark and Stormy Edition

Twelves places to drink a Dark and Stormy [Washingtonian] Another fried chicken and doughnut shop? Really? [Post] A sneak peek at the new Minibar [Eater] Is Domku's owner opening a vegetarian restaurant in Bloomingdale? [PoP] Ten best pumpkin dishes in northern Virginia [NoVa Mag] No more free beer from Capital City Brewing Company on Election […]

Brew In Town: Lost Rhino/DC Homebrewers’ Wandering Belgian

Lost Rhino/DC Homebrewers Wandering Belgian Where In Town: ChurchKey, 1337 14th St. NW Price: $6/13 oz. Collaboration With Fermentation All the cool craft-beer kids are collaborating these days. But lately, local pros have been putting a twist on the phenomenon by teaming up with scrappy minor leaguers: homebrewers. First came DC Brau and Brian Barrows’ Your Favorite Foreign […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Buffalo-Style Frog Legs

The Dish: Buffalo-style frog legs Where to Get It: The Coupe, 3415 11th St. NW; (202) 290-3342; Price: $11.99 What It Is: Frog legs marinated in Vermont maple syrup brine, coated in light buttermilk breading, and served with Georgia’s Ascher bleu cheese and a green apple-celery salad. What It Tastes Like: Crisp and juicy, […]