Archive for January, 2013

Light and Stormy: How to Make a Snow Cocktail

After several years of mild winters, Washingtonians ought to have greeted January’s smattering of snowfall with open arms and tongues sticking out toward the sky. But next time, they may want to break out the tumblers. While we can’t vouch for the sanitation of D.C. snow, we bet it works in a cocktail. We asked […]

Cool Disco Donut Changes Name to Zeke’s D.C. Donutz

Cool Disco Donut in Dupont hasn't even opened yet, but it already has a new name: Zeke's D.C. Donutz. While owner Aaron Gordon says the name was an homage to '80s D.C. graffiti artist Cool 'Disco' Dan, there's been some online controversy about the doughnut shop co-opting the artist's fame. Gordon says he grew up in […]

Cocktail Guess: “Make Me Something With Brandy”

Where: Bistro Bohem, 600 Florida Ave. NW Bartender Response: “We have a really strong Czech plum brandy.” What We Got: A Velvet Revolution made with slivovice (Czech plum brandy), plum juice, and ice Price: $10 How It Tasted: Sweet like a plum, and reminiscent of a purple lollipop Improv Points (1–5): 4. Plums? Now there’s […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: NoPa Edition

Nopa Kitchen + Bar: the latest culprit in D.C.'s neighborhood name-shortening trend [City Desk] Food lover's guide to where to watch the Super Bowl [Washingtonian] Where to dine with the stars in D.C. [Eater] Swedish chef will bring luxe menu to new Georgetown hotel restaurant [Post] New chef at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club […]

Live and Let Dive: Does Renovating a Beloved Bar Mean Quashing Its Charm?

There’s no reason to gloss over the many flaws of the old Hawk ‘n’ Dove, the stalwart Capitol Hill bar that closed in 2011 and reopened under new ownership two weeks ago. The original place was dark and rotting, the smell of urine persistent and legendary, the food just a cut above a frozen tray […]

Chocolate City’s Mister Mayor Beer Not Meant to Be Controversial

Chocolate City Beer is releasing a limited edition barrel-aged imperial stout with marionberries called Mister Mayor. The beer even has a tagline: "Beer for Life." This is not the first time a local brewery has nodded to "Mayor for Life" Marion Barry. Last May, Flying Dog Brewery created a poster for its UnderDog Atlantic Lager […]

Farmers Fishers Bakers Might Be the Country’s Largest Buyer of Bull Castrators

Farmers Fishers Bakers is really concerned about men peeing on the floor of the restroom. That's why the Georgetown Waterfront restaurant has mounted a warning sign above the urinals—in the form of bull testicle removers. "It's better than the sign 'please don't pee on our floor,'" says GrizForm Design Architects' Griz Dwight, who designed the restaurant. The idea, he says, […]

Adour Wine Director Heads to Neighborhood Restaurant Group

The restaurant group you've come to know for its robust beer offerings is now turning its attention to wine. Neighborhood Restaurant Group, whose establishments include Birch & Barley/ChurchKey, Vermillion, Tallula, and others, is bringing Brent Kroll on as its new wine director. Kroll, 27, was most recently the wine director at Adour at The St. Regis Hotel. Before […]

Landlord Wants to Evict Tackle Box and Bandolero

The landlord of Tackle Box and Bandolero is trying to give both Georgetown restaurants the boot in a messy legal battle that has dragged on for nearly a year. 2441 Bond St. Equities LLC, which owns the adjoining properties of 3241 and 3245 M streets NW, filed a series of lawsuits against restaurateur Jonathan Umbel and […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Super Bowl Snacking Edition

Why chicken wings dominate Super Bowl snacking [NPR] Super Bowl food and drink specials in D.C. [Drink DC] Ruminations on the dive bar [Post] D.C.'s most expensive dishes [Eater] How the Inn at Little Washington beat Komi on the top 100 restaurants list [Washingtonian] Eight restaurants to celebrate the Chinese New Year [Girl Meets Food] […]