Archive for December, 2013

3 Stars Launches Exclusive Beer Club

Didn't get what you wanted for Christmas? Here's a chance to buy yourself a gift that keeps on giving. 3 Stars Brewing Company is starting a beer club called Illuminati Reserve Society that will give members perks and discounts throughout the year. The biggest benefit? Five beers brewed (almost) exclusively for members of the club. Members […]

Three’s Company

Call it the Derek Brown bar crawl: Oysters and bubbly at Eat The Rich, ham and sherry at Mockingbird Hill, and fried catfish and whiskey at Southern Efficiency. The bar impresario, of The Passenger fame, and his partner Angie Salame have now completed their trifecta of bars on 7th Street NW in Shaw—all within a […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Champagne Edition

A guide to Champagne for every budget [Drink DC] Food writers name the top new D.C. restaurants of 2013. [Eater] The year in doughnut news [Post] Marvelous Market closes next to Kramerbooks in Dupont. [PoPville] Must-try: sandwiches at Little Red Fox [Zagat] Catch 15 oyster bar opens downtown today. [WBJ] When the Supreme Court decided […]

The Hungries: The Best and Worst of D.C. Restaurants in 2013

During the second week of May, four new restaurants opened up on 14th Street NW—the same number that debuted in the same corridor all of last year. Which pretty much tells you everything you need to know about 2013: It seemed hardly a day went by that D.C. didn’t see another new bar, restaurant, market, […]

Brew in Town: Franklins One of Those Funky Thangs American Wild Ale

Franklins One of Those Funky Thangs American Wild Ale Where in Town: Franklins Restaurant, Brewery & General Store, 5123 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville Price: $16.99/750 mL Turning Sour Those of us who like sucking on lemons squeal in delight when a beer is described as sour, but words like acidic or vinegary can make people think […]

Expanded Hank’s Oyster Bar in Alexandria Opens Tonight

Hank's Oyster Bar in Alexandria now has twice as much room to slurp oysters. The restaurant reopens tonight with an a new 24-seat bar and raw bar plus an additional 20 dining seats after expanding into the space next door. The entire space has been closed the last two and half weeks during the final […]

Dupont Sweetgreen Closed to “Rediscover the Bones” of Its Building

Well, here's a euphemistic way to announce you're tearing up the walls: Sweetgreen plans to "rediscover the bones" of its Dupont location with a renovation beginning today, according to a press release. The store will reopen on Jan. 7 with a new design of exposed brick, reclaimed hickory wood, and reclaimed slate boards to display […]

Derek Brown’s New Whiskey Bar, Southern Efficiency, Opens Saturday

The Passenger's Derek Brown and partner Angie Salame will complete their Shaw bar trifecta tomorrow with the debut of Southern Efficiency. The Southern-inspired whiskey bar joins Mockingbird Hill and Eat The Rich—all opened within little more than six months. Southern Efficiency gets its name from the John F. Kennedy quote: "Washington is a city of Southern […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: 2013 in Food Edition

Food writers dish on the best and worst of 2013. [BYT] Where to find mussel deals [Eater] Where to celebrate New Years Eve with something new [Post] Vote on the can design for the DC Brau and United collaboration beer. [DC Beer] Six ways to ring in the New Year [Zagat] A year of kitchen […]

Try Pastrami Fried Rice and Matzo Ball Egg Drop Soup at DGS Delicatessen on Christmas Eve

For the team at DGS Delicatessen, and many Jews, it's tradition to spend Christmas eating Chinese food. Chef Barry Koslow has long frequented Peking Gourmet in Falls Church when the holiday rolls around. "It just seems to be the Jewish thing to do," Koslow says. "They say it's one of their busiest days of the year. And it's all Jews." […]