Author Archive for Laura Hayes

The Grass is Getting Greener for D.C. Vegetarians

DC VegFest, celebrating all things vegetarian and vegan, is this Saturday.

Underserved: Quill’s Rum Plum Pum

The Rum Plum Pum is the kind of cocktail you drink on Christmas Eve when it’s time to put the eggnog away and have a real cocktail.

The Sipping Point: D.C. Begins to Take Sake Seriously

Sake goes mainstream

DCity Smokehouse Team Opens Wicked Bloom DC Social Club On Friday

Expect a short, playful cocktail list in the $9 to $12 price range.

Underserved: El Parque at Poste Moderne Brasserie

El Parque is a real looker thanks to its garnishes of pink peppercorns and a lavender sprig from Poste’s courtyard garden.

Brent Kroll’s Man Cave Has More Bordeaux Than Bud Light

The Neighborhood Restaurant Group wine director has converted his coat closet into a wine cellar.

Underserved: The Maverick & Gueze at Jack Rose Dining Saloon

The Maverick & Gueze asks Jack Rose Dining Saloon patrons to avert their eyes from the restaurant’s library of whiskey and try a gin-based beer-tail instead.

How One D.C. Spot Played “Restaurant Week Hell” Bingo

"Can I just get two first courses instead of dessert?" BINGO!

Underserved: Mason Social’s The Sneaky Pete

Mason Social’s take on a margarita substitutes red bell pepper juice for sour mix.

Six Local Brews Named for Real-Life Muses

From Port City Brewing Company's Long Black Veil to Bluejacket's Duchamp.