Posts Tagged ‘Adam Bernbach’

Three Sophisticated Piña Coladas You Should Try

Piña coladas are more often appreciated by Banana Boat–slathered sun seekers than serious cocktail connoisseurs. That’s a shame, says DGS Delicatessen Beverage Director Brian Zipin, because “the piña colada along with the Mai Tai are the two greatest drinks in the world, in my opinion—except for Manhattans.” Zipin and a number of other top bartenders […]

2 Birds 1 Stone Launches Bar Food Menu

While bar manager Adam Bernbach's cocktails and hand-drawn menus are reason enough to check out to 2 Birds 1 Stone, the basement sister bar to Doi Moi on 14th Street NW now has one more attraction: Southeast Asian bar food. 2 Birds 1 Stone just launched its five-item food menu, which currently has a lot of overlap with […]

Drawn to Drink

Although heavily scripted, most menus don’t have a plot. But at 2 Birds 1 Stone, the basement sister bar to Doi Moi, the weekly changing, hand-drawn cocktail lists from bar manager Adam Bernbach tell a story—or at least constitute works of art. Some of the darker, cinemaesque menus take inspiration from a graphic novel, Stray […]

Drink This: Estadio’s Pistachio Slushito

Slushies, especially alcoholic ones, are not just for sipping poolside. Estadio is serving a slushito with pistachio, sherry, and gin that's ideal for a snow day. Bar manager Adam Bernbach says he'd played around with a pistachio soda for a sherry cocktail, but the idea didn't quite come together. Fast forward a few months later, […]

Market Research: Peaches

Proof and Estadio bar manager Adam Bernbach was delighted when I presented him with just-past-ripe market peaches. He says they’re perfect for making the peach soda currently on Estadio’s menu. “When I was little, my mother told me I had a peaches-and-cream complexion,” Bernbach says. “Now I don’t feel so bad about that.” What to […]

What To Eat Today: Free Bites at Carmine’s, Coq au Vin Dumplings at Pound

Tonight: City Paper hosts its "Best of DC 2012 voting party at Carmine's in Penn Quarter. Free food provided. All we ask in return is your humble opinion on the tastiest stuff in town. Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill, popular cafe and wifi hotspot Pound is launching its new dinner service at 5 p.m. sharp, serving […]

What To Eat (And Drink) Today: Genever-Paired Grub at Belga Cafe, Wines Galore at 2100 Prime

Tonight, the newly rebranded 2100 Prime (ex-Jockey Club) caters a splashy—and I mean, splashy!—opening reception for the Capital Wine Festival at the Fairfax Hotel. Sip on samples from two Virginia wineries, Leesburg's Tarara Vineyards and Middleburg's Boxwood Vineyards, and some 45 others. Admission is $65 per person, with buffet fare included. Across town, Belga Cafe […]

Fashion Puleeze: Decked Out Local Food Stars on the Red Carpet at the Rammys

The Rammys are known as the Oscars of the D.C. food scene for a reason. Chefs, restaurateurs, flacks and foodies alike all arrive to the awards ceremony dressed to the nines. Well, maybe more like a six in some cases. For a closer look at the glitz and glamor of the industry's annual gala, Young […]

Quick Feeding: Dave Alexander Speaks, American Ice Is Open

Brickskeller's Dave Alexander speaks a bit about the sale of his bar, but also says: “My high-priced lawyers are telling me to shut up." There are some details emerging about the new restaurant, including a beer list that will be pared down to 500 and have an accurate listing! "If we run out, we'll grab […]

The Reign of Spain: Team Behind Penn Quarter’s Proof Tries Spanish Food at Estadio

By the time my friend and I reach Estadio, it’s around 10:30 on Saturday night, and the Logan Circle establishment is still packed, providing some small hope that the District has finally outgrown its Ben Franklin-esque early-to-bed, early-to-rise ethos. The Spanish-themed restaurant is so crowded, in fact, we can’t immediately secure a seat. This is […]