Posts Tagged ‘alcohol’

The Latest Artisanal Trend in D.C. Restaurants? Branded Booze

Iron Gate, Founding Farmers, Kapnos, The Red Hen, The Passenger, and more all have their own private labels.

Boozy BORF Beverage Wins Y&H’s You Call That an Artini? Contest

Last night was judgment night at Fruit Bat: We, the writers of the bi-weekly "Cocktail Guess" column, along with host Erik Holzherr, owner of the cocktail-centric boite on H Street NE, picked a winner in the You Call That an Artini? contest. An average of the judges' scores suggested victory for  Scott Stead's "Bitch Set […]

You Call That An Artini? Less Fancy Cocktail Contestants Mix It Up At Fruit Bat Tonight

Join the "Cocktail Guess" crew tonight at Fruit Bat, where the authors of City Paper's specifically vague liquor request column, alongside noted mixologist Erik Holzherr and you, the imbibing public, vote on the best recipes in Y&H's artfully inspired cocktail contest. Finalists were inspired by everything from everyday graffiti to glossy male enhancement-pill magazine advertisements […]

You Call That An Artini? Taste The Finalists In Y&H’s Less Fancy Cocktail Contest

Inspired by the fine-art-themed libations on display at the annual "Artini" fundraiser at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Y&H earlier this month asked you, the imbibing public, to submit your own recipes for artsy cocktails of less fancy origin. We received a bunch of entries. On Thursday, April 26, you can try these liquidy masterpieces […]

If Bars And Restaurants Can Stay Open Later, Why Not Food Trucks?

A handful of restaurateurs, including Lost Society's David Karim and Teatro Goldoni's Seyhan Duru, voiced their support this week for Mayor Vincent Gray's proposal to extend hours of alcohol service at D.C. bars and restaurants until as late as 4 a.m. on weekends. The mayor's plan is intended to raise an estimated $5.3 million in […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Even Later Last Call Edition

New York chefs invade D.C. [New York Post] Feast your eyes on the goodies at Cleveland Park's new Sugar Magnolia. [HuffPo] Last call at D.C. bars and restaurants could go even later. [DCist] Chick-Fil-A launches a D.C. food truck on April 9. [NBC Washington] Tax officials shutter Popeye's in Logan Circle. [Borderstan] A snob's guide to […]

We’re Honored! ‘Cocktail Guess’ Is Immortalized at Big Bear Cafe

If you haven't checked out our regular "Cocktail Guess" column, here's what you've been missing: our thirsty writers Alex Baca and Shani Hilton set out every other week to test the mettle of D.C.'s top mixologists by ordering drinks in either a specifically vague or just plain challenging manner. Then they rate the results on […]

Sparkling Rivalry: Sax Responds To Marcel’s Bubbly Boast

Last week, Y&H reported that Sax restaurant's staggering collection of 70 different varieties of sparkling wine, once thought to be the largest in the District, was recently leapfrogged by Marcel's, which now boasts more than 100 labels of champagne and other bubblies. Contacted for comment, Sax sommelier Andrew Stover responds via email:

Bring On The Botanicals! D.C. Distillery Aims To Make Gin By Summer

Fans of D.C.'s own Gin Rickey could have a hometown spirit on hand for their native cocktails this summer. Y&H colleague Lydia DePillis over at Housing Complex has the scoop on a new distillery now under construction in Ivy City, which aims to be cranking out locally made gin within the next six months or […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: The Vince Gray Hoagie Edition

The newest hoagie hub under the Taylor Gourmet banner opens at 11 a.m. today on 14th Street NW. Mayor Vince Gray is supposed to be there for the ribbon cutting; Louis Sarcone Jr., however, probably won't. Also opening this morning: A new bakery, Le Caprice DC, in Columbia Heights. Here are some pics of the […]

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