Posts Tagged ‘Black Jack’

The Right Way to Complain in a Restaurant

In most cases, restaurant staff will offer free food and drinks to keep a diner happy—but first they have to know about the problem.

Underserved: Black Jack’s Iced Tea

This variation replaces the firewater of basic booze with trendy apéritifs and digestifs.

Remixology: Make Us a Drink With Dulce De Leche

Where: Black Jack, 1612 14th St. NW Bartender: E. Jay Apaga Mystery Ingredient: Dulce de leche Bartender Response: “It’s a cool flavor,” Apaga said. But one question remained: “How do you drink it?” What We Got: A savory daiquiri with dulce de leche simple syrup and citrus flavors. 

Black Jack Launches Secret “Speakeasy” Cocktail Menu

The first rule of Black Jack's new "speakeasy" menu? You do not talk about the new "speakeasy" menu. The 14th Street NW bar above Pearl Dive Oyster Palace promoted the secret cocktail list yesterday on Facebook and Twitter. But if you ask the bartenders about it, they'll pretend they don't know what you're talking about. Instead, you have to ask […]

Copper Mug Theft Epidemic Sweeps D.C.

Yesterday, Y&H took a look at the theft of nearly all of Bar Pilar's copper mugs and the extreme measures manager Jonathan Fain has considered to protect them. It turns out the problem is far more rampant than that. Washington's kleptos seem to have a thing for copper mugs. Theft forced Black Jack to stop serving drinks out […]

It’s Taco Bamba Night at Black Jack

Taco Bamba pop-up night at Black Jack was canceled last week due to Hurricane Sandy. But tonight, it's back on. Chef Victor Albisu will serve an a la carte gourmet taco menu at the Logan Circle bar and restaurant every Monday from 6 to 11 p.m., today through Dec. 17. He'll open his own taqueria in […]

Taco Bamba Pops Up at Black Jack

Back in May, Y&H brought you news that former BLT Steak chef Victor Albisu was opening his first solo venture, a taqueria called Taco Bamba in Falls Church. The restaurant isn't set to open until later this fall, but you'll have a chance to try Albisu's food even sooner during a pop-up at Black Jack […]

Shell Raiser

Air Force colonel-turned-oyster farmer Bruce Wood pilots his boat from his dock toward a tiny island in the middle of Nomini Creek in Virginia’s Northern Neck. “Now, here’s a dichotomy,” says Wood, wearing a bright pink shirt and khaki shorts, as the wind blows back his hair on a recent Saturday. “I was in charge […]

Extra Stuffing

A deer is staring at my pulled pork sandwich. The beady black eyes peer down from a stuffed, mounted, and antlered head above the bar at the U Street NW barbecue joint American Ice Company. It’s part of the hip vintage-saloon look of the place, just like the rusted car battery display case repurposed as […]

Black Is the New Black

One of the first things Jeff Black inspects is the bathroom. We’re touring a potential restaurant location in Northwest D.C., and the restaurateur wants to see if it meets handicap-accessibility standards. Some owners overlook such things, but given the growing size of his business, Black doesn’t want any liabilities. As we head back to the […]