Posts Tagged ‘Black Squirrel’

Orange Crush: Pumpkin Has Gone Too Far

It's not even the best gourd.

Top Picks for D.C. Beer Week

The latest installment of craft beer mania is upon us in the form of the city's sixth annual DC Beer Week. Today through Sunday, local breweries, bars, and restaurants will play host to over 100 events focused on drinking and learning about craft beer. Below are our picks for the best foamy fun the week has to […]

Spirit Animals: New Bars Are Diving Deep on Rakia, Mezcal, and Absinthe. What Are They Drinking?

The bartender at Adams Morgan’s Libertine slides the absinthe fountain in front of us, opening the faux-silver spigot and letting out a slow drip. The water falls on a slotted spoon of brown sugar, dissolving it into a curvy glass of French Absinthe Blanchette—one of more than 30 varieties of the anise-flavored spirit on the […]

Try 30 Types of Absinthe at Libertine, Now Open in Adams Morgan

Once-outlawed absinthe is the main attraction at not one, but two bars that have opened in less than two weeks. First there was La Fée Verte (The Green Fairy), a "speakeasy-style club" serving absinthe-based cocktails from the rooftop of Mova Lounge. The bar requires guests to text to a secret number to make a reservation. Thankfully, […]

Playing Chicken: Should Chick-fil-A’s Politics Ruin Your Appetite?

Maybe it’s the crack-like 340-calorie, 85-gram sugar-bomb large lemonade talking, but I’ll admit it: I’m a sucker for the nuggets at Chick-fil-A, the popular Georgia-based fried chicken chain known for luring food-court trollers with free samples at shopping malls across the country. Call it a guilty pleasure, heavy on the guilt. Not only are these […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Year of the Dragon Edition

Happy Chinese New Year! Some tasty places to celebrate: Zentan, Toki Underground and The Source by Wolfgang Puck. [We Love DC] Hungry for Chinese peasant food the way they used to make it? You know, during the rule of Mao Zedong? There's a book for that. [NPR] Iconoclastic Alamo Drafthouse aims to open in the […]

Going Out With A Black Bean Bang: The Getaway’s Top-Selling Veggie Burger

Is meatless eating finally gaining some ground in this long-reputed steak and lobster town? Or does it just seem that way in the heralded hipster hub of Columbia Heights? Either way, I'm downright delighted with the veggie burger at The Getaway, a tasty and tender but, most importantly, firmly constructed blend of black beans and […]

Patty Melted Away: Toledo Lounge Abandons the Ubiquitous Burger

Toledo Lounge was once described as "a laid-back place to grab a burger and chill." At least you can still chill. New management has done away with the burger as part of a sweeping menu overhaul at the longstanding Adams Morgan watering hole. "Every place has a burger," says co-owner Amy Bowman, also the proprietor […]

Back in Black Bean: Recent Victories for the Meatless Burger

As someone who indulges in a fantastically meaty burger every once in a while—currently liking BGR best; wasn't impressed with Ray's Hell Burger; still haven't tried Shake Shack—I tend to judge burgers comprised of beans, grains, vegetables, or assorted soy products with an especially critical eye. As stated in a previous post ("Should a Veggie […]

Savor Week Brings A Little Something For The Ladies

Calling all fellow female beer lovers! It's that time of year again. Thanks to Savor, the craft beer and food event that descends upon the District each June, the local and national female beer communities are coming together for a night of foamy feminine revelry (and not in the raunchy Girls Gone Wild fashion, thank you very […]

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