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The Neighborhood Restaurant Group wine director has converted his coat closet into a wine cellar.
Iron Gate, Founding Farmers, Kapnos, The Red Hen, The Passenger, and more all have their own private labels.
Neighborhood Restaurant Group Wine Director Brent Kroll is on a mission to make Lambrusco happen. The oft-maligned Italian wine has suffered a reputation as “sugary, syrupy junk,” he says, or “cheap fizzy red wine.” But Kroll says it’s not just some bad cheesy Italian wine. “If I’m having a charcuterie plate, it’s my absolute favorite […]
Jo-Jo Valenzuela pulls out a big red leather briefcase and places it in front of him on the The Partisan’s bar. “I’m going to be very disappointed if there’s not a mass amount of money in there,” says the guy in a tie to his left, who’s having dinner solo. “You’ll be very, very disappointed,” […]
Garden District isn't the only place in town with a whole pig's head on the menu anymore. The Partisan opens today offering a $75 hog snout served with salsa verde, pickled peppers, and a pig ear salad. The platter is just one of the many things sure to make meat lovers giddy at the Penn […]
Putting together the wine list at a brewery might seem like a futile task. After all, who orders a glass of chardonnay when there are more than 20 craft beers made onsite? But The Arsenal at Bluejacket, opening today, anticipates the answer is somebody. And so while all the buzz around the Navy Yard brewery […]
Sorry, there were no faux-controversies at the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington's RAMMY awards ceremony this year. But that's not to say there weren't some memorable moments: Longest speech: Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award winner Linda Lee continued her speech long after the fade out music tried to drown her out. Yes, there is fade out […]
The restaurant group you've come to know for its robust beer offerings is now turning its attention to wine. Neighborhood Restaurant Group, whose establishments include Birch & Barley/ChurchKey, Vermillion, Tallula, and others, is bringing Brent Kroll on as its new wine director. Kroll, 27, was most recently the wine director at Adour at The St. Regis Hotel. Before […]
Enter the shadowy world of D.C. baristas and their foamy monthly "fight club." Dolcezza, Filter, Peregrine, Chinatown Coffee Company—they're all involved. [Borderstan] Asylum, R.I.P. [Prince of Petworth] José Andrés ranks No. 41 among the "50 Most Powerful People in Washington." His restaurant Minibar, you'll recall, ranks No. 1 in our book. [GQ] Former Galileo III […]