Posts Tagged ‘Chantal Tseng’

Restaurants and Bars Fuel a Cottage Industry of Chalk Artists

Chantal Tseng is looking at pictures of cartoon lions on her phone. She wants to draw a comic feline on the chalkboard that hangs at the front of the sherry- and ham-obsessed Mockingbird Hill in Shaw, which she runs with her husband, Derek Brown. But she’s not quite sure how to sketch a convincing big […]

Sherry on Top: Can Derek Brown Help Make Sherry Cool?

In the world of booze, there is good, and there is evil. Whipped cream-flavored vodka is evil, if you ask Derek Brown of The Passenger and Columbia Room. “Pure nihilism is why you would drink something like that, because you want the end of the world to come about quickly,” he says. But then there […]

Mockingbird Hill Brings Ham and Sherry to Shaw

Derek Brown really wants to make you like sherry. The owner of The Passenger and Columbia Room, along with his wife Chantal Tseng and business partner Angie Salame, opens Mockingbird Hill in Shaw today. The ham and sherry bar carries 54 varieties of the Spanish wine—a number that will continue to grow. Sherry is beloved by bar industry folks, […]

What To Eat This Weekend: Boozy Brunch For Charity at Jack Rose

On Saturday, Jack Rose hosts a brunch-time precursor to this year's splashy Taste of the Nation charity event. Cooks from some of D.C.'s top eateries, including Belga Café, Café Saint-Ex, Bar Pilar, Domku, and Shake Shack, are preparing the food, while noted mixologists Gina Chersevani, Rachel Sergi, Chantal Tseng and David Fritzler handle cocktails. And […]

Tonight at Jack Rose, D.C. Mixologists Compete for Best Rickey 2011

It's been a banner summer for the Rickey. After finally earning the official distinction as D.C.'s native cocktail with much fanfare in July, the local libation is the subject of some intense competition on Monday night, as area mixologists unveil their most creative takes on the drink in pursuit of "Best Rickey 2011" honors. Finalists […]

A Rickey Without Lime Wins the Rickey Contest. Y&H Wants Some Answers!

The upstairs room at Bourbon in Adams Morgan was packed Monday night with bartenders, mixologists, restaurateurs, journalists, and even the occasional priest. They were all there to knock back a cocktail or two and find out who makes the best Rickey in the region. It was the D.C. Craft Bartenders Guild's annual celebration of the […]

Daily Food Blog Roundup: From Tiki to Lakshmi

It's Friday, people, which means it's time to start thinking about drinks, hamburgers, and mayonnaise. Not necessarily in that order. Amuse Bouche is carrying a torch for the Tiki bar revival. Michael Ruhlman confesses to his love for making mayonnaise. It's apparently a visual thing, which may be a guy thing, come to think of […]

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