Posts Tagged ‘cuba libre’

Tour de Forks: Local Restaurants Host Trips Around the World

A handful of D.C.-area restaurateurs and chefs are looking to not just transport people through food, but literally transport them to the source.

Remixology: Make Us a Drink With Sour Patch Kids

Where: Cuba Libre, 801 9th St. NW Bartender: Vance Henderson Mystery Ingredient: Sour Patch Kids Bartender Response: Henderson grabbed the jumbo size bag of candy, then confessed he’s not really into Sour Patch Kids. “But I am a big gummy bear fan,” he said. What We Got: A Caipirinha made with a basil-infused Sour Patch […]

Damn, It Feels Good to Be a Gangster Chef

DC Central Kitchen's annual Capital Food Fight is coming up on Oct. 8.  Among the highlights of the star-studded fundraiser will be a cooking throw-down between Elisir chef  Enzo Fargione, Bourbon Steak chef Adam Sobel, Vidalia chef Jeff Buben, and Cuba Libre chef Guillermo Pernot. Already the trash-talking has begun. The nonprofit has a few amazing […]

A Good Excuse to Drink Rum

Get ready to drink like a pirate, because today is National Rum Day. (Yes, it exists. Don't ask questions.) Cuba Libre in Penn Quarter is celebrating with half-off rum and rum cocktails (including a dozen types of mojitos) today during "Caippy Hour" from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the bar area. The restaurant serves more than 90 varieties […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Chef Dating Advice Edition

Dreamy chefs like David Guas and Bryan Voltaggio share dating tips [Refinery29] The team behind Lincoln Restaurant is opening another presidential-themed eatery:  Teddy & the Bully Bar [Washington Post] President Barack Obama's visit to Taylor Gourmet visualized as an infographic [JESS3] Ten controversial restaurant policies [Zagat] Spiked snow cones at the Ritz-Carlton on 22nd Street [Metrocurean] […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Dispoiled Pie Edition

Deconstructed pie really sucks. [Washingtonian] The carnivore's dilemma. [WaPo] Forget smoky flavor. At Rogue 24 and Columbia Room, your drink may contain actual smoke. [New York Times] Imports from overseas dominated Washington's International Wine & Food Festival [We Love DC] Designers of the forthcoming Daikaya envision a lantern-like facade. [WaPo] Mushroom stand? Pot pie farm? […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Big Boys Show Edition

Local pols say a lot of nice things about The Hamilton; Yelpers not so much. [DCist, Eater DC] Having already conquered Hell's Kitchen, D.C. Central Kitchen's Rock Harper says he has no interest in appearing on other TV cooking competitions like Top Chef or Chopped . ("I won the big boys show," he laughs.) But […]

Quick Feeding: For Andy Shallal and Nick Cho, It’s Westward, Ho!

Looking West: As Andy Shallal, who describes himself as an "activist with food," works on a possible Busboys & Poets location in Harlem, he also has Busboys projects cooking out west, including a location that's in the works in Denver, and "expects to open a San Francisco Busboys within the next two years." [Publishers Weekly] […]

Quick Feeding: If You Like Chik-fil-A, Are You Anti-Gay?

Unintended Agendas: If you like Chik-fil-A, are you supporting an anti-gay agenda? [NYT, Towelroad] Too Much Attention: Tom Sietsema says Cuba Libre might want to take it easy a bit: The crew at Cuba Libre is a knowledgeable and engaging bunch, but I wish the staff would ease up on the sales pitches. "Can I […]

Changing Tables: District Taco Ready to Open Brick-and-Mortar Location

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Tynan Coffee & Tea is just weeks away from opening its new location at 1275 First St. NE. A sign in the window has already proclaimed itself as the place with "the best happy hour in NoMa." (Prince of Petworth) Arlington will […]