Posts Tagged ‘Derek Brown’

The D.C. Dining Scene’s Most Prolific Tweeters

Which D.C. restaurant and bar folks have the biggest followings?

How Natty Boh and a Shot of Old Overholt Became the D.C. Industry Drink of Choice

Bar owner Derek Brown isn’t even sure they still make the stuff, but sitting at the bar at Old Ebbitt Grill on Monday night, he asks anyway: “We’ll take two shots of Irish Mist.” “OK. Chilled or unchilled?” the bartender replies. Brown expected the guy to laugh in his face—the way an Apple Store employee […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Eat The Rich’s Eel and Snakehead Pies

The Dish: Eel Pie/Snakehead Fish Pie Where to Get It: Eat The Rich, 1839 7th St. NW; (202) 316-9396; etrbar.com Price: $15 What It Is: A palm-sized pie filled with filleted and smoked Chesapeake eels, plus forcemeat made from the eel trimmings, button mushrooms, peas, and summer savory. When eels aren’t available—because fishermen nab them […]

Three’s Company

Call it the Derek Brown bar crawl: Oysters and bubbly at Eat The Rich, ham and sherry at Mockingbird Hill, and fried catfish and whiskey at Southern Efficiency. The bar impresario, of The Passenger fame, and his partner Angie Salame have now completed their trifecta of bars on 7th Street NW in Shaw—all within a […]

Derek Brown’s New Whiskey Bar, Southern Efficiency, Opens Saturday

The Passenger's Derek Brown and partner Angie Salame will complete their Shaw bar trifecta tomorrow with the debut of Southern Efficiency. The Southern-inspired whiskey bar joins Mockingbird Hill and Eat The Rich—all opened within little more than six months. Southern Efficiency gets its name from the John F. Kennedy quote: "Washington is a city of Southern […]

Cocktail Pitchers and Oyster Shooters at Eat The Rich, Opening Saturday

If The Passenger and Rappahannock Oyster Bar had a baby, it'd probably be Eat The Rich. That's the way The Passenger co-owner Derek Brown describes the new Shaw oyster bar he's opening Saturday in collaboration with Rappahannock co-owner Travis Croxton. The two met, of all places, at a G Love concert in Frederick, Md.—not because […]

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 […]

Against Rum Day. And National Watermelon Day. And National Crème Brûlée Day. And National Filet Mignon Day.

Last Friday, as you surely knew, was a pretty big holiday: National Rum Day. Bars and restaurants celebrated with the same fervor they display for Independence Day or Valentine’s Day: Smith Commons, Hogo, Teddy & The Bully Bar, and Farmers Fishers Bakers participated in a rum bar crawl. Fried chicken and doughnut shop GBD offered […]

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, […]

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