Posts Tagged ‘ELISIR’

Cocktail Guess: “Make Me Something with Campari”

Where: Café Saint-Ex, 1847 14th St. NW Bartender Response: “A Campari and soda?” We pressed for something more creative. What We Got: A Negroni made with gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, garnished with a cherry and orange slice Price: $9.09 How It Tasted: Surprisingly heavy on gin Improv Points (1-5): 3. A Negroni is a [...]

Bacon, Not Stirred: Cocktails for Carnivores

Meat is no longer just what’s for dinner. Now, it’s what you drink, too. From veal to venison to foie gras, bartenders are finding ways to create cocktails with ingredients typically only found on the plate. In the age of experimental mixology and whole-animal dining, it seems no ingredient is off-limits. Here’s a look at [...]

The Hungries: The Best—and the Worst—of D.C. Restaurants in 2012

In 2012, Washingtonians finally got a bunch of things that have been on our food and drink wish lists for years. After more than a century, we have a legal gin-producing distillery: New Columbia Distillers. Finally (finally!), there’s a place to eat some decent matzo ball soup and pastrami, thanks to DGS Delicatessen. A great [...]

Mouth Off: One Foodie Question, Five Foodie Answers

If Santa stopped to eat and drink in D.C., where would he go? Brandon Skall Co-founder, DC Brau “I think he would stop at Boundary Stone Public House. Not only do they serve some great beer, but the boys who run the place are quite full of holiday cheer. There is a special holiday eggnog [...]

Elisir Hires Former Shaw’s Tavern Mixologist

Mixologist Mark Reyburn has landed a new job behind the bar at Elisir after less than three months at Shaw's Tavern, where he introduced a Civil War-inspired cocktail menu. Reyburn, who previously worked at Bistro Bohem and Jaleo, started at chef Enzo Fargione's Penn Quarter restaurant just before Thanksgiving and will  launch a new cocktail menu on Dec. [...]

Storm Be Damned, Restaurants Will Serve On

A surprising number of restaurants and bars is staying open despite Metro closings and severe weather warnings. And while restaurateurs say they're playing it by ear, many are die-hards about not closing—no matter what. "I hate closing," says Chef Geoff's Geoff Tracy. "Restaurant people are hardworking people, and they're not looking to stay at home and [...]

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 [...]

What To Eat Tonight: Skipjack-Sauced Shrimp at Watershed

On the menu tonight: Chef Todd Gray is grilling oysters and cranking out crispy red cabbage spring rolls and Skipjack-sauced at Watershed’s Mardi Gras celebration. Tickets are $75. Those on the look out for some New Orleans tradition on a tighter budget have plenty of oyster specials to choose from. Also, Friday is bao night [...]

What To Eat Tonight: Octopus Tacos at Bandolero Preview

Tonight: Graffiato's Mike Isabella previews the fare for his forthcoming Mexican concept, Bandolero, with a pop-up event at the Living Social headquarters on F Street NW. If you don't have tickets, you are way too late.  Folks looking to attend the evening's other marquee pop-up event, the planned Vietnamese "Pho U" soiree at Montserrat House, [...]

Water (Filtered or Not) Is Now Entirely Free at Elisir

Enzo Fargione's Elisir, the newish Italian eatery in Penn Quarter that attracted a ton of attention over its 29-cent fee for filtered tap water, has now decided to provide the liquid refreshment for free. This is the second time this week that the restaurant has altered its position on the matter. In an email to [...]

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