Posts Tagged ‘Gina Chersevani’

Three Sophisticated Piña Coladas You Should Try

Piña coladas are more often appreciated by Banana Boat–slathered sun seekers than serious cocktail connoisseurs. That’s a shame, says DGS Delicatessen Beverage Director Brian Zipin, because “the piña colada along with the Mai Tai are the two greatest drinks in the world, in my opinion—except for Manhattans.” Zipin and a number of other top bartenders […]

Can the Latest Crop of Artisan Bakers Free D.C. From Its Bagel Angst?

Covered in sesame seeds and sweat, Jeremiah Cohen re-moves his flour-dusted orange apron to reveal a black T-shirt that reads “EAT. SLEEP. COOK.” “I’ve had nothing to eat, and I’ve had no sleep,” Cohen says. That’s not an exaggeration; the only thing his T-shirt has right is the “COOK” part. The former general manager of […]

Suburbia in the City

If you can't drink piña coladas on the beach this summer, the next best thing is piña coladas from Suburbia, a refurbished 1960s Airstream trailer slinging frozen cocktails in front of Union Market. The latest project from Buffalo & Bergen's Gina Chersevani is parked on a stretch of grass where market-goers can soak up the sun in lounge […]

Light and Stormy: How to Make a Snow Cocktail

After several years of mild winters, Washingtonians ought to have greeted January’s smattering of snowfall with open arms and tongues sticking out toward the sky. But next time, they may want to break out the tumblers. While we can’t vouch for the sanitation of D.C. snow, we bet it works in a cocktail. We asked […]

We All Scream for Egg Creams

Old school egg creams are making a comeback. At least three new eateries, including DGS Delicatessen and Farmers Fishers Bakers, offer the New York soda shop classic. In particular, mixologist Gina Chersevani of Buffalo & Bergen in Union Market has gone to great lengths to perfect the drink, even bringing in a custom soda machine […]

“New York” Water and Bagels at Buffalo & Bergen

Gina Chersevani has a secret ingredient in the egg creams and bagels at her Union Market soda shop Buffalo & Bergen: New York water. Or rather, something like it. Chersevani tells us she has a special water filter that is meant to mimic New York water. Chersevani uses it to make seltzer and sodas and […]

Vendor’s Game: Meet the Chef Behind Union Market

Union Market is chef Richie Brandenburg’s pantry. It’s lunch hour on opening day of the new high-end food emporium, and the mastermind of Union Market is strolling past the olive oils, meats, and baguettes down the bustling center aisle of the 25,000-square foot space off of 5th Street NE. He walks past vendors he once […]

Hank’s Dranks: An Annotated Menu

Mixologist Gina Chersevani uses some unusual techniques and ingredients on the cocktail menu at the new Hank's Oyster Bar on Capitol Hill. Here's a breakdown: Graphic by Brooke Hatfield

Hank’s on the Hill is Almost Here

Hank's Oyster Bar opens its third location on Capitol Hill on Monday. The centerpiece of the New England beach cottage-esque space is the 20-seat "Eddy Bar" where mixology queen Gina Chervsevani, a partner in the restaurant, will prepare her signature cocktails. Meanwhile, chef and owner Jamie Leeds has some new dishes in store, including a […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Outdoor Patio Edition

Patio and outdoor dining guide—with pics! [BYT] Michael Landrum opening Nice ’n’ Greasy, Steak ’n’ Cheesy in Arlington [Washingtonian] Real sand and other things to expect from New York Avenue Beach Bar [Eater] Mixologist Gina Chersevani, Red Apron Butchery, and possibly even Metrocurean blogger Amanda McClements among others opening shops at Union Market development [Washingtonian] Food truck […]

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