Posts Tagged ‘liquor’

You Call That An Artini? Less Fancy Cocktail Contestants Mix It Up At Fruit Bat Tonight

Join the "Cocktail Guess" crew tonight at Fruit Bat, where the authors of City Paper's specifically vague liquor request column, alongside noted mixologist Erik Holzherr and you, the imbibing public, vote on the best recipes in Y&H's artfully inspired cocktail contest. Finalists were inspired by everything from everyday graffiti to glossy male enhancement-pill magazine advertisements […]

You Call That An Artini? Enter Y&H’s Less Fancy Cocktail Contest

For the past month, many of the city's best bartenders have been whipping up all sorts of fancy cocktails inspired by various sculptures, paintings and other fine works at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. This past Saturday, the fruits of their libationary labor were put to the test at the Corcoran's annual Artini fund-raiser. Judges […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Dr. Scholl’s Edible Inserts Edition

José Andrés is now serving food in a shoe. [Post] Restaurateurs back the mayor's plan for later liquor hours. [Washington Times] Good Stuff Eatery is replacing Georgetown's outgoing Crepe Amour [Eater via Burger Days] The Chick-fil-A truck in D.C. is the idea of a lone franchisee. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution] Fuel Pizza opens in Penn Quarter [PQ […]

What To Eat (& Drink) Tonight: Gin-grich & Tonic at Topaz

Tonight, try to numb your anxieties about the upcoming November election at Topaz, where a selection of new cocktails created in tribute to the remaining GOP candidates promise a far sweeter result than any polling place. You've got to hand it to Kimpton Hotels' resident mixologist Rico Wisner. Naming a liquid concoction after former U.S. […]

Pork Me Another One, Please! Tortilla Coast’s Bacon, Jalapeno & Pineapple Frozen Margarita

If you ask me to list the top five things I love in life, bacon and booze would rank Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. So, naturally, when I heard that Tortilla Coast on Capitol Hill was combining the two into a frosty libation, I got down there in the blink of bleary eye. This tantalizing […]

Still Without Booze, Shaw’s Tavern Reopens

Now under new management, D.C.'s most infamous dry tavern will resume food service. No, you still can't get booze there. Not yet, anyway. Operators of the languishing saloon Shaw's Tavern announced the reopening on Facebook: "Dear Friends, As we are patiently waiting for our liquor license to be issued we have decided to open our […]

We’re Honored! ‘Cocktail Guess’ Is Immortalized at Big Bear Cafe

If you haven't checked out our regular "Cocktail Guess" column, here's what you've been missing: our thirsty writers Alex Baca and Shani Hilton set out every other week to test the mettle of D.C.'s top mixologists by ordering drinks in either a specifically vague or just plain challenging manner. Then they rate the results on […]

Pappy Is A Rolling Stone: The Hunt for D.C.’s Most Elusive Bourbon

If you think that hunting down some white truffles, shark fin soup or beluga caviar is tough in this town, just try getting your hands on a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle. "We got a shipment two weeks ago and it sold out in 45 minutes," says Josh Feldman, owner of Potomac Wine & Spirits, […]

Bring On The Botanicals! D.C. Distillery Aims To Make Gin By Summer

Fans of D.C.'s own Gin Rickey could have a hometown spirit on hand for their native cocktails this summer. Y&H colleague Lydia DePillis over at Housing Complex has the scoop on a new distillery now under construction in Ivy City, which aims to be cranking out locally made gin within the next six months or […]

Sooo 2011: Boozy Beets

Our pick for most unlikely cocktail ingredient of the year: beets—which turned up in a number of libations, including a pair of recipes at PS7's. Y&H special boozy correspondent Trixie Tamerlane got to the root of the matter back in June. The purplish veggie also earned a spot in our "Annotated Guide to 2011." What […]

...