Posts Tagged ‘Owen Thomson’

Pop-Up Culture: Behind the Scenes in D.C.’s Temporary Bars and Restaurants

Putting together a pop-up is much more complicated than it seems.

New Cocktail Collaboration Will Recreate Bars From Other Places and Times

Bartenders Jason Strich and Owen Thomson will build their own version of tiki bar Three Dots and a Dash in Cafe Saint-Ex on Feb. 15.

Rose’s Luxury vs. Jack Rose Dining Saloon vs. Compass Rose

The restaurants will compete to see who makes the best cocktails.

Seven Faces Barroom Not Happening For Now

Y&H reported last November that bartenders Patrick Owens, Owen Thomson, and Ashley May were teaming up to open a bar called Seven Faces Barroom at 251 Florida Ave. NW. It looks like that is no longer happening—at least not anytime soon.  "We did squash the project several months ago. Each of us had things come up in our lives that lead […]

Ten Places You’ll Wish Were Already Open

Will 2014 be the year the New York Times and other national rags stop mentioning politics and expense accounts when writing about D.C.’s food scene? Wishful thinking, perhaps. But the city’s culinary cred will only demand more respect this year. Sure, plenty of big name celebrity chefs—Philadelphia’s Jose Garces, New York’s Daniel Boulud, Boston’s Michael […]

Sauce-O-Meter: How the Week’s Food Happenings Measure Up

Bartending Trio to Open Seven Faces Barroom

Bartenders Patrick Owens, Owen Thomson, and Ashley May are teaming up to open a bar of their own at 251 Florida Ave. NW. Thomson runs the cocktail program at Bryan Voltaggio's Chevy Chase restaurant Range. Owens, who's working at Ripple, and May, who's at Velvet Lounge, co-organize monthly Spirits in Black nights where guest bartenders […]

Remixology: Make Us a Drink With Cilantro

Where: Range, 5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW Bartender: Owen Thomson Mystery Ingredient: Cilantro Bartender Response: A slight, almost imperceptible shrug. “That’s pretty much what we do every day. People ask for random things. Just kinda get used to it, I guess,” he said. What We Got: A fizzy, foamy, cilantro-laced mezcal, grapefruit, and lemon concoction with […]

The Ice Is Right: Is Artisan Ice the Final Frontier for Craft Cocktails?

As the 300-pound block of ice ascends from the Jacuzzi-sized industrial ice machine, its edges crackle like broken glass. Joseph Ambrose and Caleb Marindin use an engine hoist to lift the flawless-looking mass, which you can see straight through thanks to a system that circulates the water, releasing any bubbles as it freezes. Ambrose and […]

W Hotel Mixologist Launches Artisan Ice Business

Housemade bitters and infused liquors aren't the only hand-crafted ingredients going into cocktails. Now, even ice can be artisanal. Joseph Ambrose, a bartender at at P.O.V Lounge at the W Hotel, recently started a boutique ice company called Favourite Ice that's providing local restaurants with ice blocks, spheres, and cubes hand-cut to specification. Range beverage […]

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