Posts Tagged ‘PX’

Underserved: PX’s Feel Better and Get Well

After just a few sips, you may feel a twinge of a buzz.

Instagramming Food Porn For Restaurants? That’s A Real Job.

It's not just major restaurant brands that hire social media managers. Local eateries do it too.

Are You Gonna Drink That? PX’s Norfolk Dumpling

Inspired by duck sauce.

Occupy Bar Seat: Last Call? No, Just the End of Your Reservation.

Dram & Grain and other cocktail bars only allow two hour reservations.

Cellular Gastronomy: Restaurants’ Love-Hate Relationship With Your Phone

When I walk into the International Language Institute, the small, dingy lobby is empty—except for a guy sitting next to the elevator. Is this actually the right way to the new  Dupont “speakeasy” from Good Stuff Eatery’s Spike Mendelsohn and lobbyist/Kabin owner Vinoda Basnayake? It doesn’t look like the entrance to a bar with studded […]

Code Dread

Along with chicken cordon bleu and red maître d’ jackets, the formal dress code appears to be on its way to the restaurant-ephemera graveyard. Though the D.C. nightclub scene has held fast to its velvet ropes and strict sartorial standards, dining establishments have slowly relaxed their rules—maybe due to Casual Friday creep or perhaps because […]

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 […]

Harold Black Ditches Secret Number

Well, that was fast. So-called "speakeasy" Harold Black will no longer require you to text an unpublished number to get a reservation. Instead, the Eastern Market bar is switching to online reservation system CityEats, Washingtonian reports. Owner Ari Gejdenson tells the magazine that the bar was overwhelmed with reservation requests after Y&H published the number in a […]

Copper Mug Theft Epidemic Sweeps D.C.

Yesterday, Y&H took a look at the theft of nearly all of Bar Pilar's copper mugs and the extreme measures manager Jonathan Fain has considered to protect them. It turns out the problem is far more rampant than that. Washington's kleptos seem to have a thing for copper mugs. Theft forced Black Jack to stop serving drinks out […]

Why PX Ditched Its Secret Number

Today's Y&H column looks at the difficulty of getting a drink at Eastern Market's new 1920s-style "speakeasy" Harold Black, which doesn't publish its number and only accepts reservations via text message. It turns out Harold Black isn't the only bar that's used a secret phone number. PX also didn't publish its digits when it opened […]