Posts Tagged ‘SAX’

Sparkling Rivalry: Sax Responds To Marcel’s Bubbly Boast

Last week, Y&H reported that Sax restaurant's staggering collection of 70 different varieties of sparkling wine, once thought to be the largest in the District, was recently leapfrogged by Marcel's, which now boasts more than 100 labels of champagne and other bubblies. Contacted for comment, Sax sommelier Andrew Stover responds via email:

D.C.’s New Champers Champ: Marcel’s! 100 Bottles of Bubbly (And Counting)

When D.C.'s Sax restaurant made its splashy debut last spring, the operators boasted of having the largest single collection of sparkling wines in the entire District: a total of 70 different varieties, including a few with some unusual names: "Sex," "Wet" and the unforgettable "Discobitch." Of course, Sax wasn't the only place bragging about its […]

Bread Is Dead: Cutting Costs (and Carbs), D.C. Eateries Abandon the Dinner Roll

Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema takes note of a rising trend at area restaurants: the death of the bread basket. He cites D.C. eateries Sax, Lincoln, Lost Society, and Brasserie Brightwell in Easton, Md., among those abandoning the complimentary dinner roll. Some operators explain it as cost-cutting measure. Lincoln's Alan Popovsky, meanwhile, cites a […]

Last Week’s Leftovers: Truffle Pop, Bacon Jelly, Chèvre Ravioli

Dishes We Dug: Pan-popped popcorn with truffle oil and garlic at The Reef; St. Andre grilled cheese with homegrown tomato and bacon marmalade at One Lounge; spicy little meatballs with goat cheese agnolotti, tomato fondue and basil at Proof. Dishes We Didn't: Nopal tacos (pictured) at El Centro D.F. The green strips of cactus taste […]

Mural Objections: Sax Restaurant Whitewashes Stimulating Artworks

So much for being "a catalyst for forbidden dialogue in an otherwise conservative town." After only a few weeks of bringing provocative talk back to the dinner table, Sax restaurant and lounge is painting over its hilarious artistic parodies of politicians and religious figures. (A few of them pictured here for posterity's sake.) Co-owner Errol […]

Fizzy Math

“The Sex isn’t bad,” says Arris Noble. He’s not bragging about a new lover. He’s talking about wine, specifically a sparkling rosé from the L. Mawby Vineyards on Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula. “It’s a total ladies wine,” adds Noble’s colleague, Andrew Stover. “It’s pink, it’s fruity, and it’s called ‘Sex.’” Advertised as “sensual, naughty, provocative,” the […]

Polite Dinner Conversation at Sax: Who Put Pubic Hair On My Coke?

There's an old saying: "No politics or religion at the dinner table." But at the brand-spankin' new Sax lounge and restaurant in downtown D.C., which debuted with a splashy opening party on Wednesday night, such taboo topics of discussion are highly encouraged, over meals starting at $75 per person. The lavish location is decorated with […]

Servicey Industry: El Centro, Estadio, SAX, TruOrleans

Openings, closings, revamps, events, compiled from press releases, compressed into haiku El Centro, tacos/Tequila, more tequila/Rooftop patio; opening May 5, 1819 14th St. NW, (202) 328-3131 Estadio, lunch/Tortilla Espanola/Pinxtos and tapas; starting May 10, 1520 14th Street NW, (202) 319-1404 SAX, a lavish lounge/Fondues, flatbreads, canapés/Champagne, cocktails, beer; opening May 13, 734 11th St. NW, […]