Posts Tagged ‘Scion’

What Matters More: The Quest for New Beer, or the Beer?

Sure, you love beer. When you head to the bar for happy hour with friends, you carefully consider the draft, can, and bottle lists. You often order something you’ve never tasted, just to see what it’s like. You might have gotten into the habit of filling a growler at a brewery every weekend, or stopping […]

Brew in Town: Dogfish Head Positive Contact

Dogfish Head Positive Contact Where In Town: Scion Restaurant, 2100 P St. NW Price: $10/9 ounces Hip Hops Hurray Brewers sometimes create beers in homage to their favorite music: Take Dogfish Head’s tributes to Miles Davis and Pearl Jam. But when Deltron 3030’s Dan the Automator approached Dogfish founder Sam Calagione about brewing a beer […]

Brew In Town: Stillwater Classique Postmodern Beer

Where in Town: Scion, 2100 P St. NW Price: $10/13 oz. Nomad With a Plan Brian Strumke launched Stillwater Artisanal Ales three years ago as a “gypsy brewer,” borrowing production space throughout Europe and the United States instead of building his own facility. Unfettered by particular local or regional traditions, Stillwater’s philosophy is what Strumke […]

Crios Modern Mexican Restaurant Opens Tonight

The Hip-Mex takeover continues with the opening of Crios tonight at 5 p.m. The Dupont mod-Mex spot is a sister restaurant to Scion next door. Owners Joanne and Julie Liu, whose parents own Jenny's Asian Fusion on the Southwest waterfront, say they wanted to open a neighborhood-focused place with reasonably priced comfort food and saw […]

Bar Food Bites: Scion’s Happy Hour

Scion in Dupont Cirlce is just the type of restaurant I adore: It under-promises and over-delivers. The dining room and bar area feel claustrophobic—a depressing drop ceiling, some obsolete décor, and a row of fussy light fixtures—but recently Scion hosted one of the best happy hour deals in the city: a burger and a pint […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Open, Actually Edition

Some things to expect at Rasika West End, opening next week. [Zagat] Take a peek at La Forchetta, opening April 2. [HuffPo] Traveling food truck restaurant Uncurbed DC is popping up at the former Singapore Bistro space. [Prince of Petworth] Three Little Pigs is now closed on Tuesday. [Facebook] Mike Isabella's Bandolero is hiring. [Twitter] […]

What To Eat Tonight: Duck Pasta Paired With DC Brau at Scion

Fans of local beer will be lapping it up tonight at Scion in Dupont Circle, where native brewer DC Brau is taking over the tap lines and the chef has prepared a special three-course menu to pair with all the indigenous suds. On the menu: a smoked salmon mousse with spent grain lavosh, a Mediterranean […]

This Week In Beer: Chocolate City at Big Board, Schneider-Weisse at Paradiso & More

This week offers some sudsy alternatives to your significant other's work holiday party. Take your pick of this week's dinners and special keg tappings. Click on any event in the D.C. Beer Events Calendar above for more details, or read on for a few of my picks.

This Week in Beer: DJ Brew Launch at Smith Commons, Heavy Seas Bacon Fest, Great Lakes at Hank’s, Victory at Scion & More

This week holds plenty of organized fun for craft beer fans. Click on any event for more details in my D.C. Beer Events Calendar above, or read on for my picks. LAGERHEADS PICK: On Friday, Smith Commons is hosting a launch party for a special collaborative brew created by DC Brau and Baltimore-based Stillwater Artisanal Ales. […]

A Beer Flows From Brooklyn: Your Guide to Sixpoint Brewing Company’s D.C. Launch Week

Early last month, I tantalized your taste buds with tales of Sixpoint Brewing Company's imminent arrival in D.C.  The time has finally come. The Brooklyn-based brewery will be bringing their beer into the District starting this week, and it's entering D.C. with a series of launch parties across the city. The outfit bringing Sixpoint to […]