Posts Tagged ‘shaw’s tavern’

The Washington Firehouse Restaurant Is Finally Open

The fire pole, sadly, is not operational.

Elisir Hires Former Shaw’s Tavern Mixologist

Mixologist Mark Reyburn has landed a new job behind the bar at Elisir after less than three months at Shaw's Tavern, where he introduced a Civil War-inspired cocktail menu. Reyburn, who previously worked at Bistro Bohem and Jaleo, started at chef Enzo Fargione's Penn Quarter restaurant just before Thanksgiving and will  launch a new cocktail menu on Dec. […]

Former Shaw’s Tavern GM Opening Restaurant in Mount Vernon Triangle

Former Shaw's Tavern general manager Reza Akhavan has plans to open an upscale casual restaurant focused on local, seasonal ingredients at 917 5th St. NW this March. Although a liquor license notice lists the restaurant's name as Success (as reported earlier by Prince of Petworth), Akhavan says that is not the name; he hasn't decided […]

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

Graphic by Brooke Hatfield

Civil War-Inspired Cocktails Coming to Shaw’s Tavern

Mixologist Mark Reyburn has left Bistro Bohem to head up the beverage program at Shaw's Tavern across the street. Already, he's got ambitious goals for a new cocktail menu and the possibility of brewing and even distilling in-house. In the coming weeks, Reyburn will roll out a Civil War era-inspired cocktail menu paying homage to […]

Former Shaw’s Tavern Chef Lands at Big Bear Cafe

Chef John Cochran, whose brief stint at Shaw's Tavern was overshadowed by the eatery's liquor license debacle, has resurfaced in the kitchen of Big Bear Cafe in Bloomingdale. In his new gig, Cochran is helping to turn the coffeehouse into a full-service bistro with a veggie-centric menu in the evenings. A little background: Cochran, whose resume […]

Expect Actual Tavern Drinks At Shaw’s Tavern This Weekend (Maybe) [UPDATED]

"It was a journey, but we got it!" says a triumphant Siya Sadeghi. The new owner of D.C.'s notoriously dry watering hole,  Shaw's Tavern, was reacting to the news that he had finally obtained his liquor license. Sadeghi was away in Canada when Y&H reached him on his cell phone today. He says the restaurant […]

Shaw’s Tavern Gets Its Liquor License, Finally

The new owners of beleaguered boite Shaw's Tavern just announced some big news via Twitter: "We got it. The liquor license is finally in our hands. We will announce the night time opening date soon. Cheers!" For more on the Florida Avenue eatery's long-standing saga over its beverage program, click here and here and here. […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: $20 Sandwich Edition

One sandwich at José Andrés' new Pepe food truck costs $20. [Twitter] The guy behind El Floridano food truck is opening a real restaurant called Mothership. [Post] Renovating once-stodgy breakfast spot Seasons cost $1 million. [Forbes] Whose wings reign supreme? Hooters or Oohhs and Aahhs? [Washingtonian] Matchbox unveils some new pizzas. [Facebook] Here's what guest […]

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 […]