Posts Tagged ‘Smith & Wollensky’

Dead Meat: Does D.C. Really Need More Steakhouses?

Washington just can’t seem to escape its reputation as a steak-and-potatoes town. For decades, the stereotypes of lobbyists with expense accounts cavorting over charred chunks of meat have overshadowed the city’s culinary cred. Only in recent years has the District started to erase memories of ribeyes and dudes in suits with its explosion of neighborhood […]

What To Eat (& Drink) Today: Free Mezcal Cocktails at Oyamel

Tonight, Oyamel kicks-off its fifth annual Tequila & Mezcal Festival with complimentary cocktails designed to demonstrate the versatility of agave-based spirits. The evening's boozy program, titled “Everything is Better with Mezcal,” runs from 4 to 6 p.m. If the free drinks make you hungry, the restaurant is also offering an array of antojitos served exclusively […]

T-Bone of Contention: Bickering Over “Boutique Steak House” Lost Society

“One day,” my dining companion boldly predicted, “all of 14th Street will look like this.” We’re sitting on plush chairs by a velvety-curtained window in Lost Society, overlooking the bus stop outside the District’s Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center—a lingering monument to the brutalist era of urban renewal. Like much of the surrounding neighborhood, it’s […]

Lost Society in Translation: What Does ‘Boutique Steakhouse’ Even Mean?

In the magical world of marketing, the term "boutique" is bandied around as an instant signifier of cool cred. You see it in the lodging industry, for example, used to describe virtually any place not labeled Hilton, Marriott, or Motel 6, otherwise identified through its modish furnishings and eco-friendly towel-laundering policies. Which brings us to […]

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