Posts Tagged ‘Smoke & Barrel’

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 […]

Where to Drink During the Craft Brewers Conference Part 2

Having the annual Craft Brewers Conference in D.C. this week means plenty of chances to rub elbows with the brewers from around the world—or at least drink their beers. Yesterday, we brought you picks for the best events each day. Today, we offer some suggestions on where to meet beer world celebrities, listen to live music, drink […]

Meat-Centric Restaurants With Great Vegetarian Dishes

With Meat Week and Meat-Free Week back-to-back, there's a little bit of a rivalry going on between those who love burgers and bacon and those who don't. But can meat lovers and vegans/vegetarians sit down to a meal enjoyed by both parties? At some restaurants, yes. We pulled together the best vegetarian fare from meat-centric […]

Young & Hungry’s Guide to D.C. Beer Week

Stock up on water and aspirin! Now in its fourth year, D.C. Beer Week kicks off this Sunday with more than 100 events throughout the District and northern Virginia. The highlights below, by type of event, are my suggestions for the best ways to wreck your liver next week. A complete daily list of beer dinners, small dish pairings, […]

College Kids Still Fascinated With Jumbo Slice

Yes, the dining options in Adams Morgan are much improved these days, what with the recent additions of Smoke & Barrel, Mellow Mushroom and Mintwood Place, among other new venues. And yet, the densely liquor-licensed neighborhood continues to garner attention for one particular form of solid sustenance, the jumbo slice. Case in point: this new […]

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 […]

Break Out The Lipitor: It’s D.C. Meat Week!

Institutionally, Y&H has a special connection to D.C. Meat Week. After all, the last guy to occupy this seat, Tim Carman, sort of kick-started the whole thing in this very space back in 2009. All he really proposed was dinner.  "All I did was write a blog item about the non-D.C. event in 2009, mostly to […]

This Week In Beer: Stone’s Greg Koch Is Coming To Town, 3 Stars at the Pint, Kujo at ChurchKey & More

This week's wealth of great beer across D.C. should make it easy to warm up for the holidays. 'Tis the season! Read on for a quick rundown of what''s going on, or click on any event in the D.C. Beer Events Calendar above for more details. On Monday, the Arrogant Bastard himself, Stone Brewing Company founder […]

Free Beer! (For Your Vote) Smoke & Barrel Resorts to Boozy Bribery in Barbecue Battle

Smoke & Barrel owner John Andrade wants your vote. And he's willing to pay for it. In an email yesterday, Andrade asked patrons for their endorsement of his Adams Morgan eatery's espresso-rubbed brisket and tender ribs smothered in spicy chipotle honey butter sauce in the Washington Post's "Best BBQ" online poll: "If you vote for […]

Why So Serious, Cicerone? Meet D.C.’s Newly Certified Beer Buffs

In this week's beer-themed issue of Washington City Paper, Y&H special malt and hops correspondent Tammy Tuck interviews the District's first officially certified cicerones—that is, the craft beer scene's answer to sommeliers of the wine world. We sent Y&H contributor Stephanie Meyer out with a flip cam to find out more about what these two […]

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