Posts Tagged ‘tequila’

Spirit Animals: New Bars Are Diving Deep on Rakia, Mezcal, and Absinthe. What Are They Drinking?

The bartender at Adams Morgan’s Libertine slides the absinthe fountain in front of us, opening the faux-silver spigot and letting out a slow drip. The water falls on a slotted spoon of brown sugar, dissolving it into a curvy glass of French Absinthe Blanchette—one of more than 30 varieties of the anise-flavored spirit on the […]

Free Tequila at Bandolero

In made-up-sounding holiday news, today is National Tequila Day. (Even if it's not a real holiday, we won't be complaining about this one.) In celebration, Mike Isabella's hip-Mex Georgetown spot Bandolero will be offering buy-one-get-one free tequila drinks from 4 p.m. to close. The deal applies to any of the restaurant's 40-plus tequilas served neat, […]

We’re Honored! ‘Cocktail Guess’ Is Immortalized at Big Bear Cafe

If you haven't checked out our regular "Cocktail Guess" column, here's what you've been missing: our thirsty writers Alex Baca and Shani Hilton set out every other week to test the mettle of D.C.'s top mixologists by ordering drinks in either a specifically vague or just plain challenging manner. Then they rate the results on […]

Mike Isabella Pairs Tequila With Octopus Tacos at Pop-Up Bandolero Preview

Tickets are now on sale for Graffiato chef Mike Isabella's pop-up preview of his forthcoming Georgetown eatery Bandolero. Isabella tells the Post the pop-up concept “gives us the opportunity to test out some of our food and train my staff”—pretty much the same reason that restaurants hold a "soft" opening, as the former Top Chef […]

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 […]

Cocktail Guess: ‘Make me a tequila cocktail with no citrus or peel’

Location: Big Bear Cafe, 1700 1st St. NW Bartender response: “You know almost everything has citrus in it, right?” What we got: Tequila with cherry juice and ginger beer How it tasted: Sharp, spicy and refreshing Price: $7 Improv points (1-5): 3. Cherry is a stone fruit, not citrus. Our bartender earns a point for […]

Sip It! Don’t Lick It, Slam It, Suck It. Tips from El Centro’s Tequila ‘Librarian’

The grand opening of chef Richard Sandoval's new Mexican eatery El Centro D.F. this week promises to bring tequila consumption in the District to new heights of agave-based euphoria. Some 200 different varieties of tequilas and mezcals are said to be available daily. Still haunted by the curse of José Cuervo from our college days, […]

Heads Up: Oyamel’s Tequila Festival Is Coming Up Next Month

Attention tequila and mezcal fans: Mark your calendars for Oyamel's fourth-annual Tequila and Mezcal Festival, which is coming up next month, March 14-27. From a press release: Oyamel will also be offering guests the opportunity to learn about and sample Mexico’s famous spirit through complimentary tastings led by the restaurant’s knowledgeable staff and talented guests […]

Y&H’s Interview with Eric Ripert, Part II: No More Pork Belly!

In advance of his appearance on Friday evening at the Warner Theater with Anthony Bourdain, Y&H conducted an interview with Eric Ripert, the man who has held four stars from the New York Times longer than any other chef in Manhattan. Ripert, I should add, is also classy, slyly funny, and unflappable, as you’ll see […]

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