Posts Tagged ‘The Passenger’

Brad Pitt Who? If You’re Not Industry, You’re Nobody at Graffiato

Eater DC chats up Graffiato general manager James Horn, who dishes a bit about the sort of celebrities that chef Mike Isabella's neo-Italian starfucker clubhouse, um, celebrates:  "Our VIPs are people like [The Source's] Scott Drewno and [Proof and Estadio's] Haidar [Karoum] and [The Passenger's] Derek Brown and people that work their asses off just […]

Seersucker Social: Politicos, Historians, Boozers Honor the Rickey, D.C.’s Native Cocktail

Derek Brown, arguably D.C.’s booziest historian, showed up last night to the J.W. Marriott's 1331 Bar & Lounge decked out in a blue-and-white seersucker suit. The summery ensemble matched the event—the dedication of a plaque commemorating the birthplace of the rickey, a hot-weather staple and D.C.’s native cocktail. Allegedly invented at the behest of a […]

Bizarro Aperitivo: The Passenger’s Pleasing ‘Notgroni’

I personally have a strong disdain for Campari, the bitter Italian apéritif. In my experience as a bartender, I find it is often the booze of choice for "penalty shots." And, by that, I mean the punitive libations that a sadistic bartender will make his fumbling colleague consume after that same unfortunate coworker breaks a […]

Last Week’s Leftovers: Foie Gras, Fava, Slaw, and Less Gas

Dishes We Dug: Foie gras nigiri at Tsunami, slaw dog at The Passenger, early spring pizza (fava beans, english peas, basil-walnut pesto, fresh mozzarella) at Radius, smoky black-bean veggie burger at Lou's City Bar. Overheard Outside Georgetown Scoops: "People are too nice here. I can't take it." I Know I Ordered an Old-Fashioned But This […]

Dog Days: Is the District Witnessing the Early Stages of a Hot Dog Boom?

The last time someone tried to make hot dogs a culinary star in the District, it didn’t take. Amsterdam Falafelshop owners Scott and Arianne Bennett thought they had another hit when they opened M’Dawg Haute Dogs in 2007 on 18th Street NW across from their popular chick pea–and–frites place. Foodies were talking about it, and […]

On the Rocks: Can America Learn to Drink Intelligently?

We had just spent the evening dancing and drinking to the subdudes at the State Theatre. I don’t remember how much Carrie or I had to drink. Maybe we were drunk. Maybe we weren’t. It didn’t matter. Neither one of us was counting drinks; the very act of quantifying our consumption would have diminished our […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Brunch may have its haters, but there's clearly a contingent out there looking for more than the standard weekend blitz of Belgian waffles and three-cheese omelets. Readers tore into Scott Reitz's post on two off-beat brunch options as if they had been wandering the desert waiting for a message from on high. Come to think […]

Food News You Can Use: Panera Is Taking Over the World

Patience may be a virtue, but it's not one of mine. Let's get straight to the news: Panera Bread opened its first D.C. location over the weekend with a spot at 1350 Connecticut Ave. NW in Dupont. (Prince of Petworth) Hey, bird brain, still haven't bought your Thanksgiving turkey yet? (We haven't either.) Here are […]

The Passenger and Birch & Barley Silence My Standard Brunch Bitchings

After waiting in a line that extended out the door, I'm now surrounded by an army of parents with their baby strollers, who are waging a noise offensive. My eggs aren’t warm, and my distracted server looks as hungover as me. My cocktail may be bottomless, but what's the point if it's merely a horrible […]

Y&H’s All-Inclusive, Semi-Scary Halloween Eat and Drink Roundup

If you ask me what I remember from the Halloweens of my youth, it's always the candy. Not the costume, but the candy. In fact, as I'm writing this, I can't think of a single costume I wore as a kid, save for that ridiculous one-piece clown outfit that my grandmother had sewn for the […]

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