Posts Tagged ‘Todd Thrasher’

Underserved: PX’s Feel Better and Get Well

After just a few sips, you may feel a twinge of a buzz.

Are You Gonna Drink That? PX’s Norfolk Dumpling

Inspired by duck sauce.

Occupy Bar Seat: Last Call? No, Just the End of Your Reservation.

Dram & Grain and other cocktail bars only allow two hour reservations.

Arlington’s Bar TNT and Society Fair to Relocate to D.C.

The Arlington locale will close after Sept. 25.

Cellular Gastronomy: Restaurants’ Love-Hate Relationship With Your Phone

When I walk into the International Language Institute, the small, dingy lobby is empty—except for a guy sitting next to the elevator. Is this actually the right way to the new  Dupont “speakeasy” from Good Stuff Eatery’s Spike Mendelsohn and lobbyist/Kabin owner Vinoda Basnayake? It doesn’t look like the entrance to a bar with studded […]

Remixology: Make Us a Drink With Four Loko

Where: Society Fair, 277 S. Washington St., Alexandria Bartender: Todd Thrasher Mystery Ingredient: Four Loko malt liquor Bartender Response: “It’s really bad. It’s like coating my mouth,” Thrasher said after trying a sip of lemonade-flavored Four Loko. “I feel like I should shotgun it.” What We Got: An electric lemonade with fluffy shaved ice, peach- […]

Be Your Own Bartender

Now that every big chef seems to have his or her own cookware line and branded food product, top mixologists are getting in on the retail game, too. Local booze aficionados are bringing their own bitters, mixers, and garnishes to the masses, while D.C.-made spirits are popping up on liquor-store shelves. While we can’t vouch […]

The Ice Is Right: Is Artisan Ice the Final Frontier for Craft Cocktails?

As the 300-pound block of ice ascends from the Jacuzzi-sized industrial ice machine, its edges crackle like broken glass. Joseph Ambrose and Caleb Marindin use an engine hoist to lift the flawless-looking mass, which you can see straight through thanks to a system that circulates the water, releasing any bubbles as it freezes. Ambrose and […]

Copper Mug Theft Epidemic Sweeps D.C.

Yesterday, Y&H took a look at the theft of nearly all of Bar Pilar's copper mugs and the extreme measures manager Jonathan Fain has considered to protect them. It turns out the problem is far more rampant than that. Washington's kleptos seem to have a thing for copper mugs. Theft forced Black Jack to stop serving drinks out […]

Why PX Ditched Its Secret Number

Today's Y&H column looks at the difficulty of getting a drink at Eastern Market's new 1920s-style "speakeasy" Harold Black, which doesn't publish its number and only accepts reservations via text message. It turns out Harold Black isn't the only bar that's used a secret phone number. PX also didn't publish its digits when it opened […]