Posts Tagged ‘Tryst’

Why Don’t More Restaurants Serve Weekday Breakfast?

As the food scene grows, will D.C.'s weekday breakfast options get better?

Stall Tactics: Getting It On in Restaurant Restrooms Is More Common Than You Think

When Constantine Stavropoulos first opened Tryst in Adams Morgan, he couldn’t figure out why the wall-mounted sink in the men’s restrooms kept breaking. “I was really going crazy, like what is going on here?” he recalls. Then he came across a website—he doesn’t remember which—that listed Tryst’s restrooms as a hotspot for, well, trysts. “I […]

Cocktail Guess: “Make Me Something to Warm Me Up”

Where: Napoleon Bistro & Lounge, 1847 Columbia Road NW Bartender Response: “I can make an Irish coffee.” What We Got: An Irish coffee made with coffee, Jameson whiskey, and Bailey’s Irish Cream, and topped with whipped cream. Price: $10 How It Tasted: Despite the sweetness of the cream, the strong coffee and strong whiskey provided […]

Cocktail Guess: Make Me Something to Celebrate Passing My Midterm Exam

Where: Darlington House, 1610 20th St. NW Bartender Response: “Congratulations.” What We Got: A margarita with Milagro Silver tequila, agave, and lemon juice, served with salt on the rocks Price: $11 How It Tasted: The agave and lemon rendered this margarita more grown-up than the standard sour-mix version. Improv Points (1–5): 1. Margaritas echo our […]

Storm Be Damned, Restaurants Will Serve On

A surprising number of restaurants and bars is staying open despite Metro closings and severe weather warnings. And while restaurateurs say they're playing it by ear, many are die-hards about not closing—no matter what. "I hate closing," says Chef Geoff's Geoff Tracy. "Restaurant people are hardworking people, and they're not looking to stay at home and […]

Cocktail Guess: Make Me Something Southern

Where: Eatonville, 2121 14th St. NW Bartender Response: “Uh, a mint julep?” What We Got: We asked for something a bit more creative—Eatonville specializes in Southern cuisine—and got the Hurricane Zora with Pyrat Rum XO Gold, passion fruit, orange juice, and grenadine garnished with a cherry and an orange slice. Price: $10 How It Tasted: […]

Café Olé: How Counter Culture Took Over D.C. Coffee

On a recent Friday morning, Bryan Duggan is asking the dozen or so people assembled in front of him what they think the grounds of an Ecuadorian roast smell like. Self-professed coffee philistines and scruffy, plaid-bedecked twentysomethings I recognize as baristas at Filter Coffeehouse and Big Bear Café offer up “tamarind,” “sweet potatoes,” and “moss” […]

Cocktail Geeks Will Get Their Own Bar At Tryst 4.0

Washingtonian gathers some early intel on the yet-unnamed, 200-seat, 24-hour restaurant and coffeehouse expected to open in Columbia Heights next spring from Constantine Stavropoulos, owner of Tryst, The Diner and Open City. Expect cheap wines, including some from a keg, as well as a special eight to 10-seat back bar reserved strictly for cocktail aficionados […]

Tonight at Jack Rose, D.C. Mixologists Compete for Best Rickey 2011

It's been a banner summer for the Rickey. After finally earning the official distinction as D.C.'s native cocktail with much fanfare in July, the local libation is the subject of some intense competition on Monday night, as area mixologists unveil their most creative takes on the drink in pursuit of "Best Rickey 2011" honors. Finalists […]

Brewing Up: Flying Fish Coffee Coming Soon to Mt. Pleasant

When Nana, an adorable clothing boutique, relocated in March from U Street to Mt. Pleasant Street NW, I had a feeling the neighborhood would gain more new and shiny shops pretty quickly. The evidence begins with Flying Fish Coffee and Tea, expected to open next week. (Check its Facebook page for details.) Owner Michael Visser shares that same […]

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