Posts Tagged ‘Wine’

What Should Become Of Shaw’s Tavern?

The city's formal denial of Shaw's Tavern operator Abbas Fathi's application to serve booze would seem the fatal blow to this greatly anticipated but badly managed concept. Now, what will become of the shuttered restaurant space? Presumably, another restaurateur (preferably, one with a better track record with the liquor agency) could come in, take over […]

It’s D.C. Wine Week! Here’s Video of the Promoters Getting a Little Slaphappy Over a Glass or Two

The inaugural D.C. Wine Week kicks off Saturday night with an opening party at Sonoma. Capitol Hill's pioneering wine bar has apparently tried to step up its game on the vino front since Y&H last visited, hiring new GM and sommelier Patricia Ely, formerly of Bourbon Steak and Redwood in Bethesda. Glass-clinking events to follow […]

LaGanga, Cannabis Cabernet, Indonesia Pale Ale: Stuff To Expect When D.C.’s Medical Marijuana Industry Lights Up

Gourmet examines the future of "medibles," that is, medical marijuana in edible or drinkable form—the sort of culinary innovations that could one day be available here in the District, provided the city's long-stalled medical marijuana program ever takes off. In other states where the stuff is now legal (sort of), you find all sorts of […]

One Wild-Style Burger, One Chateau St. Jean Chardonnay: A Grab-N-Go Burger Wine Pairing

The oenophile web site Snooth offers some interesting suggestions on what fine wines to pair with the various entrees at heralded West Coast beef emporium In-N-Out Burger. Of course, the District has no In-N-Out location to speak of. At least not yet. The closest thing, according to a recent trademark-infringement lawsuit, is the cheapest suburban […]

Talk About Terroir: Capitol Hill Wine Merchants Apply for Marijuana Cultivation Permit

The owners of popular Capitol Hill wine and spirits shop Schneider's (the best liquor store in the District, according to City Paper readers) are among the many applicants vying for a city license to cultivate cannabis under the District's new medical marijuana law, according to an article in the Washington Times:

Vino, Vidi, Vici: 2Amys Debuts its House ‘Pizza Wine’

Aspiring prosecco mecca Graffiato isn't the only D.C. pizzeria with wine on tap. 2Amys proprietor Peter Pastan recently debuted his own house wine: a “carbonic” sangiovese made in California at a vineyard co-owned by his wife and a former employee. Y&H alum Tim Carman takes a sip for WaPo, describing the wine as "in­cred­ibly drinkable, […]

What a Girl Wants, What a Girl Needs: Cold Red Wine at Big Bear Cafe

Sometimes I just want what I want. And what I wanted on a recent muggy Saturday night was simple: cold red wine. I know what you're thinking. Tacky, right? It flies in the face of conventional vino wisdom. White wine is served chilled; red not so much. And yet, there are exceptions virtually every where […]

Free Pizza at Urbana! Just Click ‘Like’ on Facebook

Urbana in Dupont Circle is having a birthday party. First, it needs friends. As part of its fifth anniversary celebration, beginning Tuesday night and lasting into next week, the restaurant and wine bar is offering a slew of promotional deals, including a free Margherita pizza with any purchase at the bar, provided you can first […]

Quick Feeding: Sauca Gets a Storefront, Kushi Wants Outdoor Seating

Check Out The Legs On This Pinot, Little One: New moms toiling in D.C.'s restaurant industry sometimes take their babies to work. Some even let their infants take a whiff of the wines. [WaPo] More Pie In Your Face, Osama: Restaurateur Jeff Black's Palisades stalwart BlackSalt earns a dubious celebrity mention. Hours before her husband's […]

Quick Feeding: Does Richmond Really Need 11 Hardee’s Locations?

Useless Facts: Congrats D.C.! We didn't make the Daily Beast's list of cities with high numbers of franchise restaurants per 100,000 residents. But a number of Virginia cities did. When you crunch the numbers, Richmond is the capital of Olive Garden with three locations. (That's 1.5 locations per 100,000 residents.) Richmond is also the capital […]