There is an old D.C. saying that I just made up that says “April showers bring May growlers.” The sun comes out and people begin to venture outside for a season worth of outdoor events complete pints full of beers. For many this means patios and barbecues. For LivingSocial, this means a celebration worthy of [...]
It’s baseball season once again. Presidents with giant heads have laced up their running shoes and fans have donned their favorite Nationals gear. While we may not all have “Natitude,” many Washingtonians are looking forward to a trip to Nationals Park. Hot dogs, cold beer, and the seventh inning stretch (or as I call it, the loosening [...]
It’s March Madness time baby. Selection Sunday came and went and the best of the NCAA is set to dazzle the nation. While your team name have not made it to the ‘Big Dance,’ you can still bust your bracket and your belly while taking in the tournament. Why watch on your laptop when you [...]
This past weekend some of DC’s most generous residents raised their pints and uplifted spirits at the 9th Annual Brewer’s Ball presented by Airwatch. The annual event looking to serve up hope, one pint at a time, was held at the National Building Museum, is hosted by the Metropolitan Washington, DC chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF).
Both regional and national Breweries were on [...]
Craft cocktail programs are no longer a fringe element in DC. Rarely weeks go by without a bar with new cocktails that are a celebration of the experience and creativity of the bartenders serving them. While many bartenders differ in their own personal interests and influences, one thing unites them: an appreciation of and pursuit [...]
Things tend to get better with age. Wines, cheeses, and my ability to speak to and embarrass women, are all prime examples. At BLT Steak (1625 I St., NW), the mixologists took the lesson of aging to heart with their Barrel Aged Cocktails Program.
The use of oak barrels is a regular and vital aspect of the creation [...]
The holiday season is upon us (ready or not!) and everyone is making up their shopping lists for their friends and family. What do you get for the person who has everything? Have you run out of ideas for the wine lover? Or how about the spectacular party host? Do you have someone on your list [...]
Last Sunday night while the DC area prepared for the big storm, I attended an intimate Burgundy wine pairing dinner at Equinox Restaurant (818 Connecticut Ave., NW). Wine Producers of the recognized Domaine Jean-Jacques Confuron in Burgundy, France came into town (despite the hurricane warning) just to attend our little wine dinner. Fourth generation winemaker, Sophie Meunier-Confuron took over the vineyard [...]
With Halloween just around the corner, ’tis the season for people to jump out and shout “Boo!” At the new Satellite Room (2047 9th St., NW), diners can look forward to hearing Boo a bit more often. The newest neighbor to DC music institution 9:30 club (and newest venture for the the musically inclined Hilton [...]
It is Halloween season and unless you are a skinny dipping coed in a horror film, love is likely not in the air. In fact, I would bet money that this week you are probably giving more thought to your Halloween costume (Honey Boo Boo is not a costume, it is a plague upon society) [...]
Masa 14, the lively Latin-Asian inspired neighborhood restaurant located at 1825 14th Street, NW, is excited to host a howlin’ Halloween Costume Party on Saturday, October 27th from 10 PM to 3 AM. Judged by the bartending staff, guests are encouraged to dress in their most creative and frightening outfits for a night of dancing and live music, with a DJ spinning music [...]
DC Wine Week is here and getting a lot of out people out, drinking wine! But why stop at just one week?! There are always fun, educational, social wine events going on around town all year long. Between wine shops, restaurants and social groups like Young Winos of DC & French Wine Social it’s easy [...]
October is a month of many things, beginning of Fall, breast cancer awareness month, Halloween! and even Virginia Wine Month! With many notable wineries in our backyard, it’s a great time to celebrate this up and coming wine region. Virginia is gaining ground in the wine world as producing well-crafted wines with gorgeous wineries and [...]
Fall is upon finally upon us. While some people lamented the end of summer, LivingSocial(you know, that company synonymous with DC) decided that the best way to send off board shorts was with a festival. But not just any festival … with a Craft Beer and Food Truck Festival!
Crowds packed — and I do mean PACKED—the [...]