This Watch Is Made from Whiskey Barrels
Apr07

This Watch Is Made from Whiskey Barrels

Original Grain crafts their watches with a combination of wood and steel, and they’ve been known to get quite creative with where they source that wood. That’s the case with their Alterra Chrono Whiskey watch which is— you guessed it—made in part from whiskey barrels. Original Grain reclaims American oak that’s been hard at work aging whiskey for up to four years. As we know, bourbon producers can only use their...

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Hunting for the Best Bulleit Boilermaker
Apr07

Hunting for the Best Bulleit Boilermaker

Bulleit set out on a search to find the best boilermaker tandem for their whiskeys. I boldly stepped up to the plate to help them in the endeavor, but decided to bring a local twist to the effort—seeking out unique DC craft brews for my beer and whiskey combos, highlighting some of what’s happening in the local beer scene. Here are the results. Bulleit Bourbon & 3 Stars Brewing Madness Old Stock Ale First up, I tried a...

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First Look: Colada Shop Opens in DC at 14th & T
Jan31

First Look: Colada Shop Opens in DC at 14th & T

Colada Shop debuts in DC this week, as Juan Coronado and Daniella Senior open their 2nd area location at 1405 T St. NW. Expect an instant neighborhood favorite in the form of an all day coffee shop and eatery turned afternoon and evening cocktail joint. The focus is first and foremost on the coffee menu. This includes the signature 4oz Colada, a sharable Cuban-style espresso. But there’s a full lineup of coffee concoctions which...

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Recapping The Year That Was As A Roving Booze Reporter
Jan16

Recapping The Year That Was As A Roving Booze Reporter

I certainly don’t keep the busiest travel schedule or log the most miles among my friends and colleagues in the world of spirits, food, travel, and lifestyle journalism, but nevertheless 2016 proved to be a year well spent on the road. Here are half a dozen highlights, along with links to where you can read all about the adventures for yourself. Ireland—St. Patrick’s Day with Jameson (March) If anybody knows how to...

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First Look: Joselito Set to Bring Authentic Spanish Cuisine & Old School Style to Capitol Hill
Jan06

First Look: Joselito Set to Bring Authentic Spanish Cuisine & Old School Style to Capitol Hill

Joselito Casa de Comidas—we’ll keep that to Joselito from here on out—is set to debut in its Eastern Market location in Capitol Hill on January 9th. Here’s a first look of what you’ll find from the new Spanish joint from the team behind Ballston’s SER. Joselito is dedicated to family and tradition. Proprietor Javier Candon named the restaurant after his late father Jose, whose childhood nickname was Joselito....

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