Catoctin Creek Sells Minority Stake in Distillery to Constellation Brands
Jan05

Catoctin Creek Sells Minority Stake in Distillery to Constellation Brands

Virginia’s Catoctin Creek Distilling announced today that they’ve sold a minority stake in the distillery to Constellation Brands. Catoctin Creek is just the latest domino to fall—and it’s particularly noteworthy news here in the D.C. area—as many of the country’s best and most mature craft whiskey producers continue to be cherry-picked by larger companies and corporations. That’s not to say it’s a...

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First look: Sneak Peek at The Shaw Bijou from Kwame Onwuachi
Oct27

First look: Sneak Peek at The Shaw Bijou from Kwame Onwuachi

Chef Kwame Onwuachi’s The Shaw Bijou is set to open on November 1st. As the finishing touches were being taken care of, the team opened their doors for a sneak preview to showcase the space, its concept, and several dishes and drinks. What To Expect A visit to the former Top Chef contestant’s digs will offer a a 17 course tasting menu, as well as a lavish, guided experience. When you enter you’ll be whisked away to...

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Event recap: Philippines Wins the 2016 Embassy Chef Challenge
May31

Event recap: Philippines Wins the 2016 Embassy Chef Challenge

The 2016 Embassy Chef Challenge was held at the Ronald Reagan Building on May 25th. The 8th annual event brought together chefs from 18 countries around the world who showcased their culinary skills, and the cuisine unique to their country. The event proved to be a wonderful opportunity to experience many unique locations, people, cuisines, and cultures under one roof. The national pride was apparent at each table. Through their food...

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First look: Ottoman Taverna Now Open in Mt. Vernon Triangle
May04

First look: Ottoman Taverna Now Open in Mt. Vernon Triangle

DC Gets More Authentic Turkish Cuisine: Restaurateur Hakan Ilhan has unveiled his latest concept and this time it’s a restaurant directly tied to his own culture — the authentic Turkish cuisine offered up at Ottoman Taverna. The restaurant is tucked into the Mt. Vernon Triangle neighborhood, and after a soft opening, it officially opened its doors on May 2nd. On the next evening lhan welcomed a group to showcase what...

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Derby Day in DC 2016: Where To Go & What To Drink
May01

Derby Day in DC 2016: Where To Go & What To Drink

Your Guide to the Kentucky Derby 2016 in Washington DC: Ah the Kentucky Derby, an annual excuse to drink for four hours to rev you up for a two minute event you may not even actually watch. Sounds like a perfect Saturday. Take a look at the best Kentucky Derby events in DC this year, along with a guide to where else you can get your mint julep game on these days. Plus, keep scrolling to the bottom of this story and you’ll find a...

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