Espita Mezcaleria Celebrates Sense of Moment with New Spring Cocktails, Mezcal Flights & Beer Collaborations
May12

Espita Mezcaleria Celebrates Sense of Moment with New Spring Cocktails, Mezcal Flights & Beer Collaborations

If you know me, then you know I love Espita Mezcaleria. That’s why I Can’t. Stop. Talking. About. Them. So I’m back at it with a close-up on all of their latest and best boozy offerings, all of which celebrate what GM and master mezcalier Josh Phillips calls, “a sense of moment,” with ingredients and drinks which embody time, place, and seasonality. 3 Stars Chamomile Saison The first way this is seen is...

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Iron Chef Goes Ramen at New York’s Momosan Ramen & Sake
Apr24

Iron Chef Goes Ramen at New York’s Momosan Ramen & Sake

What’s the next move for an internationally famous chef with a massive empire of swanky fine-dining restaurants? Ramen, obviously. Chef Masaharu Morimoto, he of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America, debuted Momosan Ramen & Sake in midtown Manhattan last year. Fresh off their first anniversary, a visit to Momosan revealed a menu loaded with can’t-miss dishes which elevates the restaurant far beyond the realm of a typical one...

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Pig & Khao Brings the Funk in the LES
Apr22

Pig & Khao Brings the Funk in the LES

If you closed your eyes and envisioned what a trendy restaurant in New York’s Lower East Side would look like—and sound like, and feel like, and taste like—in 2017, Pig & Khao is probably a spot on match to your imagination. Pig & Khao brings the funk in the best way possible, from robustly flavorful and inspired dishes to a buzzy, energy-filled atmosphere, with Kendrick Lamar bumping on the speakers, and cooks and...

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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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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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