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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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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