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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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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KO Distilling Set to Release New Bare Knuckle Wheat Whiskey
Oct30

KO Distilling Set to Release New Bare Knuckle Wheat Whiskey

KO Distilling opened over a year ago, and now there’s exciting news from the Manassas, Virginia distillery, particularly for Virginia & DC area whiskey fans. Their first aged whiskey release is ready to hit shelves, Bare Knuckle Wheat Whiskey. Bare Knuckle Wheat Whiskey offers a mash bill of 60% wheat, 30% rye and 10% malted barley, and has been aged for a year in full-size 53-gallon barrels. Bottled at 45% ABV, the release...

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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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