Recap: National Geographic Explorers Festival
Jul05

Recap: National Geographic Explorers Festival

“Change for the better” was the theme of the 2017 National Geographic Explorers Festival: A Celebration of Exploration held in the courtyard of George Washington University. A star-studded cast of local chefs came together to celebrate luminaries in fields such as astrophysics and clean energy. Wonderfully entertaining music and dance performances lit up the stage representing cultures from across the globe. And if the ultimate goal...

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La Jambe Debuts New French-Focused Cocktail Lineup
Jun10

La Jambe Debuts New French-Focused Cocktail Lineup

Shaw Favorite La Jambe’s New Cocktails La Jambe is another one of those D.C. places which I just can’t seem to stop talking about. There’s a good chance that if you’ve seen me out and about around town, then you found me sidled up at the bar here. So when they released a new cocktail lineup, you know I couldn’t resist heading over as soon as possible. La Jambe is focused more on its diverse and carefully...

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DC Negroni Week 2017 Participating Bars & Specials
May31

DC Negroni Week 2017 Participating Bars & Specials

2017 Negroni Week in Washington, D.C. Negroni Week is back! The annual all-things-Campari fest returns from June 5th-11th, and D.C. bars and restaurants are lining up to participate. Not only will you find all the Negroni riffs and spritzes you can handle, but all bars also make a charitable donation as part of their participation. Negroni Week started in 2013 with about 100 bars involved, and today the global bonanza backed by Imbibe...

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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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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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