Ankara: A Trip to Turkey via Dupont Cirlce
Jul31

Ankara: A Trip to Turkey via Dupont Cirlce

Turkish Cuisine, Culture & Hospitality Served up at Ankara: Ankara opened this spring in the former Levante’s space on 19th Street in Dupont Circle. Owned and operated by the Aslanturk family, Ankara has set about introducing the District to Turkish cuisine and its many influences, along with Turkish culture and hospitality. Start your meal at Ankara with some good ol’ bread and spreads. In this case, house-made pide...

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Talking Whiskey: Best Cheap Whiskey; Labels, Lawsuits and Sourcing; Japanese NAS Whisky
Jul29

Talking Whiskey: Best Cheap Whiskey; Labels, Lawsuits and Sourcing; Japanese NAS Whisky

Read Up on Japanese NAS Whisky, the Best Cheap Whiskey on the Market, and the State of American Whiskey Labels, Sourcing & Lawsuits It’s been a busy month with whiskey writing, and in addition to what can be found here on ManTalkFood.com, there have been a handful of other key stories that you’ll want to check out if you’ve missed. Find the links to some of my latest features here. Eater Drinks: Sourcing,...

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Hibiki Launches Japanese Harmony Whisky at NYC Event
Jul02

Hibiki Launches Japanese Harmony Whisky at NYC Event

Photos, Notes & Review: Hibiki Japanese Harmony Whisky Unveiled in NYC Suntory Whisky hosted a launch party for the new Hibiki Japanese Harmony expression on June 30th in New York City. The event, held at The New Museum, included a whisky tasting led by Suntory’s 4th Chief Blender, Shinji Fukuyo, and a paired menu crafted by chefs Isao Yamada and David Bouley.  Fukuyo-san gave a short presentation on Suntory and Hibiki,...

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Latest Whiskey Wonderings & Wanderings
Jun19

Latest Whiskey Wonderings & Wanderings

The wide world of whiskey has taken me from DC to Virginia to Kentucky and back again in the past few months. Here’s a collection of some of my latest whiskey wonderings and wanderings. At nearby Catoctin Creek, they have a new product ready to hit the market. It’s a four year old rye, the oldest they’ve ever released. I visited the team out in Purcellville, VA — and managed to sample some straight from the...

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El Centro’s Team Takes a Trip & Comes Back with the Destination Guadalajara Menu
May20

El Centro’s Team Takes a Trip & Comes Back with the Destination Guadalajara Menu

The culinary team at Richard Sandoval’s El Centro recently took a foodie field trip to Guadalajara, Mexico, immersing themselves in the culture and cuisine of the region. The end result is the debut of the new Destination Guadalajara menu, available at both El Centro locations in the District. Regional Executive Chef Graham Bartlett has crafted the new dishes, playing on some of the ingredients, flavors and concepts the team...

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