Jack Rose’s New Executive Chef Jon de Paz Will Make You Go For The Food
Jun21

Jack Rose’s New Executive Chef Jon de Paz Will Make You Go For The Food

You go to Jack Rose for the whiskey. I get it. Believe me—nobody gets it as much as I do. But they damn sure are doing their best these days to bring you through the front door for other reasons, and a quick walk-through of new executive chef Jon de Paz’s menu overhaul proves that yes, there are plenty of alternative, and delicious, reasons to make your next visit. Chef de Paz brings a lofty resume to the Jack Rose team, having...

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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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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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Boundary Stone: A Neighborhood Pub That Soars Past Expectations
Aug28

Boundary Stone: A Neighborhood Pub That Soars Past Expectations

Step into Boundary Stone, on Rhode Island Avenue in Bloomingdale, and all you might expect is a nice, cold and hopefully local beer, and some sturdy bar food to maintain yourself. A friendly face pulling the tap and a decent price to keep you coming back, if you’re lucky. And sure, you definitely will find your cold beer and the comforts of a neighborhood spot for regulars to gather. There’s far more to Boundary Stone than...

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Guide to 2015 DC Beer Week August 9th-16th
Aug06

Guide to 2015 DC Beer Week August 9th-16th

DC Beer Week 2015 Events & Highlights: DC Beer Week is back, baby. The 7th annual week-long beer fest, held this year from August 9th to 16th, offers a huge range of brewtacular tastings, outings and parties. Here’s a rundown of some of the highlights. Official daily flagship events Sunday, August 9 – Brewers on the Block at Suburbia: Beer Week kicks off as 20 regional breweries offer tastings outside of Union Market. ...

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