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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Blue Duck Tavern Unveils New Spring Menu
Apr15

Blue Duck Tavern Unveils New Spring Menu

Just in Time for Patio Season, New Seasonal Lineup from Blue Duck Tavern: The Park Hyatt Washington’s Blue Duck Tavern has unveiled their new spring menu for the year. With a freshly-planted herb garden lining their outdoor patio, they’ll be using their own ingredients whenever possible, while elsewhere they’re focused as always on sourcing fresh and locally from quality farmers and producers. One steady theme with...

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Bidwell Celebrates 2nd Anniversary At Union Market, Big Plans Ahead
Feb18

Bidwell Celebrates 2nd Anniversary At Union Market, Big Plans Ahead

Bidwell, the cornerstone of always-bustling Union Market, has just celebrated its 2nd anniversary. John Mooney’s joint is known for its sustainable practices, including an epic rooftop aeroponic garden which allows them to grow just about all of the produce they use, weather and season allowing. Further, they make just about everything else in-house, including their luscious burrata. With two years in the books though, the team...

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L’Enfant Cafe – More Than La Boum Brunch, with New Chef, New Happy Hour & 2nd Restaurant on the Way
Aug27

L’Enfant Cafe – More Than La Boum Brunch, with New Chef, New Happy Hour & 2nd Restaurant on the Way

L’Enfant Cafe is probably best known for its epic weekend party bunches, La Boum, and wild late night Boum Boum Room affairs. Gotta love the names, right? However, they’re both expanding and seeking to improve on what they already offer elsewhere. Step one was bringing in chef Travis Hearne who has revamped the food lineup at L’Enfant while developing a menu for a planned second restaurant down the street, set for an...

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What I’ve Been Drinking Around DC: Rakia Cocktails at Ambar, Make your Own Martinis at MET Bethesda & More
Jul17

What I’ve Been Drinking Around DC: Rakia Cocktails at Ambar, Make your Own Martinis at MET Bethesda & More

Besides some insanely good whiskey, what else have I been drinking around DC as of late? Here are some of the recent libation highlights, with some recommended eats at each stop along the way thrown in for good measure, too. Rakia @ Ambar   At Ambar, near Eastern Market, brand mixologist Rico Wisner has developed a new cocktail lineup based on the restaurant’s huge and largely-exclusive lineup of Rakia, a Balkan fruit...

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