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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First Look: Colada Shop Opens in DC at 14th & T
Jan31

First Look: Colada Shop Opens in DC at 14th & T

Colada Shop debuts in DC this week, as Juan Coronado and Daniella Senior open their 2nd area location at 1405 T St. NW. Expect an instant neighborhood favorite in the form of an all day coffee shop and eatery turned afternoon and evening cocktail joint. The focus is first and foremost on the coffee menu. This includes the signature 4oz Colada, a sharable Cuban-style espresso. But there’s a full lineup of coffee concoctions which...

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Recapping The Year That Was As A Roving Booze Reporter
Jan16

Recapping The Year That Was As A Roving Booze Reporter

I certainly don’t keep the busiest travel schedule or log the most miles among my friends and colleagues in the world of spirits, food, travel, and lifestyle journalism, but nevertheless 2016 proved to be a year well spent on the road. Here are half a dozen highlights, along with links to where you can read all about the adventures for yourself. Ireland—St. Patrick’s Day with Jameson (March) If anybody knows how to...

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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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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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