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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A Tales of the Cocktail New Orleans Food Retrospective
Jul30

A Tales of the Cocktail New Orleans Food Retrospective

Best Bites from Tales of the Cocktail 2016 I’ll be writing quite a bit on what I drank at Tales of the Cocktail this year, so it’s only fair that I dish on what I ate, too. This is Man Talk Food, after all. Can’t forget about that. From high-end, multi-course meals at landmark destinations, to affordable classics and all manners of party snacks that appropriately lined the stomach for the marathon of tasting rooms...

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First look: Ottoman Taverna Now Open in Mt. Vernon Triangle
May04

First look: Ottoman Taverna Now Open in Mt. Vernon Triangle

DC Gets More Authentic Turkish Cuisine: Restaurateur Hakan Ilhan has unveiled his latest concept and this time it’s a restaurant directly tied to his own culture — the authentic Turkish cuisine offered up at Ottoman Taverna. The restaurant is tucked into the Mt. Vernon Triangle neighborhood, and after a soft opening, it officially opened its doors on May 2nd. On the next evening lhan welcomed a group to showcase what...

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The Royal Makes its Case to be Your New Favorite All Day & Night Hangout
Oct22

The Royal Makes its Case to be Your New Favorite All Day & Night Hangout

The Royal, which opened this June in oft-overlooked LeDroit Park, smack in the middle of say, your walk from U Street to Bloomingdale, hovering on the fringes of Shaw, is making its case to be a true go-to neighborhood spot, an ideal candidate as an all day, all night, anytime hangout. It’s a coffee and breakfast joint, it’s an all day bar — cocktails start being poured at 11am, folks — and it grills up simple,...

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