The Morning Side Daiquiri at Kimball House. Credit: Beth McKibben
It may seem odd to be talking about low-ABV (alcohol-by-volume) cocktails during the world’s largest booze conference. This year’s Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans has crowned the martini its king and seminar subjects include everything from umami flavor in drinks to rare vintage spirits to 400 years of drinking on the high seas. But building a better low-ABV cocktail or session cocktail is on the minds of many of the nearly 15,000 bartenders who’ve converged on the Crescent City for the annual industry conference.
When it rains, it pours. The owners of downtown mezcal bar Mayahuel announced that it will close on August 8. It’s the fourth notable New York establishment that has been revealed to be on the way out since Friday, joining Franny’s, the short-lived Mr. Donahue’s, and
Brine Seafood Shack’s small lobster roll, served hot. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.
“Cape Cod-meets-Santa Monica” is one of the ways chef-owner Marc Taft of Marietta’s Chicken and the Egg explains Brine Seafood Shack, his new chic but laid-back restaurant at the Avalon retail complex in Alpharetta.
The multilevel, choose-your-own-experience dining destination clearly has a lot going on, including indoor, outdoor and rooftop seating under a retractable roof, with two bars, a takeout window and lunch, dinner and rooftop menus.
The menus, created by Taft and Brine chef de cuisine David Connolly, previously of Two Urban Licks and Tap, feature sustainable ...
Time to freshen up that drinks cart. New barware, new wine to share with your friends, new shot glasses that will enhance your appreciation of tequila.
Elegant Retro Barware
For almost 20 years, City Issue has been your stop for everything mid-century. Everywhere you look in this Inman Park shop, you find pristine vintage furniture, art and home accessories. But what caught our eye was their barware. Punch sets and cocktail shakers, ice buckets and decanters, and more sets of cocktail glasses from highball to Collins to champagne coupes than you could possibly have shelves for. Everything’s in perfect condition. ...
Travel to the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca on Thursday at 6:45 PM with the Smithsonian’s evening program and tasting, “Mezcal: Small Batch, Big Flavor.” Guests learn about Mezcal production, its unique tie to the Oaxacan culture, and the reason for its recent rise in popularity from ThinkFoodGroup mixologist Miguel Lancha and Washington Post food and dining editor Joe Yonan. Tickets cost […]
A vintage photograph of City Pharmacy back in its heyday.Photograph courtesy of Tedo and Sasha Stone, the owners of City Pharmacy. You most likely know Jerry Slater as the owner of H. Harper Station, the popular train depot-turned-bar in Reynoldstown that garnered praise for its masterful cocktails but sadly shuttered in April 2016. But Slater has always had a foot in the restaurant industry. His mom was a “fixer” for Pizza Hut—the person sent in to turn underperforming stores around, and Slater delivered pizzas in high school. He put himself through college by working in restaurants. After earning a literature ...
Cake Life Bake Shop wants to help make your summer a sweeter — and boozier — with a weekly dessert and beverage pairing series at their shop at 1306 Frankford Avenue.
Every Thursday from July 13th through August 17th, Cake Life will host a beverage expert, who will walk guests through pairing five different wines, cocktails, or spirits with different desserts. Riley Duffie of New York importer VOS Selections will kick off the series on July 13th with a tasting of five dessert wines and champagnes paired with five desserts specially prepared for the evening.
The rosé-based frosé is the frozen cocktail of the summer./Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates/Drift Fish House.
There may be few things better than sipping a cool drink on a shady patio as Atlanta heads into the dog days of summer. Bartenders around the country have been breaking out the blender this season in favor of boozy slushies and frozen drinks. No, not those sugar-laden, store-bought mixers topped off with cheap booze and blended within an inch of their lives. (Re)consider the frozen cocktail at one of these six metro Atlanta bars who’ve given the maligned drink a much-needed update ...
While the pineapple agua fresca is no longer on the menu at Alma Cocina, the restaurant is serving up two other mocktails: Passionfruit Ginger Agua Fresca and Strawberry Mint Agua Fresca./ Photo credit: The Reynold’s Group.
It’s officially summer and the temperatures have been sizzling all week. There is nothing more refreshing than a chilled drink. House made bitters, fizzy sodas, muddled herbs- they all seem to hydrate our system and revive our spirits. But we often only think of alcoholic cocktails. Besides the obvious reasons not to imbibe, like age or medical restrictions, here are three other reasons to ...
Positioned as a first-of-its-kind dining concept for Whole Foods, the Brazilian-style churrasco offers a variety of build your own bowls, with fire-roasted proteins and vegetables, greens, grains and signature sauces, as well as vegetarian and vegan options.
Creating a watermelon keg only takes three ingredients: a watermelon, a bottle of rosé, and some orange vodka./Photo by Rachel Taylor
The best way to beat the summer heat is with fresh, juicy watermelon. While a wedge of ice cold watermelon is cooling on its own, we’ve got a few ways to get creative with this bigger-than-your-head fruit this summer:
Have a drink this Thursday at 7 PM at the National Archives Museum, and you’ll get to hear about cocktail history, too. The event, part of the History Happy Hour series, features nine local mixologists including Christine Kim of Tico and The Riggsby, Megan Barnes of Espita, and Aaron Joseph of Bourbon Steak. History buffs and cocktail-lovers […]
Behind the curved bar at Employees Only the other night, a white-jacketed bartender dutifully measured and mixed a signature Manhattan. Waiters ferried orders of steak tartare and bone-marrow poppers to diners seated at red café tables. Near the entrance, a psychic told fortunes. And, 30 minutes before closing, homemade …
Unsure of what drinks to serve your summer party guests? A low-alcohol batched cocktail or punch is a pro move./ Photo by Beth McKibben
With summer’s arrival and the Fourth of July holiday upon us, you’re likely getting ready to throw your annual yay, America! soiree in the backyard or planning a few weekend porch and pool gatherings with friends. The easy part is deciding on what food to serve your crowd. Not so much is the decision for keeping your guests refreshed and, more importantly, from becoming overly intoxicated. Sure, beer and wine are great but why be boring?
Planning to celebrate Independence Day in our nation’s capital? These bars, restaurants, and hotels in the DC-area are celebrating July 4th with barbecues, pool parties, crab feasts, and more. Events are on Tuesday, July 4th unless otherwise noted. Rooftop BBQ at Rosewood 1050 31st St., NW Skip the Georgetown crowds and watch the fireworks high […]
People who like good coffee are often the kind of people who like good wine and cocktails. That was the thinking behind cousins Seth Cook and Chris Brown’s first restaurant, Takoma Beverage Company, which opened Sunday. The shop serves up coffee and pastries in the mornings, then transitions to cocktails, beer, and wine in the afternoon and […]
Rum cocktails are $3.21 at Bahama Breeze this week./Photo credit: Linda Costa Communications Group.
Five drinks, one price.
Bahama Breeze is turning 21 and to celebrate, the restaurant is offering five Caribbean Legendary Island rum cocktails for $3.21 each from June 19-25. Cocktail favorites include the British Virgin Islands’ Painkiller featuring Pusser’s dark rum, cream of coconut, pineapple and orange juice plus ground nutmeg; Bahamas’ Goombay Smash comprised with Cruzan coconut, Spiced and Bacardi Black rums mixed with orange and pineapple juice; and Bermuda’s Dark and Stormy featuring Gosling’s Black Seal rum and a zip of ginger beer.
Black-colored foods in the world are few and far between: black beans, black sesame, black garlic, squid ink pasta. But in recent years, a whole host of other foods in striking black and gray hues—ice cream, lattés, pizza, tea, juice, and more—have taken over Instagram. The culprit? Activated charcoal, made from burnt coconut shells processed […]