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Liquor Stores We Rely On: Potomac Wine and Spirits

Liquor Stores We Rely On: Potomac Wine and Spirits

Liquor Stores We Rely On: Potomac Wine and Spirits We write all the time about the bottles we buy, what we think of them, and what we make with them. Every once in a while we give a little credit to the liquor stores where we find those bottles. Profile of a Liquor Store: Potomac Wine and Spirits Class of Store: Scouting Party Location: M Street in Georgetown Best Feature: a priority on featuring spirits from places other than the US, Italy, and France Best Buy: St. Raphael Quinquina Weakness: We’ve yet to discover one. We could complain that they’re in Georgetown and we’re in Capitol Hill and it’s a bit of a trek, but that probably just goes to show you how much we like them. From the outside, Potomac Wine and Spirits is an unassuming corner liquor store, but step inside and you’ll see this isn’t your run of the mill place. It’s a small store, but luckily it has high ceilings; and their floor to ceiling shelves are busting full...

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Where to Drink in Detroit: Mudgie’s + Worse for Wear Cocktail Recipe

Where to Drink in Detroit: Mudgie’s + Worse for Wear Cocktail Recipe

Where to Drink in Detroit: Mudgie’s Deli While sipping our Salt & Cedar at Detroit City Distillery, we asked Lee the bartender where else we should go in Detroit for a good drink. He told us that we should head to Mudgie’s, and look for Amanda at the bar, to get the best cocktails in the city; Amanda, he said, taught him everything he knew about how to mix a drink. That’s a recommendation that’s hard to dismiss. A few days later, we made our way from downtown to Corktown. Google maps took us to what looked like a rambling country house with a pleasant garden, in the middle of a post-industrial neighborhood. We had a good feeling about Mudgie’s Deli & Wine Shop. Our good feeling only increased when we sat down at the bar and noticed the well-curated selection of bottles on the back bar. Loving every bottle on those shelves, we felt like we were in safe hands, whether Amanda was there or not. That was...

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Where to Drink in Detroit: Detroit City Distillery

Where to Drink in Detroit: Detroit City Distillery

Where to Drink in Detroit: Detroit City Distillery We talk all the time about how much we love our neighborhood of Eastern Market. When we say that, we usually mean the broader neighborhood, with its quiet streets of row houses and bustling collections of restaurants along Barracks Row and Pennsylvania Avenue; but we also really love being so close to the market itself. Sure, the fruits and vegetables at the weekday stalls are pricey, but we’ll take it if it also means buying meat from an actual butcher; and the combination of people-watching and farm-fresh plenty on the weekends makes every weekend feel like an event. Given our affection for the DC version, we were delighted to discover that it has an older sibling in Detroit (We checked. Detroit’s opened in 1850, and DC’s didn’t get going until 1878). Detroit’s Eastern Market is actually a combination of DC’s Eastern and Union markets. It has a remarkably similar brick canopy to DC’s Eastern Market for the outdoor market, but it’s...

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Where to Drink in Detroit: Grand Trunk Pub

Where to Drink in Detroit: Grand Trunk Pub

Where to Drink in Detroit: Grand Trunk Pub We were in Detroit for a conference, in a great big, conference center in the massive GM building on the river. While the conference was great, we felt the compelling need to feel the outside air and escape the convention crowds at least once a day. Since the schedule was full, we could rarely afford our destination to be too far from the conference center, though. Luckily for us, our search for ‘Best Cocktail Bars in Downtown Detroit’ gave us more than one option four blocks away, just far enough to take us out of the conference’s orbit. Thus we found ourselves at Grand Trunk Pub. I was wondering what exactly the play on words was, naming the bar after the iconic 70s band Grand Funk Railroad, but something didn’t seem quite right even as I thought it. When I saw the train-themed direction to the bar and noticed that the look of the building had a vague look of an...

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Where to Drink in DC: Iron Gate for Brunch + Nicolaki Cocktail Recipe + Mockolaki Mocktail Recipe

Where to Drink in DC: Iron Gate for Brunch + Nicolaki Cocktail Recipe + Mockolaki Mocktail Recipe

Where to Drink in DC: Iron Gate for Brunch Veteran’s Day 2015 was a happy day for us. We’d moved to DC at the end of that summer, and after a couple of months of settling in, making our way through the government HR and clearance process (for one of us), and searching for a job (for the other), we had both started our new jobs. Veteran’s Day was our first holiday as DC workers. Back in Boston, Veteran’s Day is when you start to settle in for a long winter. In DC, it was a beautiful, crisp fall day, cool enough for a comfy sweater, warm enough to sit outside, which we did, in the courtyard of Iron Gate restaurant for a lovely, leisurely lunch with Wigle Whiskey. We’ll be forever fond of Iron Gate as the place we first met the creative and kind people behind Wigle. Plus, the food is great and the drinks are awesome. In their cozy dining room, Iron Gate offers an excellent...

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“Roberts & June know their cocktails and have an eye for detail! Their knowledge and passion is fantastic and above all, they are lovely genuine people.”

 

-Justin, Cambridge, MA

“The cocktail tasting party was fun and festive! The specialty cocktails were delicious and I loved being able to taste quite a few. I also enjoyed learning how to put a twist on traditional drink. The atmosphere was casual and laid back but classy and tasteful at the same time. I highly recommend Roberts & June for any special occasion!”

 

 

-Jenny, Los Angeles

“Loving it! The art of mixology comes to life at Roberts & June’s cocktail tasting parties. Fun and informative, this is a great way to spend an evening with friends. Can’t wait for the next event.”

 

-Rae, Cambridge

“Innovative and imaginative ideas combine with great taste and attention to making the event unique and personal. The cocktails were delicious, but their professional yet warm and friendly approach were the qualities that made the event one I will never forget.”

-Jayme, Washington D.C

“The whole proposal of welcoming everyone into the world of cocktails is really great, as were the drinks themselves.”
-Jose, Rio de Janeiro Brazil

“They think of everything to make the experience fun and delightful.

 

-Alexa, South Orange

 

  • they have an eye for detail
  • fun & festive
  • Loving it!
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  • welcoming everyone into the world of cocktails
  • they think of everything