Where to Drink: DC


The Return to Acqua al 2 One of us was raised in California; the other in Chicago. Because of this, while in most regards our tastes are quite similar, we have very different comfort foods. For the Californian, it’s sushi, smoothies, and juice; for the Chicagoan, it’s Italian-American food, with a stress on the American part. So, with the Chicago family in town to meet the little one, we of course had to make a trip to...

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Eatbar Shows Us Whiskey’s Bright Side Ever since our first entirely delightful visit for apps and drinks shortly after Eatbar opened, every time we pass by–which is all the time since it’s right around the corner–we say, ‘We should go back there to try their burger … and more drinks.’ Though it doesn’t seem like such a difficult thing to pull off, we’ve somehow not yet managed to...

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How to Read a Cocktail Menu on Cook’s Cook We’re excited to announce that our main content for the day is actually over at Cook’s Cook, an international collection of food writers, chefs, and recipe testers. We’re excited to be in the company of such an eminent collection of food experts, where we hope to occasionally pitch in something about the right cocktail to match with your amazing dinner. In our first...

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Where You Should Be Drinking: Hank’s on The Wharf One thing we heard again and again when we moved to DC was, ‘You’re coming here at a good time. You wouldn’t believe how much the city has changed in just the past few years.’ Now, a mere two years later, it’s something we say to people new to town. Vacant spaces become apartment buildings and abandoned warehouses become markets, distillers, and...

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WhereYou Should Be Drinking: All Purpose DC doesn’t really do pizza. This was an adjustment for us. One of us was raised in Chicago, which is, of course, famous for its pizza. That same one spent a few years in New Haven, which claims to be the birthplace of American pizza. Then both of us spent almost all of our adult lives in Boston, where the pizza isn’t necessarily distinctive or special, but it’s decent and...

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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...

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