Archive for April 30, 2017

Beer of the Week: This beer will make you think twice about Pilseners

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

Some mass-market lagers claim to be Pilseners. They can’t compare to Pivo Hoppy Pils.

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For cold-brew coffee, the learning curve’s not so steep

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

Use a special device or a simple French press.

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I thought cold-brew coffee wasn’t worth a hill of beans — until I used the right ones

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

Testing equipment and several kinds of coffee yields a surprise for this persnickety aficionado.

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Try a rosé that’ll make you sit up and take notice, and more warm-weather wines

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

PICKS | This week’s selections also include a $10 summer staple from Languedoc.

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Your summer wine strategy: The case(s) for red, white and rosé

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

WINE | Look for finesse and energy rather than power; some bargains await.

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Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend

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Source: Eater DC

Get out of the comfort zone | Need dining inspiration for this coming weekend? Don’t fret — Eater’s here to help. Each week, the site’s editors select a new group of restaurants and suggest them for various meals throughout the weekend. These picks range from brand new restaurants to old, reliable favorites. Some pair well with fun weekend activities; others reflect the recent news of the day or features on the site this week. Diners probably won’t get to all five in one weekend, but that’s what next weekend is for, right? For an archive of all the previous choices for …

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24 of the Best Sushi Restaurants in D.C.

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Source: Eater DC

No matter the budget or taste, D.C. has a sushi experience to match | Like with any food, sushi restaurants come in all flavors — from high-end, to casual, and even fast-casual. There is plenty of room for all kinds, and at all price points. While people tend to stress freshness in fish, most fish (save for tuna) served in a restaurant must legally have been frozen in order to kill any parasites. And even then freshly frozen fish should be aged so that the enzymes will break down proteins in the flesh into more flavorful amino acids such as glutamate …

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The next big march in Washington should be for food, celebrity chefs say

Source: Washington Post Food Section

“Bizarre Foods” host Andrew Zimmern and “Top Chef” judge Tom Colicchio were among the chefs lobbying on Capitol Hill this week.

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BYT Interviews: Shonen Knife

Source: Brightest Young Things DC

“Everything is rewarding.”

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Doorways Partners With Local Restaurants For Sexual Assault Awareness

Source: ARLnow

Five Arlington restaurants are partnering with local nonprofit Doorways for Women and Families to raise awareness of sexual assault and help available for victims. Starting tonight, Liberty Tavern, Lyon Hall, Northside Social and O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub in Clarendon and the Crystal City Sports Pub in Crystal City will provide customers with coasters that feature Doorways’ 24-Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline (703-237-0881) and the message, “Sexual assault impacts everyone.” The weekend campaign coincides with the end of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. “Our goal with this outreach is twofold,” said Doorways president and CEO Caroline Jones in a statement. “First …

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Taste Test: Fogo de Chão Happy Hour

Source: Brightest Young Things DC

Yep. They have a happy hour.

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‘. . . And one is a lie’: The pickle version

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

WEEKEND KITCHEN | Riffing on multiple uses for this pantry staple’s a no-brainer; plus, top recipes of the week.

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Chocolate Lover Santosh Tiptur Readies The Conche

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Source: Eater DC

The boutique/restaurant lands in Leesburg, Va., on Tuesday, May 2 | An interactive chocolate-themed boutique restaurant and shop that’d make Willy Wonka’s mouth water is coming to Leesburg, Va., next week. The Conche, a 2,880-square-feet mecca of all things sweet, will feature a walk-up window, chocolate shop, chocolate-infused cocktails, cooking classes, and more. The man in charge is executive chef and founder Santosh Tiptur, the pastry chef behind similarly themed Co Co. Sala in D.C. Design firm Arminco Inc. was charged with creating a chocolate factory of sorts inside, complete with textured milk chocolate-colored walls and accents, cozy whipped cream-colored tufted …

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This new waterfront rosé garden is a warm-weather drinking oasis

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

On Saturday, Whaley’s — the seafood-oriented restaurant at Navy Yard — debuts its new Rosé Garden, a pink patio devoted to the very-in-right-now pink wine. It is scheduled to run through October. “Rosé’s a great wine,” Whaley’s co-owner Nick Wiseman said, and not just a cheap throwaway cooler. There are serious winemakers around the world creating rosés with “big red […]

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The secret to punching up your summer beverage game

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

SPIRITS | Choose juicy, high-season fruit. Pair it with the right booze and ice. And serve it in a pitcher.

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