Tagged: drinks

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Scene from a Perfect Happy Hour

I know it seems dark and lonely, but this shot taken last week at Libertine in Adams Morgan is what the perfect start to a happy hour looks like for me. I love getting there when it starts, if possible,...

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#FlashbackFriday: Cocktails and Cheez-Its

Cheez-Its, am I right? Looking back to a time when I was in one those, “just because I can” moods. Honestly, what else was I supposed to do with Scrabble Cheez-Its aside from eat them? And can we talk about...

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The Black Pearl

So, it’s been a while, how’ve you been? I took a much-needed hiatus from food blogging for a bit while I sorted a few things out, but there will be more about that later. I also had to take a...

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Better than The “Best” Sangria

I know, I know, I already posted a recipe for “The Best” Sangria a year ago that remains one of my most visited pages on this site. Well, no disrespect to America’s Test Kitchen, but while their recipe is good,...

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The English Garden

While I love the start of Farmers Market season in DC for access to great fresh goods, I admit that one of the first things I make a beeline for is strawberries. Whether I just eat them straight, make ice...

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The “Best” Sangria

Not to toot my own horn, but I’ve posted an improved version of this recipe. It’s time to trade up! We have tons of recipes for items that are a little past their prime. Whether it’s making bread pudding or...

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AGAINN Spring Menu

Earlier this month, I was invited along with other local food bloggers and writers to AGAINN–pronounced ‘aguinn’ [a-g-uin]–to sample their Spring Menu. AGAINN does right by the term Gastropub with a warm atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, accessible menu and great food!

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Yelp DC Drinks Week Mar. 1-7

As if RAMW’s Unleashed wasn’t enough for you next week, Yelp is also getting 17 DC bars and restaurants to participate in Yelp Drinks. Who’s up for a city-wide happy hour… all day long, all week long?! For many of...

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holiday: so here it is…

I’m just off the phone with mom and dad, been getting lovely online and SMS holiday greetings from friends, mixed up a pitcher of holiday cheer and have been settling in for some nice televised marathons on various networks. As...

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Bourbon Steak DC at the Four Seasons

Everyone treats themselves, especially around this time of year. You’re in a shop or online, looking for gifts and you see the perfect thing… for yourself. You throw caution to the wind and say "Why not? I deserve this!" Well,...

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Mulled Cider

I’m not much for holiday cooking and baking. I rarely host for any of the big holidays, and about the only thing I’ll bring to potlucks are non-holiday specific desserts. When a friend was throwing down for Thanksgiving and told...

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No Brown Liquor?

Co-worker just told me that the waitress at Cantina Marina told her the management doesn’t serve brown liquor because they’d like to avoid the type of customer it attracts. I don’t go there often, but hope that it was just...

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ads: tenor to soprano… to bass

An ad making the rounds that gave me a chuckle is the new one from Mike’s Hard Lemonade. The recent campaign features Steve Berg (last seen as one of the groupies/singers in Dr. Horrible who’d do the weird stuff) as...

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loss: nothing is certain

It’s been a bit of a long blogless stretch, but there just seemed to be more important things to focus on than throwing out a few hundred words. Sadly, death has been a constant theme this month: Iran protests, the...

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happy hour: mini-DC blogger meetup

My first sorta blogger meetup was at a Nationals Game, the next was a surprise party for Liz. In general I don’t do meetups because I don’t really read all that many blogs belonging to people. Mostly they’re by people...