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Best Cocktail in DC

Interested if anyone has a particular favorite?

Jun 02, 2013
marcaustin in Washington DC & Baltimore

Requesting recos for a celebratory dinner in D.C.

range is good

Jun 02, 2013
marcaustin in Washington DC & Baltimore

Requesting recos for a celebratory dinner in D.C.

Best for celebration and conversation is near you is Palena - american and very high quality, approriate for formal thing but small and intimate
Also check out one of my absolute DC favorites that is close - Et Voila - will make you feel like you never left new york (seriously) belgian
Range is cool and extremely close
A little further away Zaytinya - mid east - jose andres style - was a bit loud but was there last night for a chefs tasting and all I can say is WOW

Jun 02, 2013
marcaustin in Washington DC & Baltimore

Amazing Meal in Minnie - Butcher and the Boar

Well - I was blown away, but am not at all steeped in the wonderful burbon backwaters (the Butcher was very polite as he carefully steered me away from my sadly long held fascination with Makers Mark...). I will look for Van Winkle - but it will take quite a bit to unseat that delicious Prichards. Curious though, so hopefully I can find Pappy back home...

Dec 17, 2012
marcaustin in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Amazing Meal in Minnie - Butcher and the Boar

I know a few of you have written about the "Butcher and the Boar", but tonight I ordered right and thought I should share.

I started with Fulton Sweet Child of the Vine brewed two blocks from the place - the most fresh and unctuous IPA I have had just about anywhere outside of the UK! I chose the duck sausages with this beautiful turnip cake (not too sweet) - fried egg and black sesame with a delicate slaw that has a kick, but pairs so well with a red wine reduction. Then on the side I ordered the cedar planked mushrooms - beautifully seasoned, not oversmoked, and my taste buds went in a totally different, but entirely welcomed, direction. For desert, a single, simple shot of the most delicious burbon this east coaster has ever wrapped his tounge around. Prichards - a pricey but total and completely well worth it finish to an ideal meal.

Not nearly the heaviness that you might expect from a place that is named to conjure images of larndenous over indulgence. Far from it! Light airy, with the most intense combinations of flavors this side of Louisiana. Wow.

Dec 17, 2012
marcaustin in Minneapolis-St. Paul