Brunchtime: Birch and Barley

There are people for whom brunch is a noun and people for whom brunch is a verb.  I fall somewhere in between, but at Birch and Barley, I would be happy to brunch heartily and happily. Having been here once before for dinner and seen the Boozy Brunch option, I resolved to come back for…

Gotta Get Back to The Passenger

I need to get back to The Passenger.  As soon as possible. I’ve heard so much about the place and finally made it in right after opening on a Sunday afternoon.  I know, not prime cocktail time, but I was desperate!  The Passenger is supposed to be one of the new best places in DC…

Church & State: This Time It’s Personal

I hate to tell you wonderful readers about things not available to the general public, but sometimes it’s just too good.  You’ve read about Wisdom, Church & State, and Fruit Bat on this blog before.  But until, now, it wasn’t personal. Last night saw an event of epic mixology proportions hosted at Church & State…

Get Thee to Bohemian Caverns. Go!

At Bohemian Caverns last night, I overheard the following coversation, which was most distrubing. Wow, this is great! I know!  I’ve never heard of it before! Bingo, problem!  How can anyone not have heard of Bohemian Caverns?  It’s like nothing else in the city, and probably like nothing else in the Mid Atlantic region.  If you’re thinking…

Welcome to Wisdom

Thanks to the foodie revolution, DC denizens now have the option to frequent a “cocktail parlour.” Wisdom would never have been able to get away with that extra “u” only a few years ago. But they do, and I’m happy to allow for that and much more.  But there’s nothing to gripe about at Wisdom….

DC Likes Jazz Music

Capital Bop‘s D.C. Jazz Loft held an event last night at the Red Door in NW. For those unfamiliar with the venue, it’s reminiscent of Greenwich Village in the 1960s – the era of Mad Men. Walking down a sketchy alley on I St NW between 4th and 5th, you enter through a crudely painted door,…

Hidden Gem: Parkway Deli

I believe I’ve told you before, dear reader, I’m not Jewish.  I don’t usually need to say this, but sometimes (sometimes!) it just feels so right that I have to remind myself that no, I can’t lay claim to any Yiddish or classic Jewish guilt. One of these times is midway through brunch at The…

The Cupcake Diaries: Judgement Day

Cupcakes. What makes a good cupcake? Is it the icing? The toppings? Or the cake itself? The quality of the cupcake is in its core ingredients, the cake and frosting, not the toppings. While I appreciate the variety of toppings and the value they can add, if the core of a cupcake isn’t right, then…

Last Call for Photos

Midnight tonight is the deadline for submitting your best and brightest photos for the DCist Exposed photo show.  Since its inception in 2006, this show brings out some amazing representations of our fair city, familiar, alarming, anything and everything. Not being a photog[rapher] myself, I have thrown my support behind one of my personal favorite…