This morning the Washington City Paper reported that it’s official! Bars & Nightclubs will be able to serve alcohol late late night in the days leading up to the inauguration in order to accommodate all the additional tourists in the city. Now I’m not sure that’s a necessary “accommodation,” but I’m not complaining. The extra hours means staying out later and more money for local establishments.
The vote was 9-4 in favor of extending hours of alcohol service at local taverns and nightclubs until 5am between January 17-21. The legislation was introduced by Ward 1 Council member Jim Graham. Cheers!
5. – The Boston Globe If they build it, will we come? “Today’s new restaurants are the results of yesterday’s plans, often budgeted for and mapped out years in advance. But as these places open, they need new strategies for hard times.”
4. – The Chicago Tribune Rising to the Task “Baking bread at home can be one of the most soulful, satisfying ways to spend an afternoon—especially when successes are shared at the dinner or breakfast table, or as gifts for neighbors and family.”
3. – The LA Times Political food for thought: Obama, Biden, McCain and Palin’s states bring a mix of flavors to the table “From the wilds of Alaska to Southwestern spices, from Chicago’s meaty fare to Delaware’s seafood, their regional ingredients can combine for a remarkable feast.”
2. – The NY Times Some Heavy Reading, Recipes Included “Once, all it took to cook like a chef was the nerve to push a live crayfish through a sieve. Now that the fall publishing season has delivered several hundred pounds of recipes from these international stars of molecular gastronomy, home cooks may want to prepare the kitchen with syringes, soy lecithin and a big bag of hero worship.”
1. – The Oregonian Getting into Sauerkraut “Slice cabbage. Add salt. Stay away for a really long time. Such is the mysteriously simple formula for homemade sauerkraut, the kind sold in crocks in old-fashioned German delis, eaten with abandon throughout Eastern Europe and that some remember as the smelly stuff Grandpa nursed along in the basement.”
photo from The NY Times
If you missed the opening party last night, head over this weekend to Gin & Tonic, the tavern in Grog and Tankard’s old spot on Wisconsin Avenue in Glover Park. From the great minds from of Mauricio Fraga-Rosenfeld and the Latin Concepts group, we are excited to have a fancy little tavern in our neck-of-the-woods!
Gin & Tonic
2408 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20050 (202) 333-3114
Wolfgang Puck’s new restaurant, The Source, is slated to open today. Located in the Newseum, will offer guests two different dining experiences.
The ground floor will have a “bar and grill” feel to it, while the upstairs will offer a fine dining experience.
In a press release, Puck said, “The menu will offer some of my signatures dishes, as well as new creations inspired from fresh Maryland, Virginia, and East Coast ingredients and flavors. This combination will surely make our newest restaurant The Source for lunch and dinner in the District of Columbia.”
If you checked it out today, let us know how it was…