The Sovereign

I typically try to avoid busy bar times. I don’t enjoy jostling for a seat and the bartender’s attention. I’ll sit and wait patiently because God knows that bartender is busy. I don’t know how they manage all those people and orders. I’m impressed every time. I prefer happy hours and Sunday nights. There is…

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The Return of the Review: Bar Deco

As I mentioned, the bar cleanse did nothing but make me angry. I feel you can’t truly enjoy this great city without dipping your toes into the burgeoning food and drink scene. It seems there are new restaurants opening every day in parts of town you hadn’t even heard of before. Distilleries and breweries are…

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Tiny Pieces of Heaven, a.k.a. Cheese

If I’m being totally honest, I’m highly motivated by cheese. Lactose intolerance would be a life threatening issue. I ingest cheese pretty much every day with out fail. So it’s no surprise at all that I found my way into Sona Creamery. This little gem of a spot is right by the Eastern Market metro…

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The City Life: Nailed It

It’s always fun when you walk to the hostess stand at a restaurant on a Friday night and she gives you a worried look when you say you don’t have reservations. It’s even better when she says she has this one table and gives you that sideways look. And it’s the best when the universe…

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Life Mission: Eat All The Oysters

My love of oysters is apparently never ending. I could eat them everyday. I’m even getting pretty handy with my new shucking knife. I recently figured out, after extensive taste testing of course, that oysters sourced from the Chesapeake Bay are my current favorites. Naturally that means I found myself at Rappahannock Oyster Company’s stall…

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Why’s The Rum Gone?

Rum. It’s one of those staple liquors that I forget about. Which is distinctly un-American. Rum was deeply rooted in colonial America, long before whisky. As I learned at a Society of Cincinnati event, the lowering of taxes on non-British molasses, the base of rum, was one of the sparks of the Revolution. Yes, we…

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