2024-05-26 10:18 AM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

I Consider Chefs To Be … Nonbrewing Peers

ATLANTA — Widely acknowledged for his beermaking skills, Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver recently presented his most ambitious beer to date – Brooklyn Local 1 – a champagnelike, Belgian-style beer that's 100 percent naturally carbonated in cork-finished bottles. But Oliver is also a talented home chef and an expert on pairing beer and food. His […]

Dowd on Drinks: Gin Makes A Comeback

At one time, gin was such a ubiquitous liquor it would have been unthinkable to talk about a comeback for the white spirit. What did the drink of both society sophsticates and college sophomores have to come back from?

Restaurant Review: Gordon Biersch


Gordon Biersch made its name in California with delicious, authentically-styled German lager beers, made under the strict rules of the Reinheitsgebot — the 1516 law dictating beer can be brewed with only four ingredients: Barley, hops, yeast and water.

Dowd on Drinks: The International Ownership Game

As consumer preferences increasingly favor the spirits segment of the adult beverage industry, to the detriment of beer sales, there is increased interest in gaining control of quality brands that sell.

Restaurant Review: Uni: A Sushi Place


As the Dupont Circle area, P Street in particular, has been under renovation for quite some time, we can expect more trendy storefronts, bars and lounges popping up in the area. However, this particular neighborhood has always housed successful independent businesses that not only add to its charm but mark it as a Washington, D.C. […]

Restaurant Review: Scoop Beauregard’s


You want to know what “drawing power” is? Consider this story: After taking ownership of Scoop Beauregard’s, a tiny ice cream a coffee parlor nestled in Arlington’s Westover Plaza, new owners Kris and Michelle Rowley wanted to freshen up their new shop. As the couple started repainting the walls, they hung a “Sorry, We’re Closed” […]