2024-06-24 7:50 PM

Dowd on Drinks: The Season To Use Your Noggin

My introduction to eggnog came at about the age of 7 in the form of my grandmother’s do-it-yourself kit: One egg, an 8-ounce glass, a spoonful of sugar, a little bottle of vanilla extract and a fork.

Restaurant Spotlight: The Auld Shebeen

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Leaving Old Town Fairfax and entering a scene straight from the streets of Dublin, The Auld Shebeen offers a relaxed pub atmosphere ideal for anyone looking for traditional Irish dining paired with a low key, yet fully stocked bar. Located on the corner of Chain Bridge Road and North Street, the dimmed lighting and clover […]

Dowd on Drinks: Coke Goes Back To The Future

When I was a kid, cherry Coke was all the rage at soda fountains across the country. I, however, drank to a different beat, getting my local soda jerk to whip up a vanilla Coke for me — a squirt of the pale yellow vanilla syrup, a long pull on the Coke lever and, voila!, […]