All We Can Eat: Spirits


Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 07/28/2012

Amari, Chilean Pisco and a new Mai Tai recipe

Day Three coverage from this year’s Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans.

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Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 07/27/2012

The ‘Love Boat’ bartender, new Spanish brandy and Mauritian rum: How much better can it get?

Day Two coverage from this year’s Tales of the Cocktail.

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Categories:  All We Can Eat, Spirits

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Tales of the Cocktail: A glazed beginning

In New Orleans for the cocktail conference, Jason Wilson reports that his first sip wasn’t so sweet — or, perhaps, too sweet.

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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Mayflower bartender Sambonn Lek to leave U.S.

The man who has kept Washington’s power brokers lubricated is headed home to Cambodia.

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Kiddie cocktails and highchairs: Did they send Quench’s beverage director packing?

Stephen Oshana parts from the Rockville operation as it tries to balance an “urban experience” with suburban realities.

By Tim Carman  |  02:30 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 02/21/2012

More than 20 local chefs, restaurants are Beard semifinalists

Fiola and Little Serow are among 29 places nominated for best new restaurant in America.

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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/09/2011

The Passenger, PX make Food & Wine’s best bars list

The magazine’s list is cocktail-centric and snubs some of Washington’s best mixologists.

By Tim Carman  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 11/10/2011

Key Ingredient: Bitters

If you liked this week’s Spirits recipes featuring bitters, try these suggestions from our Recipe Finder.

By Becky Krystal  |  11:59 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/16/2011

The Spaghetti Western, in liquid form

Looking for one last taste of summer? Knock back this tomato-based cocktail.

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Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Five cocktails to help you calm your shakes

Jason Wilson says on days like this, you need the comfort of high-proof alcohol.

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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: D.C.’s Hemingway Bar

Order a Hemingway daiquiri at the joint sponsored by Cuba’s non-embassy.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  11:30 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, Chefs, Comfort Food, Spirits | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 08/05/2011

A hit at the ballpark: How the Nats go peanut-free

It’s the suite life for nut-allergy sufferers — at least for a few hours.

By Rachel Tepper  |  01:00 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 08/01/2011

A classic D.C. cup to help us survive the heat

The Rickey gets all the headlines, but bartender John Hartnett’s bubbly cooler may refresh you even better in summer.

By Tim Carman  |  05:15 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: McDonald’s baguette gambit

Will fresh-baked baguettes attract the French to McCafes?

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:40 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Hold the Spam burger

Logan Circle will just have to wait for its Ted’s Bulletin.

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Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Wilson: He’ll Tweet from Tales until toasted

Our Spirits columnist will live-Tweet the Tales of the Cocktail conference in New Orleans, until he can’t.

By Jason Wilson  |  05:45 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Norton unveils rickey plaque at J.W. Marriott

D.C.’s latest historic plaque can be found at the 1331 Bar & Lounge, home (sort of) of the rickey cocktail.

By Tim Carman  |  01:15 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/15/2011

The rickey earns a place in D.C. history

It’s not yet D.C.’s official cocktail, but Col. Rickey’s favorite drink is one step closer.

By Tim Carman  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Edible homework

Your kids don’t like math? Here’s one way to get them interested: Bake their homework.

By Tim Carman  |  12:50 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:40 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Cooking Off the Cuff: The perfect Pimm’s Cup

Skip the saccharine soda and make a Pimm’s Cup with your own infused simple syrup.

By Edward Schneider  |  08:40 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Jack can’t lie

Jack Daniel’s revamps its label to better reflect history and its hometown population.

By Tim Carman  |  12:45 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Gluten free = tasty

Thanks to dedicated bakers and chefs, “gluten-free” no longer means “flavor-free.”

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 05/20/2011

The perfect kir is a genuine taste of Burgundy

Columnist Jason Wilson reconsiders the kir — and finds it just needs a touch of France.

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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The Gilt-ed Age begins

Former Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl’s new online magazine wants to sell you stuff.

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 05/16/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The Big Easy’s revenge

Nearly five years after his post-Katrina New Orleans pan, GQ’s Alan Richman gamely takes it on the chin.

By Tim Carman  |  11:40 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/13/2011

Egg whites and absinthe for breakfast

Looking for a real fog cutter? Try the Morning Glory Fizz.

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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Glue that finger wound!

More evidence the restaurant industry needs health insurance: Self-cauterization of finger cuts on the line.

By Tim Carman  |  12:15 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/06/2011

Whiskey is all about the waiting

By Jason Wilson  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Lending new spirits to an old workhorse

Columnist Jason Wilson samples some aged rums to try to inject new life into the old rum and Coke.

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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Don’t let the Diet Police arrest your taste for cocktails

By Jason Wilson  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/15/2011

Chain reaction: Make your kids a mocktail

Dear Applebee’s: If you want to serve cocktails to kids, Jason Wilson can tell you how to do it right.

By Jason Wilson  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Spirits: A sidecar named desire

In honor of spring, Jason Wilson takes the sidecar on some fun trips.

By Jason Wilson  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 03/29/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Diet Coke’s designer dress

Karl Lagerfeld gives the soda a fashion makeover. No Child Left Behind gives your kid empty calories.

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/23/2011

Dry sherries: Let the creams sink to the bottom

Spirits columnist Jason Wilson offers a tour of sherry’s drier side.

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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Cocktails That Complete Me: Epilogue

Spirits columnist Jason Wilson chats up the guy who created the List of 100 Must-Drink Cocktails.

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Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Pre-Christian pastries

LRC will try to resist the temptation to bite into the 2,500-year-old pastry.

By Tim Carman  |  11:28 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 AM ET, 03/04/2011

Cocktails That Complete Me: Tailspin Cocktail

Spirits columnist Jason Wilson wraps up his weekly series with a sip of the Tailspin Cocktail.

By Jason Wilson  |  03:00 AM ET, 03/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/14/2011

Cocktails That Complete Me: The Darb, Dulchin and Baltimore Bang

Spirits columnist Jason Wilson continues his investigation into apricot brandy cocktails by mixing up the Darb, Dulchin and Baltimore Bang.

By Jason Wilson  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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