It's a pairing that will get cocktail fans salivating: For one night only, Columbia Room bartenders Derek Brown and J.P. Fetherston are taking over PX, Todd Thrasher's Old Town speakeasy.
Brown also promises a drink "dedicated to the grand pappy of DC Cocktails, Todd Thrasher." Dubbed "Sincerity is the Most Imitated Form of Flattery," it includes Riesling, Amontillado sherry, and is "infused and whipped pineapple cream." (The drink is a nod to a cocktail Thrasher created during a guest bartending appearance at the Columbia Room, which was topped with pisco- and pineapple-infused foam.)
As always at PX, seating is limited. Reservations are available on PX's Web site.
One of the most decorated cocktail bars in the area, the Columbia Room closed on New Year's Eve, along with its sister bar the Passenger. While the Passenger is still searching for a new location, the Columbia Room has a future address above Jeremiah Langhorne's forthcoming Blagden Alley restaurant, the Dabney. But until it opens, hopefully by the end of this year, the Columbia Room will pop-up at local bars.
PX, corner of King and Columbus streets, Old Town. www.barpx.com. No phone.