A honey-dipped brunch spot in the heart of Clarendon, Tupelo’s offers a laid back vibe and some nice drinks. Ambiance: ***1/2 Decor: ***1/2 Service: **** Cocktails: ***1/2 Overall Rating: 3.5 Another week, another new restaurant in Clarendon! Tupelo Honey Cafe is a southern chain that delivers what everyone wants out of the south — fried chicken,… Read More Headed South with Tupelo Honey Cafe
Low key evening called for an easy to make cocktail with ingredients on hand. Did some random browsing on imbibemagazine.com (gratuitous plug) and found the Old Maid, a gin-based drink with cucumber that is similar to one of my favorite home-made drinks, the Ocean Side. 2 oz. gin 1 oz. fresh lime juice 3/4 oz.… Read More You Can Bruise Leaves?
Spacious and refined, True Food provides a good setting for happy hours and cocktails that make you feel better about yourself. Ambiance: ***1/2 Decor: **** Cocktails: ***1/2 Service: **** Overall: 4 A cocktail-savvy friend recently recommended the cocktails at True Food Kitchen in the Mosaic neighborhood of Fairfax. I was a little leery – I usually… Read More Some Healthy Drinking at True Food Kitchen
Having waited patiently for Crafted Taste’s cherries to infuse with my amaretto (48 hours!), I was excited to finally give this drink a try. Also, I’m a fan of all three words of the drink’s name — cherries remind me of ice cream, almonds are a wonderfully tasty source of protein, AND fizz….who doesn’t love… Read More Infusin’ Tuesday
A fashionable brunch and booze post in Clarendon, Cava Mezze provides a relaxed setting for some surprisingly good cocktails. Ambiance: ***1/2 Decor: ***1/2 Cocktails: **** Service: **** Overall: 3.75 I don’t have much of a process for finding good cocktail spots. Usually I just stumble onto them through twitter or sites like the WaPo’s Going… Read More Sunday Cocktail Tour at Cava Mezze