Cocktails Behind the Brick Wall – Captain Gregory’s

Captain Gregory’s is at the forefront of DC’s experimental cocktail scene, and its dark and clandestine setting offer an unforgettable drinking experience.  Ambiance: ***** Decor: ***** Service: ***** Cocktails: ***** Overall Rating: 5 Most folks who enter Sugar Shack donuts in Alexandria enter on a mission: procure as many donuts as possible.  Distracted by baked goods, they probably don’t… Read More Cocktails Behind the Brick Wall – Captain Gregory’s

Sherlock Holmes vs. the KKK – Drinking with Sherlock Part V

In my never ending hunt for Sherlock Holmes-themed cocktails, I came across the simply named “Sherlock Holmes” via the Drunken Moogle and Jordan in Pearls. Looks beautiful, doesn’t it?  Unfortunately, looks didn’t tell the whole story with this drink which was….not good.  It tasted faintly of grape juice, no real bite, just sort of bland, cough medicin-ish.… Read More Sherlock Holmes vs. the KKK – Drinking with Sherlock Part V

After Hours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Seeking to infuse a bit of culture to my Friday night, I headed out to the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum for an after-hours celebration of the new Irving Penn exhibit thrown by Bright Young Things.  It was the first time I had attended an event in the stunning museum courtyard, the beauty of which was accentuated… Read More After Hours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Second City Cocktails – Chicago Athletic Association and Presidio

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of taking a quick jaunt out to Chicago.  It was a good time to see the city as the weather was crisp and pleasant and the mood frenzied, with buildings and people festooned in Cubs gear (sorry to bring it up folks).  Anxious to try out some cocktails but not having… Read More Second City Cocktails – Chicago Athletic Association and Presidio

“You Really Need to Try”….Cocktails at Founding Farmers

The famous farm-to-table restaurant sets up a nice outpost in Tyson’s Corner. Ambiance: ***1/2 Decor: **** Service: **** Cocktails: ***1/2 Overall Rating: 3.75 “Oh, you like cocktails?  You know where you should go – Founding Farmers.” – Everyone I know, ever Heat.  Major heat.  That’s what Founding Farmers has in the DC area — among the… Read More “You Really Need to Try”….Cocktails at Founding Farmers