We now know a little more of what to expect from the hotly anticipated new 14th Street NW cocktail bar being opened by Tom Brown of The Passenger and Hogo fame.
Brown handed out a sample menu for his new bar, Left Door (1345 S Street NW), during an ANC 1B ABR committee meeting held at the Thurgood Marshall Center last night.
If the sample menu is any indication of things to come, future patrons should expect drinks such as Manhattans made with barrel-aged vermouth and Canadian rye whiskey; vesper cocktails made with potato vodka, gin and two types of aperitif wines; and a $55 spin on a French 75 cocktail made with vintage champagne, aged rye whiskey, lemon and honey.
The bar will also likely serve wine by the glass — including Cristal champagne — and bar snacks like roasted nuts, marinated olives and pickled vegetables.
Brown teased the new bar in the Washington Post in April.
“It’s more of an adult cocktail bar,” Brown told the Post. “We’re focusing on the total guest experience, with high-end audio, not just drinks. It’s going to be a respite from the craziness of U Street.”
Brown said at last night’s meeting he hopes to open Left Door by October.
Transit Near Me
Ever feel exceptionally confused on how to get from place to place? Sometimes the bus is great, but if you don’t really know where you’re going, the system can be a little overwhelming. Enter the folks from Greater Greater Washington. They’re testing a new web-based application called Transit Near Me and are inviting you to try it out for free.
Piola On Its Way
We don’t have a date yet, but U Street Girl, who celebrated her third blogiversary (congrats!) recently, pointed out that some key physical features have been added to the planned location at 14th Street and Florida Avenue NW, including a window and a door. The pizza place should be a nice addition to the burgeoning 14th Street NW and U Street NW corridors.
Winter Restaurant Week Dates Announced
Regardless of how you feel about it, if you want to do anything at all to celebrate the next Restaurant Week, you might want to book early since many places are taken quickly. From January 9 to 15, you’ll be able to enjoy some $20.12 lunches and $35.12 dinners at some of the best restaurants around town. We’ve got some tips on how to make the most of past iterations of the event, in case you’re looking for some early inspiration.
DC Bars Movin’ On Up
It’s not just the restaurant scene that’s been making a bigger splash lately. Food & Wine magazine has named a couple of District area bars in the top 50 list. DCist has the scoop on The Passenger in Mount Vernon Square and PX in Alexandria. I’m sure there’s more to come.