Friday, November 21, 2014

The Gibson: New Fall Cocktail Menu

By Claire Goldman/Photographs by Angeline Hsu Sommerville

Do not be fooled by the closed shop gate store front, The Gibson is a cozy and dimly lit speakeasy on 14th Street NW (right next to Marvin). The mixologists over at The Gibson are humble about their prolific list of cocktails creations, but these guys have got skill and imagination for days.  Here's a few of our favorites from the new Fall/Winter menu:

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

First Taste: Medium Rare

I've been meaning to go to Medium Rare for years and I finally made it in last week.  They've got a great concept with bread, salad and steak frites for $19.75.  All of the food is well done and leaves everyone happy.  I loved the perfectly cooked steak and crispy fries.  Yum!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cheers to Beer: Pumpkin Beers, Part I

By: Laurie Wallin
Capital Cooking Contributor

Thanksgiving is fast arriving, and pumpkin is everywhere – pies, pasta, and beers! Pumpkin beers have exploded onto the scene recently – but there are now so many, it’s hard to choose. Capital Cooking set out to rank pumpkin beers by holding a blind tasting. 10 beers were selected, including Aleworks Pumpkin Ale, Southern Tier Pumking, Dogfish Head Punkin’ Ale, Flying Dog The Fear, Heavy Seas The Greater Pumpkin, Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Wild Wolf Brewing Company Howling Pumpkin, New Belgium Pumpkick, Devils Backbone Pumpkin Hunter and Ithaca Beer Company Country Pumpkin.  To keep the tasting fair, all chosen beers for this tasting were categorized as “Pumpkin Ale.”