Thrasher’s Rum Royale on the rooftop of Tiki TNT, a Polynesian-style waterfront watering hole, is fast approaching. For two decades, Todd Thrasher has been ingrained in the cocktail movement of Washington, DC. Supporting local bartenders, his search for the most creative cocktail talents has led to the upcoming Thrasher’s Rum Royale competition slated for Monday, June 6.
Milestone celebration for 148th Kentucky Derby, which airs May 7, is nearly here
Jack Rose Dining Saloon brings its 10th Annual Derby Day Celebration + Viewing Party this Saturday, May 7. The location is an ideal spot to watch the Kentucky Derby. Guests will seek out the Adams Morgan destination to catch the 148th Kentucky Derby, with two ways to enjoy it—on site or to go.
New, aged rum becomes sixth rum in Thrasher’s Rum line
Todd Thrasher, founder and owner of Potomac Distilling Company and former scuba dive master, will release a new rum in August. Relaxed Rum is the sixth rum in the collection. The rum is aged in barrels for 24 months as part of a process Thrasher prefers to describe as a “relation period.”
Restaurant and tap room near Nats Stadium features RFID-enabled enjoyment
Tap99, a new taphouse and restaurant will open just steps from Nats Stadium this spring. Founded by Jason Cherry, a Pirelli World Challenge, Mazda and Nissan race car driver and business owner, Tap99 will bring self-service beer, wine, cider, and premixed cocktails to the Navy Yard neighborhood.
Green Spiced Rum is first botanical rum
A “herbaceous, floral and aromatic” rum, produced by Washington’s Potomac Distilling Company, landed on Wine Enthusiast magazine’s “Top 100 Spirits” in the Rum Category. Tiki Thrasher’s Green Spiced Rum, a botanical-based aromatic, also has hints of green citrus, according to the District Wharf-based company.
Food-drink pairings accompanied by virtual events headline this year’s celebration
Washington, DC Cocktail Week, organized by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), has returned. Local restaurants will offer this year’s special cocktail pairings for indoor and outdoor dining, and also for pickup, delivery, and at select bars and eateries, curbside pickup. More than 75 restaurants and bars have signed up to participate this year.
New patio seats 38 in socially-distanced manner
Smokecraft Modern Barbecue in Arlington unveiled its new patio, which is open daily and seats 38. It’s the latest addition to the trendy barbecue spot in the heart of Clarendon. The restaurant’s management has been developing a socially-distanced outdoor dining environment suitable for guests to try the award-winning barbecue that’s now locally-available. In addition, there’s a new to-go cocktail program.
New cocktail bar to be friendly, ‘inclusive’ hangout
A new, welcoming and inclusive cocktail bar.Jane Jane, will open at Liz on 14th Street in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington in the fall. Three hospitality veterans, Jean Paul (J.P.) Sabatier, Ralph Brabham and Drew Porterfield, who are also friends, are set to debut a 30-seat cocktail bar in the historic building that houses the mixed-use development. Identifying as LGBTQ, the owners are comfortable with Liz as the perfect spot for this soon-to-be friendly and inviting neighborhood hangout. Sabatier, a Zagat “30 under 30,” is set to helm the bar and manage the cocktail program.