Washington DC Cocktail News

Open Gate Brewery Barrel House by Guinness: Swizzle Chill Magazine

Guinness Open Gate Brewery Barrel House in Maryland opens in August

Guinness Open Gate Brewery Barrel House to debut just north of Washington, D.C.

The Open Gate Brewery Barrel House by Guinness is opening this summer in Halethorpe, Md., just south of Baltimore, Md., and about 30 miles north of Washington, D.C. Guinness parent Diageo Beer Company USA announced the August 3 grand opening to the public in a company statement.

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Boca Botanas Tapas Bar: Swizzle Chill Magazine

Swizzle Chill TV: Boca Botanas Tapas Bar

“I was craving Tapas close to home and found this place on the Internet and I decided to give it a try with a girlfriend. OMG, the ambiance, the waitress/bartender and the food were amazing, and the bill was very affordable and we had so much food. They are constantly revisiting the menu and changing it, which I find fantastic. I recommend this place if you want to stay local and have great food.” This is just one of the many accolades across review sites and from locals in the Gaithersburg, Maryland area when they recount their experiences at Boca Botanas.

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Although the momentum of new restaurants has slowed a bit in the last few years, two major restaurant groups in Northern Virginia are continuing to grow and develop

Two restaurant groups grow in dynamic Northern Virginia dining scene

Diners in Arlington, Va. have benefited from a string of successful new restaurant openings over the last few years. The county has developed as one of the most exciting food destinations in America, as local restaurant groups aggressively expand and bring new concepts to the area. Although the momentum of new restaurants has slowed a bit in the last few years, two major restaurant groups in Northern Virginia are continuing to grow and develop new locations in Arlington.

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Twin Valley Distillers continues to grow and innovate, bringing different flavors and techniques to its spirits and flavored liqueurs produced out of its hard-to-find distillery off East Gude Drive in an industrial section of Rockville, MD

Twin Valley Distillers keeps the hits coming in Rockville

Local distillery plans increased production

Twin Valley Distillers continues to grow and innovate, bringing different flavors and techniques to its spirits and flavored liqueurs produced out of its hard-to-find distillery off East Gude Drive in an industrial section of Rockville, Md. Recent growth has been attributed to constant experimentation and a growing reputation in Maryland and D.C. Its most popular brands include the Bourbon Single Cask line, Maryland Whiskey Company Bourbon and the 1812 Maryland Bourbon Whiskey, says Edgardo Zuniga, the owner and master distiller at Twin Valley.

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RAMMYS 2018 finalists offer May specials for guests to experience top beer, cocktail programs

May specials give preview to talent offered at RAMMYS 2018

Washington, D.C. (May 16, 2018)—Finalists for the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) 2018 RAMMY Award for Beer Program of the Year and Cocktail Program of the Year have exciting special events and promotions planned from Monday, May 21, through Friday, June 1. During the week of May 21, all five Beer Program of the Year finalists will showcase their outstanding offerings through in-house promotions, while some Cocktail Program of the Year finalists will offer specialty cocktails the week of May 28, reaffirming why they deserve to win one of the region’s premier industry accolades – a RAMMY Award.

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Bar Charley Cocktail, Washngton, DC

A tale of two RAMMY-nominated cocktail bars

Bar Charley, Petworth Citizen show cocktails are indeed a craft

The nominations for the year’s most anticipated food and restaurant event is here, with the Washington D.C. area’s most delicious and creative restaurants in the spotlight. The 2018 RAMMY Awards, hosted by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, celebrates the diversity and expertise of D.C.’s most renowned food destinations.

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Spring flavors blossom in DC, including Astro Doughnuts monthly rotations

Spring blooms in the DC food scene

Food’s seasonal flavors, cherry blossom inspiration signal spring is here

As the snow melts and the cherry blossoms bloom, crisp, fresh flavors of spring replace the warm winter spices. Popular restaurants in the Washington, DC area are keeping up with the changing produce and introducing seasonal menus that highlight the best the spring has to offer. Spring dishes reconnect with the warmth of the earth, with the sweetness and crunch of fresh fruits and vegetables slicing through the earthier flavors, creating a refreshing medley of flavors that celebrate the celebrate the earth.

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