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.
New menu reflects Kim’s origins, culinary creativities combining Korean influence, island flavors
Tiki TNT at the Wharf DC has a new executive chef in Steve Y. Kim, who had hosted several pop-up dinners at the waterfront island-vibe bar and eatery. Now, the menu will combine Kim’s Korean background and culture into new dishes that also reflect island-vibrant flavors and robust tastes.
Getting there on the water taxi is half the fun
Spring is in the air and the District Wharf has something for everyone. At Recreation Pier, the Wharf Boathouse offers walk-up service for kayak and paddleboard rentals on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes and tours can be booked in advance. For those who can’t stay away from the river, season passes can also be purchased.
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.
New menu brings fan favorites and seafood classics in a takout format
Spring is in full bloom and many Capitol Riverfront fans are welcoming the return of The Salt Line. The riverside restaurant and bar by award-winning chef and partner Kyle Bailey reopens May 13. The all-takeout menu, known as TSL To-Go, will feature much of the traditional fare and New England-inspired classics for which the restaurant is known. The Salt Line will offer the To-Go menu items for pick-up or delivery.
Officina Provisions, Masseria a Casa continue to provide food, meals for the home
According to an email from Nicholas Stefanelli, Officina is open again for on-premises dining. Both the Trattoria menu and the fire-isde Terrazza option are available on the rooftop pergola. The restaurant also opened up outdoor seating at the Cafe. The Cafe experience starts with the to-go window that was opened for added convenience due to the pandemic.
Delivered and pick-up market items provide variety to break up the fridge-food preparation monotony
There’s something cooking at the District Wharf, and it just might be something you have to finish off at home. During stay-at-home orders, Officina Provisions look like just the ticket to get specialty food for the home and break up the fridge-food monotony. Delivered to customers’ doors, the meal kits come in packages that can be prepared at home or already prepared.
Diversity, career development at heart of Truluck’s culture
Seafood chain Truluck’s Ocean’s Finest Seafood & Crab plans a new restaurant at Anthem Row in its corner K Street building in Mount Vernon Square, Washington, D.C. The total space spans 10,313 square feet and will become a reality by April. What’s even better is the restaurant is hiring 100 employees to support its operations. The location features a Stone Crab Lounge with live entertainment. The seafood chain also operates in Texas, Florida, California, and Illinois, with the D.C. Truluck’s becoming its 13th restaurant.