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Seis de Mayo

May 6, 2012

Seis de Mayo
Last night, the 5th of May, millions of people commemorated the Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla (1862) with volleys of shots — of tequila — bravura barrages of beer, and murderous margaritas. Unsurprisingly, this morning finds heads held hostage and stomachs seared from nacho napalm. Today’s Spanish vocabulary lesson: crudo means ” hangover.”

If you celebrated Cinco de Mayo with cerveza, celebrate Seis de Mayo this morning with el desayuno de los campeones, the Breakfast of Champions. The traditional Mexican hangover cure is menudo tripe soup or stew.

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The Martini

March 21, 2012

The Martini

“The martini is to modern American literature and lore what mead wine was to Norse sagas or claret to 18th-century English literature.”

– “The Perfect Martini by Christopher Buckley,” Daily Beast

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Image (“Boy Wearing a Turban and Holding a Cocktail, after Michael Sweerts”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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New Year’s Hangover

January 1, 2012

New Year's Hangover

“Gwyneth Paltrow’s Hangover Remedies,” Access Hollywood

“Top Ten hangover remedies,”Gayle Falkenthal, Washington Times

“How James Bond Cured A Hangover (And 5 More Remedies),” Victoria von Biel, Forbes

“Can a pill cure hangovers?” William Marquez, BBC News Magazine

“New Year’s Hangover Cure: Less Booze, More H2O,” Lindsey Tanner, AP via Time

“What is a Hangover?” Kyle Hill, Science-Based Life

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Image (“Pablo’s Hangover, after Picasso”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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Boxcar Tavern Opens Friday

December 27, 2011

Boxcar Tavern Opens Friday

Eastern Market will have a new neighbor starting Friday. Boxcar Tavern opens on December 30, 2011 at 224 7th Street SE, formerly the site of the Petit Gourmet food shop. Check out the handsome tavern website and the write-up and photos of the interior at Thrillist .

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Seis de Mayo

May 6, 2011

Seis de Mayo

Last night, the 5th of May, millions of people commemorated the Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla (1862) with volleys of shots — of tequila — bravura barrages of beer, and murderous margaritas. Unsurprisingly, this morning finds heads held hostage and stomachs seared from nacho napalm. Today’s Spanish vocabulary lesson: crudo means ” hangover.”

 If you celebrated Cinco de Mayo with cerveza, celebrate Seis de Mayo this morning with el desayuno de los campeones, the Breakfast of Champions. The traditional Mexican hangover cure is menudo tripe soup or stew.

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Hardware Happy Hour

December 23, 2010

Robot bartenders give the term “Structural Unemployment” a whole new meaning.

Given recent advances in CocktailRobotics, you probably should replace those old legacy robot bartenders from back in the 20th century:

 More:

“Drinking with droids at BarBot 2010,” James Martin, Cnet News.

“BarBot 2010 Celebrates Cocktail-Making Robots and Booze Lovers,” Caleb Johnson, Switched.com

Roboexotica

 

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Food Blogger Happy Hour

August 25, 2010

Food Blogger Happy Hour

DC Food Blogger Happy Hour
September 1, 2010, 6PM
@Poste Moderne Brasserie
555 8th St. NW
Washington, DC 20004

Co-hosts: Amelia of Gradually Greener and Jenna of ModernDomestic. This will be the first anniversary of the monthly DC event. RSVP here.

 

Image (“Food Blogger Happy Hour, after Osias Beert the Elder”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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DC Food Blogger Happy Hour Wednesday, June 2nd

June 1, 2010

DC Food Blogger Happy Hour, Wednesday June 2nd

DC Food Blogger Happy Hour
Wednesday June 2, 2010 – 6 to 8 pm
ZENTAN
Donvan House Hotel
1155 14th street NW
Washington, D.C 20005

RSVP on Facebook.

More at: Capital Spice, Dining in DCGirl Meets Food, Gradually Greener, Johnna Knows Good Food, Modern Domestic, Thrifty DC Cook, and elsewhere in the DC foodie Blogosphere.

 

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Tonight: Perfect DC Entertainment

May 13, 2010

 Tonight: Perfect DC Entertainment

Tonight, after your 9 to 5, go straight to Wonderland Ballroom for a session of PowerPoint Karaoke. Starting at 6:30 PM, cubicle slaves will ad-lib presentations illustrated by a display of random PowerPoint slides. Sounds like a typical meeting at work, except for the booze. Will there be donuts? Go and find out.

PowerPoint Karaoke
Thursday, May 13, 2010
6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

Wonderland Ballroom
1101 Kenyon St, NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 232-5263

Presented by I Hate My 9 to 5

Psst: You can sign up early.

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Seis de Mayo

May 6, 2010

Seis de Mayo

Last night, the 5th of May, millions of people commemorated the Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla (1862) with volleys of shots — of tequila — bravura barrages of beer, and murderous margaritas. Unsurprisingly, this morning finds heads held hostage and stomachs seared from nacho napalm. Today’s Spanish vocabulary lesson: crudo means ” hangover.”

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