Author Archives: Joel Whitaker

Bistrot Royal to Close, Owners to Focus on Bastille in The Asher, Alexandria

Chef/Owners Christophe & Michelle Poteaux of Bastille announced will close the restaurant’s former location and current incarnation, “Bistrot Royal” at 1201 N. Royal Street in Alexandria, after service on April 30, 2016.  The husband and wife duo will concentrate on … Continue reading

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Alfie’s Fabian Malone Named to Avua Cachaca’s ‘Team USA’

Fabian Malone,  the bartender at Alfie’s, Washington, D.C., is one of 25 bartenders named to Avuá Cachaça “Team USA,” a roster of the country’s top bartenders who share in Avuá’s passion for Brazil’s culture, flavor and the biggest sporting event … Continue reading

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Why Watch Basketball When You Can Watch Bartenders Battle?

U Street bar and restaurant Hawthorne (1336 U St NW) and Bud Light are hosting a Bracket Battle on Monday, March 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. The free and open to the public event will feature bartenders from bars across D.C. competing to see who can mix the best beer cocktail. Eight mixologists — from Hawthorne, Soundcheck, Echostage, Provision No. 14, Chinese … Continue reading

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