Entries by Anna Jacoby

Todd Thrasher Looks Back At First Year Making Rum, Not War

It has officially been more than a year since bartender Todd Thrasher crossed the Potomac River from his mainstay in Alexandria’s Old Town, to open a rum distillery and bar at The Wharf, the now-established megadevelopment in Southwest DC. Thrasher’s bar, Tiki TNT, brings a healthy dose of island vibes to a city of people […]

Dram & Grain Makes Happy Hour Debut

If the fictional high school chemistry teacher Walter White from AMC’s Breaking Bad put his talents toward making cocktails instead of methamphetamine, he’d be Andy Bixby. At a cocktail tasting hosted at Dram & Grain in Adams Morgan, Bixby threw around terms like “spherification” to describe how he trapped applewood-smoked cucumber juice in a bubble […]

Brassiere Liberté Brings French Staples to Georgetown

Georgetown’s dining scene has been a touch sleepy over the past few years. Up-and-coming neighborhoods in the District have overshadowed once-thriving, traditional food hubs like Georgetown as of late. As the city rapidly changes, restaurateurs looking to open new restaurants turn toward emerging neighborhoods like Shaw, H Street or The Wharf, to name a few. […]

5 Thanksgiving Meal Alternatives

Let’s face it: Thanksgiving dinner is a lot of work. Between the preparations, inevitable family tiffs and the clean-up process, it’s a downright exhausting evening, especially if you’re the one responsible for the cooking. Though wine refills can help you get through it, #FrayLife has other ideas. Save yourself from holiday trauma by dining out […]

Mintwood Place Elevates Happy Hour Menu

Three talented chefs – all who have made the rounds in DC’s fine dining scene – have helmed the kitchen as chef de cuisine at Mintwood Place since it was first opened by owner and RAMMY winner Cedric Maupillierin in 2012. Two years ago that title was taken over by Le Diplomate alum Matthew Cockrell, […]

7 DC Brews To Enjoy During Fall

Bars are changing their tap lines to get you in your fall feels. It’s time to say goodbye to the summer ales and fruity goses, and pick up a fall brew!  Fall craft beer is more than pumpkin spice flavors and Oktoberfest varietals. Although there’s nothing wrong with a gourd-inspired beer, this is the season […]

5 Places You Can Go Hiking in DC Without Leaving the City

Just because you live in the city doesn’t mean you have to schlep an hour or more away to find a good hiking trail. Thanks to the abundant amount of public parks and preserved wooded areas in D.C., you can easily go hiking without having to leave the city. All of the following hiking trails […]

Aslin Beer Taps Into Wider DMV Market

If you wanted to get your hands on the highly sought-after cans of beer from Aslin Brewing Company prior to this summer, you had to get in the car and make the pilgrimage to a humble strip mall in Herndon, Virginia. Beer aficionados have been camping out in line outside Aslin in the hopes of […]

Cannabis Culture: SweetWater’s 420 Strain Brews

The stigma surrounding marijuana consumption is settling down in North America, albeit at a glacial pace. As of this July, 33 states in the U.S. have broadly legalized or decriminalized cannabis in some form while its northern neighbors in Canada fully legalized its recreational use last fall. A competing trade embracing this change is the […]