Entries by Trent Johnson

Open Your Ears and Listen to the Sounds of the City

If you’re plugged into the local DC music scene, it’s likely you’re a frequent visitor of DC Music Download. The site is notable and reliable when it comes to tapping the pulse of the latest and greatest artists from the area. Every year, the site celebrates its anniversary around this time, and 2017 is no […]

Meet SRG’s New Pastry Perfectionist, Alex Levin

Starting this month, the Schlow Restaurant Group (SRG) led by chef Michael Schlow will open their doors to new pastry chef Alex Levin. In his role, Levin is set to lead and manage across the country. In a previous stop, the pastry dynamo wowed customers at Altamarea Group’s DC location, Osteria Morini. Before trying his […]

Collaboration Brews: Matches Made by Beer Cupid

February houses Valentine’s Day, the 24-hour period where folks are expected to drop their normal routines in favor of either pleasing, or chasing, a significant other with extravagant gifts and grandiose gestures of kindness. Apart from people celebrating the idealism centered on the pairing of two individuals, breweries have also been dipping their toes in […]

Behind the Bar: Big Easy Bars

With February comes the celebrated New Orleans staple of Mardi Gras, and even though we’re a few states north of Louisiana, the distance between DC and the festivities seems non-existent given the number of local bars offering a slice of the Southeast region. On Tap traveled to a few locations boasting New Orleans-style libations, so […]

A Day in the Life with Chef Jonathan Dearden

Chef Jonathan Dearden thrives with knives behind Radiator’s kitchen doors, prepping the kitchen to old school hip-hop and grazing on snacks scattered about his workspace. The former Ardeo + Bardeo Executive Chef leads the culinary charge at Kimpton’s Radiator, a buzzworthy cocktail bar and restaurant that opened on 14th Street last summer. Dearden draws on […]

What’s On Tap

Greetings, beer nerds! As you likely know, there are a number of wonderful establishments in the DMV where you can grab a pint, and their menus are always evolving and adapting to your tastes. If you’d rather avoid the guessing game, check out some of what’s coming up On Tap at these beer hot spots. […]

Spider-Man Visits Washington Monument in ‘Homecoming’

Yo, looks like Donald Trump isn’t the only one making his DC debut next year. Who’s the other you might be asking? Well, it appears New York’s friendly Spider-Man will make a cameo in the nation’s capital as he does battle with The Vulture in Sony and Marvel Studios’ film Spider-Man: Homecoming. In the 2017 […]

Behind the Bar: December 2016

Each December marks a landmark day in American history – the repeal of Prohibition. Without that turn of events, we’d likely still be turning to our neighborhood speakeasy to quench our thirst.  While speakeasies aren’t a necessity today, they still hold appeal – for their cozy ambiance and retro nostalgia, not to mention fabulous drinks.  […]

Ask the Experts: Retailers on Cider

One of my best friends in college never drank beer. When I say beer, I’m talking the entire spectrum of products — no crafts, no cheap 30 packs and certainly no crazy sours. He was a spirits and cider guy, specifically the latter. No matter the place we were drinking, no matter the specials scribbled […]