Hemingway Rum Company officially opened its doors in Key West Florida Saturday, not far from where Ernest Hemingway lived for nearly all of the 1930s — and from where “Papa” often embarked for his boat trips to Cuba aboard his vessel, the Pilar, which lent its name to the new rum.
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Craft brewer Devils Backbone, based in Roseland, Virginia, announced their Heartland Initiative and Heartland Series, a new program the brewer is fostering in order to support philanthropy, partnerships and sustainability efforts.
We know you have choices when you go to the liquor store, but in the ever-expanding world of craft beer, wine and spirits, there are now more options than ever to enjoy at home, with friends or before the outdoor summer fire. Here are just a few products to keep your eyes out for as the summer weather gets ever closer:
Alexandria, Virginia’s waterfront has benefited from a riverside restaurant renaissance, and one of the crown jewels in that rejuvenation is Blackwall Hitch, an oyster and seafood boutique on the docks that has gone one step further in the oyster game with the recent addition to its offerings of the Blackwall Beauty oyster.
The MGM National Harbor’s Spa and Salon offers a “Double Your Pleasure” massage treatment, wherein two therapists work in tandem to work out the kinks of a body in pain — or, in my case, perpetual pain.
The Palm may be D.C.’s most iconic spot for a power lunch. Since 1926 politicians, power-brokers change-makers, journalists, the elite, the locals and the intrepid visitors intent on finding the cuisine for which the capital has become lauded have come to this singular Italian spot in Northwest to break bread and enjoy recipes that Pio Bozzi and John Ganzi brought over from the Old Country.
Comedian Paul Scheer, who is appearing on the political comedy “Veep” this season, recently teamed up with award-winning bartender Pam Wiznitzer for a special event in New York to celebrate the unveiling of two new Pepsi-Cola 1893 flavors, Black Currant Cola and Citrus Cola.
While, yes, Bourbon County, Kentucky, is the birthplace of America’s favorite whiskey, the “rules” dictate that bourbon can be made anywhere, so long as it is 51 percent corn and distilled in virgin charred oak barrels (typically of white oak). Not far from New York City, Hudson Whiskey — named for the Dutch explorer who lent his name to the river separating Gotham from New Jersey — has been getting in on the action, with both a Yankee take on traditional bourbon as well as a rye whiskey.