Tuxedos: White House Correspondents’ Dinner vs. The Oscars
Washington, DC. April 25th 2012. With The White House Correspondent’s Dinner only days away, our city is electrified as DC gents “tux-up” for Washington’s Oscar moment. And for all you gents in search of your ultimate tuxedo combination, here’s some inspiration from Hollywood’s finest. Enjoy!
Posted 1 year ago
Bar Talk With Derek Brown: 8 Questions We Asked Behind The Bar
When did you know that you were going to make a career out of drinking?
“If I had known I could drink for a living I might have skipped college, truthfully. Glad I didn’t though because alcohol has a marvelous way of telling the story of humanity. The first bartending job I got led me down a rabbit hole of great cocktails, great spirits and the stories behind them. That was some ten years ago and I haven’t looked back since.”
What kind of training does a mixologist get?
“One of my mentors once said the best way to learn is: “Read a little and drink a lot.” I’ve gladly obliged. Much of it is self learned, but I also have studied with great bartenders along the way such as Dale Degroff as part of the Beverage Alcohol Resource (BAR) program.”
What’s the best bottle you have at home right now?
“The best bottle I have is empty. It was the Nebuchadnezzar of Champagne (that’s a bottle that fits 20 bottles) that was served at my wedding. We kept it as a memento. It needed two people to open and served 100 people.”
What’s the next big trend in mixology you can share with us first?
“Fortified wines, especially vermouth. In the United States we think of vermouth as a old lady drink when it’s a very common aperitif drink in Spain, France, and Italy. It’s one of the most consumed beverages in Europe. Other than that, expect Rye Whiskey to continue to grow as a category of American Whiskey.”
How would you describe the Lost Boys cocktail?
“It’s a drink that’s both primitive with it’s smoky, earthy qualities and still refined in it’s delivery. It’s like having a camp fire in the middle of five-star hotel.”
Three words that describe your sense of style.
“Classic, simple but urbane. Just like cocktails. To me, it’s about clothes that look good in any era.”
What’s the best pick-up line you’ve ever overheard?
“OK, this was amazing. The guy started with a card trick. He made seven piles out of a deck of cards and asked the girl to shuffle each pile. After, he lifted the top cards and revealed that it was his phone number.”
And finally, behind the bar, what’s your favorite curse word?
“The best one, f**k. Sorry, it’s just so versatile.”
Posted 1 year ago
DRINK Like A Man (feat. The Columbia Room’s Derek Brown and his chainsaw)
Who knew that making the manliest cocktail would involve a chainsaw? We make a lot of friends here at Lost Boys and Derek Brown (Owner of The Columbia Room) is one of our favorites. Derek and Kelly go way back and this week Kelly’s asking him to share his mixology secrets with you. Grab your notebook and your chainsaw and get ready to to DRINK Like A Man.
*** Wanna taste the Lost Boys cocktail? As a special favor to Kelly, Derek and the team at The Columbia Room will be serving up this secret recipe to guys in-the-know ordering off the menu (and the record).
Posted 1 year ago
EAT Like A Man (feat. Bryan Voltaggio, Chef/Owner VOLT | Lunchbox)
Fashion Meets Foodies. Kelly dishes style while Bryan serves up his secrets to making the manliest sandwich.
*** Wanna bite into it? Order the limited edition “Lost Boy Sandwich” underground style. Only served at Lunchbox for one month (from today 3/14). Get cracking and send us a pic of you tearing into one!