Friday, May 9, 2008

New In The District

For your Friday reading pleasure:

Spring cocktail trends

With the warm weather here to stay, restaurants are creating lighter menus in time for summer, and for local mixologists, “lighter” means that everything from celery to hibiscus will be popping up in glasses around the city.

May 8 marked the start of World Cocktail Week, which celebrates the history of cocktails and honors the bartenders who have been mixing them for two centuries…
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New shows at the National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery recently opened a pair of shows, Zaida Ben-Yusuf: New York Portrait Photographer and Edward Steichen: Portraits, which combine to weave a single portrait of American cultural life in the early decades of the twentieth century. Though Steichen is the much better known photographer, Ben-Yusuf’s work is equally compelling, and together the two exhibitions portray a range of politicians, actors, writers, musicians and other important figures, giving us a glimpse back into time… Read More

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