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When Trashy Drinks Get Classy, Plus More Intel

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Momofuku Nishi's limoncello slushie
Momofuku Nishi's limoncello slushie
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When lowbrow drinks go highbrow

Today's word of the day is "premiumization," referring to drinker demand for better (and more expensive) booze. See it play out with bars' attempts to make classy versions of lowbrow drinks like Boilermakers and tropical frozen concoctions. D.C. spots like Provision No. 14 and Jack Rose get into the game. [E]

Camel for dinner?

Adventurous eaters, take note. Wagshal's carries camel meat, and WaPo has a burger recipe for it. [WaPo]

Power dining

The Hollywood Reporter discovers the concept of D.C. "power dining," and talks to news anchors and political staffers about where the bigwigs go. As a result, suggestions are all over the place, from genuine power haunts like Fiola Mare, and places that just have attracted a celebrity guest or two at some point. [THR]

Bardo beefs up

Looks like Bardo's preparing to expand capacity:

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