Jack Rose Dining Saloon, the multi-level bar in Adams Morgan known for its enormous whiskey selection, has introduced a “Drink Your Thanksgiving Dinner” menu with multiple cocktail courses meant to mimic traditional holiday food flavors.
Bottled drinks include “Cranberry & Potatoes” (potato vodka, Barrow’s intense ginger, cranberry sauce, lemon, baked apple bitters) and a “Stuffing Daiquiri,” with savory stuffed rum, fermented garlic honey, sugar, and lime. Other Thanksgiving dinner notes include sweet potato-infused bourbon, jet puffed marshmallow syrup, and bone-washed baked citrus amaro. Beverage director Andy Bixby’s five-course kit for two costs $90.
Jack Rose offers a Thanksgiving food menu full of appetizers, sides, and desserts like bourbon-spiked pies (preorder for pickup on Wednesday, November 25). Chef Russell Jones also just rolled out a new takeout and delivery ghost kitchen, “Wing Club,” that sends out bourbon-glazed wings alongside other fried (Cajun dry rub, Buffalo), and grilled (spicy harissa, Carolina barbecue) options.
In other news...
- The Washington Post’s annual top 10 barbecue list is out, and Riverdale, Maryland, newcomer 2Fifty Texas BBQ took first place. Other newbies include Arlington’s Smokecraft Modern Barbecue (No. 4) and Ruthie’s All-Day (No. 8). D.C.’s Federalist Pig dropped significantly, from No. 2 to No. 7.
- Chef Guo WenJun’s ultra fancy Chinese restaurant Chef Guo returns to the Alexandria dining scene after an eight-month hiatus, reports NoVa Mag. For its pandemic-era reboot, just 10 patrons a day will be able to order a 16-course feast ($198).
- Amy Brandwein’s four-course Chef’s Tasting Menu has returned to Centrolina on Thursdays with rotating themes like truffles ($100). The team also hosts a Zoom cooking class on Sunday, November 15 (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.) on how to make four Thanksgiving dishes ($20).
- Alexandria Restaurant Partners just expanded Old Town’s Mia’s Italian Kitchen as a Shirlington ghost kitchen for delivery via UberEats and GrubHub. Its virtual footprint also includes Touchdown Wings & Burgers in Alexandria.