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Gina Chersevani Out at PS 7’s

“It’s like a divorce,” says the popular bartender.
Gina Chersevani at PS7’s.

Here’s sad news for anyone who loves posting up at PS 7’s bar and sipping a creative cocktail from Gina Chersevani: The self-dubbed “mixtress” left chef Peter Smith’s Penn Quarter eatery this week.

According to Chersevani, a disagreement with Smith led to the split. The duo—who’ve been a prominent team both in the restaurant and out on the event circuit—were developing a new concept together this year, but it’s unclear whether or not that will go forward as planned.

“How do you leave a place after three years and separate yourself?” says Chersevani. “It’s like a divorce.”

Chersevani is currently weighing the prospects (a cuptail-ery, pretty please?). We’ll catch up with Smith as soon as possible to find out about his plans.

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Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.