Join us today at 11 AM to chat with Ann Limpert. Have questions what to eat this Memorial Day weekend? The area’s recent taqueria boom? Or maybe you just need a dinner recommendation. Leave a question now, and Ann will get to as many as this morning.
Ann: Good morning, chatters! Hope you’ve all had great weeks.
When it comes to cocktails, I lean towards more sour and tangy flavors than sweet, or even bitter. So I was overjoyed when I found the Happy Valley at Queen’s English. It’s riff on a whiskey sour made with rye, sour plum, lemons and limes, and cider vinegar. Reads aggressive, but it goes down soooo easy. I’d go back just for that (and the funky wine list, full of natural and offbeat bottles, is no slouch either). Another recent stunner in the same vein: the Cane Fever at Trinidadian restaurant Cane, which mixes rum with a pineapple-habanero shrub and sparkling water. And if, like me, you’re into the really sour stuff, I’d recommend picking up a four-pack of Anxo’s rose cider. It’s SweetTart-level puckery, and takes a few sips to get used to, but I’m pretty hooked.
Just a quick reminder and then we’ll dive into the chat: It’s the last day to get 20 percent off tickets to our awesome Best of Washington party, happening June 6th at the National Building Museum. You can snag tickets here—Use discount code WASHMAGLIMPERT.
It’s basically a stuff-your-face event which features restaurants from our 100 Best Restaurants and Cheap Eats lists (plus some new arrivals on the scene). The chefs really bring it: Last year, the Daikaya folks set up a mini tasting menu bar. This year, we’ve got some great places on board: Mama Chang, Poca Madre, Momofuku CCDC, St. Anselm…
Onto your questions! Ask them in the form below; the chat transcript shows up underneath.