Some residential neighborhoods in D.C. are developing a jagged skyline as row house owners build up -- adding on vertically to create so-called "pop-up" houses with more floors than their neighbors. We consider the practical, aesthetic and zoning issues created by pop-ups buildings.
The first known reference to the term “cocktail” appeared in a New York newspaper on May 6th, 1806. Now bartenders are marking the date with “World Cocktail Week” — a celebration of cocktail history and innovative new directions in mixology. Kojo explores the origins of great drinks and how innovators are trying to take the cocktail into the twenty-first century.
- Todd Thrasher Owner and Bartender, PX, Restaurant Eve and Majestic
- Derek Brown Beverage consultant, bartender, somellier; co-founder, DC Craft Bartender's Guild
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