City Paper hails Jerk N Juice for flavorful Jamaican food
Chef Marlon McKnight will serve the sweet, golden Jamaican dough treats called festivals as a side at Jerk N Juice, D.C.'s latest destination for Jamaica food, when it launches on Dec. 1, Laura Hayes writes for Washington City Paper.
Dishes range from a jerk chicken BLT to braised oxtails and curried shrimp, and you can pair each meal with a tropical fruit juice to which alcohol can be added.
Washington City Paper preview of Benjamin's on Franklin
"The bar housed inside Tastemakers—Benjamin's on Franklin—is now open with limited hours (Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. to midnight)....There are hints of Benjamin Franklin everywhere including cocktails made with one of his favorite potent potables. "Three Flies" has a madeira base, plus strawberry and lemon served over crushed ice in the style of a cobbler."
VegNews Highlights DC Vegan's new storefront in Tastemakers
Tastemakers "will host new vegan stall Pianta starting this month. The vegan Italian deli counter is the brick-and-mortar concept of local business DC Vegan Catering—founded in 2015 by Michael and Leah Moon—and will feature a number of authentic Italian deli sandwiches and sides.