Tag: vodka

What to Order at Russia House

A shot of Imperia vodka launches a very smooth evening at Washington, D.C.'s Russia House Restaurant and Lounge. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

On a quick trip to the District of Columbia with the Brawny Sherpa and the most senior of our youthful adventurers, we opt for dinner at the Russia House both for its convenience — located in close proximity to the Washington…

ISO Lemon Drop

Some days just call for steakhouses and martinis, especially if the nights are growing longer and the world is growing darker. Why not celebrate the night? My new favorite place for a walk back to the ’70s—when the grownups dressed…

Street Art: Russia

Russia is another society I am intimidated by—its wars, its strength, its vastness, its vodka. As I do in Germany, I expect its street art and graffiti to be fierce, aggressive, bold. As in Germany, I find some of what…

Sunday Bloodies

My little habit of appreciating a Bloody Mary sometime during any given Sunday probably started years ago at the Colgate Inn in Hamilton, N.Y., back when drinking at age 18 was still legal and Sundays weren’t ruined by multitasking or…

Chewing It Up in Red Square

Eating at Bosco Café, sited in Red Square, is a bit like riding a gondola in Venice: You’ve come so far, are you really going to pass it up just because the adventure is a little pricey? After 10 days…