Small Plates: Area Bars, Restaurants Join Lincoln Party
Abraham Lincoln is having one heck of a birthday celebration. Not only are local museums and theaters opening exhibits and shows in his honor, but area bars and restaurants are getting into the spirit, too.
The Honest Abe recently debuted at Article One (400 New Jersey Ave. NW) at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in honor of the Great Emancipators bicentennial. The drink, reminiscent of a mojito, is composed of Makers Mark, iced tea, simple syrup and mint.
The bar chose bourbon as a jumping-off point for the cocktail because the spirit comes from Kentucky, Lincolns birthplace. Patrons are advised to use their Lincoln money to buy the cocktail, which costs $10.01. The cocktail will be offered through the end of April. The Hyatt is also offering travel packages that include a stay at the hotel and tickets to Fords Theatre.
Westend Bistro (1190 22nd St. NW) has also done its part to toast the 16th president. The Foggy Bottom restaurant will be offering a slice of lemon custard pie supposedly Lincolns favorite dessert for a penny with the purchase of a lunch or dinner entree. No word on whether theyll be sticking candles in this sweet treat, offered through Sunday.