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Coming Soon to Glover Park

While searching the Twittersphere tonight for “wine dc” I came across a most exciting handle: @SlateWineBar.  I have been scouting out wine bars in the area for years and had never seen this one so I immediately followed the link to Slate’s full profile which led me to their blog.

Slate Wine Bar is set to open some time THIS MONTH in Glover Park, just north of Georgetown.  This new wine bar will be moving into Kitchen‘s recently-vacated building at 2404 Wisconsin, NW.  According to Hyper Local Glover Park, “An investment group headed by a wine-loving lawyer bought Kitchen 2404 … Along with daily wine specials, tasting seminars, and winemaker’s dinners, Slate will feature cheese plates, charcuterie, a rotating seasonal menu, and daily and weekly food specials made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, [Elizabeth] Banker says. General manager Mark Krieger, a veteran of Chef Geoff’s (3201 New Mexico Ave.), is “developing the menu with the advice of various chefs,” Banker adds. “The food will be American, drawing on various global influences and flavors, since our wines will be from around the world.”

I’m very excited about potential wine-tasting classes and clubs mentioned in some of the recent press that has come out since Slate purchased Kitchen in mid July.

Image created by eater dc, July 11

Slate is going right to the top of my list and I will be pacing the sidewalk outside their door until they let me in.  I will keep you posted as to when that happens!

Salute! Mariesa

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Out of the Bucket Part II

To continue this week’s tour of Chinatown and Penn Quarter, and to keep going down the list, we’ll visit one of my other favorite places.  As promised, this is my spot for wine when I find myself anywhere close to the Verizon center.

Welcome to Proof

The wine Bar at Proof – photo from Proofdc.com

Nice atmosphere + good wine = Proof you should add this to your list

I found myself Proof’  for the first time a few years ago when I had just missed getting into the National Portrait Gallery, one of my all-time favorite DC museums, and Proof was right around the corner.  I sat at the bar, pictured above, and to my great delight, the current exhibition from the Portrait Gallery was on display via the four flat screens above!  Not only could I view the art I’d intended to see, but I could do it in the company of big, jammy glass of red poured for me by elegant staff into even more elegant stemware.

If Benjamin Franklin said it, there must be something to it! 

As posted on Proof’s Website

In true wine bar fashion, Proof has over 40 wines by the glass.  Their selection of over 1,000 bottles includes both Old World wines from Europe and Mediterranean basin and New World wines from Australia and New Zealand, to the Americas.  The food menu is also worth a gander and I can vouch for its cheese and charcuterie selections which boast a number of my Italian favorites like cured meets bresaola and finocchiona as well as uber-delicious cheeses morbier and gorgonzola dolce, to name only a few of many.

Need I say more? Andiamo!

Salute, Mariesa

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