We Don’t Support Cosmo Nails DC

So I get off in time from work to make it to what I think is the happy hour at the Cosmo Nail shop in Adams Morgan. I’ve been to this place before and had a great experience. I have a story for you this second time.

I am headed to the nail shop and I look online before I get there and see that you can get a Gel Manicure & Pedicure for $50. I want you all to read that statement one more time for me and tell me what you guys read. 

So anyway they are really nice throughout the process and now it’s time to pay. They say oh, the pedicure is $45 and the manicure is $26. I say, oh no it’s not. The website says it’s a Gel Manicure and Pedicure for $50. Instead of them giving great customer service, the manager argues me down. I tell her all I’m willing to pay is $50 because that is what is on the website. Next, is what took me over the edge. She threatens to call the police and you know what I tell her, please do!

She calls and I listen in to what she’s saying. I don’t have time for lies and I’m also still in shock that me as a paying customer showed the website and she says oh that’s for a regular pedicure. Not on any line of the website does it say with that combo is a regular manicure.

I sit and wait for about 20 minutes for the police to get there. She then goes and finds some paper, not the website and shows the prices I was never shown nor never read. I kind of go back and forth with her and then I tell the police officer to please look at the website.

He looks at the site and see’s what I see. He talks to the manager privately and during this time ANOTHER officer shows up. I’m furious but I’m also keeping my composure. These situations require a black woman to keep her composure because things could have went left quickly. I was beyond angry. 

The manager keeps going on and on about how it doesn’t say “and gel manicure” but did it say “and regular manicure”? No it did not!

The other cop hears the story and the cops both side with me after about 45 minutes. They say she saw $50 so she can pay that. Once I pay for it the manager is still being rude to me. I said we all could have been done with this an hour ago. I pay and leave.

I just want to say I have never been to an establishment that does not make a customer happy. This shop is new and in Adams Morgan where a lot of Caucasians live. I guess the Asians thought because I’m black that I don’t know my rights and that I don’t know what I saw. I felt really insulted and I hope that anyone that is black does not support this business in any way. This is not how you treat your customers. 

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Monday Means “Picnics at the Goat” as The Fainting Goat Launches Summer-Inspired Family-Style Feasts through September

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Executive Chef Nathan Beauchamp Hosts Maryland Blue Crab Feasts, Lobster Boils and Fried Chicken Picnics from July – September

WASHINGTON, DC (July 20, 2015) – Summertime on the east coast often evokes memories of Maryland blue crab feasts, lobster boils on the beach and gatherings with friends and family. Celebrating the most delicious of summer’s bounty, The Fainting Goat on U Street is launching “Picnics at the Goat” on Monday evenings, a series of monthly-rotating, casual family-style suppers focused around different iconic summer foods. The series kicks off tonight, July 20, with a juicy fried chicken feast complete with hot biscuits, smoked Gouda mac ‘n cheese and other summer sides.

Executive Chef Nathan Beauchamp is inviting groups of two or more to come enjoy summer-favorite fare, such as Maryland blue crabs, peel n’ eat shrimp, and a classic lobster boil complete with Andouille sausage, potatoes and corn on the cob. Ranging from $25-$40 per person, the feasts are available every Monday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The full schedule and menus are below.

JULY – Fried Chicken Picnics

(7/20, 7/27)

Chef Beauchamp is frying up juicy chicken and serving alongside family-style sides of creamy-style coleslaw, freshly baked biscuits, smoked Gouda mac ‘n cheese, and to end the meal, homemade strawberry shortcake.

AUGUST – Maryland Blue Crab Feasts

(8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31)

An Eastern Shore native, Chef Beauchamp’s childhood was spent cracking crabs on the Chesapeake Bay. He’s bringing in peak-season Maryland Blue Crabs, and serving with the sides he loves most – corn on the cob, coleslaw, peel n’ eat shrimp, and for dessert, homemade summer berry cobbler.

SEPTEMBER – Lobster Boils

(9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28)

Chef Beauchamp will host a classic lobster boil evocative of a summer gathering on the beach, with fresh lobster, corn on the cob, Andouille sausage and red potatoes, and serve a freshly baked seasonal fruit pie to end the meal on a sweet note.

The picnics will range from $25-$40 per person, with a minimum of two people depending on the week’s menu. Menus are subject to change based on availability. Reservations are required and should be made in advance by calling the restaurant at (202) 735-0344. For more information, please visit http://www.faintinggoatdc.com.

About The Fainting Goat

Opened in December 2014, The Fainting Goat is a neighborhood restaurant and bar located in Washington, DC’s hip 14th Street neighborhood at 1330 U Street, NW. The chic, welcoming restaurant serves a seasonal modern American menu from Executive Chef Nathan Beauchamp along with an extensive selection of bottled and draft microbrews, wines, craft cocktails and punches. For more information, please call (202) 735-0344, visit them online at http://www.faintinggoatdc.com or connect with them on Twitter (@FaintingGoatDC), Facebook (www.facebook.com/faintinggoatdc) or Instagram (@FaintingGoatDC).

Press Release from:

Brittany Garrison, ThreeLockharts Communications

Capitol Hill’s Stanton & Greene Launches All-Day Sunday Brunch with Wagyu Steak & Eggs, Chorizo “Pigs in a Blanket” and Morning Coffee- & Beer-Tails

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Red velvet pancakes & housemade chorizo breakfast sandwiches available starting Sunday, July 19 at Pennsylvania Avenue’s newest restaurant + bar

WASHINGTON, DC (July 15, 2015) – Capitol Hill’s newest restaurant, Stanton & Greene has just announced it will be launching all-day Sunday brunch, starting this Sunday, July 19th. Available every Sunday, “all day” from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Stanton & Greene’s new brunch menu features an array of shareable bites, and both savory and sweet larger plates, in addition to creative coffee- and beer-infused brunch cocktails for diners morning, afternoon and night.

The playful “Pigs in a Blanket” hit that perfect sweet-and-salty balance, featuring bites of housemade chorizo wrapped in pancake fry batter, dusted with powdered sugar and served with fresh blackberry maple syrup ($10). Fluffy Shrimp Fritters are speckled with charred summer corn and bell peppers, served alongside a roasted jalapeno cilantro aioli ($10), and the trio of Deviled Eggs comes with variety – charred & pickled jalapeno, chorizo & pimento cheese, and a classic deviled recipe with b&b pickles ($9).

Hearty savory dishes include Steak & Eggs, which gets an upscale modern twist with Wagyu beef, fried potato boats, sautéed spinach, a 60-minute egg and hollandaise ($24), homemade Chorizo Breakfast Sandwich topped with cheddar, applewood-smoked bacon, dijonaise, and a sunny-side up egg on a potato bun ($14), a Smoked Trout Benedict with potato cakes, 60-minute egg, sautéed spinach, dill hollandaise and salmon roe ($14), and Tasso-Spiced Pork Belly Hash with peppers, onions, crispy potatoes, egg and herbs ($14).

For brunch-goers with a sweet tooth, the menu offers indulgent, oversized Red Velvet Pancakes layered with whipped cream cheese frosting, powdered sugar and maple syrup ($12), Granola-Crusted French Toast with berry compote and powdered sugar ($12), Greek Berry Yogurt with house granola, vanilla honey and fresh berries ($9), and homemade Cappuccino Coffee Cake with an espresso glaze ($7).

“Between Two Slices,” guests will find lunchtime-perfect sandwiches and burgers such as the Shrimp Po’Boy with cornmeal-crusted shrimp, lemon caper aioli, and slaw on a pretzel roll ($16), French Dip featuring thin-sliced grassfed beef, horseradish aioli and Grayson cheese on a pretzel roll ($15), the chickpea/lentil/quinoa/barley-based Veggie Burger ($12) and infamous double-decker Greene Burger stacking two 6oz. bacon-infused beef patties, smoked gouda, crispy bacon, onion rings and bacon aioli on a pretzel roll ($24).

Known for its innovative craft cocktails and well-curated American spirit selection, Stanton & Greene’s talented bar team has created several signature brunch cocktails to pair alongside the food menu.

The fruit-forward Field of Dreams ($12) is made with Hayman’s Old Tom Gin, Giffard Crème de Framboise, Passoa, fresh lemon, sugar, soda, egg white and Peychaud’s bitters, while the High Treason ($12) gives diners a buzz in two ways, infusing Leopold’s French Press Coffee liqueur with Dickel 8-year, M. Brizzard Cacao and M. Brizzard Crème de Menthe. The Pamplous Gingerum ($12) spotlights the flavors of grapefruit and ginger, combining El Dorado 8-year rum, Pamplemousse, Domaine de Canton, fresh lime, cardamom and Angostura bitters, while the spiced fruit Daria ($12) mixes Becherovka, Laird’s Apple Jack, Leopold’s Sour Apple and Eve’s Perry Pear Cider. And the Cheeky Hugo ($8) is a light beer-tail, combining St. Germain, fresh lemon, Budweiser and Angostura bitters.

More traditional morning cocktails are also available, such as the Bloody Mary ($10) made with housemade bloody mix, vodka, lemon and pickled seasonal veggies (as well as a Bloody Maria made with tequila), Salty Dog ($8) with vodka, fresh grapefruit and salt, Corpse Reviver #2 ($11) with gin, Cocchi Americano, Cointreau, lemon and absinthe, Dark & Stormy ($11) with Gosling’s Dark Rum, lime and ginger beer, and fresh-squeezed OJ & cava Mimosas ($9).

Stanton & Greene also recently launched weekday lunch service beginning at 11:30 a.m. For more information and menus, please visit http://www.stantonandgreene.com or call (202) 525-3325.

ABOUT STANTON & GREENE
Stanton & Greene is Capitol Hill’s newest destination for classic American cocktails and cuisine, located at 319 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE in Washington, DC. The three-floor space evokes the easy elegance of the Capital city’s bars of the early­ to mid­ 20th century, offering a carefully-curated spirits selection and classic cocktails, as well as a menu of updated and locally-sourced American classics. For more information, please visit http://www.stantonandgreene.com or call (202) 525-3325. Stanton & Greene’s sister restaurants include Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar (sonomadc.com) from Eli Hengst and Jared Rager, and Beuchert’s Saloon (www.beuchertssaloon.com), by August Paro.

Press Release from:

Brittany Garrison, ThreeLockharts Communications

Georgia Eats: RA Sushi Bar Restaurant

  I had the chance to escape DC and meet up with friends in Georgia. It was a weekend full of celebrations. My friend got his MBA and I got promoted at work. It was just a great energy all weekend.

When in Georgia, you must go out and enjoy the food and festivities. We made our way to RA Sushi Bar Restaurant. The set up of this place was amazing with the high ceilings and the Japanese art throughout. 

 I started off with a Moscow Mule which is pretty much a Dark and Stormy but made with vodka. One of my favorite drinks. The first dish I started out with was a seaweed salad which is always so flavorful.  

   Next I ordered the California Roll which was not the best to me. It had imitation crab which I’m used too but this was definitely not the best California Roll I’ve ever had. 
 I just wanted to try everything on the menu so next, I ordered Ra”ckin’ Shrimp which is made with crispy shrimp that is served with creamy ginger teriyaki dipping sauce (pictured in the front). This dish that looked so beautiful (pictured in the back) was the Viva Las Vegas Roll which has crab and cream cheese rolled in rice and seaweed, lightly tempura battered and topped with spicy tuna, crab mix and sliced lotus root; finished with a sweet eel sauce and spinach tempura bits. This was so good but at this point I was so full from trying everyone else’s food that I had to share most of it. 

 I think the food here is overall pretty good. This is a great spot for a large group or even a date. The happy hour has pretty reasonable prices which is when we went and that made me more open to try more things. It’s moderately priced and sushi is sometimes not too filling so it can add up. Lol. 

Rooftop Tiki Bar Reopens at Jack Rose Dining Saloon on July 23rd with “Tiki Thursdays” Happy Hour, Tropical Cocktails + Island-Inspired Fare

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WASHINGTON, DC (July 6, 2015) – Just as temperatures start to creep up, Jack Rose Dining Saloon is excited to announce the reopening of its rooftop Tiki Bar for the season, starting on Thursday, July 23. The hidden bar, located just off the rooftop terrace, will be open Thursdays through Saturdays with refreshing tropical cocktails, island-inspired fare and a special Tiki Thursdays” Happy Hour. Transporting guests to the tropics, boozy flavors of coconut, pineapple and passion fruit will fill ceramic Tiki mugs, while fresh shrimp and whiskey wings will come hot off the grill.

TROPICAL COCKTAILS

Jack Rose’s craft bartenders are combining fresh fruit juices, quality rums and even jalapeno-infused whiskey, in a special tropical menu of Tiki cocktails. These refreshing, boozy concoctions are all $13, and available for half-off at $6.50 during “Tiki Thursdays” happy hour:

Palm Pine

Jameson Black Barrel infused with Jalapeno, Pineapple, Banana, Ginger Beer

 

Bahia

Captain White, Coconut Cream, Pineapple

Ti’ Punch

Rhum Agricole, Lime, Cane Syrup, Tiki Bitters, Cinnamon

Worlds Collide

Aviation Gin, Aquavit, Lime, Lemon, Passion Fruit,

Sam Adams Twisted Tea

The Tiki Bar will also offer a selection of refreshing canned and bottled summer brews for $6 ($5 during Tiki Thursdays happy hour), such as Boulevard Ginger Lemon RadlerVictory Summer LoveDevil’s Backbone Trail Angel, and Troegs Sunshine Pils. 

TIKI-INSPIRED FARE

Executive Chef Russell Jones is grilling up fresh island-inspired fare on the terrace’s wood-fired grill. Half-price on Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., menu items will include:

Pacific Shrimp Tacos with pickled cabbage & mango salsa ($13)

Flank Steak Tacos with charred pineapple, onion & cilantro ($13)

Pit Grilled Whiskey Wings with hot & sour dipping sauce ($11)

Jalapeno Hushpuppies with Old Bay mayo ($6)

TIKI THURSDAYS” HAPPY HOUR

Launching on July 23 is Tiki Thursdays, a special Tiki Bar happy hour every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. where tropical cocktails and island-inspired fare are half-price. Cocktails which are usually $13 will be $6.50, and food that ranges from $6-$13 will be $3-$6.50. All canned beers will be $5.

The Tiki Bar at Jack Rose will be open Thursdays from 5 p.m. to close (with “Tiki Thursdays” happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) and Fridays and Saturdays from 8 p.m. to close. For more information, please visit their website at www.jackrosediningsaloon.com or call 202-588-7388.

About Jack Rose Dining Saloon

Jack Rose Dining Saloon is a true DC establishment crafted from the minds of DC natives & longtime friends Bill Thomas and Stephen King. Jack Rose Dining Saloon houses the largest whiskey collection in the Western Hemisphere – over 2,000 bottles of hand-selected single malt, blended, international and domestic scotches. The saloon also carries an incomparable selection of bourbons & other spirits, and serves uniquely hand-crafted cocktails, wines from around the world, and over 20 beers on draft. The three-story destination offers distinctly different experiences throughout: the downstairs dining saloon for restaurant guests, the private upstairs balcony room, the glass-enclosed terrace bar, back Tiki bar, and newest basement Whiskey Cellar which houses weekend cocktail den Dram & Grain. Jack Rose is located at 2007 18th Street, NW in Washington, DC. For more information, please call 202-588-7388, visit them online at www.jackrosediningsaloon.com or connect with them on Twitter (@JackRoseInDC), Instagram (@jackroseindc) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/JackRoseDiningSaloon).

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Press Release from:

Brittany Garrison, ThreeLockharts Communications