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Urbana Press + Awards

Beyond Cheese and Pepper: 7 Delicious Riffs on Cacio e Pepe
May 31, 2017 | OpenTable Blog

Celebrate Pride at Urbana with Bottomless Brunch + Dance Party with Roxxxy Andrews & DJ Trayze
May 30, 2017 | Washington Blade

Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend
May 5, 2017 | Eater DC

Become Amigos With the Paloma
May 4, 2017 | Eater DC

10 New Tasting Menus in DC
May 2, 2017 | Zagat DC

Get a Proper Caffeine Buzz with 11 Cold Brew Cocktails
May 1, 2017 | On Tap Magazine

Dish of the Week: Arancini 
April 24, 2017 | DCist 
One of the most delectable Italian appetizers are arancini, fried balls of risotto rolled in breadcrumbs and filled with ingredients like ragu, stringy mozzarella cheese, and peas. Arancini are a Mediterranean dish originating in Sicily.

Lower Proof Through the Roof
March 20, 2017 | In the Mix
At the Kimpton Hotel-owned Urbana Dining & Drinks in Washington, D.C., bartender Andrea Tateosian is a big fan of the savory qualities vermouth and sherry bring to the glass. “I’m seeing a backlash against the backlash against vermouth, a movement to 2 to 1 and even 1 to 1 Martinis, and it has breathed new life into vermouth as a category. People have found they work really well and have the backbone to support an entire cocktail, rather than being a sideline player,” she says.

Traditional pasta is so yesterday! Try a unique noodle at one of these 12 DC restaurants
March 15, 2017 | DC Refined
Urbana’s spinach lumaconi is another pasta masquerading as a superfood.

Better Ways to Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day
March 4, 2017 | On Tap Online
If you think that green beer is the only way to get festive for St. Patrick’s Day, then it’s time to branch out and go in a different direction. The city’s best bars and bartenders are making it easy to do so, with an array of green-hued libations to enjoy, incorporating everything from matcha and chartreuse to cucumber and arugula.

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Dares To Be Different
February 14, 2017 | Market Watch Mag
“At our bar, guests trust and rely on the opinions and recommendations of the bartenders,” says Urbana head bartender Andrea Tateosian. “Our guests are adventurous. People get excited about oddball ingredients and flavor combinations. Right now, our best-selling cocktails blend ingredients that most guests wouldn’t have thought to put together—espresso and passion fruit in one and charred corn and Tequila in another. Kimpton’s focus on creativity and innovation allows us to push our guests’ boundaries and exceed their expectations.”

January 27, 2017 | Alcohol Professor
Tastes change, as do the wars and taxes du jour, and port largely fell to the wayside here in the states. But it’s back, baby, and you can look no further than its emerging popularity at bars all across the country, from sea to shining sea. Seek these out on your journeys, or try your hand on mixing up a few at home.

Taste Test: Fall of Rome Cocktails @ Urbana
January 27, 2017 | Brightest Young Things
The excuses are numerous: I never make it over to Dupont; I just didn’t know about it; I don’t hear enough about the place… Throw those excuses out the window. Urbana is currently crafting some of the best cocktails in DC.

Where kids eat like kings: Children’s menus for grown-up palates
January 11, 2017 | WTOP
At Dupont Circle Italian hot spot Urbana, kids can build their own pizza, slurp house-made tagliatelle with Bolognese sauce, or sink into a piece of grilled Norwegian salmon with roasted potatoes and sauteed spinach. Crudites with hummus, glazed baby carrots and fresh fruit and berries are options for sides.

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