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.”
PORT ON CALL
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.
D.C. New Year’s Day Brunch Guide
December 16, 2016 |Bitches Who Brunch
The early bird gets the bellini at Urbana’s annual New Year’s Day progressive brunch. Starting at 10 a.m., the first table to arrive receives unlimited bellinis for $1 per person, $2 per person for the next table, and so on, as they count up to the new year and reach $17 per person. Pair with brunch favorites such as Nutella French Toast and Jumbo Lump Crab Crostino.
D.C. Best Bites of 2016
December 9, 2016 | Bitches Who Brunch
We love how you can make-your-own Bellinis at Urbana without breaking the bank. For only $16, you get as many bottles of Prosecco as your heart desires and three carafes of fresh fruit purees that change seasonally. We had raspberry, blackberry, and mango which were all delightful. This is definitely a great spot for large groups.
The DC restaurants open on Christmas Day and Eve
December 1, 2016 | TimeOut
This cool, 1920s-inspired Dupont hang has long drawn loyal fans for its stellar cocktails and clean Italian cooking.For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the restaurant celebrates with a decadent five-course Feast of the Seven Fishes.
November 28, 2016 | No Bread
Urbana is yet another stellar restaurant addition to the Kimpton Hotels Group. We’re lucky that DC has so many Kimpton establishments, because they really prioritize their food & drink just as much as their hotel accommodations.
Best D.C. Restaurants Open on Christmas Day 2016
November 17, 2016 | CBS Local
Urbana in Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar will offer a traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Mediterranean & South American Cocktail Recipes
November 1, 2016 | Life is Suite
MEDITERRANEAN Constituent Cup Urbana (Washington, D.C.) – Lead Bartender Andrea Tateosian
How to Eat Your Way Through D.C. This Week
September 30, 2016 | DCist
October is here, bringing with it plenty of food activities—everything from Italian cooking classes to Japanese-inspired hoagies.
9 Can't-Miss DC Food & Drink Events in October
September 28, 2016 | Zagat
October in DC is generally glorious — less humidity, cooling temps, trips to the countryside for apple and pumpkin picking. For in-town food fun, though, here are nine delicious things to entertain you before the holidays are in full swing:
DC's Best Oyster Happy Hours by Neighborhood
September 6, 2016 | Thrillist
Elegant raw bars chock-full of fresh oysters are ubiquitous in this town; the city’s proximity to the Chesapeake Bay provides us with some of the richest, most buttery oysters on the east coast.
A Dozen New Amaro Cocktails to Try
August 17, 2016 | Eater DC
Among the wave of bitter drinks that have tickled bartenders' fancy in recent years, the Italian herbal liqueur's popularity has exploded, as have the number of establishments that offer amaro either as a solo digestif or in a cocktail.
We Rounded Up All 119 BYOB Restaurants In DC (Because We Love You)
July 27, 2016 | Thrillist
Our BYOB scene leaves something to be desired when compared to a city like Philadelphia, where BYOBs abound. However, there are still quite a few options if you’re looking to pop open a special bottle during a date night or, let’s be real, drink more booze for less money.
10 Spots Offering Dollar Oyster Deals in DC
July 21, 2016 | Zagat DC
What’s better than a platter of cool oysters on a hot night? Oysters that cost only $1 apiece, of course. Affectionately known as “buck a shuck,” this is the ultimate way to chill out on a budget. Here are nine places where you can find this dollar deal:
Neighborhood Guide To Summer Restaurant Week In Washington, DC
July 18, 2016 | Washington.org
Summertime in the District would not be complete without Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, which runs from August 15-21 this year. Throughout the promotion, roughly 250 restaurants across the DC area offer three-course, prix-fixe meals for lunch and dinner, with lunch priced at $22 and dinner at $35.
Eater's 2016 Oyster Happy Hour Guide
June 28, 2016 | Eater DC
Urbana offers a $5 oyster plate during happy hour Monday-Friday from 3-7 p.m.
3 Aperitif Cocktails to Toast to Summer
June 18, 2016 | Life is Suite
Urbana’s Lead Bartender Andrea Tateosian has a refreshing Italian spritz that mimics the flavor profile of a Pimm’s Cup.
8 Great Places to Drink Around Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan
June 15, 2016 | Washingtonian
Friendly bartenders dole out over 30 wines by the glass plus plenty of interesting cocktails.
5 Gay Brunches to Try This Weekend
June 9, 2016 | Brighest Young Things
Urbana hosts the second annual “Crack of Noon” Parade Day Pride Brunch.
Using Our Noodles
May 5, 2016 | Foodprints Blog
Chef Ethan McKee works with FRESHFARM's food education program in partnership with DC Public Schools.
Urbana Brunch II
March 16, 2016 | Bitches Who Brunch
Urbana brunch receives top rating from the Bitches Who Brunch
Behind the Bar: Hip Hotel Bars
March 5, 2016 | OnTap
Andrea Tateosian featured in OnTap for her cocktail knowledge and approach to quality hospitality
22 Low-Alcohol Cocktails for Mellow Evenings
January 25, 2016 | Eater National
Andrea Tateosian’s cocktails represent the low proof trend in Washington, DC.
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