Pro Drinking Tips: Rammy Nominated Best Bar Programs
svetlana | stephanie | May 22, 2013 | 11:30AM |
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all photos: Stephanie Breijo

Over here at BYT, we take your drinking seriously. If you’re doing it, you may as well be doing it right. Well, this month, in anticipation of RAMMY’s, the 5 restaurants nominated for the “BEST BEVERAGE/MIXOLOGY” program are making some of your decisions easy, with an added bonus: if you come into one of the restaurants and order the signature drink and then post a post a photo of it The RAMMYS Facebook page (, you enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the big awards gala on June 23rd (and trust us-you want to go to the gala)

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This year, the nominated programs in this category are a bunch of tried and tested BYT favorites: BOURBON STEAK, ROOM 11, EatGoodFoodGroup (ie PX / Restaurant Eve etc), RASIKA and CHURCHKEY/BIRCH& BARLEY. The good news is that RAMW hosted an event for us to try all of them so we could inform you of what to expect at each place, and Stephanie and I, naturally, went. In the name of research (the fact that it was held at the donut/chicken wonderland that is GBD definitely helped).

Ok, now onto the drinks for this May 20-June 20th promotion:

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Saturday 10/29
The Bentzen Ball & Nando's PERi-PERi Spicy Place Show! @ Lincoln Theater
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The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival & Nando's PERi-PERi Invite You On A Spiritual Journey To YOUR SPICY PLACE (A Halloween / Election Nightmare Comedy Show) Bentzen buddies! We've partnered with our friends over at Nando's PERi-PERi to bring you a very special treat (trick?) in celebration of everyone's favorite comedy holiday Halloween & comedy time-of-year The Presidential Election! A potentially spooky, definitely hilarious Journey To Your Spicy Place aka A BENTZEN BALL HALLOWEEN / ELECTION NIGHTMARE COMEDY SHOW! Featuring: Your spiritual guru Earth Universe! TJ Miller! Trump Dump! (Anthony Atamanuik of Trump vs Bernie) Emo Phillips! Wham City! Church Night! Last Podcast On The Left! Mystery guests TBA! How to claim your ticket? Best part about it? It is FREE to attend as Nando's spicy guest! Go to a Nando's restaurant in the DMV area (click here for map of participating restaurants) and order yourself a little spicy (or mild) something and check for a code on the bottom of your receipt. Then, just come back here, enter the code, and redeem your free ticket. Attendees might win some other saucy gifts too. Space is limited, so it is a first come, first serve situation. Offer is valid September 30 - October 15th at all participating Nando's restaurants ~~CROOSH DEETS~~ Saturday, Oct 29th, 2016 9:00pm Doors / 10:00pm Show Lincoln Theatre 1215 U St NW Washington, DC 20001 This show is recommended for people 18 and over ~~~ About Nando's PERi-PERi: Back in 1987, friends Fernando Duarte and Robbie Brozin visited a humble Portuguese eatery in the heart of Rosettenville, South Africa, to try some mouth-watering PERi-PERi-marinated chicken. They loved their lunch so much they bought the restaurant. Three decades later, there are 1,200 Nando’s PERi-PERi restaurants spread across five continents—including more than 30 U.S. locations in and around Washington, DC, and Chicago, with many more U.S. cities to come. PERi-PERi is the hero in each of our restaurants, where millions of Nando’s fans feast on our PERi-PERi chicken, marinated for 24 hours and grilled over an open flame. So now you can get the flavor, fire and passion of PERi-PERi in our restaurants or take it wherever you go with our sauces available in your local grocery store. On Social: @NandosUSA #SpicyPlace #BentzenBall ~~~ More Bentzen Ball shows available at: Stay informed:
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  • BOURBON STEAK is serving up YARD STYLE, which sounds like it should be rum drink with fresh lemon, ginger, pineapple and mint but is actually a Maker’s Mark joint, and that makes us love is all the more.

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  • RASIKA decided to make a way better dark and stormy for the occasion. In it: Green Chartreuse, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, fresh lime and ginger syrup.

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  • CHURCHKEY/BIRCH & BARLEY are stepping the game up and serving two drinks during the RAMMY promotion: a cocktail and a locally brewed saison beer. The cocktail is a delicious, Plymouth gin based, Campari improved, refreshing concoction named GIALLO and the beer is a sneak peak into their soon-to-open BlueJacket brewery, a Vespula Mysticus Saison, done in collaboration with Mystic Brewing Co.

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  • ROOM 11 is the dessert drink of choice here, a more sophisticated White Russian, if you must categorize it somewhere. It combines Ciroc vodka with Bittermen’s New Orleans Coffee Liqueur, chocolate milk, house made coffee bitters and sea salt.

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  • and EATGOODFOOD Group is U2 inspired with a vodka, mint syrup and ginger beer cocktail called “The Sweetest Thing”

really no way to go wrong with any of them. Drink porn photos below:


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plus, here is some golden delicious GBD food porn at the end, to sop up all those alcohol (photos):


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