Archive for December, 2011

2011 Solstice Eve Brings the Winter Cocktails

December 22nd, 2011

Smith Commons introduced our lineup of winter cocktails at last night’s Winter Solstice Eve gathering. Have you tried one yet? Check out the five new drinks and their recipes, below.

Winter Solstice Eve
Ketel One Oranje, Grand Marnier, fresh lemon juice, club soda, fresh mint

The Snowmageddon of 2010
Whiskey, Frangelico, Bailey’s Irish Cream, hot coffee, house-made Grand Marnier whipped cream

Maple Leaf (Blame Canada)
Bulleit bourbon, fresh lemon juice, maple syrup

A Pear Tree Sans Partridge
Bulleit bourbon, pear purée, sparkling cider, soda water

Cranberry Sauce
Belvedere Grapefruit, simple syrup, Champagne, cranberry juice

The Smith Commons Team Visits Our Local Butchering Co-op

December 6th, 2011

In our ongoing efforts to offer the best and freshest foods, Smith Commons recently participated in a site visit to our butchering co-op, Capital Meat Company, located in nearby Hyattsville, Md. The co-op delivers fresh, expertly butchered meats from area purveyors, including Piedmont Ridge Farm and Gunpowder Mill Farm. We also have a great relationship with our fresh fish purveyors like J.J. McDonnell, Profish Ltd., Honolulu Hawaii Fish Company. All of the meats and fish we source are delivered fresh – never frozen – so rest assured that the only thing in Smith Commons’ freezer is ice cream.

Our General Manager, Sheldon Robinson, at Capital Meat Co.

Why source locally? In the words of our own Executive Chef Carlos Delgado, “You obtain the best quality food by purchasing the best quality meat and produce available. It feels good to know that we are providing our guests foods that are locally grown and raised.”

Make a reservation today to check out Chef Delgado’s full menu, which changes monthly.


Smith Commons + (Belvedere) Red = Support for Whitman-Walker Health

December 2nd, 2011

December 1 was World AIDS Day. In continued support of this annual day of awareness and (Belvedere) Red — as well as to make a donation to D.C.’s own Whitman-Walker Health clinic — Smith Commons is offering the Bono (Red) cocktail. This off-menu item is inspired by the U2 frontman’s tireless efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS and the international (Red) campaign.

Starting tonight and for the next week, we’ll be offering the Bono (Red) for $8 — and $1 of every cocktail sold will go to Whitman-Walker.

Come help us support Whitman-Walker and their invaluable efforts assisting those who suffer from HIV/AIDS. Cheers!