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Bar Bites: Irish Stout Granita with Raw Oysters

A cold pint of stout and a plate of freshly shucked oysters may seem like an odd coupling at first. But because the waters around England and Ireland were once brimming with oysters, the beer and bivalve pairing became just as natural (though less well-known) as corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips, or Wills and Kate. More

So This Exists: The BBQ Pulled Pork Cupcake at Bourbon Steak in Washington, DC

You'd be forgiven if your first thought when hearing mention of Georgetown's Bourbon Steak is... well... steak. But that's not what we're here to talk about today. It's about a bar snack at Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak in the Georgetown Four Seasons: the BBQ Pulled Pork Cupcake. A long time fan of Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuit (who isn't?), Executive Chef Adam Sobel created his own version with cheddar and scallion, despite the original recipe being a closely guarded secret, shaped it into a cupcake, and stuffed it with smoked pork shoulder. More

Bar Snacks: Creamy Three-Cheese Artichoke Dip

Artichoke dip is a pretty crowd-pleasing snack. But the perfect version? You don't want them too runny or too light on the actual artichokes. Canned artichokes work fine but it's best to use the non-marinated, straight-up hearts that are packed in water so you can control the seasonings. More

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