Brightest Young Things

Your Weekend Cocktail: A Boy Named Sue @ Black Jack

When Black Jack announced their new cocktails and bar manager E. Jay Apaga decided to use Johnny Cash for alcoholic inspiration, we knew we had to make A Boy Named Sue a Your Weekend Cocktail.

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Washingtonian: Best Bars

The hordes come for bocce—complete with spectator seating—in the back of this second-level bar above Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, but excellent craft cocktails are another draw.  Read More...

Thrillist: 10 Best Cocktails to Drink Along 14 St.

Whether you love it, hate it, or feel weirdly ambivalent about it, everyone seems to have an opinion on the quickly changing area along 14th St. Which is why you and your friends should sit down and discuss the matter… over cocktails… on 14th St.  Read More...

Washington City Paper: Remixology

Bar Manager E.Jay Apaga was tasked with creating a cocktail with Dulce de Leche.  See how he did...

Town & Country: Maple Derby

This take on the Brown Derby comes from Black Jack in Washington, DC. The bar's owner, Jeff Black, is a longtime Brown Derby fan and tasked his team with coming up with a new version of it.  Read More...

 

DC Eater- 2012 Rammy Winners

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington announced the winners of the 2012 Rammy Awards last night, the annual gala honoring local chefs, restaurateurs and other industry professionals. Big winners of the night included Jeff and Barbara Black's restaurant group, with BlackSalt and Black Jack taking awards in addition to the restaurateurs themselves.  Read More...

The Hill: Dive In

At some point, almost everyone in America has had a proverbial “cool friend”: the type of effortlessly with-it guy or girl who is always recommending a place or an item that you simply have to try. Their preferred foods are generally fantastic, and even their cooking stumbles manage to skate above mediocrity by virtue of sheer chic.
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DC Modern Luxury: Ah, Shucks!, by Mary Beth Albright, October 27, 2011

There are plenty of fish in the sea, but when I want the best, I turn to chef Jeff Black. Each December, you’ll find me on line with dozens of other Washingtonians at BlackSalt Fish Market, his Palisades retail post, procuring pounds of impeccable seafood for my annual Feast of the Seven Fishes. Like a seafaring Saint Nick, Black always surprises and delights. My centerpiece is authentic Dover sole meunière, and I trust that Black’s fish swam the English Channel just 24 hours prior.
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