Friday, June 15, 2007

Capoeira, Cachaça, and Farmers Market

Ronny Green's Good Libations at 5th and M will be hosting a cachaça tasting on Saturday, June 16 from 6-8. For those unfamiliar with this Brazilian potent potable, it was once a kind of moonshine made from the fermented sugar cane stalks and considered to be the drink of the poor, but no more. Cachaça has now been elevated to another level--kind of like the way tequila in Mexico has gone upscale--and once you try it, you'll like it. The most famous drink made from cachaça is the caipirinha (which means little country girl in Portuguese), in which whole limes are mashed with sugar and stirred with cachaça and ice. They are deceptively smooth and delicious--so pace yourself if you start.

As part of the event the DC School of Capoeira (an acrobatic Afro-Brazilian martial art/dance from Brazil's Northeast) will be performing and showing off their moves.

While you're there, be sure to check out Ronny's expanding wine selection. He holds a regular wine-tasting every third Thursday of the month. Any questions, you can call him at 202-347-1006.

And don't forget the Bloomingdale Farmer's Market that starts this Sunday from 10 until 2, rain or shine, and 1st and R Streets, Northwest.


At 6/17/2007 12:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its good to drum up neighborhood business. But this liquor retailer doesn't keep his business' area clean, doesn't have trash cans outside, sells liquor like "X-Rated" brand liquor and doesn't even give out napkins to buyers.

No matter how the retailer talks about upscaling the store, its going to be an eyesore in the community.


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