Literary Cocktails in Petworth Citizen’s Reading Room and Celebrating Upshur Street Books 1st Anniversary at Slim’s

Upshur Street Books
827 Upshur Street, NW

From a press release:

“LEADING D.C. BARTENDERS LAUNCH NEW COCKTAIL SERIES IN READING ROOM AT PETWORTH CITIZEN. Beginning on October 30th, Chantal Tseng, Daniel Searing and Carlie Steiner will be taking over the back room of Petworth Citizen on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights for “Cocktails at the Reading Room.”

First up is LITERARY COCKTAILS with Chantal Tseng. Starting Friday October 30th, Tseng will create a changing menu inspired by literature. The first weekend will focus on the short stories of Edgar Allen Poe. Every Friday and Saturday night Tseng will create a new theme based on classic literature. The Reading Room will be open from 7pm – Midnight.

Daniel Searing and Carlie Steiner will launch special Thursday night events starting on November 5th. More details on Thursday nights will be available soon.

Petworth Citizen was opened by Paul W. Ruppert in September 2013 as a neighborhood bar with craft cocktails and innovative bar food.

Jerry Zawacki, who recently became chef, is creating a special bar snacks menu for this series.

Chantal Tseng is passionate about telling stories with her cocktails and linking them to classic literature. She is a founder of Mockingbird Hill and Red Eye Menus, a recognized sherry expert and a collector of vintage cocktail books. She was recognized as a Top 25 Bartender in the nation in 2013 by Daily Meal.”

Happy Anniversary Upshur Street Books – Party Sunday:

“I hope you might join us for our First Anniversary Open House on Sunday night from 6-8pm in the new Third Floor space above Slim’s [4201 Georgia Ave, NW].

One year ago on November 1st, Upshur Street Books became a part of the DC literary community. Since then many people have contributed to help make the bookstore a success: owner Paul Ruppert; manager Anna Thorn; our booksellers Karin, Lily, Peter, and Sara; our customers; and lots and lots of amazing authors. We did it!

A new independent, community bookstore is an achievement to be proud of. Thanks for being a part of it – now come help us celebrate!

The party will take place at our newest event space on the third floor of the forthcoming Slim’s Diner. There will be music by Paperhaus and Sean Barna, food, drinks, special discounts, and delightful bookish conversation. The bookstore will be open from 10am to 9pm.”

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