Chef Frank Invites Indulgence

These days, life as a guy is complicated. But unwinding can be as simple as indulging in the world’s best burger in The National’s Black Olive Bar, a “private club” that anyone can join (see ConferenceCenter.com/Black-Olive-Club). The National Conference Center’s executive chef, Frank Estremera, has proven he can dazzle your mind and challenge your taste buds or hog-tie you with the…

Spring Cocktails from the Wine Kitchen

Mystical waters from the Medicine Man, the Wine Kitchen owner Jason Miller’s favorite new spring cocktail, along with seven other magical spirits concoctions, make this upscale casual restaurant our Hot Spot of the month. The Medicine Man mixes Catoctin Creek Rye Whisky, Bonded Bourbon, Amaro Cardamaro, aromatic bitters and Palo Santo wood-infused simple syrup—all barrel-aged and topped with orange peel—into a healing sip…