Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Texas Jack’s Barbecue is the New Destination for Saddling Up to a Craft Cocktail

From our friends at Texas Jacks Barbecue...

Texas Jacks Barbecue, the new Arlington restaurant which opened December 7th at 2761 Washington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia 22201 is pleased to unveil its extensive new beverage program. Thirsty diners and barbecue fans alike can enjoy craft cocktails created by Remzi Yilmaz, the beverage director and general manager of the restaurant. Texas Jack’s beverage menu also showcases local craft draft beers, fine keg wines, which are available by the glass and carafe, as well as a nicely balanced selection of whiskies. Under Yilmaz direction, Texas Jack’s was designed during the build-out with a special bar kitchen, allowing its bartenders to dedicate ample space and resources to create a vast selection of house-made infused syrups to incorporate into the cocktails, which will change with the season. To this end, Texas Jack’s makes its own ginger beer and its syrups incorporate fresh herbs, citrus, fruit, and spicy peppers with agave for sweetening, along with house-smoking techniques for a pleasing campfire finish.

Craft cocktail highlights include Jack’s Mule with fresh lime, mint, good quality bourbon and ginger beer; Oaxaca Smash with mezcal, sage, honey and fresh lemon juice; The Josephine with prosecco, Cointreau, white peaches, fresh lemon juice and a dash of Pinot Noir; Smoked Whiskey Sour with bourbon, fresh lemon & lime, and jalapeno-peppercorn simple syrup; Buckskin & Satin, a shot of Jim Beam Rye and a Devil’s backbone Vienna Lager; Kentucky Cream Soda with vanilla, prosecco and Woodford Reserve; Omohundro Margarita, classic margarita with fresh lime juice, agave nectar and tequila, and the Clover Club Cocktail, Green Hat gin, fresh lemon juice and raspberry syrup. Craft cocktails range in price from $10 to $12.

Texas Jack's 14-seat bar also boasts an extensive spirits menu that features a well-balanced selection of local and imported small batch distillers including 33 bourbons and 28 carefully selected whiskeys. Highlights include Four Roses Single Barrel from Lawrenceburg, KY; Catoctin Creek Rye from Purcellville, VV; Rebel Yell Small Batch from Louisville, KY; Copperfox Rye from Sperryville, VA; High West Rendezvous Rye from Wanship, UT; 1792 Small Batch from Bardstown, KY; Hudson 4 Grain from Gardiner, NY; Old Scout Smooth Ambler from Maxwelton, WV; Knob Creek Single Barrel from Clermont, KY; WhistlePig from Shoreham, VT, Lock Stock & Barrel from Sharpsville, PA; Michter’s from Shively, KY, and many more. Whiskey and bourbon menu ranges in price from $8 to $24. 

Texas Jack’s also features local craft beers available on draft, bottle, and cans. Highlighted craft beers on top include Jail Break Infinite Amber Ale from Laurel, MD; Port City Optimal Wit from Alexandria, VA; Lost Rhino Rhino Chasers Pilsner from Ashburn, VA; Champion Brewing Company Killer Kolsch from Charlottesville, VA; Bold Rock Virginia Cider from Nellysford, VA; Flying Dog Counter Culture from Frederick, MD; Old Ox Alpha Ox IPA from Ashburn, VA; Atlas Brew Works District Commons from Washington, DC; DC Brau Corruption from Washington, DC, and 3 Star Brewing Peppercorn Saison from Washington, DC.  Canned and bottled beer options include Avery White Rascal; Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA; Bell’s Two hearted American-style India Pale Ale; New Belgium Fat Tire; Bud Lite; Miller Lite; Corona; Blue Moon; Stella Artois; Yuengling; Anchor Stream; Kona Longboard; Stone Arrogant Bastard Oaked Arrogant; Deschutes Fresh-Squeezed Ipa; Sam Adams Boston Lager, and the Port City Porter. Draft Beers range in price from $6 to $9, and canned and bottled beer range in price from $6.50 to $8.

Texas Jack’s features four red and white wines, as well as a Ruffino Prosecco offered by the glass and carafe on their new beverage menu. Featured red and white wines include Diseño Malbec; Mark West Pinot Noir; Milbrandt Cabernet; Dreaming Tree Crush Red Blend; Estancia Pinot Grigio; Simi Winery Sauvignon Blanc; Annabella Chardonnay, as well as Gotham Project Finger Lakes Riesling. Wines by the glass are price from $7 to $9.

Additionally, guests are invited to partake in Texas Jack's Happy Hour, available Monday through Friday from 4 PM to 8 PM with special pricing. The restaurant will offer its All-American Double Cheeseburger, served with fries; ‘87 Cutlass Supreme Nachos; Crispy Brussels Sprouts with lemon juice, olive oil, and parmesan, and a Side of Fries ranging in price from $3 to $10. For Happy Hour libations, one can order Estancia Pinot Grigio; Diseño Malbec; Draft Beer; Rail Drinks, and featured Shots each priced at $5.

For those looking for a late night bite and a night cap, Texas Jack’s late night menu is available Sunday through Thursday from 10 PM to 1 AM, and Friday and Saturday from 11 PM to 1 AM. Guests can look forward to French Fries; All-American Double Cheeseburger; ‘87 Cutlass Supreme Nachos; Brisket Sandwich, served with quick-fried red onion and queso, and Pulled Pork Sandwich, served with coleslaw and Sriracha pickles. Late night menu items range in price from $3 to $10.

Texas Jack’s Barbecue is located at 2761 Washington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia 22201. The restaurant is located five blocks from the Clarendon Metro, accessible on the Orange and Silver lines. Texas Jack’s is open Monday through Sunday, from 4 PM to 2 AM. The kitchen closes at 1 AM, one hour before bar closure. Happy Hour is available Monday through Friday from 4 PM to 8 PM, and a late night menu is available Sunday through Thursday from 10 PM to 1 AM, and Friday and Saturday from 11 PM to 1 AM. For limited reservations for parties of six or more and additional information, please call (703) 875-0477.