By Laura Hayes From Washington City Paper

D.C.’s Mid-Atlantic obsessed restaurant, The Dabney, is serving a new cocktail that’s even more Maryland than the Orange Crush. (Don’t worry, Natty Boh is still safe from this superlative.) There, bar director Tyler Hudgens feeds off the energy in the kitchen where Chef Jeremiah Langhorne whips up dishes with America’s food history in mind. “You can tell the history of the world through alcohol,” Hudgens says. “It’s not always the most reliable because you have people drinking copious amounts of booze, but you get some of the best stories.”