Today marks the end of 2009 and the fist decade of this century. It has been an interesting year, to say the least, and I wanted to get a few thoughts on The Den before festivities begin later today.
During this year, we have seen Scofflaw’s Den grow more than we imagined. Our readership has doubled, our friend lists have quadrupled, and our love of cocktails and fine living hasn’t diminished. We’ve been to our first Tales of the Cocktail, where we had the privilege to write for the Tales Blog. We’ve attended the first-ever Drink.Write Conference thrown by the esteemed Cocktail & Spirit Online Writers Guild Group. We’ve seen the cocktail and spirit scene in our nation’s Capital grow exponentially since we started this site. And I hope we’ve continued to provide useful information to our readers in a light-hearted, free-spirited, friendly way.
So what does 2010 hold for Scofflaw’s Den? First, we will be redoubling our efforts to post more often and engage our readers more. We’re hoping to get out into the community and follow the lead of folks like Rumdood and co-sponsor a contest and charity event. We want to provide more original cocktail recipes, hits and misses, and invite our readers and friends to critique the drinks. I hope we can provide more information on homemade ingredients, including recipes and how-to instructions, and ways to make your home bar better. I personally plan to take my camera to every event and outing and chronicle the places and people that make DC such a great cocktail city. And, knock-on-wood, 2010 will offer a few surprises along the way.
So, from Sean and myself, I wish everyone a Happy New Year and raise a glass to you all.