Fall Menu at Ted’s Bulletin [Ad]

One thing I love about the seasons changing is the number of restaurants and shops that add seasonal items to their menus. I was invited to check out some of Ted’s Bulletin’s fall menu items at their Ballston Quarter location in Arlington, VA.

Ted’s Bulletin is known for its all-day breakfast menu, but you have to check out some of its other menu items. I had never tried their seasonal items, so I was excited to have this opportunity to check some out. If you have not visited Ted’s Bulletin, this is a great time to do so.

Note: I created content in exchange for these items, but that did not sway my opinions. These items are available at all Ted’s Bulletin locations.


Pomegranate Paloma

When I looked over Ted’s Bulletin’s fall menu before visiting, the Pomegranate Paloma stood out to me the most. This cocktail is made with tequila, grapefruit, lime, and pomegranate. It’s easily one of the prettiest drinks I’ve had.

A drink sitting on the bar at Ted's Bulletin, a restaurant in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. This seasonal drink is called Pomegranate Paloma.
Pomegranate Paloma at Ted’s Bulletin

The Pomegranate Paloma was my favorite out of the three cocktails I tried. I expected this cocktail to be tart especially since grapefruit was one of the ingredients, but it was sweet. I loved that the cocktail was balanced. I could taste each ingredient without any of them overpowering the others.

Jane Lou

Ted’s Bulletin’s Jane Lou cocktail is made with gin, muddled cucumber, ginger, mint, and lime. I’m not a cucumber person at all. I usually anticipate a strong cucumber taste, but it doesn’t keep me from trying cucumber-based drinks.

A cocktail sitting on the bar at Ted's Bulletin, a restaurant in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. This cocktail is called the Jane Lou.
Ted’s Bulletin’s Jane Lou cocktail

Shockingly, I enjoyed this drink. It was a cool, refreshing, and balanced drink. The cucumber wasn’t overpowering. It’s a drink that I’d order again.

The Earhart

My last drink was the Earhart. It’s made with bourbon, Aperol, Amaro Nonino, and citrus. This was my first time trying a drink with Aperol and Amaro Nonino in it. Amaro Nonino is an Italian amaro or bitter liqueur. “Amaro” means little bitter in Italian. Antonio Nonino, an Italian distiller, invented Amaro Nonino in 1992. Learn more about this liqueur here.

Aperol is an Italian bitter apéritif made of gentian, rhubarb and cinchona, and other ingredients. An apéritif is typically sipped before a meal. “Apéritif” describes when this type of drink is best consumed and not the type of alcohol. Aperol gets its name from “apero,” which is an Italian slang word for apéritif (aperitivo). Learn more about Aperol here.

A cocktail on the bar. This seasonal cocktail is called the Earhart and can be found at Ted's Bulletin.
The Earhart cocktail at Ted’s Bulletin

The Earhart was divine. The color was beautiful, and it was perfectly punchy. This cocktail was also balanced. It felt right to have this drink last. If you love citrus, I think you’ll enjoy this.

Short Rib Stroganoff

I chose the Short Rib Stroganoff for my main dish. It’s a bed of pappardelle topped with mushroom sauce, red wine braised short rib, and a dollop of crème fraîche. I’m not a mushroom person, but that didn’t stop me from trying this savory dish.

A plate of short rib stroganoff at Ted's Bulletin
Short Rib Stroganoff at Ted’s Bulletin

This was my first time having a stroganoff dish at a restaurant. The pappardelle was cooked to perfection. The short rib was tender and cooked beautifully. I think the crème fraîche was a nice touch. The sauce was delicious and creamy, and it complemented the other ingredients in this dish well. I’d order the Short Rib Stroganoff again.


Run don’t walk to try Ted’s Bulletin’s fall items while they’re there! I truly enjoyed everything pictured above. I plan to go back to try the other items like the Spiced Apple Cider Pancakes, Ted’s Hot Cider, and the Apple Pie Ted’s Tart.

Until next time.