Duke of drinks

Connect the cocktail dots: Chris Tucker, of L Wine Lounge and Urban Kitchen (1801 L Street)—whose chef, Ame Harrington, just unveiled the restaurant’s summer menu!—moonlights on Tuesday nights at Shady Lady Saloon (1409 R Street), peeling long strips of lemon rind and mixing Sazeracs and whiskey sours and whatever artisan cocktail you like—or he suggests. Meanwhile, on Tuesdays in July, the Harley White Jr. Orchestra will play cool (not smooth) jazz and big-band sounds at the Shady. So, why no let White Jr. be the Duke (as in Ellington), and you can hold down the drinks? Pretty good arrangement.