History can come in the shape of a dog-eared textbook, a stack of film reels or an antiquated museum display.
At the Au Pied de Cochon restaurant in Georgetown, it's served up as a stiff drink, no chaser. The Yurchenko Shooter, a vodka-based concoction, invokes the spirit of Vitaly Yurchenko, a top-shelf KGB official and key Cold War figure. Mr. Yurchenko defected to the United States, then later "re-defected" in 1985, moments after consuming his last Western meal at the Georgetown eatery.
Participants in this Saturday's Spy Tour of Washington, D.C. will learn all about how the Soviet spy slipped through Uncle Sam's fingers, along with a wealth of other Cold War-related lore.
The half-day bus tour, sponsored by the Cold War Museum, showcases the role many metro-area locales played in the decades-long conflict. The bus stops at some obvious destinations, including FBI headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, but also …