Posts Tagged ‘jose andres’

Trump Hotel at Old Post Office Building Will Have Three ‘Presidential Suites’

The hotel is expected to open in September.

Ideas for D.C.-Inspired Halloween Costumes

The ones you have to explain to everyone, like, five times and yet still no one "gets" are always the coolest.

“Dump Trump”: Dozens Gather to Protest The Donald’s D.C. Hotel

"We don't need hate speech on America's main street."

District Line Daily: Bowser Goes National

The new mayor was on Meet the Press on Sunday.

The Needle: Guinea Pig Recipe

Keeping It Real: José Andrés says he will consider putting a guinea pig dish—a traditional Peruvian delicacy—on the menu of his new Peruvian-Chinese restaurant, China Chilcano, set to open in Penn Quarter this fall. As long as it's not a small plate (well, a plate not much smaller than a guinea pig, anyway), could be interesting. +2
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Don’t Blame José Andrés for José Andrés’ GW Speech. Blame Gwyneth Paltrow.

When George Washington University announced in March that star chef José Andrés would be its 2014 commencement speaker, some students reacted with not-so-subtle disappointment that the owner of the restaurants they take their relatives to on Parents Weekend would be launching them into the real world.
But when Andrés, who teaches a course at GW, gave his address on the [...]

The D.C. Commencement Speaker Matrix

Sitting through a commencement address is surely among the least important things that happens during a college career. It’s also the one that inspires the most disproportionately passionate reactions. The announcement that Sean “Diddy” Combs would address Howard University graduates this spring was greeted by both cheers and some skepticism, since Combs is a Howard [...]

GWU Students Are Not Impressed With José Andrés as Commencement Speaker

George Washington University announced Wednesday that D.C. Chef José Andrés would deliver the university's 2014 commencement address. Andrés, who teaches a course at GW, owns popular D.C. restaurants like Jaleo, Zaytinya, and Oyamel—restaurants that GW students likely flock to when their parents come to town. But still, GW students and alum seemed to have wanted [...]

The Needle: Food for Thought

The Commencement Entree: It seems that George Washington University students have purchased enough small plates to convince José Andrés to be their 2014 commencement speaker. -2
Insert Breaking Bad Reference Here: A substance that tested positive for ricin was found in a Georgetown residency. -3

District Line Daily: The State of Vince Gray

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Mayor Vince Gray delivered his 2014 State of the District address last night, and began [...]

The Needle: Extension Granted

In the Nick of Time: President Barack Obama signed up for health insurance on the D.C. health exchange this weekend. Luckily for anyone who might have missed tonight's midnight deadline, the White House extended the enrollment deadline by a day. +5
Meta Tapas: Jose Andres is now a chef adviser to a tapas-themed art and artifact [...]

The Needle: Always-Smoke

Day or Night: National Journal argues that politicians making photo-op stops at Ben's Chili Bowl are doing it wrong, since because it's daytime and they're eating greasy food that is only good late at night. But that's plain wrong. Ben's is always good. -4
Lactation Station: The D.C. Council is preparing legislation that would create a central [...]

The Needle: Brown’s in Town

Boy Band: The judge assigned to the Chris Brown assault case is apparently named Nick Cannon. +2
No Way, Jose: José Andrés is opening yet another restaurant in Penn Quarter. This one's a wash because although the food is sure to be good, at some point we have to ask ourselves if we really need another José [...]

The Needle: Put Me in Coach

Shutdown Food Porn: The handiest flowchart ever to help you find the perfect government shutdown food and drink specials. +3
Put Me in Coach, I'm Ready to Play: Minor League baseball team Potomac Nationals are offering free tickets to Opening Day 2014 for furloughed government workers. The organization is also offering government workers the opportunity to [...]

The Needle: D.C. Beergeoning

Cheers for Beer: D.C. Brau was named the fifth fastest-growing craft brewery in the country, producing 1,698 barrels of beer in 2011 and 5,002 barrels in 2012. +5
Hair Balls: A Pigskins fan lost a bet on Monday's game and had to eat his own beard. +3