Young and Hungry

Stachowski Out at Thirsty Bernie’s, Kitko Out at Redwood

It's been a bad day for chefs in the area.

The Washingtonian is reporting that Jamie Stachowski, the mad genius of meat, is out at Thirsty Bernie Sports Bar & Grill.

The Washington Post is reporting that Andrew Kitko "parted ways" with Redwood in Bethesda.

I personally think Thirsty Bernie will suffer greatly without Stachowski. With him, it was the most unique sports bar in the area; without him, it'll just be another place to eat grease and watch the game.

As far as Redwood, well, I have to say the move would seem smart. I had my first meal there this weekend and was singularly underwhelmed. My companion's pulled chicken salad with buttermilk dressing was mush on mush—soft, lifeless bird pieces with cubes of squishy avocado on top of romaine leaves that had lost much of their crunch. It was like paying $13 for leftovers.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery