Archive for April, 2012

Chez Middling: The Hilton Brothers Come to Petworth With Cool Vibe, So-So Food

Stepping into Eric Hilton’s newest restaurant, Chez Billy, I thought back to my first visit to one of his establishments, Dragonfly. I remember the old place. Sort of. The design of the Dupont Circle eatery, with its stark white palette and minimalist furnishings, seemed strikingly chic, especially for D.C. in the early to mid-2000s. Japanese […]

“Don’t Boycott! We’re Caps Fans!” Legal Sea Foods Chef Says

Part of the scuttlebutt among local Caps fans today has involved a potential boycott of Boston-based products and businesses in the build-up to tonight's deciding Game 7 against the defending Stanley Cup champion Bruins. One particular Beantown-based outfit here in D.C. is caught in the cross-hairs. I'm referring, of course, to the Chinatown outpost of […]

Adventures In Gustatory Bucket Listing: Palena’s Cheeseburger

OK, what hasn't already been written about James Beard Award-winning chef Frank Ruta's elegantly crafted cheeseburger at Palena? Not much. Post critic Tom Sietsema crowned it "the best in the capital." Food & Wine ranked it among the "Best Burgers in the U.S." Even New York-centric food blogger Ed Levine scored it higher than its […]

What To Eat Tonight: Nordic Foods, Norwegian Brews at Birch & Barley

In his endless quest to quench your thirst for exotic beers, Birch & Barley/ChurchKey beer director Greg Engert tonight is showcasing an array of suds from Norway's Nøgne Ø Brewery, paired with five courses of Nordic-inspired fare by chef Kyle Bailey. On the menu: beet-cured arctic char, pork-pumpernickel dumplings with grilled asparagus, and rosemary honey-roasted […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Food Truck Happy Hour Edition

New barbecue joint coming to Shaw [PoP] We, The Pizza debuts six new travel-themed pies [Twitter via Eater] Rebranded K Street Lounge to host food truck happy hour [Dining Bisnow] The Pretzel Bakery does it “Philadelphia style” [The Hill Is Home] More farmers markets open this spring [Post] New Heights' Ron Tanaka digs Chix, Bar […]

Mystery Solved: Cap City Diner Lands At New Union Market

Over at the Post, Y&H alum Tim Carman gets the scoop on the shuttered Capital City Diner's new home: "The historic diner’s new owner is the same company, South Carolina-based Edens, that is developing part of the Capital City/Florida Avenue Market into the forthcoming farm- and chef-driven Union Market." Reported purchase price: $40,000 on eBay. […]

Going, Going…Where? Capital City Diner Moved To Yet Undisclosed Location

NBC Washington has "raw video" of crews relocating the shuttered Capital City Diner from its prior setting in Trinidad to a yet undisclosed location. Eater, meanwhile, points to Twitter updates by owner Matt Ashburn hinting at a full reveal on the shiny 1940s-era diner's new home later today. More details as they become available. Watch […]

What To Eat Tonight: Anchovy Sriracha-Topped Burger & Menabrea at Dino

For a pairing as ubiquitous and unimaginative as a burger and beer, tonight's $15 combo deal at Dino in Cleveland Park sounds pretty exceptional. The 10-ounce patty should be meaty enough to satisfy your hunger, while the advertised beefy backstory (made from locally butchered cows raised without antibiotics or hormones) should also appeal to your […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Headless Food Critic Edition

Indeed, Taqueria Nacional is moving to T Street NW [Eater] Masa 14 sure picked a fine night to open its rooftop [Urban Daddy] Banana Leaves is back open in Dupont Circle [PoP] Sala Thai is opening a fast-casual Thai spot on M Street NW [Dining Bisnow] Sakuramen to open May 10 in Adams Morgan [The […]

You Call That An Artini? Taste The Finalists In Y&H’s Less Fancy Cocktail Contest

Inspired by the fine-art-themed libations on display at the annual "Artini" fundraiser at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Y&H earlier this month asked you, the imbibing public, to submit your own recipes for artsy cocktails of less fancy origin. We received a bunch of entries. On Thursday, April 26, you can try these liquidy masterpieces […]

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