Archive for May, 2012

Armand’s Closing in Tenleytown

After 37 years of business, Armand’s Pizza in Tenleytown will serve its last pie on June 30. “Our rent is very expensive—$12,000 a month,” says owner Ron Newmyer, son of the restaurant's founder. “The cost of doing business these days is very, very different than even ten years ago.” Armand’s Pizza has five additional locations […]

2Amys Now Serving Porchetta

In the Lazio region of Italy, summertime means porchetta season. This summer, Washingtonians can feast on the delicacy―a crackled log of rolled and roasted pork―at 2Amys, where it's now available on Saturday’s wine bar menu. Co-owner Peter Pastan says the restaurant already sells a lot of wine from Lazio, so one of the area producers […]

Free DC Brau Cupcakes Tonight!

The gals who brought you Irish Car Bomb and Buttery Nipple booze-infused cupcakes are at it again with two new DC Brau-laced treats. Cruncakes creators Raychel Sabath and Faith Alice Sleeper officially debut their newest creations at a release party from 7-9 p.m. tonight at Little Miss Whiskey's. The first 24 people will get a […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: $10 Million Market Edition

Wine bar, bakery, raw bar, wood-burning ovens, and more coming to Bryan Voltaggio's $10 million project, Range, in Chevy Chase [Bethesda Magazine] Quench beverage director let go as Rockville restaurant favors suburbs over city style [Post] 3 Stars Brewery opens DC Homebrew Shop on Friday [Thrillist] Goodbye for good , Sauca. [Eater] Absinthe and rum ice cream […]

The Art of the Slurp

Properly eating ramen is an art requiring strategy, chopstick finesse, and a very loud slurp. Toki Underground chef Erik Bruner-Yang recruited four friends to demonstrate their own methods. (In order of appearance, they are: Keith Joe, Philippe Medina, Brady Shannon, and Dennis Rosensteel.) Each came up with a name for their techniques—like "The Godzilla" or […]

Ramen Corner

At first glance, the listing for “pig ramen” seems as alien as SpaghettiOs on a sushi menu. Among the lamb and pork meatballs and Carolina smoked barbecue available at The Pig, Logan Circle’s newest hog-centric Americana eatery, I’m surprised to find a bowl of Asian noodle soup. Perhaps I shouldn’t be. In a time when […]

Pho 14 Heading to Adams Morgan

Looks like Pho 14 in Columbia Heights is opening a second location at 1769 Columbia Rd. NW, according to permits in the owner's name at that address. Manager Thanh Nguyen confirms to Y&H that the Vietnamese restaurant is in fact opening a new location in Adams Morgan in late summer or early fall. She says […]

Market Research: Peas

In M.F.K. Fisher’s An Alphabet for Gourmets, “P” is for peas. “I can compare bliss with near bliss, for I have often, blessed me, eaten superlative green peas,” Fisher writes. How to buy: Local shoppers will have a challenging time following Fisher’s dictate that peas “must be shelled at the very last second of the […]

More Food Trucks Go Brick-and-Mortar

Far East Taco Grille food truck is opening a brick-and-mortar location and a second truck this summer. Owner Alex Cho tells Y&H that the small grab-and-go shop near H Street NE will have an open kitchen and counter for people to stand and eat, but no seating. The menu hasn't been finalized yet, but expect the […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Board Games and Booze Edition

Vintage board games and cocktails named after them at Board Room, coming to Dupont this summer [Washingtonian] Cal Ripken Jr. is now in the burger biz. Guess he was tired of stadium hot dogs? [Washington Post] DC Noodles closing for a year during construction of new 14th Street development [Borderstan] Korean food pop-up at The Blaguard […]