Archive for May, 2012

New Restaurant Coming Next to Vida Fitness, Eventually

Urban Adventures Companies, the group behind 901 Restaurant and Capitol City Brewing Company (as well as Vida Fitness, Bang Salon, and Aura Spa), has a new restaurant and bar in the works next to its newly-renovated gym at 1612 U St NW. And by "in the works," we mean, "don't expect this to open any […]

Pig’s Blood Ice Cream Sundae

For those with a vampire fetish (or merely a chocolate one), Logan Circle's new eatery The Pig is offering a chocolate ice cream sundae made with real pig's blood. The $6 dessert is appropriately called the "Sundae Bloody Sundae." Chef Garret Fleming explains that the blood is a substitute for egg yolks, which are used […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Mobster Martini Edition

What happens when the Mafia buys you a drink [Esquire] Mayor Vince Gray plays cornhole at New York Avenue Beach Bar on opening night [DCist] Don't call Jeff Black's restaurants an empire... but his new restaurant will be called Empire [Washington Post] When too much beer is a problem [The Plate] Former Duchess and The […]

70 Tons of Sand at New York Avenue Beach Bar

Too lazy to make it to the beach this weekend? It's ok, the beach is coming to you. What started as a joke between The Passenger co-owner and bartender Tom Brown and his buddies about bringing the beach to the city has now become a 70-ton pit of sand off New York Avenue with daiquiris, […]

This Week’s Restaurant Openings

In case you missed them, here's a round-up of what's new as of this week: Café Sorriso, 2311 Calvert St., NW The family behind Sorriso Ristorante in Cleveland Park now has a spin-off cafe in Woodley Park serving breakfast, salads, sandwiches, pizza, and gelato. Bandolero, 3241 M St., NW Non-Mexican Mexican from Graffiato's Mike Isabella. Macaron Bee, 1669 Wisconsin […]

The Cheesiest Bar in DC

Booze may no longer be the best thing at the bar. To celebrate its two-year anniversary, Ripple in Cleveland Park has created a “Grilled Cheese Bar,” putting an upscale twist on the classic comfort food. The specialty menu is only available at the bar, where chefs make the sandwiches at a charcuterie station. Customers can […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Soda Shop Edition

Buffalo and Bergen is the name of mixologist Gina Chersevani's forthcoming soda shop and bar at Union Market [Washingtonian] Burger, Tap & Shake uses 1,200 pounds of beef and 2,000 pounds of potatoes every week [The Plate] New food truck called Soulvaki Stop makes its debut [Food Truck Fiesta] Leek American Bistro headed to Ballston […]

Mike Isabella’s Non-Mexican Mexican Joint Opens Tonight

In case you've missed the non-stop buzz, Bandolero opens in Georgetown tonight at 4 p.m. On the menu, you'll find chef Mike Isabella's take on tacos, empanadas, tostadas, and other Mexican fare. But the last time he was actually in Mexico? A decade ago. For that matter, the Graffiato chef has never been to Italy, […]

Sakuramen’s Butt-Ugly Guardian

Ramen joint Sakuramen opened its doors in Adams Morgan yesterday. And like other restaurants around town, there's a little bit of superstition going on behind the scenes.  Inside the cozy, low-ceiling spot, you'll find a mural of this ramen-slurping bad ass. Co-owner Jonathan Cho tells us the character is derived from the Japanese guardian warrior […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Outdoor Patio Edition

Patio and outdoor dining guide—with pics! [BYT] Michael Landrum opening Nice ’n’ Greasy, Steak ’n’ Cheesy in Arlington [Washingtonian] Real sand and other things to expect from New York Avenue Beach Bar [Eater] Mixologist Gina Chersevani, Red Apron Butchery, and possibly even Metrocurean blogger Amanda McClements among others opening shops at Union Market development [Washingtonian] Food truck […]