Archive for June, 2012

Balls! Meatballs in Penn Quarter Closes

Add one more name to the long list of restaurant closures this month: Meatballs in Penn Quarter has shut down. The spot has been mired in controversy since it opened at 624 E St. NW in November. Citronelle and Central chef Michel Richard was supposedly behind the fast casual restaurant, but all the business documents indicated […]

El Chucho Taqueria Opens This Evening

Columbia Heights' new Mexican joint, El Chucho, opens tonight with margaritas on tap and fried tripe tacos with foie gras sauce. It's the latest venture from Jackie Greenbaum, owner of Jackie's, Sidebar, and Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring. Half the menu will consist of bocadillos or appetizers, and the other half of tacos and […]

Brew in Town: Mother Earth Brewing Dark Cloud

Mother Earth Brewing Dark Cloud Where In Town: Kangaroo Boxing Club, 3412 11th St. NW Price: $6/12 ounces Hoppy Beginnings Brisket comes before brews at the newly opened Kangaroo Boxing Club—the pastrami is the real deal. With its dozen unassuming but solid beers served at a cozy wooden bar, though, KBC will endear itself to […]

Five Things To Know About The Brixton

British pub The Brixton opens July 1 at 9th and U streets NW. Keep calm and read on about the latest project from Ian and Eric Hilton, also the people behind Marvin, The Gibson, American Ice Company, and more: 1. It's a British pub, but it's not just fish 'n chips (though you can get those too). Like […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: French Fries Edition

Chili's wins taste test of chain French fries. [HuffPost] Drink wine at Steve Case's winery, Early Mountain Vineyards. [Post] Art & Soul, Birch & Barley, CityZen, Estadio, Graffiato, and Plume at the Jefferson Hotel make list of America's best wine restaurants [Wine Enthusiast] Rogue 24's RJ Cooper and Inn at Little Washington's Patrick O'Connell cooking […]

Chef Cathal Armstrong Can Kick Your Ass

Chef and restaurateur Cathal Armstrong may not have won at this year's James Beard or RAMMY awards, but he's going for another type of gold—in taekwondo. Armstrong, who is a blue betl, and his family flew into Dallas yesterday to compete in the weeklong USA Taekwondo National Championships. He started the sport more than a year […]

Market Research: Currants

Ingredient: Currants What: You’ve likely only encountered currants in preserved forms, either dried or cooked down into a jam. That’s a shame, because fresh, the translucent-skinned, tart globes are decadent. How to buy: Currants are in season through early July. Red and blue varieties are available from Reid’s Orchard, at the 14th and U streets […]

Midwest Cult Craft Beer Arrives in D.C.

If you have any friends from Kansas City, you've probably already had a bottle of Boulevard Brewing Company beer enthusiastically shoved in your face. Hometown pride runs deep, but D.C.'s Midwest transplants aren't the only ones celebrating the fact that the Missouri-based craft brewery has started sending its suds to the area. You may have […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Oyster Slurping Edition

11 places to slurp oysters in D.C. [Eater] Foodie icon Anthony Bourdain writes a graphic novel. [HuffPost] Ireland's Four Fields in Cleveland Park hosts its last pub quiz. [City Desk] Dangerously Delicious Pies opens in Union Station today. [Twitter] Oby Lee Winery and Coffee Shop now open in Clarendon. [ARLnow] Metal brunch at Rock & […]

Hank’s Oyster Spar

This past weekend, the brunch crowd sipped Bloody Marys and chatted over lobster rolls and French toast on Hank’s Oyster Bar’s packed patio. Or rather, half-packed. Twenty of the 40 seats on the restaurant’s newly expanded outdoor seating area are gone, leaving an empty, fenced-in concrete slab. A large sign posted there reads: “THIS AREA […]