Archive for June, 2012

Are You Gonna Eat That? Thousand-Year-Old Egg

The Dish: Thousand-year-old egg with tofu and spring onions (also known as the "century egg") Where to Get It: A & J Restaurant, two locations: 4316 Markham St., Annandale. (703) 813-8181; 1319 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Md. (301) 251-7878 Price: $4.55 What It Is: Like a hand grenade, this cured duck egg is smooth and glossy as black […]

Get Your “Jeff Black Hates My Blog” T-Shirts

Food writer Nevin Martell wasn't kidding about selling "Jeff Black Hates My Blog" T-shirts, following the restaurateur's perceived jab at food bloggers during his RAMMY Award acceptance speech. Caps, sweaters, T-shirts, and even baby onesies containing the phrase are now for sale on But Martell wants to get one thing straight: He has nothing against […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Taco Loco Edition

Passion Food Group to open a Mexican restaurant and tequileria in Clarendon called Fuego Cocina [NoVa Mag] District Taco's taco-eating champion [WTOP] Fleurir Hand Grown Chocolates expands to Old Town Alexandria [Washingtonian] Hitching Post in Petworth sold to new owners [PoP] Singer Norah Jones spotted sipping a martini on the Donovan House rooftop [Reliable Source] Bizarre […]

Jeff Black Apologizes to Bloggers

Chef and restaurateur Jeff Black caused a bit of a stir during the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington's RAMMY Awards gala on Sunday for a perceived slight on bloggers in his acceptance speech for restaurateur of the year. He just sent out this letter trying to walk it back: To the blogging and media community, I […]

Bar Food Bites: Green Pig Bistro

Y&H's bar food column is back. Each week, we'll bring you dispatches on bar bites and happy hours across the region. Into the verge of the suburbs, bordering Crate & Barrel and The Cheesecake Factory, Green Pig Bistro in Clarendon opened in April and quickly hit the ground running with the type of technique-driven food […]

Market Research: Quail Eggs

Ingredient: Quail eggs What: “The main thing is that they are cute,” says Aaron McCloud, chef of Cedar in Penn Quarter. “But it is a little more mild than a chicken egg.” Because of their diminutive size (think: shooter marble), quail eggs offer a smaller, more manageable yolk for use as a garnish or appetizer. How […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Red Hen Edition

Proof vets plan to open Italian-influenced American restaurant called The Red Hen in Bloomingdale. [Post] Radius Pizza on vacation until July 2. [PoP] What Andrew Zimmern did in D.C. [Eater] RedRocks Pizzeria coming to Columbia Pike. [ARLnow] Austin Grill Express and brb ("be right burger") no longer coming to Boilermaker Shops development. [JDLand] Phonation food […]

Mother Ruckers Subs Coming to Trinidad Neighborhood

A new carryout sandwich shop called Mother Ruckers Subs is headed to the Trinidad neighborhood near Gallaudet University this fall. It's the first eatery from Gwen Rucker, who worked in the nonprofit sector for 15 years before deciding to venture into the food world. Over the past year, she's worked with the Seoul Food truck […]

Jeff Black’s “Not About the Bloggers” Moment

Chef and restaurateur Jeff Black was the big winner at last night's RAMMY Awards with wins for restaurateur of the year, upscale casual restaurant (BlackSalt), and hottest bar scene (Black Jack). But that wasn't the only reason he was the talk of the night. Black caused a bit of a stir with a slight on food […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Group Dining Edition

Ten affordable restaurants to dine with a group [Eater] Little Serow makes list of ten best new Asian restaurants in the country [Details] Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods will film in D.C. [Post] New bar and grill coming to Brookland from owners of The Pug, Solly's, and Sova [PoP] Riot Act Comedy Theatre will become a […]