Archive for June, 2012

RAMMY Winners Announced

The who's who of the D.C. dining scene descended on the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel last night for the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington's annual RAMMY Awards gala recognizing the area's best chefs and restaurants. Here are the nominees and winners: Chef of the Year Anthony Chittum – Vermilion Tony Conte – The Oval Room Haidar […]

Cheesy Press Release of the Week: Little Red Riding Hood Edition

Y&H gets a lot of press releases with over-the-top claims and flowery prose. Congrats, publicists, you've gotten our attention (just maybe not the way you wanted). Each week, we bring you the cheesiest press release in our inbox. This week the award goes to a promotion for PS7's patio picnics: Located in Washington, DC's Penn […]

What to Expect From Del Frisco’s Grille

Del Frisco’s Grille doesn’t open until July 14, but the Dallas-based steakhouse is well underway. Y&H got a sneak peek yesterday evening. Most elements of the menu are the same at each of the restaurant’s three other locations (New York, Phoenix, and Dallas—with Atlanta on the way), including the cheesesteak egg roll (yes, really), “two-fisted” […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Intern Eating/Drinking Edition

Where to eat and drink if you're an intern in D.C. [GoingOutGurus] Pho eating competition at VietFest on Saturday [ArtsDesk] Five places to dine without the wait [Borderstan] Road trip! Three places worth eating in Waldorf, Md. [Express] You can now make restaurant reservation on the CityEats app [Post] Cleveland Park tapas spot Pulpo now […]

Play With Your Food

The nostalgia of playing games and eating pizza at Chuck E. Cheese's can be re-lived in grown-up form at several area restaurants and bars—only now you can drink while you go for the top score. Jaleo 480 7th St. NW Challenge your dining partner to a foosball match on a custom-made table with costumed players […]

Current Sushi Closes Today

Current Sushi will serve its last spicy tuna roll today. Co-owner David Karim says it's become too hard for the Connecticut Avenue spot to be profitable as a sushi bar with the neighborhood's high rent. He adds that he wants to focus on the upstairs lounge and rooftop patio, Rosebar, which will undergo renovations at the […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Closing Signs Edition

At least 14 restaurant closures in D.C. in the past month [Eater] Is it OK to ask a restaurant to adjust the temperature? [Zagat] Three hot drinking trends: fat-washing, cocktails on tap, house-made sodas [Washingtonian] Suburban Bros food truck is shutting down [Food Truck Fiesta] Sala Thai is now open at 1817 M St. NW […]

Minibar Will Relocate to Zola Wine & Kitchen

The future of Minibar has remained somewhat of a mystery with the July 4 closure of America Eats Tavern, which housed the restaurant within a restaurant. Now, the Post's Tom Sietsema reports that uber chef José Andrés will be relocating Minibar into recently-shuttered Zola Wine & Kitchen at 9th and E streets NW. (Not to be […]

Pop Up? Pipe Down!

Lost Society, on U Street NW, is normally closed on Monday nights. But on a recent Monday evening, its dining room played host to 18 guests in a somewhat unusual arrangement. Seated around one long communal table, the diners ate dishes like popcorn soup, strawberry pasta, and a Ritz cracker ice cream with warm apple […]

Daikaya Team Opening Japanese Cocktail Bar

Ramen and izakaya spot Daikaya isn't the only Penn Quarter project that Sushiko co-owner Daisuke Utagawa has in the works. The restaurateur is also planning to open a Japanese cocktail bar in the small basement space beneath Fuel Pizza at 600 F St. NW, about a block away from where Daikaya will be. "The cocktail bar […]