Archive for June, 2012

Zola and Potenza To Close

The rumors are true: Stir Food Group restaurants Potenza and Zola will both close this summer. Zola is set to close June 30, and Potenza on Aug. 18. Zola Wine & Kitchen closed last month, but Potenza Wine Shop will remain open, says Zola manager Melissa Pinkerton. The Malrite Company, which also owns the Spy […]

Vidalia Chef Jeffrey Buben Opening Another Restaurant

TheListAreYouOnIt's Nycci Nellis tweeted a rumor yesterday that Vidalia and Bistro Bis chef/owner Jeffrey Buben may be taking over the space currently occupied by Potenza on September 1 in order to open a restaurant of his own. Buben confirmed to Y&H this morning that he is in fact opening another restaurant but that no details […]

Last nIght’s Leftovers: Be a Competitive Eater Edition

There's still time to sign up for a Z-Burger's burger eating contest [HuffPost] The fanciest thing at the Fancy Food Show: 100-year aged balsamico [Post] New Orleans Po' Boy Shop on 19th and M streets now slated to open in July [Washingtonian] Rumor mill: Is chef Jeff Beuben taking over the Potenza space downtown? [Nycci Nellis […]

How to Eat 2,000 Food Products in a Week

Food writer and former Food Network Star contestant Mary Beth Albright knows what it's like to eat 84 cookies, 105 snack foods, and 79 cheese and dairy products in a single sitting. "I'd say it's like a marathon, but I've run a marathon, and this is infintiely harder," Albright says. Albright and Neighborhood Restaurant Group owner […]

What’s on the Menu at Kangaroo Boxing Club, Opening Today

Long-awaited Columbia Heights barbecue joint Kangaroo Boxing Club opens its doors (and patio) today at 4 p.m. On the menu: pulled pork, smoked sloppy joes, a pastrami platter, gorgonzola mac and cheese, and lots of other home cookin' classics. The most expensive thing you'll find? Crab cakes for $14. There's even a little something for […]

Former Shaw’s Tavern Chef Lands at Big Bear Cafe

Chef John Cochran, whose brief stint at Shaw's Tavern was overshadowed by the eatery's liquor license debacle, has resurfaced in the kitchen of Big Bear Cafe in Bloomingdale. In his new gig, Cochran is helping to turn the coffeehouse into a full-service bistro with a veggie-centric menu in the evenings. A little background: Cochran, whose resume […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Pig Ear Edition

Pig ear is all the rage [Post] 14 awesome food-making robots [HuffPost] Tiki drinks are back at The Majestic in Alexandria [Washingtonian] Burgers President Barack Obama has eaten [Eater] Chef Corner Cafe opens on H Street NE [PoP] Mighty Dog and Acai food truck launches, selling hot dogs and acai berry shakes [Food Truck Fiesta] […]

Market Research: Herbed Lemonade

Ingredient: Herbed lemonade What: A cocktail is not for everyone (or every occasion). It’s handy to have something besides the subtle delights of D.C. tap water to serve to summertime guests. Julie Gray Stinar of Evensong Farm has one clever option: herbed lemonade. Her son wanted to start selling lemonade at their market stands in […]

There’s Something in the Water at the Fancy Food Show

Sparkling or tap? What kind of puny choice is that? Yesterday at the Fancy Food Show, a massive food product trade show from the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the future of water was on display–and it turns out to be a mighty diverse future. We […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Waterfront Dining Edition

Ten restaurants with a waterfront view [Eater] Impress your dinner party guests with wine-infused popsicles [Post] Serendipity 3 co-owner charged with assault after dispute with business partner [Washingtonian] Sneak peek at The Brixton on U Street [PoP] Nando's Peri-Peri and Lime Fresh Mexican Grill open in Pentagon Row [ARLnow] Yankees' Derek Jeter dines at Oya day […]