Archive for July, 2012

Restaurant Association Prez Says Goodbye

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington President Lynne Breaux announced yesterday she will part ways with the organization after more than a decade. Breaux was vague about her reasons for leaving, saying "it's time" and that her contract is up in March. As for what's next? "I have lots of ideas," Breaux says. "But I'm not making […]

Bar Food Bites: Olympic Deal at Johnny’s Half Shell

Yesterday, Y&H awarded a gold medal to the Olympics-themed patio menu at Johnny’s Half Shell on Capitol Hill. The reason? Pricing. Each of the five British pub dishes printed in Old English on the special menu–cucumber sandwich, Welsh rarebit, fish and chips, ham and pork salad, and scotch egg–costs just $2.50. So, I cleaned out […]

Birch & Barley Chef Forages Ingredients for Bluejacket Beer Series

How have Megan Parisi and Greg Engert, the duo behind forthcoming brewery Bluejacket, spent their time preparing for the Neighborhood Restaurant Group's newest venture? We'll have the chance to find out this week. At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, ChurchKey will unveil Bluejacket's first five collaboration beers on draft, including one from its "Sidewalk Series" brewed with locally foraged […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Meat Monday Edition

Two senators protest Meatless Monday by chowing down at Hill Country Barbecue. [DCist] Taco Bell's Crunchwrap Supreme, for "maximum portability" [NPR] What people are saying about Del Frisco's Grille [Eater] It's all about the bread at New Orleans PoBoy Shop. [Thrillist] Where Vermillion chef Tony Chittum eats in Greece [The Plate] World of Beer opening soon […]

Crios Modern Mexican Restaurant Opens Tonight

The Hip-Mex takeover continues with the opening of Crios tonight at 5 p.m. The Dupont mod-Mex spot is a sister restaurant to Scion next door. Owners Joanne and Julie Liu, whose parents own Jenny's Asian Fusion on the Southwest waterfront, say they wanted to open a neighborhood-focused place with reasonably priced comfort food and saw […]

Judging Restaurant Olympic Deals

Everyone wants to get in on the Olympics action with themed food and drink specials. But whose deals are worthy of the gold? Y&H judged them based on creativity and bang for your buck. Art & Soul 415 New Jersey Ave. NW The Deal: The All-American cocktail with whiskey, Hum liquor, honey syrup, soda water, […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Seersucker Edition

Occidental Grill hosts "rally" with Trent Lott to bring Seersucker Thursdays back to the Senate. [City Desk] Jell-O Gallery and Spam Museum? Yes, they exist. [NPR] Pastry chef Rob Valencia leaves Northside Social in Clarendon. [Washingtonian] Chefs and restaurateurs organize culinary trips abroad. [WBJ] Cafe Milano, BLT Steak, and Occidental Grill are favorites of the Chilean ambassador […]

Heritage India’s New Location: 19th and Pennsylvania NW

After Heritage India in Dupont closed on May 31, the owners said they planned to relocate. Now, a liquor license notice indicates that the Indian eatery is moving to 1901 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Y&H has reached out to management for details, and we'll update when we have more info. The Dupont location was the site […]

Former Casa Nonna Chef Pops Up at Cork Market

Two months after Casa Nonna shuttered, chef Amy Brandwein is popping back up on the D.C. dining scene with a dinner at Cork Market & Tasting Room on August 2. The former Galileo chef will play with heirloom tomatoes for the multi-course feast (see menu below). She says Cork owners Diane Gross and Khalid Pitts […]

Free Food at Pollo Campero Today

It's no Los Pollos Hermanos (what's up, Breaking Bad fans!), but Pollo Campero is giving away free empanadas today at all D.C. area locations. The Latin American fast food chain is introducing three types of empanadas for you to try: spicy chicken, citrus chicken, and black bean and cheese. Pollo Campero has locations in Columbia […]