Archive for July, 2012

Last Night’s Leftovers: Doggie Bag Edition

Fine dining for dogs (including the pooch patio menu at Art and Soul) [WSJ] Restaurants to watch the Olympic games [Zagat] Izakaya Seki opening on Sunday [Thrillist] One year later, Rogue 24 has ditched the dining contract and lightened up on the no photo policy. [Eater] Tutti Frutti fro-yo shop coming to Pentagon City [ARLnow] Seedless […]

Back Alley Waffles Does Back Alley Business

Back Alley Waffles caused quite the stir earlier this week after owner Craig Nelsen blamed Groupon for his business going under, then declared he would sell his waffles for $450 by appointment only. Now DCist reveals that Back Alley Waffles wasn't even a legal business. Turns out the Shaw waffle shop never received the required […]

Sauce-O-Meter: How the Week’s Food Happenings Measure Up

Graphic by Brooke Hatfield

El Floridano Turns to Kickstarter for Restaurant Funds

Another food truck is turning to Kickstarter to raise money for its brick-and-mortar establishment. This time, it's international sandwich food truck El Floridano, which hopes to raise $30,000 for its restaurant and bakery Mothership, coming to 3301 Georgia Ave. NW. Chef/owner Stephan Boillon plans to serve baked goods and pastries, pizzas, small plates, and seasonal […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Foraging Edition

Ripple chef forages for your dinner. [Express] Limited edition dishes, including Churchkey's Luther bacon doughnut fried chicken sandwich [Eater] Elizabeth's Gone Raw gets new chef. [Post] Tacos El Chilango opens August 5 at 12th and V streets NW. [PoP] Serbian restaurant coming to Barracks Row. [WBJ] Sharon Stone dines at Tosca. [Reliable Source] Pig roast at […]


Chef Haidar Karoum had never professionally cooked Spanish food before the 2010 opening of Estadio in Logan Circle. But his tortilla española with sweet hot peppers could give the real deal a run for its money. The French-trained chef, who’s half-Irish and half-Lebanese, learned the recipe in Rioja, Spain. He visited the country for the […]

Lounge 201 Revamps as 201 Bar

Lounge 201 wants you to know that it is not a club and never has been. The Capitol Hill restaurant and bar is now trying to change neighbors' misperceptions with a new look, new menu, and new name: 201 Bar. The bar completed renovations in its front area a few weeks ago, and it will […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? El Chucho’s Blood Sausage Sope

The Dish: Sope de Moronga Where to Get It: El Chucho, 3313 11th St. NW; (202) 290-3313 Price: $9 What It Is: A fried corn flour crust filled with loose pork blood sausage, topped with fresh tomatoes and a shiso leaf. What It Tastes Like: What might happen if Aztecs were allowed to make sloppy joes. […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Martian Food Edition

NASA plans meals for 2030 Mars mission. [NPR] Chipotle coming to Barracks Row. [PoP] Crepe Amour reopening in Vienna. [Washingtonian] Pi Truck will cease operations after July 31. [Restaurant Pi] South American bakery Señor Pan appears to have closed in Arlington. [Eater] What to sip this summer [Metrocurean] Sushi Rock gets in the Olympic spirit […]

Bar Food Bites: Scion’s Happy Hour

Scion in Dupont Cirlce is just the type of restaurant I adore: It under-promises and over-delivers. The dining room and bar area feel claustrophobic—a depressing drop ceiling, some obsolete décor, and a row of fussy light fixtures—but recently Scion hosted one of the best happy hour deals in the city: a burger and a pint […]