Archive for August, 2012

White House Will Release Beer Recipe If It Gets the Signatures

The White House's home brew recipe may not be a state secret for long. A petition started on the White House website asks President Barack Obama's administration to release the recipe for its White House Honey Ale, which made headlines last week after the revelation that Obama stocked it aboard Ground Force One on his trip […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Rogue Next Door Edition

Chef R.J. Cooper will open a "gastro-bar concept" next door to Rogue 24 called RogueSpirits. [Eater] A peek inside the new diner/coffeeshop/bar from the owner of Tryst and The Diner [PoP] Earl's Sandwiches expanding to Ballston [ARLnow] Mayor Vince Gray will attend ribbon cutting for Lime Fresh Grill. [New Columbia Heights] DC Water wants Congress to […]

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

Graphic by Brooke Hatfield

Luke’s Lobster Opens Today in Georgetown

Luke's Lobster opens its third area location today in Georgetown. Its arrival is a homecoming of sorts for founder Luke Holden, who graduated from Georgetown five years ago. The two-story shop, located in the former Philly Pizza space, will be outfitted with lobster gear from Holden's old boat. Holden, the son of a lobsterman-turned-shellfish processor, […]

Cafe Green and Java Green Owe More Than $133,000 in D.C. Taxes

The D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue has suspended operations at vegan restaurants Cafe Green and Java Green. Eater got ahold of Cafe Green manager Wes Rubbin yesterday, who said the restaurants needed $40,000 to reopen. Lien documents from the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue reveal they owe $133,344 (including penalties and interest). The restaurants […]

Bar Sprawl

Todd Thrasher pulls a lighter out of his pocket and holdsthe flame to a slice of grapefruit rind. There’s a tiny poof of black smoke as he rubs aromatic oils around the rim of a glass, using the rind to stir the orange drink with Aperol, gin, Macchu Pisco, and five drops of salt water. […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Wax-Free Dining Edition

Tom Sietsema suggests Fiola, Bourbon Steak, Palena, Central, and Masala Art to celebrate a first full wax job. [Post] Quinoa: the movie [HuffPost] A cupcake gathering for "people to share and eat cupcakes in an open environment" [ARLnow] Slate Wine Bar opens in Glover Park this weekend. [Zagat] Hitching Post soft-opens after renovations. [PoP] Cookbooks coming this […]

Jeff Black’s Signature Oysters Almost Here

Black Restaurant Group's signature oysters—Old Black Salts and Black Pearls—will make their debut next month. Restaurateurs Jeff and and Barbara Black are partnering with Rappahannock River Oyster Company of Chincoteauge, Va,. and Toby Island Oysters of Topping, Va., to specially cultivate the oysters. Diners can get the first slurp at a one-year anniversary party for Pearl […]

Bar Food Bites: The Pinch

The 13-year-old brooding freakshow in me loved the soundtrack coming out of the speakers at The Pinch, a new watering hole on 14th Street NW in northerly Columbia Heights. Giants of grunge like Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, and Alice in Chains played, along with less glorious alt-rock acts like Candlebox, Marcy Playground, and Collective Soul. The […]

Three New Lunch Spots

It's a good week to leave your brown bag lunch at home. Three new casual lunch options opened in D.C. this week. Yesterday, the team behind Againn gastropub opened a cafe called Bean & Bite at 1152 15th St. NW. The shop serves house-made baked goods, sandwiches, salads, and premium roast coffee. (Not to mention desserts […]