Archive for September, 2012

Damn, It Feels Good to Be a Gangster Chef

DC Central Kitchen's annual Capital Food Fight is coming up on Oct. 8.  Among the highlights of the star-studded fundraiser will be a cooking throw-down between Elisir chef  Enzo Fargione, Bourbon Steak chef Adam Sobel, Vidalia chef Jeff Buben, and Cuba Libre chef Guillermo Pernot. Already the trash-talking has begun. The nonprofit has a few amazing […]

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

New Chef and New Menu at The Brixton

After filming the new season of Top Chef, The Brixton's opening chef Jeffrey Jew parted ways with the U Street NW pub. Now helming the kitchen is Jorge Pimentel, former owner of the Sabor'a Street Latin-inspired food truck, who's also worked at Masa 14 and now-shuttered Commonwealth Gastropub. Pimentel tells Y&H that he started at The Brixton as a […]

European-Style Cafe Coming to 14th and R Streets NW

Drafting Table, a gastropub soft-opening in Logan Circle next week, isn't the only place restaurateur Aaron Gordon has coming to 14th Street NW. The owner of TangySweet, Red Velvet Cupcakery, and Rabbit also plans to open a European-style cafe at the corner of 14th and R streets NW—just a block from Drafting Table. Gordon is still […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Partisan Beer Edition

What your beer says about your political leanings [National Journal] Washington's best wine lists [Capitol File] Todd Kliman gives Menomale 2.5 stars [Washingtonian] Thirteen must-try pork dishes [Eater] Fire at Souk on H Street NE [Frozen Tropics] D.C. food trucks start collecting 10 percent sales tax on Monday [Food Truck Fiesta] There will be no […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Rabbit Cake

The Dish: Rabbit cake Where to Get It: Green Pig Bistro, 1025 N. Fillmore St., Arlington; (703) 888-1920; Price: $22 What It Is: It’s like a crab cake, but made of rabbit meat. The entrée is served with wax beans, fennel, and—appropriately—carrots. What It Tastes Like: Light in texture and juicy, like dark meat […]

Brew In Town: Schlafly Pumpkin Ale

Schlafly Pumpkin Ale Where In Town: Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits, 5544 Connecticut Ave. NW Price: $2.69/12 ounces Gourdness Gracious There’s no avoiding pumpkin ales. They creep onto shelves like the tendrils of their namesake plant earlier and earlier each year, until—boom!—you’re trapped, surrounded by orange bottles, and it’s only August. There’s something conspiratorial about […]

Fork & Spade Food Truck and Restaurant Coming to Tenleytown

Chef Alex Bous, who's worked in the kitchens of 2941 and Clyde's, is bringing a seasonally-focused food truck and restaurant serving American food "with a twist" to Tenleytown. Bous and his fiancee/chef de cuisine Renee Straus plan to launch the Fork & Spade food truck early next week. A restaurant with the same name will […]

Former Clyde’s Employee Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

Former Clyde's Restaurant Group corporate controller Nancy Preston faces 20 years in prison after pleading guilty yesterday to embezzling $647,547. According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, the theft spanned a decade, from 2001 to 2011. Preston diverted money from Clyde's to pay her personal credit card. She also used the company's […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Dining Room Dancing Edition

Inn at Little Washington staff learns ballet. [Washingtonian] Chefs share fast-food cravings. [Zagat] Absolute Noodle coming to Chinatown. [PoP] Gourmet meatball slider food truck coming soon. [Food Truck Fiesta] How your clothes affect what you eat [NPR] Marvelous Market is now The Silver Spork. [Hill is Home] Town House chef John Shields still considering D.C. […]