Archive for September, 2012

Reality Bites: How Top Chef Contestants Stay Undercover

In the fall of 2007, Spike Mendelsohn told everyone he knew he was traveling in Vietnam for six weeks. In reality, the chef of Good Stuff Eatery and We The Pizza was in Chicago filming Season 4 of Top Chef. The story seemed plausible: He was cooking Vietnamese food at Mai House in New York […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Porkocalypse Edition

Seven items to survive a global bacon shortage [HuffPost] Mike Isabella will participate in Top Chef restaurant in New York. [Washingtonian] Washington's most iconic dining rooms [Eater] Granville Moore's chef Toddy Folkman was a collegiate cheerleader. [The Plate] Six must-try fast casual spots [Zagat] Mintwood Place chef Cedric Maupillier's favorite cookbooks [Eat the District] Leek […]

Eat Fried Chicken and Doughnuts Tonight

It's fried chicken and doughnut night at Seasonal Pantry. Chef Dan O'Brien, who will compete in the next season of Top Chef, is serving to-go orders with four pieces of chicken for $8.25. There will also be citrus or Mexican chocolate old-fashioned doughnuts for $3 and peaches and cream yeast-raised doughnuts for $3.50. Doors open […]

Bar Food Bites: Posto’s Happy Hour

The 25-seat bar area at Posto in Logan Circle was completely empty when I arrived at 6:30 p.m. last night. Happy hour had already been running for an hour and a half, and the bartender told me I was his first customer. I was shocked. But apparently, the word isn't out yet. The sister restaurant […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Brunch Advice Edition

Ten rules for brunch [Washingtonian] Marvin expands into second floor of Blackbyrd. [PoP] Barbara Walters is the latest recipient of a White House beer bottle. [Obama Foodorama] Liquor board fines and suspends Mood Lounge. [EastShawDC] Harrar Coffee & Roastery coming to 2904 Georgia Ave. NW. [New Columbia Heights] Five facts about the new Matchbox, coming […]

Board Game-Themed Bar Opens in Dupont Tomorrow

Apparently, the only thing that takes longer than playing a game of Monopoly to the bitter end is waiting for D.C. health inspectors to show up. After several delays for that reason, Board Room plans to finally open in Dupont tomorrow at 4 p.m. The board game-themed bar will have 22 different board games—Mouse Trap, […]

Freak Out Time: Toki Underground Cuts Hours

There are now fewer hours in the week for you to slurp ramen at Toki Underground. Eater brings word that the popular H Street NE spot will no longer be open Sundays and is cutting back its kitchen hours from 2 a.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and midnight to 11 p.m. on Thursdays. […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Put a Cork In It Edition

Wine corks vs. screw tops: a scientific examination [HuffPost] Playboy gets into the wine biz. [Zagat] Sticky Rice is just one of the reasons why H Street NE is among "America's Most Hipster Neighborhoods." [Forbes] Will New York's soda ban actually help fight obesity? [NPR] Soda shop Buffalo & Bergen in Union Market will have knishes made […]

Free Food at Revamped 201 Bar Opening Tonight

Lounge 201 has officially revamped and rebranded as 201 Bar. And tonight, it's party time. The Capitol Hill restaurant and bar (not lounge!) is hosting a celebration beginning at 8 p.m. with free samples from the new food and craft cocktail menus as well as dancing and drink specials. Among the changes to expect from […]

Chef Geoff Drinking on the Bus

Chef Geoff's owner Geoff Tracy started his career as a busboy, and now he's a bus boy again. Tracy's mug with a mug is making its way around town on about 20 buses. You can also spot him at the Rockville, Twinbrook, and White Flint Metro stops. Tracy says this is the first time he's […]