Archive for October, 2012

Last Night’s Leftovers: Deer for Dinner Edition

National Park Service will start killing deer in Rock Creek Park and giving the meat to food banks. [DCist] Chef Enzo Fargione reflects on one year of Elisir. [Eater] Meatball Nation food truck launches. [Food Truck Fiesta] Chez Billy launching $1 oyster happy hour. [PoP] Where to find late night cheap eats around U Street […]

Drink The Vote

The stomach is not only the way to the heart: At some establishments, it’s also the way to your vote. Several area restaurants are getting in on election mania by offering Democratic- and Republican-themed drinks—and subsequently tallying sales to help predict the election. (Because the amount of blue curaçao in your cocktail is directly proportionate […]

Another Ramen Shop Destined for Adams Morgan

A new ramen shop and izakaya called Taan Noodles is opening in Adams Morgan as soon as this weekend. The owner declined to comment on details of the restaurant at 1817 Columbia Rd. NW (next to Cashion's Eat Place). But the eatery's website reveals that the kitchen will be helmed by chef Jonathan Bisagni, whose […]

Old Dominion Brewhouse Coming to Union Market? Not So Fast

Prince of Petworth is floating a rumor that Old Dominion Brewing Company is looking to open a brewhouse location in the newly opened Union Market. (The brewery already has one at 1219 9th St. NW, near the Convention Center.) Y&H checked in with Edens director of culinary strategy Richie Brandenburg, the guy who's responsible for finding Union […]

Green Hat Gin and DC Brau Gelato Coming Soon

Gin gelato? Yes, please. Beginning Nov. 5, local gelateria Dolcezza will introduce a cucumber tarragon gin sorbetto using recently unveiledGreen Hat Gin from D.C's only distillery, New Columbia Distillers. Dolcezza is also collaborating with DC Brau on a Penn Quarter Porter gelato and with Gordy's Pickle's on a Thai basil jalapeño sorbetto. The flavors will be priced […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Christmas Beer Edition

Yes, it's October, and Christmas beer is already here. [Post] Is Old Dominion Brewery opening a rooftop beer garden at Union Market? [PoP] U.S. Marshalls clear out Java Green. [Washingtonian] The best tacos around [Eater] Arlington is getting a brewery called CasaNova Brewing & Sound. [ARLnow] Judging Bloody Marys [Bitches Who Brunch] Rappers rap about […]

The President Ate Here: What Happens When Barack Obama Dines Out?

It was just after 1 p.m. on a recent Friday when the rumors began to circulate that a VIP guest was coming. Before long, police had blocked off a section of H Street NE, and a big white tent appeared in front of Smith Commons. Crowds swarmed around the edge of the barrier taking photos. […]

Taylor Gourmet Coming to Former Meatballs Space in Penn Quarter

The Penn Quarter space that once housed Michel Richard's Meatballs (or was it?) has a new tenant: Taylor Gourmet. Co-owner Casey Patten says the local hoagie chain just began demolition at 624 E St. NW and doesn't yet have a timeline for opening. It will be Taylor's fifth D.C. location (with others in Merrifield, Va., […]

Bar Food Bites: Fries and Ravioli at Quill

It was the $2 fries that drew me to Quill. The bar and lounge at the Jefferson Hotel offers the “fry-day” special on Fridays from 2 p.m. until close. The two-buck pricetag is a nod to the fact that Jefferson’s face is on the $2 bill, and who doesn’t love cheap bar grub in a […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: D.C. Super-Sized Soda Ban? Edition

Some D.C. Council members support a New York-style large soda ban. [WTOP] José Andrés and Ferran Adrià dine at Toki Underground. [Eater] Is Michael Voltaggio coming to Alexandria? (No.) [Washingtonian] Five best brunches in D.C. [Zagat] Grillfish opening for brunch. [PoP] A restaurant made out of cardboard [HuffPost] Foods for a celebration or a pity […]