Archive for October, 2012

Cocktail-Centric Gastropub Trademark Soft Opens Nov. 1

Inventor-themed gastropub Trademark is bringing craft cocktails and a British-inspired menu to Alexandria next week. The restaurant, located in The Westin Alexandria, will have a soft opening on Nov. 1 with 20 percent off its full menu until Nov. 5. From its grand opening on Election Day through Nov. 13, it will also offer $5 […]

A Brew for Boobs

Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be anything left to turn pink this month, four local brewers are raising money for cancer research by creating—yep—pink beer. Lost Rhino Brewing Company in Ashburn, Va., is collaborating with Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond, Va., Vintage 50 in Leesburg, Va., and D.C.'s forthcoming Bluejacket brewery to release a special […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Peanut Butter Pickles Time Edition

Peanut butter and pickles: an unexpectedly delightful combination? [NYT] Food trucks launch pilot program at the Wilson Building. [Post] Jardenea restaurant coming to the Melrose Hotel. [Washingtonian] Bachelor Pad star's ladies-style sports bar opening next to Circa in Clarendon? [Eater] Yes, this exists: the grilled cheese doughnut [NPR] Sweetgreen in West End now open. [PoP] Oyamel's Day […]

“Island-Style” Restaurant Coming to Columbia Heights

The owners of U Street-area carry-out destination The Greek Spot are opening a new restaurant and bar in Columbia Heights. Owner Greg Kavadias says the location will be around Sherman Avenue and Harvard Street NW. He declined to give the exact address of the yet-unnamed restaurant. He's also vague about exactly what kind of food […]

The Pig Launches Lunch on Fridays

Y&H recently explored how restaurants decide to open up for lunch, especially in neighborhoods like the H Street NE and 14th Street NW that have lots of evening bustle but aren't part of the downtown office core. Restaurants on 14th Street, in particular, have struggled to make the mid-day meal profitable. Estadio was open for […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Grilled Cheese Edition

The 10 best grilled cheese sandwiches in D.C. [The Plate] Four zombie-themed cocktails [Girl Meets Food] Lavagna's brunch gets an A+. [Bitches Who Brunch] Pho 14 set to open in Adams Morgan on Nov. 1 [PoP] Lyman's Bar coming to 3720 14th St. NW. [Washingtonian] Fiola owners opening seafood-centric restaurant called Fiola Mare in Washington Harbor. […]

Wisey’s Sues Wiseats for Trademark Infringement

Georgetown take-out and delivery spot Wisey's is suing a neighboring competitor for allegedly ripping off its name, logo, and other materials. Wisey's filed a lawsuit against the owner of Wiseats (known as Café Romeo's until recently) for infringing on its trademark. The complaint states that Wiseats owner Davar Ashgrizzadeh began marketing "inferior but competing products" […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Yelp Warnings Edition

If Yelp suspects a review was paid for, it will now warn you. [NYTimes] Where to find wealthy, attractive Republicans [Eater] Readers decide the best of 2012 dining. [Express] Man who helped plan the attempted assassination of a Saudi diplomat at Cafe Milano pleads guilty. [Post] More breakfast suggestions [Borderstan] RedRocks pizzeria coming to H Street […]

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

Market Research: Young Ginger

“Super awesome” is how Kyle Bailey, chef of Birch & Barley, describes the young ginger that’s been popping up at local markets. Ginger is a tropical plant, so cultivating it around here can be hard. Shawna DeWitt of Mountain View Farms in Purcellville, Va., says this is her first year growing it. “We had to […]