Archive for October, 2012

What Happened to Radius Pizza’s Previous Owner?

Radius Pizza is set to reopen under the new ownership of Matt and Lenka Culbertson tonight at 5 p.m. But what ever happened to previous chef and owner Todd Wiss? He and his wife and partner Nicole Wiss went MIA after the restaurant closed in July and did not respond to Y&H's calls and emails. […]

Wagamama Not Coming to D.C.

London-based noodle shop Wagamama has been leading Washingtonians on for more than four years. And now, it's finally breaking up with us. Wagamama director of marketing Ingrid Williamson confirms to Y&H today that the restaurant will not be opening a restaurant in D.C. as originally planned. (Hat tip to DC Internationalist for tipping us off.) […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Breakfast Edition

The best breakfast and brunch restaurants in D.C. [Washingtonian] Tom Sietsema's fall dining guide is here. [Post] Woman sues Chop't after allegedly finding bloody Band-Aid in her salad. [City Desk] Will New York's Dos Caminos take over the former Mie N Yu space in Georgetown? [Eater] Five best Southern restaurants in D.C. [Zagat] Run a half […]

The Restaurant Is History: New Eateries Play Up Their Buildings’ Legacies

Louie Armstrong, Cab Calloway, and Billie Holiday once played in the red brick building at 14th and T streets NW.  It was called Club Bali, or simply “The Bali,” back then. In its 1940s heyday, it was one of the city’s most popular music venues—until, that is, its owner was indicted for jury tampering during […]

25 Restaurants Dropped From Tom Sietsema’s Fall Dining Guide

Tom Sietsema unleashed his annual fall dining guide today. The Post critic bestowed four stars upon Komi, CityZen, Inn at Little Washington, and Rasika Penn Quarter, and then massacred his list from last year. Here's who's up, down, in, and out: Who's Up Jaleo Penn Quarter (3 to 3.5) Woodberry Kitchen (3 to 3.5) Ethiopic (2 […]

Frederik De Pue Opening a Restaurant in Former Café Atlántico Building

Think Food Group has sold the Penn Quarter building that housed Café Atlántico, Minibar, and America Eats Tavern to chef Frederik De Pue and his investors, who plan to open a new restaurant in the space by the end of the year. The Belgian native worked in some top European restaurants before moving to D.C. […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Eataly Edition

Looks like D.C. is no longer on the shortlist for Eataly's expansion. [Eater] What to expect from "philanthropub" Cause on 9th Street NW [DCist] The Halloween specials are here. [Zagat] Green Hat Gin happy hour at Boundary Road [Frozen Tropics] "Flamingo dancers" at Catch 15 Oyster Bar [PoP] Taylor Charles Steak & Ice will finally open […]

An Egg on Everything, Please

Some people will put hot sauce or ketchup on nearly anything they eat. But Logan Circle's new gastropub Drafting Table has a better idea: Put an egg on it. The restaurant offers a 64-degree egg that can be added to any dish for $1. The egg is cooked in an immersion circulator, which is used […]

District Doughnut Shop on Its Way

The doughnut takeover is intensifying. Last year, Y&H reported on a slew of upscale restaurants offering gourmet takes on sugary fried dough, but standalone doughnut shops haven't caught on in the same way stand-alone cupcake shops have. District Doughnut, a six-month-old doughnut catering business, is looking to change that with its first D.C. storefront. Co-founders […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Annoying Drinks Edition

The 10 most annoying cocktail trends [Zagat] Equinox offers dueling menus in response to critical Tom Sietsema review. [Eater] Seven restaurants have closed in Georgetown recently. [Washingtonian] Longtime Washington chef Hector Guerra is now helming the kitchen at Terasol near Chevy Chase Circle. [Post] A sandwich in a can [NPR] D.C. Council debates how far […]