Archive for November, 2012

Ten Facts About Matchbox on 14th Street, Opening Tonight

Matchbox opens its fourth local eatery at 14th and T streets NW today at 5 p.m. Here's what to expect: 1. The building was previously home to a bowling alley and billiard parlor, auto showroom, and Club Bali where Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday played. 2. There's an outdoor fire pit. But you can't roast […]

No Signs of Life at PS7’s

Rumors of PS7's closure have been circulating for weeks. At the moment, the Penn Quarter restaurant appears to be uninhabited. A sign on the door during lunch today read "PS7's restaurant is closed for administrative duties." Y&H readers sent in photos of the same sign yesterday evening. Tweets of a previous sign on the door […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Crispy Trotter Tots

The Dish: Crispy trotter tots Where to Get It: Cause, 1926 9th St. NW; (202) 588-5220; Price: $7 What It Is: Tater tots made with pig's feet and potato, served with lemon aioli. What It Tastes Like: Deep-fried and crunchy, these breaded tots are full of fatty, lush pork flavor, cut nicely by the […]

Jewish Deli Drunk Food: Schmutzy Fries

This week's Y&H column delves into DGS Delicatessen, D.C.'s hip new take on the Jewish deli. Much of the menu consists of lighter versions on artery-clogging deli classics. But there's one menu item you might want to loosen your belt for. This week, chef Barry Koslow introduced schmutzy fries, apparently the answer to "What should […]

Brew In Town: Birrificio Italiano Tipopils

Birrificio Italiano Tipopils Where In Town: Menomalé, 2711 12th St. NE Price: $9.50/8 ounces La Dolce Birra Italian craft beer? Indeed. A revolution has been brewing throughout Europe, as everyone from Spaniards to Scandinavians puts their own spin on India pale ales, stouts, and other foreign styles. But the godfather of this experimental scene is […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Hangover Cure Edition

Hangover friendly restaurant dishes [Eater] Eric Ripert parts with Westend Bistro. [Post] Where to dine with a vegan [Dining in DC] Tagolio Pizzeria in Crystal City closes after owner pleads guilt to assault on employee. [ARLnow] A user's guide to eating at Boloco [Washingtonian] A peek inside the new 14th Street NW Matchbox [Thrillist] Photo […]

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

Frederik De Pue Opening Seafood-Centric Restaurant in Former Café Atlántico Building

Last month, we broke the news that chef Frederik de Pue of forthcoming Shaw restaurant Table bought the building the formerly housed Café Atlántico, Minibar, and America Eats Tavern. Today, he reveals that the restaurant will be called Azur and draw on "European classics with contemporary flavors." In particular, the menu will focus on sustainable […]

Free Burritos at Boloco Opening Today

Globally inspired burrito joint Boloco opens its second D.C. eatery at 19th and L streets NW today. (A Bethesda location opened at 4930 Elm St. in July.) In celebration of its debut, both locations are offering small and mini size burrito for free, and "original" sizes are just $1 from noon to 7 p.m. Among […]

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken Coming to Metro Center

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken announced today that it will open in January at 1308 G St. NW. Pastry chef Jason Gehring, formerly of Fiola, will prepare five standard flavors each day, including vanilla-glazed, "Brooklyn Blackout" (devil's food cake with chocolate glaze and cookie crumbs), maple bacon, peanut butter & jelly, and creme brûlée. There […]