Archive for November, 2012

Ask Us Your Burning Restaurant Questions

Where can you find a decent bagel in D.C.? Where does José Andrés get his scarves? And why are restaurants now charging $13 for guacamole? You have questions. We (hopefully) have answers. So, ask away. We're putting together our annual Answers Issue to get the bottom of the city's most baffling quandaries (food-related or otherwise). […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Boozy Lunch Edition

Where to get a boozy lunch deal [Eater] Where are D.C.'s true dive bars? [Post] Another Taylor Gourmet coming to 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. [WBJ] Sticky Rice expanding [PoP] Q&A with the author of Washington, DC Chef's Table [Express] Restaurants with fireplaces [Zagat] Photo via Shutterstock

A Nosh Above: DGS Delicatessen Isn’t Your Bubbie’s Jewish Deli

When chef Barry Koslow and Nick Wiseman began testing recipes for their new Jewish deli DGS Delicatessen, they sought feedback from a master. Joan Nathan has written ten cookbooks and countless articles on Jewish cuisine, in addition to TV and radio appearances. She is, as you might put it in Yiddish, a maven of noshing. […]

Did Competition Kill Edan MacQuaid’s Pizzeria Before It Ever Opened?

The 14th Street NW pizzeria from esteemed pizzaiolo Edan MacQuaid and Local 16 owner Aman Ayoubi will be no more. MacQuaid posted on Don Rockwell yesterday that the restaurant has fallen through, and he is looking for a new job. He explained to the Post that they weren't able to come up with enough capital. Ayoubi […]

Where Is D.C.’s Cupcake ATM?

There was quite a frenzy over the summer when the Post reported that Sprinkles planned to bring a 24-hour cupcake dispensing machine to D.C. The California-based cupcakery already has one in Beverly Hills, and supposedly would install another in Georgetown in August. So, what the heck ever happened to our cupcake ATM? A rep from Sprinkles […]

Radius Pizza Now Serving Booze

Radius Pizza reopened last month under the new ownership of Matt and Lenka Culbertson. Now they bring word that they finally have their liquor license. Radius is currently offering beer and wine and will begin serving liquor and cocktails this weekend. Happy hour is also underway ever day between 5 and 7 p.m. with $5 […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Pizzeria Pitfall Edition

Edan MacQuaid out at 14th Street NW pizzeria after it fails to find funding. [Don Rockwell via Post] D.C.'s 16 iconic dive bars [Eater] Chef Pedro Matamoros fired from 8407 Kitchen Bar. [Bethesda Mag] Up to 600 pounds of fish used at Baltimore's Pabu every month. [The Plate] Kraze Burgers coming to Barracks Row. [PoP] The best […]

Hank’s Oyster Bar, Now With More Bar

If you've ever had trouble snagging a drink at the bar at Hank's Oyster Bar in Dupont, here's a little bit of good news for you: The restaurant is converting the eight-seat charcuterie bar in its nautically themed upstairs lounge, well, a booze bar. It's called The Up Bar, it'll have cocktails and a limited […]

Laotian, Korean Pop-Ups Coming to Quench

Last week, the former chef and mixologist of Quench reunited for a pop-up dinner. Now, Quench is getting in on the pop-up action itself. The restaurant is hosting a series of guest chef pop-ups on Sundays and Mondays featuring up-and-coming chefs and new culinary concepts. The first is a Laotian dinner on Dec. 2 from […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Drink Like a Bartender Edition

Where D.C. bartenders drink [Eater] A peek inside Hanoi House [Urban Daddy] Local butcher Julien Shapiro is a finalist in the World Pate Croute Championship. [Post] The violent history of nutmeg [NPR] Sweet Mango reopens in Petworth. [PoP] Five festive dining options [Zagat] A foraged feast, holiday cocktail class, and other food events this week […]