Archive for November, 2012

Jack Rose Dining Saloon to Unveil Basement Bar on Repeal Day

Turns out that Jack Rose Dining Saloon has a basement, and now it's finally putting it to use—for more drinking, of course. The whiskey haven hasn't finalized a permanent concept for the subterranean drinking den quite yet, but you can get a first glimpse of it during a Repeal Day party on Dec. 5. The […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Doughnut Edition

Ten best doughnuts in D.C. [The Plate] Best and worst comments on proposed D.C. food truck regulations [Post] Street Cream food truck will give away free scoops this week before closing for the season.  [Food Truck Fiesta] Red Palace will close by the end of the year. [Arts Desk] Burapa Thai closes in Clarendon. [ARLnow] […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Smith Commons’ Turducken

Where to Get It: Smith Commons, 1245 H St. NE; (202) 396-0038; Price: $19 What It Is: This meme-worthy dish is typically created by stuffing a deboned chicken into a deboned duck into a deboned turkey. Smith Commons’ version looks less like one animal swallowing another and more like they all got caught in […]

Cocktail Guess: Make Me Something to Celebrate Passing My Midterm Exam

Where: Darlington House, 1610 20th St. NW Bartender Response: “Congratulations.” What We Got: A margarita with Milagro Silver tequila, agave, and lemon juice, served with salt on the rocks Price: $11 How It Tasted: The agave and lemon rendered this margarita more grown-up than the standard sour-mix version. Improv Points (1–5): 1. Margaritas echo our […]

Pig Out

WTF isn’t the only acronym you’ll utter at chef Jeff Buben’s new downtown lunch and breakfast spot of the same name—which stands for Woodward Takeout Food. There’s also “OMG,” which was our response to a swine-smothered sandwich called the Porky Pig. “Everybody’s going pig-centric, so we figured we’d get it all done in one dish,” […]

Kinkead’s Will Close Next Month

With a heavy heart we must announce that Kinkead's will be closing it's doors on 12/22/2012. Call 202.296.7700 to reserve your table now! — Kinkead's (@KinkeadsDC) November 20, 2012 Kinkead's, the Foggy Bottom seafood restaurant run by Bob Kinkead that was one of the hottest joints in town during the Clinton administration, will close next […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Late Night Edition

D.C. bars open until 4 a.m. tonight [DCist] Nearly 1,000 comments on proposed food truck regulations are missing. [Post] Thanksgiving leftover pot pie [Washingtonian] Black Friday dining [Girl Meets Food] New York chef John Mooney opening a restaurant in Union Market. [Eater] Yo! Sushi uses 30 pounds of wasabi every month. [The Plate] Five winter […]

EcoFriendly Foods’ Bev Eggleston Dances and Raps

Things got a little crazy at the Dupont Circle farmers market last weekend when EcoFriendly Foods founder Bev Eggleston showed up in a turkey costume with a red sequined thong and pasties underneath. Eggleston also rapped for us about the benefits of his local pasture-raised birds over the supermarket variety: Photos by Darrow Montgomery

Birds to Live By

EcoFriendly Foods founder Bev Eggleston is making gobbling noises from the back of a truck, where he’s selling turkeys. Just in case that didn’t draw enough attention, he’s dressed in a giant turkey costume, too. “I think my giblets are showing,” he shouts to the crowd that’s come to pick up their Thanksgiving birds at […]

Robert Wiedmaier’s Wildwood Kitchen Now Open

For his newest Bethesda restaurant Wildwood Kitchen, chef Robert Wiedmaier is giving up two ingredients that have been staples of his cooking at Marcel's and Brasserie Beck: butter and cream. The restaurateur says the menu has Mediterranean influences (although he does not want to call it a "Mediterranean restaurant") with plenty of fish, veggies, and infused […]