Archive for December, 2012

Last Night’s Leftovers: Airport Dining Edition

Where to eat in Reagan National Airport [Eater] Tom Sietsema's top newcomers of 2012 [Post] St. Regis hotel bar undergoing renovations [Washingtonian] First peek at Batter Bowl Bakery, coming to H Street NE [Frozen Tropics] Progress at Bakehouse and Taqueria Nacional building [PoP] 19 hours with Neighborhood Restaurant Group pastry chef Tiffany MacIsacc [NoVa Mag] […]

Mouth Off: One Foodie Question, Five Foodie Answers

If Santa stopped to eat and drink in D.C., where would he go? Brandon Skall Co-founder, DC Brau “I think he would stop at Boundary Stone Public House. Not only do they serve some great beer, but the boys who run the place are quite full of holiday cheer. There is a special holiday eggnog […]

Apocalypse Chow

Some people believe that when the Mayan calendar ends on Dec. 21, so will the world. So why not go out on a pricey, over-the-top meal? Here are some suggestions for a final feast: T.G.I. Friday’s Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE Dec. 21, 5 to 8 p.m. Last meal: Block party plus “End of […]

Cocktail Guess: Make Me a Drink for Christmas

Where: Maple, 3418 11th St. NW Bartender Response: “It was a dark and stormy night before Christmas.” What We Got: A Dark and Stormy with dark rum and Fever-Tree ginger beer Price: $10 How It Tasted: Generous with the ice, cold as a white Christmas, and heavy on the ginger Improv Points (1–5): 3. Perfect […]

Friends and Family Remember Restaurateur Joey Belcher

Joey Belcher, co-owner of Sticky Rice, 1905, and Dangerously Delicious Pies, was found dead in his Capitol Hill apartment Monday afternoon. He was 37. The cause of death still unknown. A public wake will take place on Dec. 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Joseph Gawler's Sons (5130 Wisconsin Ave. NW), followed by a Roman […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Dining Drama Edition

The top D.C. dining dramas of 2012 [Washingtonian] Five best restaurants in Tysons Corner [Zagat] The 10 most notable restaurant closings of 2012 [Eater] How to entertain and endure your holiday guests [Post] Beautiful photos of Table in Shaw, opening mid-January [BYT] A gingerbread boutique [Express] The mystery of salt [NPR] Photo via Shutterstock

Missing Food Truck Comments Found and Hand-Delivered

The more than 1,000 comments that mysteriously disappeared amid the District's latest round of proposed mobile-vending rulemaking have now been found. The Post previously reported that the pro-food truck comments, generated through the D.C. Food Truck Association's website, seemingly disappeared in thin air. The group said its supporters sent 1,171 letters, but 1,128 of […]

Sticky Rice Owner Joey Belcher Has Died

Joey Belcher, the co-owner of H Street NE hot spot Sticky Rice, was found dead by police in his apartment Monday afternoon. He was 37. Officer Tisha Gant, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police Department, confirmed that police responded to a report of an unconscious adult male on the 200 block of I Street NE around […]

Last Night’s Leftover: Restaurant Round-Up Edition

Critic Todd Kliman's most memorable meals of 2012 [Washingtonian] The 10 best new restaurants of 2012 [The Plate] The D.C. area's 13 hottest restaurants of 2012 [Zagat] Iron Gate Inn opening delayed until spring. [Eater] Pizzeria Paradiso gets in on the Mayan apocalypse action [DC Beer] Peregrine serving Geisha coffee for $7.50 [Post] Charges filed […]

Future Right Proper Brewer Launching Draft-Only Soda Line

Nathan Zeender, longtime homebrewer and future head brewer at the upcoming Right Proper Brewing Company, has a new side project: WildCraft Soda, a line of small-batch, draft-only sodas made with foraged botanicals and lightly sweetened with honey. Zeender, whom I profiled in a recent City Paper cover story, aims to have the business up and […]