Archive for December, 2012

The Tiki Gods Have Hogo’s Back

Opening a restaurant can be a very spiritual business. Some people bring in priests or Buddhist lamas, while others use candles and crystals. At Hogo, a Tiki god watches over. Tom Brown, co-owner of the restaurant and rum bar opening at 5 p.m. tonight at 1017 7th St. NW, says he can be a superstitious […]

10 Facts About Bryan Voltaggio’s Range, Opening Today

The 14,000-square-foot foodie wonderland that is Bryan Voltaggio's Range is finally here. The market-style restaurant and retail spot is complete with a charcuterie station, raw bar, rotisserie, bakery, wood fired hearth, candy counter, coffee bar, and more. Here are some of the things you should know: 1. The 300-seat restaurant is located in the newly […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Hot Cocktail Edition

Hot spots for hot drinks [Eater] Ethiopic owners are opening a bakery next door [Post] Former New Heights chef Ron Tanaka partnering in new Shaw restaurant Thally [Washingtonian] Where to drink New Year's Eve [DC Beer] Prostitution in an Arlington McDonald's parking lot [ARLnow] Where to find cheap delicious papusas [New Columbia Heights] The Hamilton's […]

Bar Food Bites: Bibiana’s Lamb Ribs and Pork Skins

When it comes to lunch, I’m usually an eat-at-my-desk kinda guy. It’s not often I have time for an hour-long meal. Heck, rarely do I have time for a trip to the salad bar at the Whole Foods near my Foggy Bottom office. But when I got word of a new bar menu from Bibiana […]

Mike Isabella Brings Weekly Pop-Ups to Graffiato

Got pop-up fatigue yet? Well, Mike Isabella doesn't. After doing several pop-ups at other venues, the Graffiato chef is bringing them to his home turf. Beginning in January, guest chefs will takeover the kitchen of his Italian-inspired restaurant on Sunday and Monday nights. Graffiato sous chef Adam Brick and chef de cuisine Marjorie Meek-Bradley will […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Most Anticipated Restaurants Edition

D.C.'s most anticipated winter restaurant openings [Eater] New Heights hires former Volt sous chef. [Post] Frye Company coming to former Pappa Razzi space. [Georgetown Metropolitan] The Coffee Bar soft-opens at 12th and S streets NW [Borderstan] Where to eat on New Year's Eve [Washingtonian] House rules at Harold Black [The Golden Spoon] Divino Lounge & […]

Reservation-Only “Speakeasy” Harold Black Will Open Tuesday

Y&H now has more details on Harold Black, the new "speakeasy" that Acqua Al 2's owners will open above their Eastern Market restaurant at 212 7th St. SE on Tuesday. Co-owner Ari Gejdenson tells Y&H that Harold Black is the name of his grandfather. "He was quite a Washingtonian, and he was a historian," Gejdenson says. […]

Acqua Al 2 Owners to Open Speakeasy Called Harold Black

Looks like Suna isn't the only thing the guys behind Acqua Al 2 have going on above their Eastern Market restaurant. They're also opening a speakeasy called Harold Black at 212 7th St. SE. Acqua Al 2 owners Ari Gejdenson and Ralph Lee were not immediately available for comment this morning, so details at this point […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Food Truck Comments Edition

District to reopen food truck regulation comments. [Post] More details about Black Whiskey, coming to Logan Circle [Washingtonian] Yes, Russia House team is taking over 1212 U St. NW. [Eater] Alternative medicine kingpin wants to open a D.C. outpost for True Food Kitchen. [WTOP via HuffPost] Dress Barn replaced by Pret a Manger at 17th […]

Lupo Verde Coming to 14th and T Streets NW

Lupo Verde is the name of the Italian restaurant coming to 1401 T Street NW from Antonio Matarazzo and business partner Med Lahlou, who also runs Tunnicliff's Tavern, Ulah Bistro, and Station 4. The restaurant will focus around Matarazzo's native region of Irpinia in Campania, Italy, east of Naples. The name Irpinia means "wolf" in the local dialect and is […]