Archive for February, 2013

Kombucha on Draft at District Tea Lodge, Opening In March

Looking for a place to get your zen on after yoga? Yoga District founder Jasmine Chehrazi is opening District Tea Lodge, a spot for kombucha on draft, kava-kava root cocktails, and teas to aid what ails you. The teahouse, located on the street level of Yoga District's location at 1922 I St. NW, is set […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Vaportini Edition

This is real: cocktails that you inhale instead of drink [NPR] The Swedish meatballs at D.C.'s IKEA are horse meat-free, reps say [HuffPost] Where to eat fish and chips [Eater] Cutting edge coffee in D.C. [Zagat] Moon Gate in Bethesda becomes House of Foong Lin [Bethesda Mag] Everything you want to know about Ernest Hemingway […]

Chef Rich Gunter Looking to Open Barbecue and Oyster Restaurant

Rich Gunter has worked in the kitchens of Restaurant Eve, Black's Bar & Kitchen, Charlie Palmer Steak, and, more recently, Quench in Rockville. Now, he's working on his first restaurant, The Pig and Pearl, a barbecue, oyster, and whiskey joint. Gunter, who currently helps run "culinary think tank" Operation: Eatery with his wife Rebecca Layton Gunter, […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Flaming Food Edition

Ten fiery dishes [The Plate] Another D.C. brewery: Hellbender Brewing Company [DC Beer] Eight best cheap eats in the D.C. area [Zagat] Is Mike Isabella opening a restaurant in Philadelphia? [Eater] How Vigilante Coffee roasts the perfect bean [Post] A look at Art and Soul's makeover [Girl Meets Food] Tabasco CEO dies. [NPR] Rabbit in Clarendon […]

Watch Barmini’s Juan Coronado Hand-Carve a Spherical Ice Cube

This week's Y&H column looks at the rise of "ice programs" and artisan ice in D.C. bars. To teach me how the pros hand-carve cubes and spheres out of giant blocks, I asked Barmini "cocktail innovator" Juan Coronado for a lesson in ice sculpting. The first thing he asks me to do is grope the […]

No, D.C. Does Not Require Minimum Alcohol Pours

The D.C. Office of Weights and Measures normally sticks to duties like making sure you get a full gallon of gas at the pump and ensuring grocery store scales are calibrated correctly. A few weeks ago, however, the office decided to take on a more arcane issue: the underpouring of alcohol. But in their attempt to educate bars […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Breakfast for Dinner Edition

Where to eat gourmet breakfast for dinner [Express] The best dishes at the best restaurants [Washingtonian] Study finds a third of seafood is mislabeled. Post] Diners attempt to bribe Toki Underground staff for seats on an almost daily basis [Eater] T-minus one week until Beau Thai's opening in Mount Pleasant [PoPville] Movie-themed cocktails for your […]

Mouth Off: One Foodie Question, Five Foodie Answers

What’s your favorite comfort food in D.C.? Casey Patten Co-owner, Taylor Gourmet “DC Noodle was my favorite place to eat noodle soups without having to leave the city. It was my go-to spot for takeout on a gloomy day or to fix a hangover. I would always get the spicy ginger noodle soup with chicken. […]

Brew In Town: Franklin’s The Hops Strikes Back

Franklin’s The Hops Strikes Back Where In Town: The Black Squirrel, 2427 18th St. NW Price: $7/12 ounces A Brewery Far, Far Away Franklin’s Restaurant, Brewery and General Store is located just over the District line in Hyattsville, but its limited distribution means many D.C. residents are more likely to taste Tatooine’s blue milk than […]

Pork For It

A sandwich may only take a few minutes to assemble, but at the new Red Apron Butcher shop in Union Market, some of the components take days—or months—to prepare. Among two of chef Nate Anda’s most labor-intensive creations are the porkstrami and muffaletta sandwiches, both of which are made with meat from humanely raised and […]