Archive for April, 2013

Outdoor Restaurant Garden State Not Coming to Shaw—for Now

Remember that outdoor restaurant called Garden State that was planning to bring barbecue, beer, and bocce to an empty lot in Shaw? Well, it looks like it's not happening. At least not anytime soon. The restaurant from real estate developer Aaron Hirsch had a road block from the beginning: the lot at 1539-1541 New Jersey Ave. NW is […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Mexican Food Edition

Where to eat Mexican food in D.C. [Zagat] Where to eat for Mother's Day bunch [Washingtonian] Where to drink for Cinco de Mayo [Girl Meets Food] A guide to drinking Amaro [Drink DC] C.F. Folk's chef departs. [Post] Chef John Shields' pop-up plans [Eater] Sushi restaurant replacing Acacia Gourmet in Capitol Hill [PoPville] Photo via […]

Brewer of Rogue Ales Sues Rogue 24 for Trademark Infringement

Rogue Ales producer Oregon Brewing Company filed a lawsuit against Rogue 24 and chef/owner R.J. Cooper last week for trademark infringement. Oregon Brewing Company, which operates 11 restaurants and brewpubs with the mark "Rogue" on the West Coast, owns the trademark "Rogue" for restaurants, pubs, and alcoholic beverages and has been using the name since […]

How Big Is Your Sausage? Measure Up at B Too

Racy restroom art is nothing new, but it seems every new restaurant is trying to one-up the last with provocation while you pee. The latest example: B Too, the modern Belgian bistro coming to Logan Circle in May from Belga chef Bart Vandaele. The men's restroom has the silhouette of a man with a cleaver on the […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Spring Restaurant Openings Edition

The 10 most anticipated spring restaurant openings [The Plate] Wine and fast food combos [Drink DC] D.C.'s best grilled cheeses [Thrillist] Rasika West End after one year [Eater] Where to watch the Kentucky Derby [Girl Meets Food] Bistro Bohem launches summer menu. [PoPville] Sneak peek of Yuzu, opening in Bethesda today [Bethesda Mag] Restaurants go […]

Arlington Trolley Pub Launches Today—Without Alcohol

After several delays, Trolley Pub, a pedal-powered BYOB vehicle, officially launches in Arlington today—minus the BYOB part. Founder Kai Kaapro tells Y&H that the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control reached out to him this week to discuss how the Trolley Pub—as well as limos and party buses—"fit within their regulatory scheme," Kaapro says. Instead, Trolley Pub will […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Fried Chicken Edition

A fried chicken taste test reveals who's got the best birds. [Washingtonian] Former Queen Vic and Sonoma chef Michael Bonk heads to The Pig. [Eater] Sugar Magnolia to become a 12-seat group dining room for Ripple. [Post] Mothership launches brunch this weekend. [PoPville] Japanese bring latte art to a new level. [NPR] Chefs add flowers […]

“Speakeasy” and Ski Lodge-Themed Lounge Coming to Dupont

A "discotheque meets après-ski chalet" called Kabin is coming to 1337 Connecticut Ave. NW in late May, and The Sheppard, a separate "speakeasy" from the same owners, is opening up in an adjoining property in June or July. Kabin comes from NLA Group owners Kunal Shah, Vinoda Basnayake, Dustin Huynh, and Rajeev Subramanian. Shah and Basnayake, former owners of […]

Boston Chef Michael Schlow Bringing Tico to 14th Street NW

Add one more name to the growing list of taco spots around the 14th Street corridor. Boston-based celebrity chef Michael Schlow is opening Tico in the Louis at 14 development from JBG Companies just south of U Street NW. The restaurant, whose menu is inspired by Schlow's travels to Mexico, South America, and Spain, also has a […]

“Industrial Chic” Nopa Kitchen + Bar Joins Hip Taxidermy Trend

I've been saying for a while that taxidermy is making a comeback in D.C.'s hippest new bars and restaurants. Here's further proof: this deer bust, antlers, and pheasant (all purchased on eBay) in the back of nopa Kitchen + Bar. The American brasserie from restaurateur Ashok Bajaj opens Monday, May 6 in the former Zola space in Penn […]