Archive for May, 2013

D.C. Council Committee Strikes Down Proposed Food Truck Regulations

The D.C. Council's Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs unanimously voted to reject the proposed food truck regulations this afternoon. But the lengthy battle is not over yet. Chairman Vincent Orange is still seeking to introduce emergency legislation next Tuesday that would allow the Council to amend the rules, rather than vote them up or down. A […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Citronelle Edition

Citronelle will not return to the Latham hotel in Georgetown. [Post] D.C. Council committee plans to kill proposed food truck regs. [NBC Washington] Lots of restaurant rumors out there. Which ones will prove true? [Washingtonian] Where nondrinkers can drink well [Eater] The best beer events in June [Dining in DC] Maple Ave Restaurant in Vienna […]

Dinner and a Show

Ever since the heydays of Laboratorio del Galileo and the original Minibar in Café Atlántico, some of D.C.’s most rarefied dining experiences have taken place at restaurants within restaurants—kitchen-side settings where chefs show-off experimental or extravagant dishes at a premium price. Now, lots of restaurants are reserving special seats for prix fixe menus and a […]

Remixology: Make Us a Drink With Cilantro

Where: Range, 5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW Bartender: Owen Thomson Mystery Ingredient: Cilantro Bartender Response: A slight, almost imperceptible shrug. “That’s pretty much what we do every day. People ask for random things. Just kinda get used to it, I guess,” he said. What We Got: A fizzy, foamy, cilantro-laced mezcal, grapefruit, and lemon concoction with […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Summer Drinking Edition

Six D.C. bars named among the best in America. [Esquire] Twenty-three bars with outdoor happy hours [Washingtonian] Try these summer cocktails. [Post] Count 'em: 50, yes 50, spring restaurant openings [Eater] BurGorilla food truck launches. [Food Truck Fiesta] Restaurant with "Wanna Get Jerked?" sign closes for "upscaled" renovations. [PoPville] New group forms to oppose backyard […]

The Waits Are Too Damn Long: With So Many New Restaurants, Why Is It Still So Hard to Get a Table?

It’s a 50-degree spring Friday the weekend before Memorial Day. Empty streets and unanswered phone calls show how many people skipped town for a long weekend, and Congress has just departed for a nine-day recess. How hard could it possibly be to get a table for two? As an experiment, I walk up and down 14th […]

Try Secret Sauces at GBD

One of the best things about eating at Dupont Circle's new fried chicken and doughnut spot GBD is "saucetown." That's what they call it when you order all nine of chef Kyle Bailey's housemade dipping sauces. When the restaurant opened in April, Y&H featured a rundown of all the sauces. But it turns out there […]

What to Expect From Pulpo’s New Chef and Co-Owner Billy Klein

After seven and a half years at Cafe Saint-Ex, chef Billy Klein has a new gig as chef and partner in Cleveland Park's Pulpo. He's already got big plans for revamping the modern American-influenced Spanish tapas menu. Klein will roll out a few new dishes this weekend, with a completely new menu following in two or three weeks. […]

Federal Restaurant and Lounge Now Open in Adams Morgan

Floriana and Pulpo owner Dino Tapper has teamed up with local mixologists (and brothers) Ari and Micah Wilder to open Federal in Adams Morgan. The trio has known each other since their middle school days. The modern American restaurant has two spaces—Fed Restaurant on the street level and Federal Lounge downstairs. Chef Scott Perry, who most recently worked at Pulpo, is now […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Workaholic Chefs Edition

Chefs go weeks and weeks without a day off. [Eater] Seven summer eating and drinking activities [Zagat] Five food destinations in Cleveland Park [Girl Meets Food] D.C. restaurants recognized among the best for ribs. [Post] Five cocktail trends in D.C. [Drink DC] Cantina Mexicana opens a second location off of Columbia Pike. [ARLnow] Does Canada's […]