Archive for June, 2013

New Restaurant Math

The avalanche of restaurant openings continues this spring with more new places than any person can reasonably keep straight. Consult this shorthand guide for just the essential things you need to know about six of D.C.’s newest eating and drinking establishments.

Remixology: Make Us a Drink With Four Loko

Where: Society Fair, 277 S. Washington St., Alexandria Bartender: Todd Thrasher Mystery Ingredient: Four Loko malt liquor Bartender Response: “It’s really bad. It’s like coating my mouth,” Thrasher said after trying a sip of lemonade-flavored Four Loko. “I feel like I should shotgun it.” What We Got: An electric lemonade with fluffy shaved ice, peach- […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Picnic Edition

Where to picnic [Post] Smucker Farms to sell Kushi sushi. [Washingtonian] The best (and worst) pizzas [Eater] Where to eat on 4th of July [HuffPost] Mac's Donuts will hold a doughnut-eating competition. [DCist] Will Burmese restaurant Mandalay in Shaw finally open in early July? [PoPville] Photo of picnic basket via Shutterstock

Police: Toki Underground Chef Attacked Ex-Girlfriend’s Fiancé

Toki Underground chef/owner Erik Bruner-Yang and his wife Seda Nak were arrested yesterday morning for assault and "attempted threats" against the fiancé of his ex-girlfriend. Washingtonian first reported the news this afternoon. According to charging documents obtained by Y&H, Bruner-Yang's ex-girlfriend heard a knock on her door at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday. She told police that when she answered, […]

Cicadas Brought in From New Jersey for D.C. Insect Tasting

There was one problem with the Dutch Embassy's cicada tasting, held yesterday in honor of the District's cicada swarm: D.C.'s cicadas never really appeared. So instead, the embassy brought them in from New Jersey. The Brood II cicadas were sourced by University of Maryland entomology professor Michael Raupp. "By the time this event took place, the cicadas in Maryland […]

José Andrés’ Food Line Launches Today

A new line of high-end Spanish food products from José Andrés launches today. José Andrés Foods collects some of Andrés’ favorite jarred, canned, bottled, bagged, and boxed foodstuffs from his home country and brings them to the American retail market. Each of the products in the line, which is owned by Think Food Group, was selected by Andrés himself. They run […]

Tom Yum District Opens Today in Rosslyn

Chef Aulie Bunyaratapan and husband Mel Oursinsiri already run two Thai restaurants in the D.C. area: Georgetown’s Bangkok Joe’s and Shirlington’s T.H.A.I. But at Tom Yum District, opening today in Rosslyn, they're taking a new approach to their native cuisine. In the ShopHouse-like assembly-line, diners can mix and match between four bases (pad thai rice noodles, white […]

Strips and Salsa: Why Fine-Dining Chef Victor Albisu Opened a Takeout Taqueria in the Suburbs

Nestled in the armpit of an aging L-shaped strip mall off Route 7 in Falls Church, next to a karate studio and a rug shop, sits carryout taqueria Taco Bamba. From the entrance to the Idylwood Shopping Center parking lot, it takes a minute to spot the taco shop’s name, displayed under a faded American […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: D.C.’s Best Doughnut Edition

The Post crowns D.C.'s best doughnut (which was on City Paper's 50 must-try dishes list last week). [Post] Ten places to get deviled eggs [Girl Meets Food] Meat in a Box and Did Someone Say Pizza? (yes, that's its name) coming to Adams Morgan. [Eater] Sushi Capitol opens near Eastern Market. [PoPville] How to make Spike Mendelsohn's […]

Bars Celebrate Supreme Court Gay Rights Victory With Drink Specials

The Supreme Court served gay rights advocates a major victory today by striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and remanding California's Proposition 8. Bars and restaurants are celebrating with extended happy hours and other deals. Know of something we missed? Email us at, and we'll update the list. Busboys & Poets 5th and K NW […]