Archive for June, 2013

Five Places for Oyster Shooters

What tops oysters and booze? Oysters in booze. A couple of new restaurants (plus some old favorites) are offering some new twists on the oyster shooter. Here are five places to slurp and swallow up: MXDC 600 14th St. NW Double oysters with tomato, beer, soy, and sweet onion chimichurri, $5 Teddy & The Bully […]

More Bad News for Michel Richard: Car Crashes Into Central

A Mercedes Benz crashed into Michel Richard's restaurant Central at 11th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW around 6:20 p.m. yesterday, sending four people to the hospital, according to reports from the Post and WUSA9. Police told the Post that the injured included three adult women and a 2-year-old child. (One of the adults appeared to be the driver, but it […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Shake Shack Edition

A Q&A with Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti [Washingtonian] Restaurateur Tony Cheng indicted over taxi bribery scheme. [Loose Lips] Five bacon drinks in D.C. [Drink DC] Red Apron is the first U.S. butcher to use 100 percent humanely raised hogs. [WBJ] What to expect from Tex-Mex spot Diego, opening on 14th St. NW [Eater] Peek inside […]

Bison Tartare and Barrel-Aged Cocktails at Teddy & The Bully Bar (Now Open)

It's not just the monocle chandelier, the rifle light fixtures, and the Mount Rushmore wall that pay homage to Theodore Roosevelt at Teddy & The Bully Bar, which opened yesterday at 19th and M streets NW. Nearly everything you eat and drink is in someway inspired by him. Chef Michael Hartzer researched Roosevelt's eating preferences and the locations […]

European-Style Cafe Bar di Bari Now Open on 14th Street NW

The 14th Street NW restaurant frenzy continues. Restaurateur Aaron Gordon of Drafting Table, Fat's Shorty's, and the troubled Zeke's DC Donutz opened his newest eatery, Bar di Bari, on the busy corridor over the weekend. The name is an homage to Bari, Italy, where Gordon's family comes from. The European-style cafe with 55-seat outdoor patio serves coffee and baked goods by day and transforms […]

Shake Shack Opens New Location With Astro Doughnuts Frozen Custard

Shake Shack officially opens in the International Spy Museum today at 11 a.m. This is the third D.C. location for the New York chain, after Dupont Circle and Nationals Stadium. Exclusive to the F Street NW location  are three new "concretes" (frozen custard ice creams with mix-ins), including the Beltway Blonde with vanilla custard, cheesecake […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Hotel Dining Edition

Twelve hotel restaurants worth visiting [Eater] Five things to try at Quench [Girl Meets Food] Flatbread and a $1,400 bottle of Château Haut-Brion at Decanter [Washingtonian] Cheese and cocktails apparently pair well. [Drink DC] Arlington restaurant tax increases to 10 percent. [ARLnow] Plans for Michel Richard's New York restaurant and pastry shop unveiled. [Post] Seven […]

Highlights (and Lowlights) at This Year’s RAMMY Awards

Sorry, there were no faux-controversies at the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington's RAMMY awards ceremony this year. But that's not to say there weren't some memorable moments: Longest speech: Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award winner Linda Lee continued her speech long after the fade out music tried to drown her out. Yes, there is fade out […]

And the RAMMY Goes to…

Last night, a who's who of the D.C.-area food scene gathered at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel for the Restaurant Association Metropolitan's annual RAMMY awards. Who gets bragging rights for the next year? Check out the nominees and winners below.

Last Night’s Leftovers: Late Night Eats Edition

The 10 best late-night eats [The Plate] Decanter replaces Adour at the St. Regis hotel. [Eater] "30 Under 30" list includes some food industry folks like Toki Underground's chef. [Refinery 29] Eleven early happy hours to try [Washingtonian] Best new bar name? Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar in Adams Morgan [Post] Grill Kabob closes in Georgetown. […]