Archive for July, 2013

Defensive Tackle: The Messiest Restaurant Dispute in Georgetown Keeps Getting Messier

Last Thursday, lawyers for Bandolero and Tackle Box, their Georgetown landlord, and a neighboring property owner sat down for a mandatory mediation meeting in an attempt to reach a compromise over clashes that go back nearly two years. At stake: the restaurants’ ability to sell alcohol, which is critical to their survival. The landlord, 2441 […]

Over-the-Top Chocolate Bar Max Brenner Opens Today in Bethesda

List the most indulgent, over-the-top, toothache-inducing chocolate desserts you can think of. Then multiply that by two, and you’ll have something approximating the menu at the new Max Brenner chocolate bar in Bethesda, which opens today after more than a month of delays. That menu features items like “urban smores” and popsicle fondue, both of […]

Mike Isabella Pulls Out of Bandolero

Mike Isabella ended his business relationship with Georgetown Mexican restaurant Bandolero this morning. "Everything has been dissolved," he says. He says the decision was his. The chef of Graffiato, Kapnos, and G sandwich shop says he wanted to focus more time on his new restaurants. Isabella was never a partner in Bandolero, but rather had a […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Cool Restaurants Edition

Bars with really great air conditioning [Drink DC] Huma Abedin dines at Meiwah Restaurant with Clinton spokesman. [CNN] Blue Duck Tavern has a new pastry chef. [Post] Ten Latin plate lunches around D.C. [Eater] Dolci Gelati launches a food truck. [Washingtonian] Romeo & Juliet American restaurant will replace White Tiger on Capitol Hill. [PoPville] Taj of […]

What Does the White House’s Chief Economic Advisor Think of D.C.’s Food Scene?

Yesterday, the President's outgoing chief economic advisor Alan Krueger appeared at Politico Playbook Lunch to answer important questions about foreign policy, the economy, and—of course?—whether Le Diplomate lives up to the hype. Moderator and Politico White House correspondent Mike Allen asked Krueger about the hot new French restaurant on 14th Street NW after Krueger revealed that […]

Celebrity Chef Jose Garces Opening Argentinian Steakhouse in D.C.

Iron Chef star and Philadelphia-based restaurateur Jose Garces will join the legions of celebrity chefs flocking to D.C. to open restaurants. Garces plans to open an Argentinian steakhouse in the Loews Madison Hotel at 1177 15th St. NW in early 2014. The restaurant will replace The Federalist, which will close this Sunday. Garces also owns […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Eating Etiquette Edition

No texting at the table! [Post] Then 10 best things to eat in House and Senate cafeterias [Thrillist] Ice cream and cake bakery RareSweets looks for locations in D.C. [Eater] Eleven must-try sushi spots around D.C. [Zagat] Owners of Bethesda dry cleaners to open Korean restaurant. [Bethesda Mag] Preview of Ovvi0 Osteria, opening next month […]

Chevy Chase Home with José Andrés-Designed Kitchen Could Be Yours

Last week, real estate site Curbed took note of a home for sale in Chevy Chase with a kitchen designed by none other than celebrity chef José Andrés. As Curbed noted: "We know that Andrés' organization World Central Kitchen builds kitchens in developing nations, but this is the first we've noticed a gourmet kitchen in a […]

Say Hello to Good Stuff Eatery Georgetown

Chef Spike Mendelsohn and his family officially open the third location of Good Stuff Eatery in Georgetown at 11:30 a.m. today. In addition to "farmhouse" burgers and fries, the new outpost has a "creamery" on the second floor churching homemade custard for milkshakes in view of customers. Also new: The Georgetown location is making its […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Beach Drinking Edition

The best ways to take wine to the beach [Drink DC] The 15 best fast food breakfasts [Thrillist] Todd Wiss is now executive chef of Firefly. [Eater] Capitol City Brewing Co. brews special 21st birthday beer. [WBJ] Summer restaurant deals for each day of the week [Washingtonian] Petworth bar from Paul Ruppert will be called […]