Archive for July, 2013

Restaurateur Xavier Cervera Opening American Bistro in Shaw

Longtime Capitol Hill restaurateur Xavier Cervera sold his nine restaurants, which included Hawk 'n' Dove, The Chesapeake Room, and Molly Malone's, earlier this year. Now, he's establishing roots in Shaw with a new American bistro. A liquor license application for 1209-1213 10th St. NW lists the trade name for the restaurant as The American, although it's unclear […]

Try Fernet Branca Ice Cream Sandwiches at Red Apron This Weekend

Booze geeks and ice cream sandwich fanatics, prepare yourselves. This weekend, Red Apron Butcher at Union Market will debut a Fernet Branca ice cream sandwich. The herbaceous Italian spirit, which has gained a strong following among bar industry folks, is infused into ice cream, which is then smushed between two lime-glazed ginger cookies. Neighborhood Restaurant […]

18th Amendment Closes, and a Rugby Team Searches for a New Home Bar (No Kickballers, Please)

Tomorrow's closure of 18th Amendment, a Capitol Hill bar with a stronger following than its merits would seem to warrant, will be mourned by many, and perhaps none as strongly as the members of the West Potomac Rugby club. The club, which includes 25 to 30 active players any given season plus a much larger […]

G Sandwich Shop Gets Slammed, Closes After Two Hours

Chef Mike Isabella's new sandwich shop, G, got so mobbed during its grand opening today that it was forced to shut down early. The 14th Street NW spot, which offered $5 sandwiches today only, ran out of sesame rolls and focaccia and closed a little after 1 p.m. (It was supposed to be open until […]

Celebrate Creme Brûlée Day at Astro Doughnuts Tomorrow

National Tequila Day? National Hot Dog Day? The fake food holidays keep coming. And here's another: Tomorrow is National Creme Brûlée Day. But hey, at least there's a deal to be had. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken will offer a trio of mini variations on its creme brûlée doughnut, which Washington City Paper named one […]

Get a “Jersey Mac” at Mike Isabella’s Sandwich Shop Today

Today's the big day for G sandwich shop from chef Mike Isabella. The 46-seat spot next to Kapnos on 14th Street NW opens at 11 a.m., serving chicken parm subs and spiced baby goat sandwiches. Today only, all sandwiches will cost only $5 until 4 p.m., with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society's Fit for […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Popwich Edition

Pop-tart ice cream sandwiches now a thing at Ted's Bulletin. Is popwich the new cronut? [Eater] Eat these things [Washingtonian] Thirty-one crazy ice cream flavors from around the world [Zagat] New pregame party area coming to Nationals Park. [WBJ] How to fix everything, including crowded restaurants and last call [WCP] Five restaurants that time (almost) […]

Brew In Town: Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Ale

Where in Town: Whole Foods, 1440 P St. NW Price: $14.99 / 750 mL Novelty Act The craft beer movement’s innovative spirit can sometimes lead brewers down pretty wacky roads. Take BrewDog’s The End of History, a limited-edition, 55 percent alcohol concoction packaged inside a stuffed squirrel. Or Shorts Brewing Company’s Key Lime Pie beer, […]

Basket Case

Vendors at the Penn Quarter FRESHFARM farmers’ market like to call Thursday afternoons “chefs on parade.” Each week, a steady stream of white coat-clad chefs from nearby restaurants shop alongside tourists and office workers to pick up orders and seek inspiration from seasonal vegetation. On a recent Thursday, I got nosy and stopped a few […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? B Too’s Mussel-Stuffed Waffles

The Dish: De B Too Mosselwafel (mussel waffles) Where to Get It: B Too, 1324 14th St. NW; (202) 627-2800; Price: $14.50 What It Is: A puff pastry filled with Prince Edward Island mussels and pressed in a waffle iron. It’s served with pesto, marinated celery, frisée, and dill sour cream.