Archive for July, 2013

Izakaya Seki Celebrates Year One With Unlimited Tuna for $15

Izakaya Seki chef/owner Hiroshi Seki will celebrate the Japanese spot's one-year anniversary by butchering a whole 100-pound yellowfin tuna in front of guests on July 31. For three days, the restaurant will offer all-you-can-eat tuna sashimi for only $15. "It's just to say thank you for a good first year so far," says Seki's daughter […]

Game On: A Rocket Scientist Opens the Wackiest Bar in Washington

A couple drinking Smirnoff Ice meditates over a Ouija board as the lights of Thomas Foolery fade from green to yellow to orange. Across the small cramped room, groups of 20- or 30-somethings play Mario Kart Wii and Connect 4. Bartenders serve up grilled cheeses and mini-bottles of Bacardi from behind a bar stocked with […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Solidarity Ale Edition

Local brewers join forces to brew Solidarity Summer Ale. [DC Beer] The 14 best food trucks in D.C. [DCist] The family life of chef Bryan Voltaggio. [Post] RedRocks Pizza planning to open H Street NE location before Labor Day. [District Cuisine] Chef Geoff's sues to stay in downtown location. [WBJ] New Shaw restaurant Thally hoping […]

What to Expect From M Cafe Bar, Opening Soon on 14th Street NW

Modern Italian restaurant M Cafe Bar will open on 14th Street NW in one or two weeks. The restaurant comes from retail developer Iraklis Krabassis, who also owns Sette Osteria and co-founded Cafe Milano (though is no longer involved). M Cafe Bar previously had a location in Chevy Chase, which closed in April 2011. Chef […]

Top Chef Masters Debuts Tonight With Two D.C. Restaurateurs

Season five of Bravo's Top Chef Masters premieres tonight at 10 p.m., and two chefs with D.C.-area restaurants—Bryan Voltaggio and Richard Sandoval—are competing for $100,000 for the charities of their choice. Even if you're so over all things Top Chef, there are some drink specials to be had at their restaurants' viewing parties tonight. The […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Lobster Roll Edition

Where to eat lobster rolls this summer [Eater] Tom Sietsema on MXDC: "The only thing clear to me is the exit" [Post] Food events to check out this week [Washingtonian] Five essential hangover cures [Drink DC] One3Five food truck owner taking over Majestic Bar & Grille space in Bethesda. [Bethesda Mag] Ten bartenders reveal their […]

Duke’s Grocery Will Bring East London to East Dupont

The royal baby isn't the only good news for anglophiles in D.C. An East London-inspired cafe and market called Duke's Grocery is in the works for the east Dupont spot formerly occupied by Cafe Green. It's set to open in a month or so. The eatery comes from former Rugby Cafe and Kitchen 2404 chef Alex McCoy, […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Best Bites Edition

Critic Alan Richman features Barmini, Family Meal, and Rasika West End in his list of 50 best things to eat and drink. [GQ] &pizza coming to Bethesda. [Bethesda Mag] Ray's Hell Burger's furniture gets kicked to the curb. [ARLnow] Oh! Fish maki sushi spot closes downtown. [PoPville] Fatty Crab plans D.C. location in partnership with Le Diplomate's Stephen Starr. […]

Celebrate The Royal Baby With Royal Baby Milk Shots at The Queen Vic

It's not a major news event until bars start offering drink specials. So it was only a matter of time before the royal baby started inspiring shots. H Street NE's The Queen Vic will serve a "royal baby milk shot" for $6.36 with Chambord, Crown Royal, and milk. Bartender Noel Quinn, originally from Dublin, created […]

Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week is Here

The phrase "farm-to-table" has become so ubiquitous, wasn't it really only a matter of time before it had its own dedicated week? More than 30 restaurants, including Birch & Barley, Del Campo, and Jaleo, are participating in Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week today through Sunday, offering special menu items and deals on locally sourced dishes and drinks. […]