Archive for September, 2013

The Essential Guide to Food and Drink Government Shutdown Specials (Updated)

Look at it this way: a government shutdown equals more time—and reason—to drink. And whether you are furloughed or not, there are plenty of food and drink specials around town. We'll continue to update this list as long as the shutdown lasts. If you know of other promotions, email us at This post was […]

Georgetown Whole Foods Capitalizing on Government Shutdown Stress

Tensions are running high with the looming government shutdown, and Whole Foods is on it. The Georgetown location of the grocery chain tweeted a photo this afternoon of its Whole Body Assistant Team Leader Kyle Brown showing off a number of de-stressing products, including St. John's Wort and something called Nerve Tonic, just in case […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Breakfast Edition

Top 10 breakfast bites around D.C. [The Plate] Brunches for every sense [Express] Spike Mendelsohn is bringing Good Stuff Eatery to Chicago. [Twitter] Chocolate mousse dessert at Georgetown El Centro D.F. looks like a box of cigars. [Post] Teddy & The Bully Bar launches brunch. [PoPville] The real cost of a pizza [Zagat] Fresh olive […]

Cause Reopens Monday With Street Art and an “Experimental Cocktail Kitchen”

Cause, the Shaw "philanthropub" that plans, still, to donate all its profits to charity, will officially reopen Monday after repairs to its air-conditioning and electrical systems. But not all the changes are utilitarian. The Cause team also used the six-week shutdown to give the restaurant an entirely new look and revamped the food and drink menu. […]

Work Those Buns: Shake Shack Starts a Running Club

Want to immediately cancel out your work out? Shake Shack has a new running club for you. The New York-based chain will soon launch Shack Track & Field, a running club that ends its hour-long workout with a social at Shake Shack Dupont Circle. The club will meet at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Breaking Bad Drinking Edition

Bars screening the season finale of Breaking Bad. [Post] Chef Geoff Tracy talks brunch. [Bitches Who Brunch] Are chefs on competitive diets good public health messengers? [NPR] Luke's Lobster offers gluten-free lobster roll for $2 upcharge. [Washingtonian] The best hotel bars in D.C. [DCist] Michael Landrum restaurant back on for City Vista. [Don Rockwell] Micro-juicers […]

Martini Cart Now Roves Around Revamped J&G Steakhouse

After nearly two months of renovations, J&G Steakhouse at the W Hotel reopened today with new chocolate brown walls, new furniture, new menu items, and a new bar. But the addition that caught my eye at a media preview last night was not the collection of silver sequin throw pillows lining the banquettes. It was […]

Pop Culture

The problem with so many pop-ups? They’re gone before most people get the chance to try them. Fortunately, this fall’s crop of temporary eateries is sticking around at least through October. Chef Erik Bruner-Yang has extended the “residency” and test kitchen for his forthcoming food-meets-fashion market Maketto. Meanwhile, a temporary beer garden from ChurchKey and a […]

Brew In Town: Atlas Brew Works NSFW

Where in Town: Meridian Pint, 3400 11th St. NW Price: $6.50/12 oz. And Then There Were Four If your Saturdays are like mine, you often plan the afternoon around growler hours at the District’s three production breweries: DC Brau, Chocolate City, and 3 Stars. Prepare to add a fourth stop: Atlas Brew Works in Ivy […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Balut

The Dish: Balut Where to Get It: Filipino Home Baking & Grocery, 11222 Triangle Lane, Wheaton; (301) 942-2800 Price: $1.29 each What It Is: A duck egg with a visible 16- to 21-day-old embryo inside—wings, beak, and all. A good balut has four parts: the white, the yolk, the amniotic fluid, and the embryo itself. […]