Archive for October, 2013

D.C.’s Newest Condiment: Glover’s Pepper Sauce

While the fate of the Sriracha supply remains uncertain, here's some good new for hot sauce aficionados: D.C. has a new homegrown condiment called Glover's Pepper Sauce. The small-batch pickled pepper relish is created by Jamie Glover, who works for a corporate foreign exchange company called Tempus and recently set out to bottle his creation […]

Chicken Doodle

Whole Foods might have a reputation as the grocer to the bourgeoisie, but it has one claim to the bohemian: Each market employs at least one in-store artist, a full-time employee whose job extends beyond doodling on chalkboards. Throughout the region, trained artists draw, paint, decoupage, and paper mâché their grocery stores into a viewing […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Halloween Edition

Taste-testing candy corn-flavored treats [Washingtonian] Late-night eats for Halloween [Zagat] Not another steakhouse... [WBJ] Where bartenders like to drink [Eater] Kaldi's Coffee in Silver Spring introduces Steampunk brewing system. [Post] Why are kids who get less candy happier on Halloween? [NPR] Check out renderings for Pub and the People, coming to Bloomingdale. [PoPville] The best […]

Everything’s Coming up Rose’s: What’s the Secret Behind the Coolest New Restaurant in D.C.? “Fuck Perfect.”

The neon sign spelling “awesome” on the concrete wall at Rose’s Luxury may just be the most Instagrammed thing in a D.C. restaurant right now. Glowing in full view of the open kitchen, the sign is not just a mantra for the cooks, but also the word on every food fanatic’s lips right now. Just […]

Sold! The Guards Sign Finds a Buyer

When the owners of Rialto put the old wooden sign for The Guards, which previously occupied their Georgetown space, up for auction with a starting bid of $10,000, things did not look promising. After no initial takers, the owners lowered the price to $5,000. (Co-owner Ben Kirane claimed to Y&H that $10,000 was actually an error and […]

Sweetgreen and ShopHouse Open New Locations Today

Two fast casual restaurants in the midst of big expansion spurts open in the 'burbs today: ShopHouse in Bethesda and Sweetgreen in McLean. The Sweetgreen location at 6707 Old Dominion Drive is celebrating its newest spot with a pay-what-you-want deal from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All the proceeds will benefit FRESHFARM Markets. The local […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Outdoorsy Bars Edition

Outdoorsy bars in D.C. [Thrillist] Halloween dining and drinking around Washington [Washingtonian] What's the difference between soju and sochu? [Eater] Ivy and Coney gets an $85,000 government grant for a deck with retractable glass roof. [PoPville] Ten spooky cocktails for Halloween [Zagat] Ben's Chili Bowl H Street NE restaurant scrutinized by the city over permits. […]

Southern Bourbon and Beer Bar Coming to the Hill

A new Southern-themed bourbon and craft beer bar called Barrel is on its way to Capitol Hill from one of the owners of Union Pub and 201 Bar. While you'll have to stay tuned for the exact address, owner Matt Weiss says he plans to open the new spot late this year or early next. […]

Wine Drinkers Welcome at The Arsenal at Bluejacket, Opening Today

Putting together the wine list at a brewery might seem like a futile task. After all, who orders a glass of chardonnay when there are more than 20 craft beers made onsite? But The Arsenal at Bluejacket, opening today, anticipates the answer is somebody. And so while all the buzz around the Navy Yard brewery […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Tablet Edition

Jaleo and other restaurants test electronic tablet menus. [NPR] It'Sugar candy store coming to Gaithersburg. [Washingtonian] Barmini and 2 Birds 1 Stone counted among the country's 30 hottest cocktail bars. [Eater] Kapnos launches happy hour with $7 draft lemonade cocktails. [Post] Learn how to homebrew at 3 Stars Brewing this weekend. [DC Beer] Seven D.C. restaurant power […]