Archive for November, 2013

It’s All Gravy: Anatomy of Ted’s Bulletin’s Thanksgiving Pop-Tart

No need to roast a turkey and spend hours preparing stuffing, sweet potatoes, and cranberry sauce. Ted’s Bulletin has taken all the best parts of Thanksgiving dinner and combined them into—why did no one think of this sooner?—pop-tart form. The Turkey Day treats are available at the Barracks Row and 14th Street NW locations through […]

Brew In Town: Chocolate City Mister Mayor Imperial Stout

Chocolate City Mister Mayor Imperial Stout Where in Town: Chocolate City Beer, 2801 8th St. NE Price: $12/22 ounces A Brew Direction Chocolate City Beer, which opened in August 2011 in Brookland, is the smallest District-based brewery. Its four employees share all responsibilities, even delivering beer. When founding brewer Ben Matz left Chocolate City this […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Almost Turkey Day Edition

Where vegetarians can celebrate Thanksgiving [BYT] Restaurants offer Thanksgivukkah dishes. [Zagat] Presidential turkey pardon hype continues. [City Desk] D.C. councilmembers win political points giving away turkeys they didn't pay for (and whose donors they don't have to disclose). [Loose Lips] Black Friday dining deals and specials [Washingtonian] Table introduces Tuesday tasting menus. [Post] Where to […]

Price Check: Why Are Some New Restaurants Already Getting More Expensive?

If you thought Le Diplomate was expensive when it opened in April, you should see it now. The white-hot French brasserie from restaurateur Stephen Starr has increased the prices on nearly all of its entrées—anywhere from $1 to $4 per dish. The price tags for hors d’oeuvres, sides, and salads are mostly the same with […]

Get a “Hand Crafted” Gingerbread House for $85

No need to make your own crappy gumdrop-covered gingerbread house this year. The edible structures are the latest thing getting the artisanal treatment. Woodward Table is offering "hand crafted" gingerbread houses for $85. This is actually the second year the restaurant has sold gingerbread houses. Last year, it sold out of its 15 to 20 […]

Philly-Based City Tap House Prepares for D.C. Opening

Gone are the chichi cream lounge chairs, slick black tables, and flowing curtains of 901 Restaurant & Bar. Replacing them, City Tap House has invoked all the latest rustic-chic trends du jour: wood and stone walls, a copper bar top, and Prohibition-era black and white photos. The Philly-based restaurant is set to open the second […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Chef Thanksgiving Edition

Local chefs and mixologists share Thanksgiving traditions and recipes. [BYT] Chef Rob Rubba joins Tallula and EatBar. [NoVa Mag] Last-minute Thanksgiving dinner reservations [Eater] Ten places to take hungry and thirsty visitors [Post] La Piquette planning to open in Cleveland Park this week. [PoPville] Bourbon Steak has a turducken sandwich. [Zagat] Clyde's Restaurant Group asks […]

Sneak Peek of Fainting Goat, Opening Next Week

U Street NW's newest eatery, Fainting Goat, is set to open next week. First things first: what's with the name? Fainting goats are a real thing—just watch this YouTube video. Also known as myotonic goats, these animals freeze and fall over when they're frightened or panicked. Owner Greg Algie, who's also a partner in Fado Irish Pub […]

The Most Expensive New Years Eve Reservation in D.C.? Minibar.

Thought Minibar couldn't get any pricier? Wrong. Reservations for New Years Eve will cost $275 per person for the 6 p.m. seating and $350 for the 9 p.m. seating—excluding tax and tip. (Normally, Minibar charges $225 per person. Alcoholic drink pairings—$75 to $200—are extra.) Guests can snag the six seats at José's Table, the even […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Stadium Club Reopens Edition

Stadium Club reopens after settling TruOrleans tax debt. [City Desk] Chef Billy McCormick leaves Mexican restaurant Diego after recent revamp. [Eater] Vegan Chinese restaurant Vegetable Garden relocates to Silver Spring. [Post] Sin Bin Sports Bar & Restaurant coming to H Street NE. [PoPville] Where to take holiday visitors for food and art [Zagat] Restaurant Eve's Cathal Armstrong shares his […]

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