Archive for January, 2014

La Colombe Opens in Blagden Alley Tomorrow Morning

Philadelphia-based coffee roaster La Colombe has passed its final health inspections and will open its first D.C. cafe tomorrow at 8 a.m. in Shaw's Blagden Alley, right next to Rogue 24. La Colombe co-founder Todd Carmichael is the star of Dangerous Grounds, a Travel Channel show that follows him around the world on his hunt for the highest-grade coffee. The cafe specializes […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Star and Shamrock’s Fried Matzo Balls

The Dish: Sadie’s fried matzo balls with sauteed onions Price: $6.50 Where to Get It: Star and Shamrock, 1341 H St. NE; (202) 388-3833; What It Is: Juicy matzo balls halved and pan-fried with sauteed onions, served with a house-made chicken dipping broth. What It Tastes Like: Home-fried potatoes with a more mealy texture. […]

Bibs and Tuxedoed Waiters at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

The D.C. outpost of Miami institution Joe's Stone Crab opens today, just blocks from the White House. Given the original's 100-year history, there are definitely some old-school touches: white tablecloths in the dining room; tuxedoed waiters who will tie a bib around your neck when you order stone crabs; and revered maître d's. "Knowing the maître […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Soup Dumplings Edition

Three places to try soup dumplings [Zagat] Update on Tadich Grill, coming to 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW [Washingtonian] Broncos, Seahawks fans battle for viewing space at same D.C. bar. [Post] Former Liberty Tavern chef Liam LaCivita looking to open his own restaurant. [Eater] Former Cafe Japone space gutted in Dupont. [PoPville] Judging the restrooms at […]

Ted’s Bulletin Opens Reston Location Today

You can now enjoy homemade pop-tarts and peanut butter bacon burgers in Virginia: Ted’s Bulletin opens a new outpost today in Reston. The new location has the same menu as the restaurant's two D.C. locations, which serves a variety of American comfort foods, like the “walk of shame” burrito loaded with skirt steak, scrambled eggs, […]

Where to Bring Your Own Food

Building out a kitchen and hiring cooks is an expensive proposition. Why bother, when booze is where most establishments make their money anyway? That seems to be the thinking at a handful of old and new bars that offer drinks but no real food. Instead, they let patrons order delivery or bring in meals from […]

Remixology: Make Us a Drink With Pickled Beets

Where: Béarnaise, 315 Pennsylvania Ave. SE Bartender: Catherine Ker Mystery Ingredient: Pickled beets Bartender Response: “I think beets are delicious,” Ker said, though she confessed to some nerves when she saw that the packaged beets were pickled. “When I saw vinegar, I thought ‘Oh no,’ but it’s so popular in drinks now,” Ker said, referencing […]

Second, Larger Dacha Aims to Be More Than Just a Beer Garden

Dacha Beer Garden isn't just building out a permanent structure at its Shaw location; it's also looking to expand to a second location in Mount Vernon Triangle, PoPville reports. Co-owner Dmitri Chekaldin tells Y&H that the lease at 923-925 5th St. NW is still being finalized, but if all goes according to plan, the new location could […]

Get Rose’s Luxury’s “Fuck Perfect” Sign Without Stealing It

If you haven't read it yet, this week's Y&H column delves into why diners steal just about everything—silverware, posters, bar stools—from restaurants and bars. One recent victim: Rose's Luxury, which lost the framed "fuck perfect" sign in its upstairs restroom last week. Along with the neon "awesome" sign down stairs (don't worry, it's still there), […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Karaoke Edition

The best places for karaoke in D.C. [DCist] Wannabe restaurateurs will compete Restaurant Wars-style for a Ballston lease and loan. [WBJ] Indian Delight among the vendors closing as Donald Trump takes over the Old Post Office Pavilion. [City Desk] Restaurants to look forward to in 2014 [Washingtonian] Former Jaleo chef will oversee the menu at […]