Archive for February, 2014

Garden District Reopens Tomorrow at Noon

Here's the first sign of spring: Garden District is firing up its smoker and reopening tomorrow at noon after a three-month hibernation. Assuming the sun is out, you might want to get there early. In spring openings past, crowds have been known to line up before the doors opened for first pick at a picnic table. […]

Where to Eat Beaver Next Week

John Snedden knows muskrat is a tough sell to diners, but that's not stopping him from turning them into a stew. “That’s something they’ve never seen on the dinner table,” he says. The owner of Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company brings “Grills Gone Wild” back to all four of its Washington-area restaurants next week to kick […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Top Yelp Restaurants Edition

Komi and Tacos El Chilango ranked among the best-reviewed restaurants on Yelp. [Yelp] Photos and menus for Fiola Mare [Washingtonian] Where to find Southern-style brunches in D.C. [Zagat] At vegan Loving Hut, a carnivore's search for inner peace. [Post] Garden District reopens March 1. [PoPville] Chefs Kyle Bailey and Tiffany McIsaac will host a pop-up […]

Peruvian Restaurant Ocopa Coming to H Street NE

A new restaurant called Ocopa is bringing Peruvian chicken and ceviche to 1324 H St. NE this April. Leading the kitchen is chef Carlos Delgado, who previously worked at Boveda and The Caucus Room Brasserie and is also one of the masterminds behind the CreamCycle ice cream sandwich bicycles. Delgado is partners in Ocopa with Chicken Tortilla owners […]

Heavy Seas Alehouse Opens Today in Rosslyn

Baltimore's Heavy Seas Alehouse opens its second location in Rosslyn today with brews making their way into everything from the food to the cocktails. Heavy Seas Alehouse will have three of its own cask ales and 14 beers on tap—eight from the Heavy Seas brewery in Halethorpe, Md., including six year-round beers and two that […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Corner Stores Edition

Everything you want to know about D.C.'s corner stores [WCP] This man has eaten nothing but pizza for 25 years. [VICE] Why you should always order the bigger pizza [NPR] Ten restaurants for those who want it all [Eater] Pasta Mia to remain open while negotiating new lease. [Post] Try the waffle sandwich at The […]

Which D.C. Corner Stores Have the Best Wine?

What inspires loyalty to a particular corner store? In a bygone, more modest era, a person might pledge allegiance to one market based on, say, the availability of milk, or who sells the cheapest toilet paper. But in gentrifying Washington, it’s all about the wine options. Yelp abounds with loyalists gushing about their local shop’s […]

D.C. Corner Stores Aren’t Just for Junk Food Anymore

The first thing you notice at T&G Grocery in Eckington is the ceiling-high wall of Cheetos and Doritos facing the attendant’s protective glass box. Beyond that, you see packaged doughnuts and cream-filled Little Debbie cakes. Up until about three years ago, the healthiest thing you’d find at this corner store was bananas. “Eight grapes, stacked […]

R&R Taqueria Chef Will Oversee Menu of New Mexican Restaurant in Dupont

A casual Mexican restaurant called Mission is set to replace One Lounge in Dupont Circle in the next two to three weeks.  Rodrigo Albarran, who owns the two locations of Maryland-based R&R Taqueria, will be executive chef, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page. R&R Taqueria is regularly named among the area's best cheap eats. The […]

Food Truck CapMac Makes a Comeback

It's been about three months since beloved food truck CapMac closed. Well, good news: The mac and cheese truck will be back on the road tomorrow under the new ownership of 22-year-old Montgomery County native Josh Warner. Warner, who got a culinary degree at the Art Institute of Washington and worked stints in local kitchens, is […]