Archive for March, 2014

Restaurant Group Behind Hawk ’n’ Dove Files for Bankruptcy

The group behind Hawk ’n’ Dove, Molly Malone’s, The Chesapeake Room, and six other restaurants filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday. “Since August, 2013, margins have declined significantly,” said the business’ managing member William Nimmo in a press release. “After careful consideration of available alternatives, we determined that a Chapter 11 filing was a […]

Last Night’s Leftovers

Ten top tapas spots around D.C. [The Plate] Helen's The Bar will replace Addie's on Rockville Pike. [Bethesda Mag] Nanobrewery Baying Hound Aleworks debuts in Rockville. [Post] Curry Mantra 4 London Curry House signs lease in Alexandria. [NoVa Mag] Where to eat at Nationals Park [Zagat] Check out the roof at Roofers Union. [BYT] Locolat becomes […]

Italian Restaurant Campono Opens at the Watergate

Longtime D.C. chef Bob Kinkead opens a new casual Italian eatery called Campono today in the Watergate, not far from the Kennedy Center. The restaurant, formerly home to Cup ‘a Cup ‘a, gets its name from a village in the Marche region of Italy where Kinkead has family. The menu features hot and cold subs, […]

Hank’s Oyster Bar Will Soon Offer Lunch Every Weekday in Dupont

For the first time in its nine-year history, Hank's Oyster Bar in Dupont will serve lunch every weekday, beginning April 1. The restaurant, as well as its locations in Old Town Alexandria and Capitol Hill, currently serve lunch only on Fridays. With the expanded lunch hours in Dupont come expanded food offerings. The mid-day menu, […]

Remixology: Make Us a Drink With Skyr

Bartender: Adam Sahyouni Where: Bar 515 at J&G Steakhouse (Sahyouni has since moved to Old Ebbitt Grill) Mystery Ingredient: Vanilla-flavored Siggi’s Icelandic-style yogurt, known as skyr Bartender Response: “I like yogurt, I eat it every day,” Sahyouni said of the plain Greek Fage with honey or fruit he prepares for breakfast. “But I’ve never made […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Wineawholic Edition

Twelve items to improve your wineaholic lifestyle [BuzzFeed] The best restaurants to break your diet [Zagat] How to move a 12-foot buddha from former Buddha Bar? Cut it in half. [DCist] Dram & Grain expands to Friday reservations. [Eater] Ozzy Osbourne sends cease and desist to Baltimore's Brewer's Art over Ozzy ale. [Baltimore City Paper] […]

RAMMY Voting Now Open to the Public

While a group of anonymous judges decides most of the winners for the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington's annual RAMMY Awards, the public will have the chance to give their input in four categories this year. You can cast your vote for favorite gathering place, upscale casual brunch, everyday casual brunch, and favorite fast bites at […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Rose’s Luxury’s Uni Scrambled Eggs

The Dish: Uni Scrambled Eggs Where to Get It: Rose’s Luxury, 717 8th St. SE; (202) 580-8889; Price: $18 What It Is: French-style scrambled eggs whipped up in a double broiler with some melted uni (the Japanese word for sea urchin roe), chives, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. The œufs are ladled into a […]

Bunderwhelmed: Ranking D.C.’s Burger Bowls

A disturbing trend has emerged at the city’s burger joints: the burger bowl. In an attempt to appeal to carb-conscious diners, restaurants are offering bunless burger options served over a bed of greens. I sampled four of these nonstacked burgers and, sadly, none stacks up to a actual burger. And if you want a salad? […]

Handsome Cock Hard-Headed About Its Name

The Codmother owners Tolga Erbatur and Amir Sahri just thought Handsome Cock would be a fun name for the new bar they opened two weeks ago on U Street NW where Touchdown Sports Bar used to be. “There isn’t an offensive story,” Erbatur says of the name. “There’s a Handsome Cock bar in London. We […]