Archive for March, 2014

Last Night’s Leftovers: Fiddlehead Edition

Where to find fiddleheads on D.C. menus [Eater] Skillet sandwiches pop up at Black Whiskey. [Post] Potter's House in Adams Morgan undergoes revamp. [PoPville] Meet the women in Washington's craft beer scene. [Washingtonian] A clever way to stop people from using their phones in bars [NPR] Dunkin' Donuts debuts a Peeps doughnut. [BuzzFeed] Five odd […]

Dupont Circle Citizens Take on Loud Nightclubs, One Decibel Reading at a Time

The music emanating from the rooftop at Dupont’s RoseBar Lounge just after midnight one recent Sunday morning is an indiscernible muffled hum. All that can be heard outside the back of the lounge is the discord of overlapping house music beats through the speakers, with occasionally intelligible lyrics about fulfilling a woman’s fantasy. The repetitive […]

Roofers Union Will Serve Free Food at Iron Horse Taproom Tomorrow

Iron Horse Taproom doesn’t usually serve any food except chips. But tomorrow, you’ll be able to get some legit food at the Penn Quarter bar. Bonus: It's free. Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley, of new Adams Morgan restaurant Roofers Union and Cleveland Park’s Ripple, will serve complementary brats, coleslaw, and skewers from 9 to 11 p.m. The […]

Barrel, a Bourbon and Beer Bar, Opening Soon on Capitol Hill

Bourbon and craft beer bar Barrel is set to open on Capitol Hill in a week or two with more than 100 varieties of whiskey, a Southern-inspired food menu, and one of the city's most extensive liquor barrel-aging operations. The restaurant, located where 18th Amendment used to be, comes from Union Pub and 201 Bar owner Matt Weiss and former 18th […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: America Eats Tavern Edition

Tysons Corner America Eats Tavern hires chef Nate Waugaman. [Post] Chefs talk plop-ins, pop-ups, and takeovers. [Eater] Eight cold weather recipes from D.C. restaurants [Washingtonian] How to open a bottle of wine with a shoe [NPR] Eight places to try in Old Town Alexandria [Zagat]  Republic Kitchen and Bar opens in Ballston. [ARLnow] D.C. restaurateur launching […]

Drink Muriel Bowser and Vincent Gray Cocktails at The Coupe

Voting for D.C.'s next mayor is now officially a drinking game. Leading up to next Tuesday's Democratic primary election, you can “drink the vote” at The Coupe in Columbia Heights by ordering cocktails paired with each of the mayoral candidates. If you want to vote for Vincent Gray, for example, you’d get the French Bikini […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Sweetgreen Expansion Edition

Sweetgreen is expanding to Los Angeles. [Eater] Adam Express will stay open in Mount Pleasant [PoPville] D.C.'s 10 must-try new brunches [Zagat] How chef Erik Bruner-Yang won pork competition Cochon 555 [Post] Drinking diary of Jack Rose Dining Saloon's Nahem Simon [BYT] Le Sandwich opens in Clarendon. [ARLnow] Comparing prices at 14th Street NW's Whole Foods […]

Fojol Brothers Closes Its Food Trucks

Fojol Brothers, one of the pioneers of D.C.'s new generation of mobile vendors, closed the last of its three food trucks last Friday. Founder Justin Vitarello says the vehicles, which were built in the 1950s and '60s, were so old that the cost of repairs and the difficulty of finding replacement parts made them no […]

The Makings of a PornBurger

One night a week, blogger Mathew Ramsey puts on a record, pours himself a beer, and shoots porn in the kitchen of his Bloomindale apartment. Well, burger porn. Ramsey’s the photographer-chef behind PornBurger, a blog he describes as “a year long venture into the dark arts of hamburgery.” The site’s layout follows the classic food […]

Mission Mexican Restaurant Opening in Dupont

No need to drive out to a gas station in Elkridge, Md., or a strip mall in Perry Hall, Md., to sample the sought-after tacos from R&R Taqueria. The taco shop's chef and owner Rodrigo Albarran will oversee the menu at Dupont Circle's new Mexican restaurant, Mission, which officially opens tomorrow. "I was ready to make another […]