Archive for April, 2014

Professional Poker Player to Open Bar at 18th and Swann Streets NW

David Stephens spent six years as a nuclear electronics technician in the Navy before getting into professional poker. In the World Series of Poker last year, he placed 45th, earning him more than $185,000. Now, he's using some of that money to open a bar tentatively called Saloon 45 at 1821 18th St. NW, next […]

Red Carpet and Bare Midriff Models at STK’s Opening Party

Of course there was a red carpet at last night's opening party for STK. The swanky "Not Your Daddy's" steakhouse "geared toward females" officially opens today in Dupont in what was once a California Pizza Kitchen (as well as Casa Nonna). But yesterday, D.C.'s wannabe glamazons, pseudo-celebs, rich dudes, and lowly food writers such as myself […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Restaurant Sabotage Edition

Restaurateur Xavier Cervera accused of sabotaging operations at former restaurants, stealing a Vespa. [WSJ] Jack Rose Dining Saloon debuts new Southern-style menu. [Washingtonian] Rappahannock River Oysters' Travis Croxton opening restaurant in Mosaic District. [WBJ] Where to get boudin around town [Eater] The best waterfront bars in the D.C. area [Post] Creme reopening on 14th Street NW […]

Palena Restaurant Is Closing (Updated)

Palena Restaurant, a fixture in Cleveland Park for more than a decade, will close this weekend. A day after Y&H reported that Palena's landlord is seeking to evict the restaurant, chef Frank Ruta announced his plans Friday afternoon. Here's a statement he gave to Eater D.C.: Palena will be closing its doors this weekend after 13 years. We […]

Drink Your Veggies

It’s finally spring—but if you don’t believe the weather, check your highball glass. You’ll find a farmers’ market’s worth of vegetables in seasonal cocktails around town. And none of them is a bloody mary. CELERY Bourbon Steak: Head bartender Jamie MacBain created his Skaal cocktail while working in Portland, Ore. The mix of celery juice, […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Fainting Goat’s Pork Fries

The Dish: Pork Fries Price: $7 Where to Get Them: Fainting Goat, 1330 U St. NW; (202) 735-0344; What They Are: Deep-fried head cheese with black garlic puree What They Taste Like: These hearty golden ingots look more like fish sticks than fries. The crackly, crunchy panko crust conceals a mash of rich shreds […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Vegetarian Edition

16 restaurants that are great for vegetarians in the D.C. area [DCist] President Barack Obama dines at restaurant from Jiro Dreams of Sushi in Japan. [NPR] Fraud allegations before closing of Barracks Row Kraze Burger. [Capitol Hill Corner] Luke's Lobster coming to Union Station with breakfast. [Eater] Why don't more local breweries sell Nationals T-shirts? [Post] Nellie's […]

D.C.’s Farmers’ Markets Face More Scrutiny Under New Regulations

Farmers’ markets around the city have officially begun hawking mustard greens and handing out sheep’s milk cheese samples for the season. This year, though, the rhubarb pies and ramps will come with one additional ingredient: new red tape. Until recently, the destinations for your weekly local food fix were barely regulated. The D.C. Department of […]

Where to Get a Beer for $1.75 on the 14th Street Corridor

The 14th Street NW corridor is better known for $14 cocktails than cheap drinks. But it turns out you can actually get a can of beer for $1.75 in the trendy dining neighborhood. Red Light—yes, the cocktail and dessert bar whose name references 14th Street's past reputation for prostitution—launches a happy hour on April 28 […]

The Lot at Union Kitchen Will Relocate to New Lots After This Weekend

The Lot at Union Kitchen is back this Saturday with music from local bands and hip-hop groups plus food from D.C.'s up-and-coming food businesses. But it will be the last event that the food incubator hosts at the corner of 3rd and L streets NE, a block from its kitchen space. Union Kitchen co-founder Jonas Singer says […]