Archive for June, 2014

What to Expect at H Street NE Peruvian Restaurant Ocopa

Peruvian native and chef Carlos Delgado is bringing his home country's cuisine to H Street NE with the opening of Ocopa on July 18. (UPDATE: the opening is now Aug. 5.) The restaurant is a partnership with the owners of Chicken Tortilla, which will close its Barracks Row location after Friday. Delgado, who previously worked at Boveda and The Caucus Room Brasserie, grew up in […]

Cashion’s Eat Place Owners to Open Pop’s Seabar in Adams Morgan

Cashion's Eat Place owners John Manolatos and Justin Abad are taking over the just-shuttered Taan Noodles space next door to open a shore-inspired spot called Pop's Seabar this fall. The casual no-reservations restaurant and bar takes inspiration from the seafood shacks that both owners frequented during summers spent with their families at the beach—the Eastern Shore […]

Dolcezza Brings Sundaes and To-Go Window to Logan Circle

Gone are all signs of the roach- and rodent-plagued Mid City Deli. The prime corner on 14th and P streets NW has been completely transformed as the sixth gelateria and cafe from Dolcezza. New to this location is a to-go window on 14th Street, where customers will be able to order from the sidewalk. The Logan Circle […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Bread Basket Edition

Bread and butter is the bread and butter of a restaurant critic's job. [NoVa Mag] Bar crawl attendee strips naked, leads police on a high speed chase [ARLnow] Po Boy Jim now open on H Street NE [District Cuisine] Try free ice cream sandwiches on GCDC's new patio this Wednesday. [Washingtonian] José Andrés' China Chilcano could […]

The ’Wiching Hour: G Street Food’s The Chermoula

The Sandwich: The Chermoula Where: G Street Food, multiple locations Price: $7.95 Bread: Baguette Stuffings: Grilled chicken, bacon, roasted tomatoes, basil chermoula Thickness: 3.5 inches Pros: Chermoula—a Moroccan spread made from herbs, oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, and salt—brightens the sandwich’s relatively bland grilled chicken breast. Though similar to pesto, chermoula is more acidic; the […]

Change of Guard for Pizzeria Paradiso’s Beer Program

Pizzeria Paradiso bar manager Greg Jasgur is leaving his post after 10 years with the restaurant to move to Portland, Maine. Taking his place will be Sam Fitz, who formerly ran the beer programs at Meridian Pint and Smoke and Barrel. "I love D.C. and love Paradiso and am proud of what I've done there," says Jasgur. "But for […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Bakeries Edition

A guide to new and upcoming bakeries [Eater] Sticky Fingers bakery coming to H Street NE [Post] USA-Germany World Cup match leads to pizza shortage. [Washingtonian] Jose Garces' restaurant Rural Society opens July 3. [Zagat] Bistro 360 opening restaurant, market, and market coming to Rosslyn. [WBJ] What your date spot says about you [Thrillist] Photo […]

Alcohol Board Issues Cease and Desist to Online Booze Delivery Service Ultra

The D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is cracking down on a new online booze delivery service that launched in the last month. The liquor board issued a cease and desist letter to vendor Ultra yesterday for illegally selling alcoholic beverages in the District without a license. Ultra collects money directly from customers and then forwards part […]

Brew In Town: Gordon Biersch SommerBrau Kölsch

Gordon Biersch SommerBrau Kölsch Where in Town: Gordon Biersch, 900 F St. NW Price: $6.50/21 oz. A Breath of Fresh Ale Lately I find myself reaching for clean, classic styles rather than aggressively flavored beers full of exotic ingredients. Some equate “simple” and “low-alcohol” with “boring,” but there’s nothing more satisfying than a well-balanced brew. […]

Smith Public Trust Opens in Brookland

Brookland is becoming a pretty hip destination to drink these days. Following the recent opening of Brookland's Finest and soon to be joined by a new bar from the owners of Meridian Pint comes a low-key restaurant and bar called Smith Public Trust from Smith Commons founder Miles Gray. The space, which previously belonged to a number of Catholic University bars […]