Author Archive for Ashley Dejean

Actually, D.C. Has a Chick-fil-A, You Just Have To Find It

D.C.'s much talked-about Chick-fil-A food truck isn't hitting the streets for a little bit longer. In the meantime, folks craving some waffle fries (which the truck apparently won’t be serving) can still head over to Catholic University—home to the District's only existing outpost of the Georgia-based fried chicken chain. Well, sort of, anyway. Adam Fox, […]

The Matchbook Isn’t Quite Dead, Just Ask Matchbox Food Group

A semi-regular look at a fleeting form of restaurant swag in smoking ban-era D.C. On its website, Barracks Row restaurant Ted's Bulletin is described as "a real American classic joint with a bit of style." One bit of style is especially classic—practically anachronistic, in fact. I'm referring to the old-school-style free matchbooks that are readily […]

José Andrés’ Hugely Hyped New Food Truck, Pepe, Now Serving In Penn Quarter

After a splashy preview, which generated a ton of media coverage yesterday (read more here, here, here and here, among other places), celebrated D.C. chef José Andrés rolled out his once-secret food truck Pepe to the general public this morning. At 11:31 a.m., team Andrés announced via Twitter that the truck would be parked outside […]

What To Eat Tonight: Skipjack-Sauced Shrimp at Watershed

On the menu tonight: Chef Todd Gray is grilling oysters and cranking out crispy red cabbage spring rolls and Skipjack-sauced at Watershed’s Mardi Gras celebration. Tickets are $75. Those on the look out for some New Orleans tradition on a tighter budget have plenty of oyster specials to choose from. Also, Friday is bao night […]

What To Eat (And Drink) Tonight: Lost Rhino For Lonely Souls at ChurchKey

Tonight: For those of you couples indulging in one of the multitudes of four- to eight-course meals available from D.C.'s best restaurants, bravo for simply getting the resy. Single? Consider moseying on down to "The Bitter Truth: An Anti-Valentine's Day Ode to Hops" at ChurchKey, where you can enjoy a Lost Rhino Ice-Breaker while wallowing […]

What To Eat Tonight: Spicy Kelp Noodles (Among Other Things) at Elizabeth’s Gone Raw

Tonight: As per usual on Friday's, some high-class vegan dining at Elizabeth's Gone Raw. Mention "Meat-Free Week" for a complimentary beverage and don’t forget to make a reservation. Need a drink after the long week? Check out the "Cupid's Not Stupid, Cocktails to Fall" competition at the Ronald Reagan Building as D.C. mixologists go head-to-head […]