Author Archive for Allison Goldstein

Pimp My Food Truck

Lee Campbell kneels next to a food truck on the hot asphalt outside a Manassas garage and calls out to his coworkers. They’re installing 12,000-kW generators in the truck, a mobile meal purveyor franchised from Tampa-based Bonefish Grill. When they’re done with that, they’ve got to get back to replacing the generator in the DC […]

Goodbye, Capital Q BBQ

Capital Q BBQ lovers will have to find a new lunch spot after Saturday. Owner Nick Fontana’s pioneering Chinatown restaurant is closing after 15 years of business. Fontana says rising real estate and food costs grew too high for the restaurant to remain profitable. But before he moves on, he's throwing one last soiree this […]

Shut Your Pie Hole Coming to Georgetown

Pie maker Shut Your Pie Hole plans to set up shop in Georgetown, marking the return of the Connecticut-Copperthite Pie Company to the city where it's got nearly 125 years of history. Mike Copperthite, 56, great-great-grandson of Co Co Pie Co.’s founders Henry Clayton Copperthite and Johanna O’Neil, is heading the retail pie revival with […]