Author Archive for Caroline Jones

New Burger Joint, City Burger, Opens Today in Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase residents have a new fast-casual dining destination. City Burger, from chef Michael Harr of Bethesda's Food Wine & Co. and Cabin John's Fish Taco, opens with limited hours today before operating full swing tomorrow. Like most area burger spots, diners can expect patties and dogs topped with signature sauces, rich shakes, and crispy fries. Worth noting on […]

The ’Wiching Hour: GCDC’s Kim-Cheese-Steak

The Sandwich: The Kim-Cheese-Steak Where: GCDC, 1730 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Price: $11 Bread: Sliced white bread Stuffings: Cheddar blend, Number 1 Sons’ kimchi, spicy sauce, Korean-style roast beef Thickness: 1 inch Pros: The salty and sour kimchi, created by the local fermentation experts at Number 1 Sons, boosts the bland bread and cheese combo and […]

The ’Wiching Hour: Bub and Pop’s Beef Brisket

The Sandwich: Pop’s Beef Brisket Where: Bub and Pop’s, 1815 M St. NW Price: $8 for a half, $13 for a whole Bread: White hoagie roll Stuffings: Beef brisket, apple-horseradish cream, five-year aged Gouda, veal jus Thickness: 4 inches Pros: The piles of paper-thin brisket burst with slow-roasted flavor. It’s rich, but it won’t leave […]

The ’Wiching Hour: Red Apron Butcher’s Sunday Supper

The Sandwich: The Sunday Supper Where: Red Apron Butcher, 709 D St. NW. Price: $10 Bread: White baguette Stuffings: Pot roast, horseradish mashed potatoes, beet horseradish slaw, Duke’s mayonnaise Thickness: 3 inches Pros: Rich bites of tender pot roast anchor the sandwich and somehow stay in sliced form before dissolving in your mouth. But it’s […]

The ’Wiching Hour: Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine’s Pernil Especial

The Sandwich: The Pernil Especial Where: Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine, 1134 19th St. NW Price: $8.49 Bread: Cuban bread (similar to French bread) Stuffings: Roast pork, sweet plantains, onions, and mayonnaise Thickness: 2.5 inches—the sandwich press smushes it a bit Pros: Like any legit Cuban sandwich, this one gets toasted post-assembly, melding its parts into a hot […]

The ’Wiching Hour: Capriotti’s The Bobbie

The Sandwich: The Bobbie®—yes it’s registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Where: Capriotti’s, 1800 M St. NW Price: $7.49/nine inches, $9.99/12 inches, $15.99/20 inches Bread: A strangely luminous white sub roll Stuffings: Roast turkey, bread stuffing, cranberry sauce, and mayonnaise. Thickness: 2.75 inches Pros: The turkey looks like the stuff of Thanksgiving leftover […]

What to Expect at Silver Spring’s Urban Butcher, Opening Tonight

Downtown Silver Spring was quiet on Monday, but a chaotic energy filled Urban Butcher, as staff members debated menu ideas and hammered in wall decorations. When the the new, meat-centric restaurant from former Black & Orange chef Raynold Mendizabal opens at 5 p.m. tonight, expect a wide variety of local meat products (hand-cut steaks, house-made sausages) in an upscale casual […]

The ’Wiching Hour: DCity Smokehouse’s Brisket Champ

The Sandwich: The Brisket Champ Where: DCity Smokehouse, 8 Florida Ave. NW Price: $9 Bread: White sandwich bread Stuffings: Sliced brisket, housemade pickles, crispy fried onions Thickness: 2 inches Sloppiness Level (1 to 5): 2. Buttery, toasted white bread isn’t the strongest foundation on which to build a beef sandwich, so a few bits escape […]

The ’Wiching Hour: Taylor Gourmet’s Queen Lane Breakfast Hoagie

The Sandwich: The Queen Lane Where: Taylor Gourmet, multiple locations Price: $6.90 Bread: White sesame roll Stuffings: Eggs, spicy Italian sausage, broccoli rabe, sweet provolone Thickness: 3 inches

The ’Wiching Hour: Duke’s Grocery’s Ruby on Rye

The Sandwich: Ruby on Rye Where: Duke’s Grocery, 1715 17th St. NW Price: $9 Bread: Toasted “farmhouse” rye Stuffings: Salt beef (what Brits call corned beef), Jarlsberg cheese, pickles, dill mustard, house ’kraut Thickness: 4.25 inches Sloppiness level (1 to 5): 2. Although bits of beef and sauerkraut flee the sandwich as soon as you […]