Author Archive for Chris Shott

What To Eat Tonight: Nordic Foods, Norwegian Brews at Birch & Barley

In his endless quest to quench your thirst for exotic beers, Birch & Barley/ChurchKey beer director Greg Engert tonight is showcasing an array of suds from Norway's Nøgne Ø Brewery, paired with five courses of Nordic-inspired fare by chef Kyle Bailey. On the menu: beet-cured arctic char, pork-pumpernickel dumplings with grilled asparagus, and rosemary honey-roasted […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Food Truck Happy Hour Edition

New barbecue joint coming to Shaw [PoP] We, The Pizza debuts six new travel-themed pies [Twitter via Eater] Rebranded K Street Lounge to host food truck happy hour [Dining Bisnow] The Pretzel Bakery does it “Philadelphia style” [The Hill Is Home] More farmers markets open this spring [Post] New Heights' Ron Tanaka digs Chix, Bar […]

Mystery Solved: Cap City Diner Lands At New Union Market

Over at the Post, Y&H alum Tim Carman gets the scoop on the shuttered Capital City Diner's new home: "The historic diner’s new owner is the same company, South Carolina-based Edens, that is developing part of the Capital City/Florida Avenue Market into the forthcoming farm- and chef-driven Union Market." Reported purchase price: $40,000 on eBay. […]

Going, Going…Where? Capital City Diner Moved To Yet Undisclosed Location

NBC Washington has "raw video" of crews relocating the shuttered Capital City Diner from its prior setting in Trinidad to a yet undisclosed location. Eater, meanwhile, points to Twitter updates by owner Matt Ashburn hinting at a full reveal on the shiny 1940s-era diner's new home later today. More details as they become available. Watch […]

What To Eat Tonight: Anchovy Sriracha-Topped Burger & Menabrea at Dino

For a pairing as ubiquitous and unimaginative as a burger and beer, tonight's $15 combo deal at Dino in Cleveland Park sounds pretty exceptional. The 10-ounce patty should be meaty enough to satisfy your hunger, while the advertised beefy backstory (made from locally butchered cows raised without antibiotics or hormones) should also appeal to your […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Headless Food Critic Edition

Indeed, Taqueria Nacional is moving to T Street NW [Eater] Masa 14 sure picked a fine night to open its rooftop [Urban Daddy] Banana Leaves is back open in Dupont Circle [PoP] Sala Thai is opening a fast-casual Thai spot on M Street NW [Dining Bisnow] Sakuramen to open May 10 in Adams Morgan [The […]

You Call That An Artini? Taste The Finalists In Y&H’s Less Fancy Cocktail Contest

Inspired by the fine-art-themed libations on display at the annual "Artini" fundraiser at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Y&H earlier this month asked you, the imbibing public, to submit your own recipes for artsy cocktails of less fancy origin. We received a bunch of entries. On Thursday, April 26, you can try these liquidy masterpieces […]

No More Pho Dogs At U Street Music Hall

Sad news for fans of Vietnamese beef broth-bathed frankfurters. Y&H has learned that U Street Music Hall, home of the pho dog, is, well, no longer the home of the pho dog. The electronic-music club—which also launched various other unique forms of bar food, including a pork belly doughnut, to varying degrees of success—recently quit […]

What To Eat Tonight: Free Beer! (With Vegan Pizza Purchase at Mellow Mushroom)

Organizers of VegWeek 2012 are asking everyone to abstain from eating meat for a full seven days. For the most carnivorous among us, that's asking a lot. True story: the last time I tried to go vegetarian, I barely lasted six days.  Here's a reason to stick it out for at least a few hours […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Aspen Bound Edition

The Source's Scott Drewno is Aspen bound (again) after winning Cochon 555 [Twitter] Three stars for Mintwood Place [Post] The Pig opens May 14 [Borderstan] Taqueria National is moving to 14th & T Streets NW (maybe) [Eater] Sales are surging at ShopHouse [Business Insider] Fiola's Fabio Trabocchi puts macerated raspberries and maraschino liqueur on his […]