Author Archive for Jessica Sidman

Where to Drink While You’re Waiting to Eat at Rose’s Luxury

Option No. 1: Bucket of Coronas.

Why August Is Pumpkin Beer Season

It's late summer, which mean's it's time for pumpkin beer. Yes, really.

Ice Cream Sandwich Luge Coming to Pop’s SeaBar

Pop’s SeaBar will have plenty of boardwalk classics—fried oyster sandwiches, peel ’n’ eat shrimp—when it opens in Adams Morgan on Sept. 4. The sister restaurant to Cashion’s Eat Place will also have one treat that really should have caught on much sooner: the ice cream sandwich luge. Basically, it works like this: You get an ice cream sandwich. […]

Winner of Ballston Restaurant Challenges Seeks More Funds on Kickstarter

Christiana Candon won a year of free rent, a $245,000 interest-free loan, free legal services, and free financial advising as the winner of Ballston BID’s controversial Restaurant Challenge. Now she’s seeking an additional $15,000 via Kickstarter for her Spanish restaurant, which will be called SER (Simple, Easy, Real). The restaurant, located at 1110 N. Glebe Road, […]

Red Light Expands Beyond Sweets

If you didn’t want to wind up in a sugar coma at 14th Street NW’s Red Light, you were previously limited to cheddar straws and popcorn. Now the cocktail and dessert bar has expanded its savory options with a “crostini bar,” flatbreads, and other bar snacks. The crostini options ($6 to $8) include toppings like infused […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Pastries Edition

A guide to Asian bakeries [Eater] Red-sauce Italian joint Alphonse Italian Market and Osteria is now open. [Post] Rockville restaurant Quench has new ownership. [Eater] Florida Avenue Grill prepares for its 70th birthday. [PoPville] Food events to check out this week [Washingtonian] New York-based tea business moves to D.C. and plans to open tea room. [WBJ] Where […]

A Sneak Peek of DC Harvest, Opening Soon on H Street NE

The first time brothers and Montgomery County natives Jared and Arthur Ringel worked together was at Ledo Pizza during high school. In the years since, Arthur went on to cook at Vermillion, Vidalia, and Hank’s Oyster Bar. Meanwhile, Jared gravitated toward the front of the house, most recently managing at HomeMade Pizza Co. Now, the […]

Capriotti’s Opens in Rosslyn Today With Free Sandwiches

Home of the year-round Thanksgiving-themed sandwich and Joe Biden fave Capriotti’s opens its second D.C.-area location in Rosslyn today. The first 100 people in line at 11 a.m. will receive a free Bobbie sandwich (turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing), and the first 50 will also get certificates for free Bobbies for a year. (Which actually translates […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Chaplin Edition

Charlie Chaplin-themed restaurant threatened with lawsuit from late actor's estate. [Post] Five Guys closes in Dupont. [Post] Six restaurants with Sunday suppers [Zagat] Justin Bittner is heading back to Bar Pilar, now under chef Jesse Miller. [Don Rockwell] Booze delivery app Drizly launches. [Eater] Are food boats the next food trucks? Probably not. [NPR] Photo […]

Bike Between D.C.’s Breweries (and Distillery) This Weekend

If you prefer a bike seat to a bar stool, get in on the D.C. Beer Week action Saturday with Bardo's bimonthly brewery bicycle tour. At 1 p.m., meet at the Brookland Metro’s west entrance, then ride to DC Brau, New Columbia Distillers, and Atlas Brew Works. Then five-mile journey ends at Bardo's brewery and beer garden at 4 […]