Author Archive for Megan Arellano

The Reheat Index: Kangaroo Boxing Club’s Bacon Gorgonzola Mac and Cheese

The Reheat Index takes one of the District’s favorite foods and sends it through the microwave. Some meals will rise again, delicious and transformed, others will fall apart when faced with electromagnetic radiation.  Where:  Kangaroo Boxing Club, 3410 11th St. NW The Dish: Bacon gorgonzola mac and cheese, $4. In a city with fierce brunch […]

Second El Centro D.F. Opens in Georgetown Today With More Than 225 Tequilas

 Bandolero gets a new hip-Mex competitor, just a block away, with today’s opening of restaurateur Richard Sandoval’s second El Centro D.F., in Georgetown. Although standby dishes remain, the second El Centro promises to be more than a carbon copy of the 14th Street NW location. Chef Juan Romero, who’s worked at El Centro since it […]

Doi Moi Opens Today on 14th Street NW

After going through two or three dozen different names, Mark Kuller’s new Asian restaurant finally opens today as Doi Moi. “We never knew what was going to be the actual name until we saw the sign,” says general manager Justin Guthrie. “Some of the blueprints actually have a different name on them.” Located at the corner […]

The Reheat Index: Good Stuff Eatery’s ’Shroom Burger

The Reheat Index takes one of the District’s favorite foods and sends it through the microwave. Some meals will rise again, delicious and transformed, others will fall apart when faced with electromagnetic radiation.   Where: Good Stuff Eatery, 3291 M St. NW The Dish: The ’Shroom Burger, which used to be listed on the menu […]

The Reheat Index: District of Pi’s Deep-Dish Pizza

The Reheat Index takes one of the District’s favorite foods and sends it through the microwave. Some meals will rise again, delicious and transformed, others will fall apart when faced with electromagnetic radiation.   Where: District of Pi, 910 F St. NW The Dish: The Bucktown deep-dish pizza ($17.95/$22.95) shines because of its cornmeal crust; […]

The Reheat Index: Toki Underground’s Kimchi Ramen

The Reheat Index takes one of the District’s favorite foods and sends it through the microwave. Some meals will rise again, delicious and transformed, others will fall apart when faced with electromagnetic radiation. Where: Toki Underground, 1234 H St. NE The Dish: Kimchi ramen. This year, Washington City Paper named it among the 50 dishes […]

Drunken Hines: Crunkcakes Hit H Street

On a Sunday afternoon in August, Faith Alice Sleeper’s father stops by her table at the neighborhood bake sale. “I have an upset stomach,” he says. “What should I eat?” Sleeper has just the thing. “Booze and cupcakes?” she proposes. “Oh, yeah,” her papa replies, his voice brimming with sarcasm. “That’s exactly what I need.” […]

Regulators Ponder Fate of Shaw’s Tavern, Lawyer Blames Booze Debacle on ‘Hiring Mistakes’

Shaw's Tavern owner Abbas Fathi appeared before the District's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on Wednesday in a bid to save his $1 million investment. The barely 13-day-old bar and restaurant ran afoul of the city's booze regulators before it even opened and has been relegated to serving only food while its legal situation gets sorted […]

Grande Green Eye What? Starbucks’ ‘Secret Menu’ Is Really Secret

The Daily Meal on Monday released its "ultimate guide to Starbucks’ secret menu," threatening to expose all the java giant's exotic coffee combinations that only its coolest customers seem to know about. Armed with this arsenal of unique-sounding orders, Young & Hungry stopped by a few Starbucks on Tuesday to test D.C. baristas on their classified […]

Booze Police Bust Shaw’s Tavern Before It Even Opens

If you were hoping to have a brew at the newly opened Shaw's Tavern, you're going to have to wait a little bit longer. Eater DC noted the absence of alcohol last week, calling it a "teensy hiccup [...] that should be figured out by next week." More of a boozy burp, really. It turns […]

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