Author Archive for Mike Madden

Kinkead’s Will Close Next Month

With a heavy heart we must announce that Kinkead's will be closing it's doors on 12/22/2012. Call 202.296.7700 to reserve your table now! — Kinkead's (@KinkeadsDC) November 20, 2012 Kinkead's, the Foggy Bottom seafood restaurant run by Bob Kinkead that was one of the hottest joints in town during the Clinton administration, will close next […]

Obama’s Taylor Gourmet Pick: A Turkey Sandwich

What better place for a roundtable on small businesses than a small business that serves hoagies? That appears to have been the rationale for President Barack Obama's visit to Taylor Gourmet on 14th Street NW this morning. Most of the trip was a platform for Obama to push Congress to pass some initiatives of the […]

Obama Visits Texas Ribs and BBQ, Home of “Smoky, Succulent Stuff”

Time for another entry in the annals of presidential restaurant visits. President Barack Obama and Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin made an unscheduled stop for ribs at Texas Ribs and BBQ in Clinton, Md., on their way back from an event on energy policy at Prince George's County Community College. A White House pool report notes […]

Ben’s Chili Bowl, Coming Soon To Clarendon?

Residents of the D.C. suburbs with a hankering for a chili half-smoke may not have to go all the way to 13th and U streets NW or Nationals Park to satisfy their urge for much longer. As Housing Complex reported today, Ben's Chili Bowl is moving forward with plans to open franchise locations in new spots. […]

Tim Carman Up for James Beard Award (Again)

We all miss this blog's former author, Tim Carman, here at Washington City Paper. And now it seems the James Beard Foundation does, too. For the second year in a row, Carman's work has been nominated for a prestigious Beard Award, this time for food-related columns and commentary. (Last year, Carman was up for best […]

From Fire Trucks to Food

A former D.C. firehouse at 400 Massachusetts Ave. NW will be turned into a bar and restaurant run by the people behind The Dubliner and Town Hall. A press release just blasted out by e-mail from Douglas Development has some of the details, quoting Dubliner boss Gavin Coleman, one of the lead partners in the […]

Slavs to Fashion: Domku and Slaviya Do Eastern Europe, One Country at a Time

As remedies for cold weather go, it’s hard to top a shot of slijvovice and a heap of salty fish. Or at least, that was the conclusion I came to last weekend, sitting at a table near the bar at Domku Bar and Café sipping on the plum brandy and smearing a pâté of smoked […]

Judge Orders Rogue States to Cease Grilling

Breaking news from D.C. Superior Court: Judge John M. Mott has just ruled that the Rogue States burger operation is, as Steptoe & Johnson lawyers had claimed, a nuisance. And the burger joint, fumes from which had been contaminating the air in the law firm's offices, has to close up shop at the end of […]

Are Burger Fumes Really Distracting?

The Trial of the Century (or at least of the month) has been ongoing all week in D.C. Superior Court, pitting international legal powerhouse Steptoe & Johnson against hamburger purveyor Rogue States. The lawyers are suing the burger guys, because, allegedly, fumes from the Rogue States kitchen are making their way into the Steptoe climate […]

GQ Drinks in D.C.

Another day, another completely unscientific ranking of something or another by a glossy men's magazine! Today, it's GQ, out with "the 25 best cocktail bars in America." Cue overhyped intro: If you haven't noticed, we are in the middle of a cocktail revolution in this country. A wave of bitters and tinctures and hard-to-find spirits […]