Author Archive for Russell W. Warnick

Bar Food Bites: Bibiana’s Lamb Ribs and Pork Skins

When it comes to lunch, I’m usually an eat-at-my-desk kinda guy. It’s not often I have time for an hour-long meal. Heck, rarely do I have time for a trip to the salad bar at the Whole Foods near my Foggy Bottom office. But when I got word of a new bar menu from Bibiana […]

Bar Food Bites: The Wonderland Ballroom’s Blue Plate Special

Columbia Heights may now be a restaurant destination thanks to new additions like The Coupe, El Chucho, Kangaroo Boxing Club, and others. But The Wonderland Ballroom has been there from the beginning with its quiz night (which some might consider the toughest in the city), live music, and a beer garden that’s open rain or shine. […]

Bar Food Bites: Fries and Ravioli at Quill

It was the $2 fries that drew me to Quill. The bar and lounge at the Jefferson Hotel offers the “fry-day” special on Fridays from 2 p.m. until close. The two-buck pricetag is a nod to the fact that Jefferson’s face is on the $2 bill, and who doesn’t love cheap bar grub in a […]

Bar Food Bites: Daily Grill’s New Happy Hour

A recent $250,000 renovation and new happy hour menu have breathed new life into the bar of Dupont Circle’s Daily Grill. Gone are the office-tile ceiling, teak-wood bar top, and '90s glass lampshades. Now,  the rustic-toned bar is lined with copper panels, marble, and the obligatory Edison bulbs. It wasn’t the new facade that brought me here, […]

Bar Food Bites: Food Wine & Co.’s Tater Tot Happy Hour

All this month, Food Wine & Co. in Bethesda is offering its popular tater tots for only $1 during happy hour at the bar (weekdays, 4:30-6 p.m.). Even bottled water costs more these days. These aren’t your average tater tots. These ones are plump, crisp, and juicy—filled with heavy helpings of Gruyere and parsley—and served with […]

Bar Food Bites: Taco Tuesdays at 1905

With rooftop bars popping up all over in the city, there might be none as underused as 1905’s. The 9th Street NW restaurant opened its rooftop this spring, and if you haven’t checked it out, there are few weeks left to enjoy the neighborhood skyline—at least with reasonable weather. (Although something tells me owner Tony […]

Bar Food Bites: Dodge City Dogs

My Sundays used to be all about bottomless mimosa brunch. But a few months back, I discovered sausages on Sundays at Dodge City on U Street NW, and it’s become a new staple of my weekend routine. I tell you this begrudgingly; Dodge on a Sunday afternoon is modestly quiet and never has a wait […]

From Brisket To Braciole: Standard’s BBQ Guru Is Planning An Italian Eatery

The guys behind Standard aren't exactly taking it easy while their popular 14th Street barbecue spot and outdoor beer garden is closed for the winter. According to a liquor license application posted in the window of Well Built furniture store, located on the corner of 14th and Q Streets NW, Standard pit master Tad Curtz […]