Author Archive for Sam Hiersteiner

How’d You Do On Our Wu-Food Quiz? Answers To Last Week’s Hip-Hop-Themed Dinner Game

Last week, Y&H gave you a sneak peek into the Wu Tang Clan-themed dinner series at Seasonal Pantry and asked you to hazard a guess as to what specific Wu tunes inspired each dish on chef Dan O'Brien's menu. After a sold out three-night run, O'Brien dishes up the answers. See if you guessed correctly […]

Foodie & The Feastly: It’s My First Time Dining With Strangers Via The Internet. Please Be Gentle.

Last weekend, I ended my boycott of Adams Morgan and attended my first meal organized by Feastly, the D.C. start-up that uses an internet platform to connect willing cooks and hungry foodies for dinner parties in private residences. This was sure to be a test of my preconceived notions about dinner parties in general and […]

Can You Match The Seasonal Pantry Dish With The Wu-Tang Tune That Inspired It?

Seasonal Pantry's Dan O'Brien offered Y&H a sneak peek at the finalized menu for his sold-out "Wu-Tang Dinner" series, which begins tonight at the popular supper club in Shaw. Each of O'Brien's dishes corresponds with a song by the influential Staten Island hip-hop troupe Wu-Tang Clan. (As you might have guessed, O'Brien is a big […]

Three Little Pigs Lets You In: A Peek Inside Petworth’s New Charcuterie Palace

Y&H got an exclusive first taste of Three Little Pigs Charcuterie and Salumi, which opens Tuesday in Petworth. Judging by the platter of smoked meats I tried, which cost $11, area carnivores are in for a treat. Initial impressions: the tasso (Cajun pork) and andouille sausage carried just a hint of fruit wood smoke, and […]

Thanks Pho The Memories: Good Food, Fond Reflections on Fallen Chef at Vietnamese Pop-Up

They called it the "Thang-In-Cheek." This delicious cocktail, made with Belvedere vodka, lime juice, plum syrup, thai basil, and a splash of soda, stood in fitting tribute to the late Toki Underground chef Thang Le, who tragically passed away last month—just days before he was scheduled to cook at a much-anticipated Vietnamese-themed pop-up event, dubbed […]

Don’t Call It Soggy! Il Canale’s Neapolitan-Certified Pizza

Tender and juicy are not generally the first words that come to mind when discussing pizza. But that's exactly how Giuseppe “Joe” Farrugio, owner of Il Canale in Georgetown, describes his pies. “We are making tender, juicy pizzas,” he says. And Farrugio now has the credentials to back it up. Last week, Farrugio's restaurant became […]

The Lowdown On Hopslam: Searching D.C. For This Rare IPA? Good Luck!

The annual release of Hopslam, the super-rare and coveted Imperial IPA from Michigan's Bell's Brewery that often has retailers jacking up their price guns, is upon us again. And, yes, at some outlets, it's already too late to buy some. Connecticut Avenue Wine & Liquors got six cases in on Monday and sold them out […]

Pappy Is A Rolling Stone: The Hunt for D.C.’s Most Elusive Bourbon

If you think that hunting down some white truffles, shark fin soup or beluga caviar is tough in this town, just try getting your hands on a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle. "We got a shipment two weeks ago and it sold out in 45 minutes," says Josh Feldman, owner of Potomac Wine & Spirits, […]

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