Author Archive for Tim Ebner

Are You Gonna Eat That? Camel Sausage

Spoiler: It tastes like bland salami.

Are You Gonna Eat That? Sushi Taro’s Soft-Shell Turtle Soup

The Dish: “Suppon” or soft-shell turtle soup with scallions, mochi, and mizuna (Japanese greens) Where to Get It: Sushi Taro, 1503 17th St. NW; (202) 462-8999; Price: $30 à la carte (not listed as an à la carte option, but available upon request), or $90 per person as part of the tasting menu. What […]

Step One: Put the Pig in a Box

Take a look over your neighbor's fence, and you might find a barbecue-obsessed cook in the backyard. In addition to the professional types who compete around D.C., there’s also a crop of barbecue enthusiasts taking new approaches to cooking and what barbecue means. The world of barbecue today resembles other craft-driven pursuits, just like home-brewing […]

Inside The World of Competitive Barbecue: “He Got Total Bite-Through!”

If there’s one thing that keeps Lucas Darnell awake at night, it’s the Backwoods smokers that sit on the driveway behind his Bristow, Va., home. Darnell, a competitive barbecue pitmaster, spends most of his weekends cooking, and he’s been known to roll out of bed two or three times in a night just to check […]

Try Flying Dog’s Old Bay Beer at ChurchKey Tomorrow

Marylanders and the Old Bay-obsessed will want to head to ChurchKey tomorrow night for Flying Dog Brewery’s release of its Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale. This is the first keg tapping of the beer in D.C., says Flying Dog sales representative Nate Eckert. However, attendees of Savor, the craft brewery festival held at the National Building […]

The Pour House Closing on Capitol Hill Tonight

Tonight is last call at the The Pour House, after 11 years in Capitol Hill. The closure is just one in a series of dive bars that have shuttered in the neighborhood recently. Lil Pub, 18th Amendment, and most recently, Remingtons have all met their ends. Not to mention the original Hawk ’n’ Dove, whose upscaled […]

The Pour House Will Close Next Month

If you like bocce ball or skeeball, the Florida Gators, or the Pittsburgh Steelers, you probably want to sit down before you read this. The Pour House, a Capitol Hill bar which has been a second home of sorts for social sports leagues and game watching, will close on April 30. The decision to close came […]

Boyz II Men and Vanilla Ice Inspire Cocktails at Hank’s on the Hill

"Alright Stop. Collaborate and Listen," "Play That Funky Music Right," "Oh Mickey You're So Fine." These days, the drink menu at Hank's Oyster Bar on Capitol Hill reads more like a really bad jukebox than a serious bar program. But don't be fooled, this limited-time menu has all the force of a cheesy pop song […]

Bluejacket Brewery Tours Begin Jan. 31

Coming soon to Bluejacket: free behind-the-scene tours, showcasing the brewing operation that produces more than two dozen craft brews on the southeast waterfront. Bluejacket tours begin on Jan. 31 and will be held every Friday and Saturday at the brewery. If you’re lucky, your tour leader may be Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director Greg Engert, […]

The Many Lives of Dupont’s Iron Gate, One of D.C.’s Oldest Restaurants

Chef Tony Chittum wasn’t looking for history, just fresh ingredients. Before reopening the Iron Gate in Dupont Circle, Chittum found a grapevine on the restaurant’s back patio. He started pickling the leaves and using the grapes in an Italian mustard sauce. Which means he’s now doing the same thing that Nabih Saah was doing at […]