Posts Tagged ‘14th Street corridor’

Last Night’s Leftovers: Talk To The Hand At Rasika Edition

About that big hand at Rasika West End [Post] José Andrés named one of the 100 most influential people in the world. [Time] A total of 14 new restaurants are coming to 14th Street NW [Dining Bisnow] Feastly's ramen pop-up at Blind Dog Cafe draws 300 requests for 35 seats.  [Twitter] Five D.C. crawfish spots […]

The Future 14th Street NW: D.C.’s Really Little Italy

All sorts of new food and drink options are in the works along the already bustling 14th Street corridor. These notably include a Greek concept from Graffiato chef-owner Mike Isabella, a Southeast Asian-themed eatery by Proof and Estadio’s Mark Kuller, as well as two joints by the prolific Matchbox Food Group. Among the various announced […]

Booze Debate Leads To Earlier Bedtime For Late-Night Burger Joint Black & Orange

Talk about bad timing: The Post today published an article about new late-night eateries Black & Orange and The Hamilton potentially ushering in a new era for the District. Could it be, our sleepy buttoned-up town is becoming a 24-hour city? The answer, it turns out, is probably no. As widely reported yesterday on this […]

Anatomy of a Sandwich: Fast Gourmet’s $13 Chivito

For gas-station fare, it’s tough to beat the chivito at Fast Gourmet, the fancy sandwich shop at Lowest Best Price Gas on 14th Street NW. The cost of regular unleaded now exceeds $4 per gallon, but the South American-style grinder, which earned City Paper‘s pick for “Best Uruguayan Sandwich” in 2011, is still a flat […]

Expect A Fully Operational Bar Pilar This Weekend

Popular 14th Street boîte Bar Pilar has been slowing reemerging from its wintertime renovations over the past several weeks. First, the downstairs area reopened, serving only booze. Last week saw the return of the eatery's reputed small plates. Now, as Urban Daddy reports, Pilar's new upstairs dining room is just about ready to start seating […]

Entrée New: Bar Pilar Preps For Proper Dinner Service

Bar Pilar chef Justin Bittner sounds pretty stoked to start serving his guests a proper dinner for once: "A craftsman always likes to put more on the table, right?" The cozy, 49-seat 14th Street boîte has long attracted local foodies with its tantalizing selection of seasonal small plates. But the joint's ongoing expansion, complete with […]

It’s Official: Mike Isabella’s Greek Place Is Finally Happening (With An Italian Twist)

The rumors have been swirling for months. Now, it's a done deal. Chef Mike Isabella announced today the details of his third (but possibly not last) D.C. restaurant. As widely speculated, it's a Greek-themed eatery. Kapnos it's called. (That's Greek for smoke.) And, as long rumored, it will be located near the corner of 14th […]

Even Before Opening, Standard Draws a Crowd

Yep, it's already sort of a scene down at the corner of 14th and S Streets NW. Y&H counted at least 20 folks waiting outside Standard at 4:57 p.m. Precisely three minutes later, when the gates swung open as scheduled to usher in the new spring season at the popular barbecue joint and beer garden, […]

Standard Questions: Chef Tad Curtz Dishes On His Popular Beer Garden’s New Menu (Think Cheeks, Not Tofu)

The corner of 14th and S Streets NW is about to get smoky once again.  On Mar. 1, chef Tad Curtz will fire up the smokers, tap the kegs, and reopen the doors of his popular beer-and-barbecue hangout, Standard, soon entering its second season of operation.  Equal parts inglorious and impassioned, easy-going and industrious, the […]

Mike Isabella’s New Greek Restaurant Is ‘Going To Happen’ (Maybe)

For months now, Graffiato's Mike Isabella and his reps have been downplaying rumors about a planned Greek restaurant at 14th and W Streets NW. They're not denying the Top Chef alum's interest in that corner. But they're insisting no deal is done. Appearing on The Kojo Nnamdi Show on Wednesday, Isabella, who spent nearly three […]