Posts Tagged ‘1789’

Restaurants Helping Sandy Victims and Responders

D.C. restaurants and bars helped locals survive Hurricane Sandy with their food and booze, and now some are looking to give even more. Here are a few eateries helping with storm relief efforts: 1789 Restaurant will donate 20 percent of its total sales revenue on Nov. 4 to the Red Cross hurricane relief fund. EatWell […]

Who’s In and Who’s Out at D.C.-Area Kitchens

Chefs seem to be changing with the season, because there have been a lot of kitchen switch-ups announced in the past several days. Here's who's coming and who's going: Washington Post critic Tom Sietsema brings word that Wit & Wisdom has brought in Trummer's on Main chef Clayton Miller to man its kitchen. Miller was named […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Certifiably Neapolitan Edition

Georgetown's Il Canale earns the official pizza snob seal of approval. [Post] Al fresco dining in...February? Wow. [Washingtonian] There's still time to comment on D.C.'s newly proposed food truck rules. [CBS DC] Some background on 1789's Anthony Lombardo. [Examiner] Blue Duck Tavern's Sebastien Archambault may be the only native Texas chef with a French accent. […]

What To Eat This Weekend: Mucho Meat (Plus Free Sides!) at Urban Bar-B-Q

Tonight, at Cashion's, chef John Manolatos unveils a new weekend tasting menu of his favorite dishes. Price is $85 per person ($105 with wine pairings). Availability is limited. The next day, the Cashion's crew also celebrates the second anniversary of its sister retail spot, A.M. Wine Shoppe, with tastings and demonstrations throughout the afternoon and […]

Clyde’s Responds To Low Rating By Restaurant Workers’ Group

Last week, a national restaurant workers group released a new dining guide, rating restaurants not on food, service and decor but instead on personnel issues—things like hourly wages, paid sick leave and opportunities for advancement. A number of D.C. restaurant operators earned accolades for their policies. One organization that did not: Clyde's Restaurant Group, operators […]

Hand Meat Downs: At the Tombs, Diners Enjoy 1789’s Scraps

The Tombs is not known for its lamb ragu. It’s a college bar. It serves beer and various inexpensive “study snacks,” including chicken wings and fried pickles. But lately, the subterranean watering hole, located on the outskirts of the Georgetown University campus, has seen some subtle shifts in its menu offerings. Alongside the typical barroom […]

Any Guesses Which D.C. Eatery Obama Will Hit Next?

Arlington's Liberty Tavern is the latest D.C.-area eatery to get the Obama bump. Last Thursday, the president showed up to wine and dine some winning donors to his re-election campaign, noshing on tiny Chicago-style hot dogs and Portuguese-style swordfish.  A rep for the restaurant tells Y&H that the contest is part of a series, titled […]

World’s Best Restaurant Poaches Chef Daniel Giusti From 1789

D.C.'s culinary revolving door just keeps spinning. After breaking the news this morning of chef Katsuya Fukushima's hiring at Daikaya, WaPo gets the scoop this afternoon about chef Daniel Giusti's impending departure from Georgetown restaurant 1789. Y&H alum Tim Carman reports that Giusti is heading to Noma, the Copenhagen eatery currently ranked No. 1 on […]

Quick Feeding: Tortilla Chip Troubleshooting 101

Guacamole MacGyvers: Some helpful tips if you venture to Gaithersburg's Tortacos: "The guacamole was excellent–the drawback there was that their chips are made from flour tortillas, not corn, and were overfried to boot. Porcupine came up with the brilliant solution of taking one of the double corn tortillas comprising each of the tacos, tearing it […]

Brewing Up: Flying Fish Coffee Coming Soon to Mt. Pleasant

When Nana, an adorable clothing boutique, relocated in March from U Street to Mt. Pleasant Street NW, I had a feeling the neighborhood would gain more new and shiny shops pretty quickly. The evidence begins with Flying Fish Coffee and Tea, expected to open next week. (Check its Facebook page for details.) Owner Michael Visser shares that same […]