Posts Tagged ‘1789’

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 […]

Quick Feeding: If You Like Chik-fil-A, Are You Anti-Gay?

Unintended Agendas: If you like Chik-fil-A, are you supporting an anti-gay agenda? [NYT, Towelroad] Too Much Attention: Tom Sietsema says Cuba Libre might want to take it easy a bit: The crew at Cuba Libre is a knowledgeable and engaging bunch, but I wish the staff would ease up on the sales pitches. "Can I […]

The Tombs: A Basement Space Defined By Its Shape

Following the recommendation of a food friend, I found myself at The Tombs in Georgetown this past weekend. I'd chosen a lazy and cold Sunday afternoon to avoid what I thought would be a typical college crowd. I anticipated nachos, wings, and what's said to be a great burger, but the menu ended up being […]

Ris Lacoste Fuses Fine Dining with Diners

During an interview I conducted late last year with Ris Lacoste, the fixture for a decade at 1789, the chef revealed some of the inspiration behind her new place, RIS, in the West End: Bob Kinkead, my dearest friend and mentor, said, ‘Ris, you look for an underserved neighborhood, you know.’ He would always say, […]

And the Winner of Our Restaurant Week Review Contest Is…

If the reviews submitted for our Restaurant Week writing contest are any indication of the places you frequented during the come-hither promotion, then Hook was very, very busy. No less than three readers entered reviews of the Georgetown seafood emporium. Perhaps this explains why the gifted chef Jonathan Seningen left the restaurant shortly after RW was over. […]

Let The Good Times Roll: Places Extending Restaurant Week

Get Enzo Fargione's cooking, at discounted prices, through Jan. 24 at Teatro Goldoni. I know, I know. You've got a million excuses why you haven't been able to do Restaurant Week. Your kid's sick. You've got too much work to do. Your car needs repairs. Your stars are out of alignment. Well, a number of restaurants are giving you a second chance […]

Ten Questions for Ris Lacoste

Chef Ris Lacoste cooked her last meal at 1789 on New Year's Eve 2005. She had decided to leave the Georgetown fine-dining  destination owned by Clyde's Restaurant Group to open her own place. Nearly four years later, she finally did. She and co-owner Mitchell Herman debuted RIS on Dec. 7 in the West End, forever quieting the tedious […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide Staff Picks: The Tombs

Oars! Good for more than propelling your rowboat! They also make up a goodly portion of the interior design at the Tombs, the subterreanean haunt located under the four-star 1789 restaurant in residential Georgetown. That décor, and the clientele of primarily Georgetown undergrads, has led more than one acquaintance of this former Georgetown undergrad to […]

What Ris Lacoste Learned While Working at Friendly’s

The Standard-Times, which covers the southern Massachusetts area where Ris Lacoste grew up, profiles the chef who has been working for years now to open her own restaurant, Ris, in the West End. It's a fine, in-depth look at the former 1789 chef's history, including this delightful part about the teen-age Lacoste working at Friendly's: