Posts Tagged ‘2941’

Birch & Barley, 2941 Win Double RAMMYs

Birch & Barley and 2941 each took home a pair of RAMMYs at the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington's annual awards ceremony and gala on Sunday evening.  Scott Drewno of The Source by Wolfgang Puck won in the "Chef of the Year" category. Birch & Barley was named the association's best new restaurant and, along with […]

Chef Jon Mathieson Talks About Why He and His Partners Pulled the Plug on Inox

Last week, chef Jon Mathieson, GM Jonathan Krinn, and sommelier John Wabeck decided to pull the plug on Inox, their experiment in upscale dining in Tysons Corner. Mathieson took a few minutes yesterday to talk about the venture — why it went under, why it was a hard sell in Tysons, and what his future […]

My Funny Valentine Dinners

Yesterday, as everyone with a honey knows, was Valentine's Day, one of the busiest restaurant days of the year. After mother nature took a giant snow dump on us last week, some restaurateurs were worried that their V-Day reservations might not be honored or might be canceled altogether (even as they secretly hoped to compensate […]

Pizzeria Orso in Falls Church: Can You Please Open Already?

Of all the pizzerias scheduled to open soon, none gets me more excited than Pizzeria Orso, the planned project between former 2Amys pie-maker Edan MacQuaid and the owners of 2941. The problem is, I don't know how much longer I can sustain this excitement. I mean, this pizzeria has been on the boards for nearly two […]

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 […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: 2941

One by one, we’re running through the 50 restaurants that made the cut on this year’s Young & Hungry Dining Guide. If you have visited the day’s featured restaurant, let us know what you think. If you’re planning to visit for the first time, tell us about your meal when you return. The dish was […]

True Dining Guide Confessions #4: I Don’t Care About Interior Design

I don’t have strong feelings about interior design. I recognize good interior design when I see it. I even appreciate a designer’s ingenuity in transforming a room basically filled with tables and chairs into something aesthetically pleasing. But for whatever reason, I can feel just as happy at Honey Pig in Annandale, which is little […]

Slater to “Subvert” the Way Wine Programs Work While at Ray’s

The biggest news of the day has been the sommelier shuffle in which Mark Slater, the 12-year veteran at Citronelle, has left Michel Richard's venerable four-star restaurant in favor of Michael Landrum's populist meat emporium, Ray's the Steaks. Former 2941 sommelier Kathryn Morgan has taken over Slater's old job at Citronelle. Slater's move, of course, […]