Posts Tagged ‘Adour’

Adour Wine Director Heads to Neighborhood Restaurant Group

The restaurant group you've come to know for its robust beer offerings is now turning its attention to wine. Neighborhood Restaurant Group, whose establishments include Birch & Barley/ChurchKey, Vermillion, Tallula, and others, is bringing Brent Kroll on as its new wine director. Kroll, 27, was most recently the wine director at Adour at The St. Regis Hotel. Before […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Dr. Scholl’s Edible Inserts Edition

José Andrés is now serving food in a shoe. [Post] Restaurateurs back the mayor's plan for later liquor hours. [Washington Times] Good Stuff Eatery is replacing Georgetown's outgoing Crepe Amour [Eater via Burger Days] The Chick-fil-A truck in D.C. is the idea of a lone franchisee. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution] Fuel Pizza opens in Penn Quarter [PQ […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Foamy Latte Fight Club Edition

Enter the shadowy world of D.C. baristas and their foamy monthly "fight club." Dolcezza, Filter, Peregrine, Chinatown Coffee Company—they're all involved. [Borderstan] Asylum, R.I.P. [Prince of Petworth] José Andrés ranks No. 41 among the "50 Most Powerful People in Washington." His restaurant Minibar, you'll recall, ranks No. 1 in our book. [GQ] Former Galileo III […]

Table Scraps: 2011 Most Irritating Food Trends

In my first year as your trusty guide to matters culinary in Washington, I’ve sampled an awful lot of meals. I took down a 24-course tasting menu at R.J. Cooper’s Rogue 24, sampled an assembly-line Vietnamese hoagie at ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, and slurped ramen after braving the grueling wait at Toki Underground. But as […]

Critical Distance: The New Rules For Restaurant Reviews—There Are No Rules

I was trying to get to the restroom during my most recent visit to Graffiato, Mike Isabella’s new neo-Italian starfucker clubhouse, when a photo-op blocked my way. Isabella and fellow Top Chef alums Carla Hall and Antonia Lofaso were huddled for a snapshot. As it happens, you see a lot of these snapshot sessions at […]

Mall Food: Where to Eat After Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Rallies

Two cable TV comedians are coming to town to stage a rally on the National Mall, and the political establishment isn’t sure whether to laugh, cry, or declare its own irrelevancy in the presence of fake pundits who have the drawing power of Sarah Palin at an NRA swimsuit contest. Y&H doesn’t have the bona […]

Crepes: Are They the New Cupcakes?

With all due respect to my colleague, Metrocurean, I don't think the macaroon is the next cupcake, not unless you've got the bank to hang out at Adour or Restaurant Eve. I think another French treat is more likely to supplant the little frosted cakes in the hearts of Washingtonians: crepes. Why? First off, because the […]

Best of D.C.: Which New Restaurant Deserves Top Honors?

The editors (aka, the Meat Grinders) are busy putting the final touches on this year's Best of D.C. issue, even though all the picks have already been made, including a large number in the Food & Drink section. Personally, if you ask me, too much emphasis is placed on the Best Restaurant category. Seriously, do […]

Daily Food Blog Roundup: Cured Meats or a Cure for Meat Eating?

Sometimes Y&H doesn't know how he ever lived without food blogs. How else would he learn about the rotten-egg alternative to Viagra or read with fascination one woman's campaign to avoid meat for five weeks? You're not gonna find this stuff on CNN, people! Gut Check surveys the meat mongers popping up in Northern Virginia. […]

Inauguration Eats: Illinois Wines

Andrew Stover is the sommelier at Oya Restaurant & Lounge and at its new sister restaurant, Sei. Last year, Stover asked diners at Oya to choose between Arizona and Illinois wines in a sort of enological straw poll for the November general election. Lynfred Winery’s seyval blanc was the hands-down winner. It was, no doubt, […]