Posts Tagged ‘al fresco dining’

Who’s Really Got The Biggest Patio In Penn Quarter? 901 or Fiola? (Hint: Neither)

You know that spring time has finally arrived when restaurants around town start firing-off press releases that boast about their patios. The latest comes from 901 Restaurant & Bar, which tomorrow opens a brand-spankin' new area for al fresco dining at the corner of 9th and "Eye" Streets NW. According to the release, the new […]

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. […]

Sidewalk Cafe Society: D.C.’s Al Fresco Dining Scene Turns 50

Hard to believe there once was a time when the biggest bogeyman in District discourse was outdoor seating. The Washington Post takes a look back at the bizarre history of D.C.'s al fresco dining scene. A half century ago, the city's first sidewalk cafe appeared. And people feared the worst: “[a] potential source of disorder," […]