Posts Tagged ‘alligator’

Eat Your Animals: Where to Find Exotic Proteins on D.C. Area Menus

Chow down on elk, antelope, and alligator.

What To Eat Tonight: Fried Gator Fritters at Thunder Burger

Tonight: Thunder Burger chef Ryan Fichter’s weekly serving from his wild jungle cookbook comes full circle, with alligator (his first ever "Wild Wednesday" special) re-emerging as the exotic meat du jour. This time, the reptile takes the form of fried fritters, served with a cilantro cream, for $8 per plate. Maybe it’ll taste like chicken, […]

Another Gator Sighting: Reptile-Swine Sausage at Granville Moore’s

The recent dip in mercury doesn't mean this summer's au courant exotic protein has completely slithered away for the season. Earlier this week, Granville Moore's on bustling H Street NE ran a special on alligator and pork andouille. The Cajun-sounding dish came served strangely Italian-style over pappardelle pasta with onions, red peppers and parmesan. Y&H […]

Thunder Burger Chef Ryan Fichter’s Latest Target: Black Bear

After serving up beer-braised alligator ribs, ostrich burgers, kangaroo sliders, turtle poppers, and, last week, yak,  Thunder Burger's exotic meat specialist Ryan Fichter is revisiting an old friend for this week's "Wild Wednesdays" special: black bear. In Young & Hungry's recent profile of the experimental young chef, Fichter noted having previously cooked black bear stew […]

Oh, Truck It: Cajunators Is D.C.’s Newest Meal on Wheels (For Now)

Washingtonian reports that Cajunators—"a truck hawking all kinds of N'awlins eats"—will soon hit the streets of D.C., joining the city's ever burgeoning mobile food industry: "Think crawfish étouffée, jambalaya, shrimp with sauce piquant, and alligator cheesecake (Cajun speak for morsels of alligator sausage tucked inside a quiche-like pie)." Alligator cheesecake? Man, where were these guys […]

Menu Highlights: TruOrleans, Opening Tonight, ‘What is Gator?’

TruOrleans, the District's umpteenth new Louisiana-themed restaurant, opens Friday night at 400 H Street NE. The menu, full of gumbo, jambalaya, blackened tilapia and the like, also includes a handy glossary, plainly defining every Cajun Creole phrase from "Roux flavor" to, yes, even "gator." The restaurant lists "gator tenders," priced at $12, among its appetizers. […]

More Gator Bites: TruOrleans Will Also Serve Reptile Snacks

The latest in a string of Louisiana-themed eateries to bring a taste of the bayou to the nation's capital opens Friday, July 15. Like several of its predecessors, TruOrleans on H Street NE promises to uphold the culinary traditions of Cajun country. For one thing, the venue will not shy away from serving reptile. According […]

Will Thunder Burger Let Chef Ryan Fichter Serve Lion?

"People watch Andrew Zimmern and he's eating ants and antelope and all kinds of weird stuff, so why not do it?" Thunder Burger chef Ryan Fichter tells Dining Bisnow. The guy who served us beer-braised alligator ribs last week has plans for all sorts of things in coming weeks: "rattlesnake, boar, alligator, antelope, turtle, llama, […]

Three Things to Try This Weekend

Upscale: Pan roasted duck breast, served with summer beans, hakurei turnips, and black garlic duck jus, at Eventide, $27; 3165 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, (703) 276-3165 Mid-range: Alligator and crawfish sliders at the Cajun Experience, $12; 1825 18th St. NW, (202) 670-4416 Dive: Crab dog (pictured), served with cheese puffs, at The Pug, $7; 1234 H […]

Hear Me Roar: Not Everyone Is Intrigued With ‘Wild Wednesdays’ at Thunder Burger

Thunder Burger chef Ryan Fichter's new "Wild Wednesdays" promotion, featuring a different wild game each week (see: alligator ribs, pictured), has attracted the attention of some discerning eaters: animal rights activists. Y&H just received a statement from Jeffrey Flocken, D.C. office director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), who naturally takes issue with […]