Posts Tagged ‘Aman Ayoubi’

Restaurateurs Return to Their Afghan Roots

Local 16 is adding Afghan dishes to the menu, while Napoleon is being converted into a restaurant that will only serve the Central Asian cuisine.

Did Competition Kill Edan MacQuaid’s Pizzeria Before It Ever Opened?

The 14th Street NW pizzeria from esteemed pizzaiolo Edan MacQuaid and Local 16 owner Aman Ayoubi will be no more. MacQuaid posted on Don Rockwell yesterday that the restaurant has fallen through, and he is looking for a new job. He explained to the Post that they weren't able to come up with enough capital. Ayoubi […]

Sound Check

“WHY IS IT SO LOUD IN HERE?” Geoff Turner’s voice reverberates through the empty upstairs dining room at Bar Pilar. “OH MY GOD! YOU’RE SLEEPING WITH WHO?” he yells, as he bangs his fist against a wooden table and knocks around a chair. Turner isn’t talking to anyone, but trying to get a sense of […]

Cursed Corner to Go Glitzy: Local 16 Owner’s New Outpost to Replace Failed Fast-Food Dreams

The northeast corner of 14th and U streets NW was for years a scar on the area's streetscape, even as new construction, renovation, and rehabbing remade the blocks around it, especially in the past decade. As Jackie Kucinich documented in Washington City Paper back in 2007, the corner has had a history of being stuck […]