Posts Tagged ‘American cuisine’

Shaw’s Tavern, Take 2: New Owner Emerges At Embattled Boîte

"The previous owner couldn't handle it, so I'm taking over," says Siya Sadeghi, introducing himself as the new face of embattled booze-less boîte Shaw's Tavern during a meeting of the local ANC2c on Wednesday night. Describing himself more as a construction guy than a restaurateur, Sadeghi rattled off a number of prior eateries that he's […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Johnny’s Half Shell

The more I talk to Ann Cashion and John Fulchino, the more I’m amazed at their discipline to maintain such a tight focus with Johnny’s Half Shell. The longtime business partners have not only had to weather this turbulent economy, they’ve also had to suffer through the usual seasons of the Hill—namely, in session and […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: The General Store

Yeah, yeah, I’ve heard the stories about General Store customers feeling as welcome as guns in the Wizards locker room. The truth is, I’ve stood there at the counter myself and felt the storm clouds roll in, as chef Gillian Clark and business partner Robin Smith performed their jobs with a tight-lipped austerity, as if […]

The ‘American’ Section in a German Grocery Store

If you want a glimpse at how other cultures view American gastronomy, check out this U.S. "ethnic" food section in a German gourmet megastore. I have three words for you: cheap processed foods. By the way, what kind of American expat living in Germany can't survive without Crisco and Marshmallow Fluff?