Posts Tagged ‘Andy Shallal’

The Year in D.C. Food & Drink

Tacos took off in D.C. in 2009 Good God, I can even begin to wrap my mind around all the things that happened on the D.C. dining scene during the past 12 months. Fortunately, not all of them were as apocalyptic as the closing of your favorite restaurant or the passing of Ben Ali. For […]

Spot Check: Eatonville

Chef Rusty Holman, the chef at Eatonville My tablemate and I are sitting at a two-top by the large picture window at Eatonville, which provides a semi-comfortable, climate-controlled view of the parade of mini-skirts and flesh that walks up and down the bustling 14th Street NW corridor.  We're half way through our appetizers when the […]

Tim Carman Selected for Best Food Writing 2009

Washington City Paper food critic Tim Carman's piece "How Not to Hire a Chef" (5/22) has been selected for inclusion in Best Food Writing 2009. It is the second year in a row that Carman's work has been chosen for the anthology. Carman's piece examines, or maybe more precisely spatchcocks, local restaurateur Andy Shallal's Top […]

The Eatonville Chef Contest: Trent Conry’s Perspective

Conry takes a break from his job interview to answer questions. As I noted in today's cover story on the Eatonville chef contest, Trent Conry was, without much question, the most accomplished toque among the nine finalists who competed for the $75,000-a-year gig at Andy Shallal's new Southern restaurant. And yet: The former executive chef […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on the Young & Hungry Blog

What a week! We here at Y&H Central started it off with a bang — or more like the pop of a bottle top. We introduced the Lagerheads, who immediately chimed in with posts on Dogfish Head's new Sah'tea beer and D.C.'s ultimate suds map. But we also spent a good amount of energy chasing […]

Shallal’s Eatonville Set to Open in Mid-May with Its Second Chef

Eatonville Chef Search episode 1 from Electric Communications on Vimeo. Eatonville, restaurateur Andy Shallal's homage to Zora Neale Hurston, is scheduled to open in mid-May, says the founder of the mini-Busboys & Poets chain. But the Southern eatery on 14th Street NW will debut, Shallal adds, without the winner of the Eatonville chef competition, held […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits from the Young & Hungry Blog

Thanks to the Almighty Power known as Google, several oldies-but-goodies rose to the top of the hit parade this week. Of course, even the oldies took a backseat to a Power Larger Than Google: Old Ebbitt Grill. This week's faves, according to you, Y&H's readers: You'll Never Guess the No. 6 Restaurant in America in […]

There’s No ‘V’ in Langston Hughes, But There’s Langston Hughes on V

Last month, a law went into effect that officially adds the name "Langston Hughes Way" to the stretch of V Street between 13th and 14th streets NW. It's the part of V that bisects the original Busboys & Poets and the forthcoming Eatonville restaurant, so of course owner Andy Shallal had a hand in the […]

Busboys & Poets’ Andy Shallal Has Been Saved!

A pre-saved Shallal chatting with Top Chef-er Carla Hall For those who thought the protracted chef competition for Andy Shallal's new Eatonville project was a sinful act of pride, you might be happy to learn that the Busboys & Poets owner was saved yesterday. Fittingly enough, Shallal's salvation came in Eatonville, Fla., the town for […]

Finale from the Eatonville Chef Contest: We Have a Winner

Note: Busboys & Poets owner Andy Shallal is taking an Iron Chef approach to hiring the chef for his forthcoming Eatonville, a Southern-oriented restaurant that pays homage to Zora Neale Hurston. This is the second in a series of blog posts chronicling the competition. This series will not announce the winner; it will be revealed […]