Posts Tagged ‘Arlington County’

Artisphere’s Here Cafe Bar, R.I.P. (2011-2011)

Back in June, Y&H colleague Alex Baca wrote about the foot-traffic woes of Artisphere, Arlington County's would-be Kennedy Center for young people. Part of the problem: losing Busboys & Poets, the creative-class magnet that restaurateur Andy Shallal had originally intended to spin-off into yet another buzzy location inside the arts center. But the deal fell […]

Quick Feeding: Parking Lot Barbecue Meets Hank Dietle’s Tavern

Rockville Pike Roadhouse Roadtrip: While the area's robust food truck scene "has been slow to hit Montgomery County," there are three new options and "more on the way." The most exciting may be Branded '72's outpost in "the parking lot of the ancient Hank Dietle’s Tavern; I ate on the porch with a sleeping old […]

Quick Feeding: Palena Market, 2nd Peregrine Location Opens

Now Open: In Cleveland Park, Palena's retail shop, featuring "pasta from Naples, olive oil from Liguria, toasted cornmeal, local honey and Pronto coffee," started operations on Friday. Also, Peregrine Espresso has opened its second location, at 14th Street NW between R and S streets. [WaPo; DCist] Wisconsin Avenue Trio? The local burger chain Z-Burger, which […]

Quick Feeding: Lancaster Eats Coming to 14th Street

Lancaster County Connection: Do you like Amish- and Mennonite-prepared food? Then get ready to live less simply. "The farmers and manufacturers of food in Lancaster have really been stepping it up in quality recently to move beyond 'Dutchy' fare, and are providing high-end products that meet the standards of more discerning customers in urban environments." […]

Quick Feeding: Relishing a Government Shutdown; Sietsema Hates the Word ‘Veggie’

Open for Business: The federal government may be shutting down, but that doesn't mean some of the city's hot restaurant areas, like H Street NE, will be dark. Tweets one neighborhood denizen: "Feds might shut down your computer, B'berry, send U home, but #HSt will be OPEN!! Great food, cold beer, baseball on big TVs. […]

Quick Feeding: Sbarro’s Bankruptcy News and Parisian Pastry Visions

Food Court News: Sbarro, which operates four locations in the District, including Union Station and the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and will be restructured. The chain has been "[b]attered by the recession...[and] closed more than 150 restaurants in the past two years." [Bloomberg, […]

Artisphere Using Its Last Four Letters for New Restaurant Name

A grand new era in Rosslyn diningwill kick off next month, when Arlington County's Artisphere opens its freshly named restaurant, HERE, the product of a public naming contest. (Artesano and También were finalists, but didn't make the cut.) So with HERE, think of it as the last four letters of the arts complex, or, perhaps, […]

Westover Market Beer Garden Community Forum Tonight

Tonight community members of the Westover neighborhood in Arlington, Va., have been asked to voice their opinion about the fate of the Westover Market beer garden, which has been under scrutiny since last August. The Tara-Lee Highway Civic Association is hosting a forum at 7:00PM at the Westover Library for the market's owners, supporters, and those […]

Roberto Donna Making Progress on Payments to Arlington

In some sour news out of Arlington County, a number of restaurants have been falling behind on their meals taxes. But "in a somewhat bright spot," ARLNow reports, "former Bebo Trattoria owner Roberto Donna appears to be making his court-ordered repayments to the county. Bebo now owes $153,715.976, which is more than any other establishment […]

Dig In: Noting the Guilty Pleasures of Finger Food

My first night at Kabob Palace was one of many visits to the ethnic restaurants along South Eads Street in Crystal City. I returned with the same company in a similar state. One night we tried Punjab Kabob’s chicken karahi, a hearty curry served in its metal cooking vessel with a side of freshly baked […]