Posts Tagged ‘Ba Bay’

Last Night’s Leftovers: Brunch Latkes Edition

Gina Chersevani (ex-PS7's) plans to open a "cocktail deli" near 6th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue SE.  Is she talking about the former Ba Bay space? [Prince of Petworth] A petition urging D.C. Council to pass new food truck regulations has garnered more than 500 signatures in just 24 hours. [HuffPo] Marvelous Market founder Mark Furstenberg […]

This Can’t Be The Reason For Ba Bay’s Sudden Demise

Signage posted on the front door at the former Ba Bay this morning only adds to the mystery surrounding the contemporary Vietnamese eatery's sudden demise this week, vaguely attributed to "circumstances beyond our control." A broken water heater can't really be the reason, can it? Photo by Chris Shott

Ba Bay, R.I.P. (2010-2011)

After barely a year in existence—and mere months after losing chef Nick Sharpe—Capitol Hill's Ba Bay is no more. "It brings me great sadness to inform you that Ba Bay has closed its doors,” owner Denise Nguyen writes in an e-mail to WaPo food scribe and Y&H alum Tim Carman. “Due to circumstances beyond our […]

Ba Bay Faces its Toughest Critic: Grandma

Following the departure of opening chef Nick Sharpe last month, Ba Bay co-owner Khoa Nyugen began devising a new menu with the advice of a respected kitchen consultant: his grandmother, Hoa Tran, for whom the Capitol Hill eatery is named. ("Ba Bay," or "Madam Seven," is her nickname.) On Sunday, July 24, grandma will be […]

Three Things to Try This Weekend

Peanut butter and jelly sandwich (pictured) at America Eats Tavern, $10—add a faint hint of foie gras for just $4 more; 405 8th St. NW, (202) 393-0812 Pho bo at Instant Noodles, $8.95; 2408 18th St. NW, (202) 299-1113 Vietnamese coffee milkshake at Ba Bay, $7; 633 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, (202) 547-1787 Photo by Chris […]

Shakeup at Ba Bay: Chef Nick Sharpe Out, Fish Sauce In (Everything)

Chef Nick Sharpe, the guy who carefully cooked D.C.'s first tattooed pig, has left Ba Bay. Washington Post critic Tom Sietsema brings the news via his weekly web chat. Owner Khoa Nguyen is taking over in the kitchen and planning a dramatic overhaul of the venue's Vietnamese menu. "There will be more fish sauce everywhere,” […]

Tattooed Pork Doesn’t Taste Different, It Just Looks That Way

Prolific pork purveyor Bev Eggleston of Virginia's EcoFriendly Foods had urged everyone to join him for "not a pre-dinner prayer," but rather to "be mindful" of all that went into Monday's tattooed pig roast at Ba Bay on Capitol Hill. "It's been a long trip from the farm to the table," he says, swirling a […]

How Tattooed Pork Supports Sustainable Farming

Ba Bay's Denise Nguyen offers up some new details about next week's weirdly intriguing tattooed pig roast on Capitol Hill. Organizers are auctioning off "pig space" to be emblazoned with an image or logo of the winning bidder's choice (subject to organizers' approval, of course) with proceeds benefiting Red Cross Japan. It's all going down […]

Ink and Oink at Ba Bay: Tattooed Pork, Anyone?

Talk about carving meat. On May 2, Ba Bay on Capitol Hill is hosting an unusual variation on the traditional pig roast. You see, before the pork is cooked, its flesh will get inked. Artistes from Tattoo Paradise are going to have their way with the swine, then hand it over to chef Nick Sharpe […]

Chefs Veg Out: Sara Siegel of Ba Bay

Name: Sara Siegel Title: Sous Chef/Pastry Chef Restaurant: Ba Bay Twitter: @BaBayDC Cooking Since: About 5 years professionally. I went to Florida State for a year. I always knew cooking was my passion but wanted a business degree. But then I thought it was a waste of time so I went to the French Culinary Institute […]