Posts Tagged ‘Ba Bay’

Doublespeak from Ba Bay

The Washington Post's Tom Sietsema tried to like Ba Bay, but couldn't. When I went there, I tried to order a meatless entrée off the menu, but couldn't. Chef Nick Sharpe, who snuck away from the kitchen for a few minutes just as lunch service was ending to answer some questions, aims for modernity in its take […]

On Our Way to a More Meatless World

While I'd like to think my little column every Friday contributes to more eaters choosing meatless meals, it'll probably be Sodexo that will really change America's diet. This week, one of the world's largest food service providers announced it will join in the Meatless Monday campaign. In numbers, this means that vegetables will be featured […]

Parsing Reviews: Ba Bay’s Belly-Busting Bánh Mì

Last week, my Young & Hungry colleague Scott Reitz pondered the different variables that influence, skew, and otherwise shape a restaurant review. Well, here's a good working example to dig into: Ba Bay's lunchtime bánh mì sandwich, which Reitz wrote about recently, along with The Washington Post's Tom Sietsema in his First Bite column this […]

On Capitol Hill, Skipping Spike for Ba Bay Instead

Since I don't live on Capitol Hill, I try to indulge in the best the neighborhood has to offer whenever I'm passing through. During the last year or so, these mini-vacations have more often than not left me sitting in one of Spike Mendelsohn's outposts, whether it be stuffing my face with a Prez Obama […]

Changing Tables: Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill Now Open, Another Matchbox on the Way

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Rockville is getting set to open the latest outpost of the gourmet pizza bar, Matchbox, as early as Friday with an impressive spot which can seat more than 400 people! (Bethesda magazine) Dupont Circle will soon have a new yogurt and parfait […]

Ba Bay Says Bánh Mì Nine Times Fast

Elevated street food knows no end. It was only a matter of time before the greatest sandwich of all time received the deluxe treatment.  The Source was an early player offering mini bánh mì featuring country pate and pickled jalapeños. Dickson Wine Bar followed suit, slipping meatballs, cilantro and fresh chilies into a flaky baguette from the […]

Changing Tables: Sweetgreen Opens Today in Ballston

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: New York-based Shake Shack, which is set to hit the corner of 18th Street NW and Connecticut Avenue, is now looking for managers. (The Feast) Woodley Park will be the new home to Las Vegas–based and Man Vs. Food-featured, Hot N Juicy […]

Changing Tables: American Tap Room and Ping Pong Dim Sum Are Reproducing!

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: A new bar and barbecue joint called American Ice Company is set to open at 917 V St. NW. (Prince of Petworth) A new dual-concept sports bar and restaurant, Redline, will be opening soon in the former Indebleu space at 707 G […]

A Black Friday Shopping Guide for People Who’d Rather Eat

Allow me to offer a disclaimer before I start: You can trust my picks for the District's best shopping districts as much as you can trust Bernie Madoff's financial advice. Through years of selective focus, I can walk through any neighborhood and ignore all manner of shoe shops, clothing stores, and perfumeries, my mind singularly […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Brunch may have its haters, but there's clearly a contingent out there looking for more than the standard weekend blitz of Belgian waffles and three-cheese omelets. Readers tore into Scott Reitz's post on two off-beat brunch options as if they had been wandering the desert waiting for a message from on high. Come to think […]