Posts Tagged ‘bar food’

Outgoing Queen Vic Chef Now Consulting for Big Board Burger Joint

Washingtonian catches up with ex-Queen Vic chef Adam Stein about his departure from the H Street gastropub, which he partially attributes to ideological differences with ownership over local sourcing. Stein also divulges that he'll be consulting with brothers Eric Flannery and Mark Flannery on their upcoming H Street burger joint, the Big Board. (You might […]

Truffle Pop Throw Down! What’s D.C.’s Best? Reef? Commissary? Chef Geoff’s?

Is there any better indicator of the District's enduring artisanal-take-on-comfort-food craze than truffle-laden popcorn? That simple cinema snack drizzled with decadence is currently served in at least three D.C. venues, including The Reef, Commissary and Chef Geoff's Downtown. I recently set out to determine whose truffle pop is tops.

Vegan Haven Braces for Meaty Future: Big Changes Coming to Asylum

Construction begins Monday to covert the ground-level section of vegan brunch spot Asylum in Adams Morgan into a yet-unnamed barbecue and beer joint along the same lines as Standard and American Ice Company. Owner John Andrade tells WaPo the transition could take four weeks “if everything goes well," or up to six weeks “if there […]

Hitting the Sauce: Granville Moore’s Bacon Chive Mayo

Every fry tastes like a loaded baked potato when dunked into the creamy new bacon chive mayo dipping sauce at Granville Moore's. "Bacon is like 'the little black dress' of the culinary world," says head chef Teddy Folkman, who created the delicious dip with the help of his sous chef, Stephen "Chappy" Chapman. "It is […]

Suet It Out: The Codmother Gives Up Spotted Dick

New fish 'n chips hub The Codmother, which opened last week on U Street NW, is already tweaking its menu. Proprietor Tolga Erbatur has scratched the dubiously titled "spotted dick" off his dessert listings, explaining that, in early tastings, locals weren't that thrilled with the English-style boiled suet pudding. "It's a risky dish," Erbatur admits. […]

Patty Melted Away: Toledo Lounge Abandons the Ubiquitous Burger

Toledo Lounge was once described as "a laid-back place to grab a burger and chill." At least you can still chill. New management has done away with the burger as part of a sweeping menu overhaul at the longstanding Adams Morgan watering hole. "Every place has a burger," says co-owner Amy Bowman, also the proprietor […]

Pho Dog Will Survive Massive U Hall Menu Overhaul

Pho dog aficionados take heart. U Street Music Hall is sticking with its innovative Vietnamese twist on the traditional frankfurter. "We're revamping the menu and it's one of the only items that will carry on," U Hall co-owner Jesse Tittsworth tells Young & Hungry. The grilled beef or tofu link, bathed in homemade pho broth, […]

A Fresh Shucked Oyster From Old Ebbitt Grill Is Nature’s Best Bar Food

“Tiny and briny” I mutter aloud, perusing the daily raw menu while sitting at the bar of Old Ebbitt Grill, the storied establishment that sits across 15th Street NW from the Treasury Department. The front bar is packed with tourists fresh from a look at the White House, but the back bar is mostly empty. […]

Trusty’s on Capitol Hill Has ‘Ugly Faces,’ an Enticing Cheesesteak

If you've come into Trusty's any night but Wednesday and ordered a beer, there's a good chance Tommy Greer poured it for you. The stocky, bearded bartender has been working here since the Capitol Hill joint opened five years ago near the Potomac Avenue Metrorail station, manning the taps and liquor bottles, as well as […]

Wings, Cheddar, Bacon, and Beef: An Unhealthy Photographic Tour

When I started as Washington City Paper's bar food blogger back in August, I knew this gig would involve a lot of eating. But I couldn't say for sure exactly what I would be eating. Right off the bat, Sigmagrrl commented on that post in an attempt to corner me: Good first blog topic: definition […]