Posts Tagged ‘Bart Vandaele’

How Long Have All D.C. Chefs Lasted On Top Chef? (Spoiler)

Kapnos chef George Pagonis didn't do so well in the first episode.

How Big Is Your Sausage? Measure Up at B Too

Racy restroom art is nothing new, but it seems every new restaurant is trying to one-up the last with provocation while you pee. The latest example: B Too, the modern Belgian bistro coming to Logan Circle in May from Belga chef Bart Vandaele. The men's restroom has the silhouette of a man with a cleaver on the […]

Spoiler! Which D.C. Top Chef Contestant Got Kicked Off for an Omelet?

Sorry, D.C. Top Chef fans, we're one local chef down after last night's premiere episode. The competition starts with the contestants divided into groups and sent to the kitchens of Tom Colicchio, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, and Hugh Acheson. Each celebrity chef has determined his own test for the chefs to win their spots in […]

Watch Three Local Chefs on Top Chef Tonight

It's time, Tom and Padma fans. Top Chef Seattle premieres tonight at 10 p.m. Among this season's cast: Seasonal Pantry's Dan O'Brien, Belga Cafe's Bart Vandaele, and Jeffrey Jew, who's identified in the show as chef de cuisine at Blackbyrd, although his Top Chef bio says he's now a personal chef in St. Petersburg, Fla. There are […]

Reality Bites: How Top Chef Contestants Stay Undercover

In the fall of 2007, Spike Mendelsohn told everyone he knew he was traveling in Vietnam for six weeks. In reality, the chef of Good Stuff Eatery and We The Pizza was in Chicago filming Season 4 of Top Chef. The story seemed plausible: He was cooking Vietnamese food at Mai House in New York […]

Who’s on Top Chef?

Three D.C. chefs will compete on the next season of Bravo's Top Chef in Seattle. Y&H correctly predicted two of the contestants: Jeffrey Jew (who last we heard was chef of The Brixton, though Bravo doesn't mention that) and Belga Cafe's Bart Vandaele. A surprise third D.C. contestant is Seasonal Pantry chef Dan O'Brien. Check out the […]

Are Two D.C. Chefs Filming Top Chef?

Rumors are circulating among restaurant industry folks that at least two D.C. chefs may be contestants in the latest season of Bravo's Top Chef: Belga Café's Bart Vandaele (left) and The Brixton's Jeffrey Jew. Although Bravo has not even officially announced the newest season, multiple spottings of camera crews, Top Chef alums, and judges over […]

This Week In Beer: Epic Brewing Takeover, Lambics on Cask, New Belgium Summer, Craft Beer Handy Hour and More

The week of organized beer fun includes rare brew nights, tasting dinners, and you can even enjoy craft beer while making art. Read on for my picks and for more details on any event, click on it in the D.C. Beer Events Calendar above. PICK #1: On Tuesday starting at 5 p.m., the taps at Meridian Pint […]

2009: Looking Back at a Growing Beer City Part 1

As one year ends and another begins, the Lagerheads are taking a moment to glance back at the year in beer and reflect. First up, a look at the local front,  in two tomes. Below we give you five of the most influential local happenings in the beer scene in 2009 and what they mean […]

Dish of the Week: Gerookte Zalm Wafel at Belga Cafe

It takes an act of sheer iron will (and perhaps stupidity) to bypass the classic Brussels waffle at Belga Cafe on Capitol Hill. That yeasty batter, cooked to a light and crispy turn in a waffle iron, doesn't need a river of syrup to provide its pleasures, only a sprinkling of powdered and brown sugars […]