Posts Tagged ‘Bearnaise’

Remixology: Make Us a Drink With Pickled Beets

Where: Béarnaise, 315 Pennsylvania Ave. SE Bartender: Catherine Ker Mystery Ingredient: Pickled beets Bartender Response: “I think beets are delicious,” Ker said, though she confessed to some nerves when she saw that the packaged beets were pickled. “When I saw vinegar, I thought ‘Oh no,’ but it’s so popular in drinks now,” Ker said, referencing […]

Open Season: Restaurateurs Go Big Quickly in Expanding Their Businesses

It’s opening day at the Greek-inspired 14th Street NWrestaurant Kapnos, and chef/owner Mike Isabella admits he’s already going gray. For the first time, I notice white hairs salt the 38-year-old’s gelled-up ’do and scruffy beard. “It’s adrenaline and it’s stress,” Isabella says of opening new restaurants. “You work every day, open to close. And it’s […]

Spike vs. Mike

Top Chef brethren Spike Mendelsohn and Mike Isabella both happen to be opening meat-centric restaurants in D.C. today. Mendelsohn unveils his steak frites joint Bearnaise in Capitol Hill, and Isabella brings Greek-inspired Kapnos to 14th Street NW. How do they stack up away from the TV kitchen? Graphic by Carey Jordan