Posts Tagged ‘Best of D.C.’

There’s GoldRush at That There Twin Springs Fruit Farm

As I was working my way through the free samples this weekend at the Takoma Park Farmers Market, I noticed some new apples at the Twin Springs Fruit Farm stand. You couldn't miss them, really. Their skins, embedded with tiny vanilla bean-like flecks, practically glowed neon yellow. I bought a couple of the GoldRush apples, […]

Another Best of D.C. Category: Best Overlooked Beer Selection

When it comes to beer lists in D.C., ChurchKey, RFD, and the Brickskeller all deserve due credit for their selections. But we feel there was a major oversight in the readers poll for beer categories this year. Missing from the winners lists for Best Craft Beer Selection and Best Draft Beer Selection was Birreria Paradiso,  the beer […]

Anthony Pilla at Seventh Hill: Pizza and a Show

Half the enjoyment of eating at Seventh Hill Pizza, a Best of D.C. award winner this year, is watching pizzaiolo Anthony Pilla at work. During my most recent visit this weekend, I briefly chatted with Pilla over the counter at the Capitol Hill pizzeria, as he bounced around the prep area, forming dough and putting the finishing touches […]

Cathal Armstrong on Food Critics

Next week, we here at WCP will drop our annual Best of D.C. issue, which has required a lot of remedial eating on my part, including a recent dinner in the Tasting Room at Restaurant Eve. Carrie and I dined there on Saturday, and the only strange thing about the experience was that neither one […]

Vox Populi: Restaurant Rater discojing Dishes on Baked & Wired

Don't tell Ruth Samuelson, but Restaurant Rater discojing seems to like Baked & Wired better than the City Paper's selection for Best Cupcake. Let the wars begin again! Here's what discojing had to say about B&W:

Adam Bernbach Back Behind the Bar Tonight

Bernbach plans to feel out Proof before charging ahead. After a brief hiatus from the bar, mixologist Adam Bernbach, a twice-decorated City Paper Best of D.C. winner, takes up the shaker again tonight as he begins his latest gig as bar manager at Proof, the wine-centric Penn Quarter restaurant, which is suddenly cocktail cool, too. […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits from the Young & Hungry Blog

Thanks to the Almighty Power known as Google, several oldies-but-goodies rose to the top of the hit parade this week. Of course, even the oldies took a backseat to a Power Larger Than Google: Old Ebbitt Grill. This week's faves, according to you, Y&H's readers: You'll Never Guess the No. 6 Restaurant in America in […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits from the Young & Hungry Blog

The Best of D.C. issue dominated readers' attention this week on Young & Hungry, including my mea culpa about Best New Restaurant. It's nice to see that teeth-gnashing confessionals haven't lost their power to attract attention. Best of D.C.: A Confession About Best New Restaurant Best of D.C.: Which New Restaurant Deserves Top Honors? Things […]

Best of D.C.: A Confession About Best New Restaurant

Y&H will skip the tears and gnashing of teeth and get right to the confession: If the Best of D.C. issue would have been released next week, I would have selected another place as Best New Restaurant. Unfortunately, I dined at Eventide too late for deadline. Make no mistake, Inox is deserving of the crown, […]

Best of D.C.: Which New Restaurant Deserves Top Honors?

The editors (aka, the Meat Grinders) are busy putting the final touches on this year's Best of D.C. issue, even though all the picks have already been made, including a large number in the Food & Drink section. Personally, if you ask me, too much emphasis is placed on the Best Restaurant category. Seriously, do […]