Posts Tagged ‘Billy McCormick’

Bibs and Tuxedoed Waiters at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

The D.C. outpost of Miami institution Joe's Stone Crab opens today, just blocks from the White House. Given the original's 100-year history, there are definitely some old-school touches: white tablecloths in the dining room; tuxedoed waiters who will tie a bib around your neck when you order stone crabs; and revered maître d's. "Knowing the maître […]

Second Time’s A Charm? Diego Tex-Mex Restaurant Reopens

After closing two weeks into its summer opening, 14th Street NW Tex-Mex restaurant Diego reopened last night with a new chef and new menu. Co-owner Michael Askarinam previously told Y&H that he wasn't happy with the initial food and service, so he decided it would be best to shut down while he searched for a new chef. Now leading […]

To Perfect and Serve: For Some New Restaurants, It’s Never Too Early to Shut Down and Start Over

The day before Azur closed for good, the downstairs din-ing room and bar was, unsurprisingly, empty. Over the course of a two-hour Thursday happy hour, maybe a dozen people strolled into the Penn Quarter seafood restaurant. The bar had run out of grapefruit juice. The calamari—which on a previous visit came dressed in a nuoc […]