Posts Tagged ‘Bistro Bis’

Woodward Table and WTF Now Open

It's been 15 years since chef Jeff Buben last opened a restaurant. But this week, Vidalia and Bistro Bis got a new sibling: Woodward Table and its fast-casual offshoot Woodward Takeout Food (or WTF). "The other ones are getting old," Buben says. "This is the next generation." If opening a restaurant is like having a […]

Vidalia Chef Jeffrey Buben Opening Another Restaurant

TheListAreYouOnIt's Nycci Nellis tweeted a rumor yesterday that Vidalia and Bistro Bis chef/owner Jeffrey Buben may be taking over the space currently occupied by Potenza on September 1 in order to open a restaurant of his own. Buben confirmed to Y&H this morning that he is in fact opening another restaurant but that no details […]

A Black Friday Shopping Guide for People Who’d Rather Eat

Allow me to offer a disclaimer before I start: You can trust my picks for the District's best shopping districts as much as you can trust Bernie Madoff's financial advice. Through years of selective focus, I can walk through any neighborhood and ignore all manner of shoe shops, clothing stores, and perfumeries, my mind singularly […]

Chef R.J. Cooper Leaves Vidalia

UPDATED: 5:13 p.m. 8/9/2010 R.J. Cooper, the chef who won a James Beard award in 2007 while helming the Vidalia kitchen, has abruptly left the downtown restaurant. Cooper confirmed his departure this afternoon but declined to provide further details. Cooper did say that he would try to resurrect his celebrated "24" tasting menu elsewhere while […]

Did Vidalia Use “Inferior” Ingredients During Restaurant Week?

It's not often that a Restaurant Rater forces Y&H to pick up the phone and talk to the restaurateur under evaluation, but capitolfoodies, in their  meticulously detailed critique of Vidalia during Restaurant Week, dropped this small, tactical bomb: After we paid the bill and were preparing to leave the server asked how we enjoyed the […]

One Method to Save Money in a Recession? Encourage the Staff Not to Break the Stemware.

Jeffrey Buben is a glass act. Jeffrey Buben's an old pro at examining every inch of Vidalia and Bistro Bis to find cost savings. He'll review phone bills, ordering imbalances (too much product for too few customers), and overtime costs, anything to save cash and keep his staff employed in a bad economy. But one […]

U.S. News’ Bedard Lists the Top 10 Restaurants to Spot Celebs

Paul Bedard over at U.S. News & World Report runs down the 10 restaurants where you're likely to spot what passes for celebrities in this town—lobbyists and legislators, in other words.  It's a handy list, I suppose, if you actually know what Bob Goodlatte looks like and care about where he dines. Frankly, I've eaten […]