Posts Tagged ‘Blackbyrd Warehouse’

T-Bone of Contention: Bickering Over “Boutique Steak House” Lost Society

“One day,” my dining companion boldly predicted, “all of 14th Street will look like this.” We’re sitting on plush chairs by a velvety-curtained window in Lost Society, overlooking the bus stop outside the District’s Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center—a lingering monument to the brutalist era of urban renewal. Like much of the surrounding neighborhood, it’s […]

All Hail the Green Goddess: Wax Beans Get Totally Sauced at Blackbyrd Warehouse

I've eaten enough ragged romaine and stale croutons to know that what convinces me of a good Caesar salad is a thick and creamy dressing. It's a lesson that I've kept in mind through much in my eating life—plenty of otherwise lackluster vegetables can be saved with a healthy splattering of fat. This time of year, […]

Secret Hand Signals and Social Cues: Rogue 24 Operates Like a Baseball Game

"The customers never have to know," Matthew Carroll told me during a party for Gilt City's D.C. launch, as he explains the hand gestures that will govern front-of-house service at Rogue 24. The hugely hyped eatery from former Vidalia chef R.J. Cooper opens tonight in Shaw's Bladgen Alley. At first, it looks like every other restaurant […]

Three Things to Try This Weekend

Oysters "Rock Creek" (pictured) with watercress, spinach, bacon, and absinthe at Blackbyrd Warehouse, $10; 2005 14th St. NW Lobster meatballs in a Newburg tomato cream sauce at 1905, $12; 1905 9th St. NW, (202) 332-1905 Sweet & sour eggplant with golden raisins and pine nuts at Graffiato, $7; 707 6th St NW, (202) 289-3600 Photo […]