Posts Tagged ‘Blue Ridge’

Last Night’s Leftovers: Cuban Missile Crisis-Style Dining Edition

Restaurant Week isn't over. It just moved to Alexandria. [NBC Washington] D.C.'s new Fuel Pizza on K Street NW soft-opens on Monday with a 15-percent discount on the entire menu. [DCist] Glover Park's Town Hall has reopened just up the block in the former Blue Ridge space. [Prince of Petworth] Countdown to Valentine's Day: Nothing […]

Sonoma Guys Fork Over Blue Ridge Space To Glover Park Neighbor Town Hall

Eli Hengst, co-owner of Capitol Hill's pioneering wine bar Sonoma, informs Young & Hungry that he and partner Jared Rager have reached an agreement with Five Glovers Group, owners of Town Hall, to take over their lease and liquor license at the former Blue Ridge restaurant in Glover Park. "Jared and I believe Five Glovers—given […]

‘Can’t Beat ‘Em, Eat ‘Em’: Local Chefs Dish Up Snakeheads, the Tasty Invasive Species du Jour

The Baltimore Sun reports on a "new twist on the sustainable food movement"—local chefs serving snakeheads, the invasive fish species from Asia that is overtaking Chesapeake-area rivers. The Sun cites some of the biggest names in the D.C.-area food scene as taking part in the campaign, including Volt's Bryan Voltaggio ("Here's a fish you can […]

Bottled Up: Sonoma, D.C.’s Pioneering Wine Bar, Has Uneven Legs

“Try the barbera,” the bartender huffs, not-so-delicate-ly setting the stemmed glass on the counter in front of me with a clang. This was perhaps the most brief, and definitely the most brusque, conversation about wine that I’d ever had in a supposed wine bar. I had merely asked for a recommendation of a nice big […]

Quick Feeding: Blue Ridge Revamp Slow as Molasses; Yonan Picks Favorite Borderstan Spots

Sluggish Revamp: The Blue Ridge re-do in Glover Park is moving "slowly—very slowly." If you've walked by the place recently, you'd definitely get that impression. And that recent "giant, rowdy party" that roiled neighbors? Well, "it was probably the mellowest crowd that strip of Glover Park has seen in some time." [Glover Park Gazette via […]

This Week: Jeremy Cowen at Star & Shamrock, Holiday Beer at Birch & Barley & Rustico and a Lot More Seasonal Cheer

Another good week in beer for District drinkers. I've put a few tantalizing details below, but for more info on any event click on it in our D.C. Beer Events Calendar above. Hanukkah  may be over but the celebration continues with yet another He'brew Jewbelation event from Schmaltz Brewing Company. Tonight head He'Brew himself Jeremy Cowen will be […]

This Week: Franconian Oktoberfest at ChurchKey, Movie & Beer Night at Black Squirrel, and Blue Ridge American Craft Oktoberfest Celebration All Week

Even though last weekend brought the final few days of Oktoberfest in Munich, this week has a whole lot of Oktoberfest in D.C. Tonight ChurchKey features ten different rare and delicious German lagers from small breweries in upper Bavaria. Also tonight, Room 11 closes their month-long Oktoberest celebration with Avery Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest as their […]

Still Pondering Its Future, Blue Ridge Launches Its Own Oktoberfest

As you might remember, the guys over at Blue Ridge pulled the plug on their previous chef-driven concept and quietly launched a craft beer program at their Glover Park operation. As part of the new-look Blue Ridge, owners Eli Hengst and Jared Rager are now debuting their own Oktoberfest. You can think of it as […]

Eli Hengst Responds to the Haters about Blue Ridge’s Evolution

A few weeks back, I wrote about Blue Ridge's switch from a wine-oriented, celebrity chef-driven restaurant to a casual, beer-focused concept with no named toque in the kitchen. The owners carefully explained that they had misread Glover Park and its needs, that they tried to give the 'hood something it didn't want. Some readers bristled […]

Barton Seaver’s Cookbook to Cater to the Walmart Crowd

I had been trying to reach Barton Seaver for weeks, hoping he might have something to say about his short time at Blue Ridge and about the Glover Park eatery's new focus on beer. But Seaver is a busy man, and we missed phone calls on several occasions. It was only late last week that […]

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