Posts Tagged ‘Bob Kinkead’

Italian Restaurant Campono Opens at the Watergate

Longtime D.C. chef Bob Kinkead opens a new casual Italian eatery called Campono today in the Watergate, not far from the Kennedy Center. The restaurant, formerly home to Cup ‘a Cup ‘a, gets its name from a village in the Marche region of Italy where Kinkead has family. The menu features hot and cold subs, […]

Black Is the New Black

One of the first things Jeff Black inspects is the bathroom. We’re touring a potential restaurant location in Northwest D.C., and the restaurateur wants to see if it meets handicap-accessibility standards. Some owners overlook such things, but given the growing size of his business, Black doesn’t want any liabilities. As we head back to the […]

Independents’ Day: Foodie Website Founder Don Rockwell Starts A New Restaurant Association

By his own estimate, Don Rockwell eats approximately 700 restaurant meals a year, spending nearly $30,000 of his modest computer consultant’s salary at high and low-end establishments alike. Rockwell reviews many of those meals in minute detail on his eponymous food board, which he founded in 2005 and which has become a prime local destination […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: RIS

Chef Ris Lacoste’s mentor, the Beard-winning Bob Kinkead, always pushed his prize pupil to open a diner. Kinkead wasn’t trying to suggest that Lacoste lacks the skills to lead her own fine-dining establishment. He was acknowledging something true about the woman who kept his restaurants humming for years: Lacoste always wanted her own diner—or, more […]

Ten Questions for Ris Lacoste

Chef Ris Lacoste cooked her last meal at 1789 on New Year's Eve 2005. She had decided to leave the Georgetown fine-dining  destination owned by Clyde's Restaurant Group to open her own place. Nearly four years later, she finally did. She and co-owner Mitchell Herman debuted RIS on Dec. 7 in the West End, forever quieting the tedious […]

NPR’s Morning Edition Surprise: Ray’s Hell Burgers Will Survive the Economy!

If I may, allow me to boil down Yuki Noguchi's Morning Edition report today on how local restaurants are surviving this vicious economy: creating affordable prix-fixe menus, doing more with lesser ingredients, and, well, being Micheal Landrum. For the life of me, I can't understand why NPR would choose to focus on only two restaurants, […]

Bob Kinkead to Open a New Restaurant in Annapolis?

Baltimore Business Journal reported today that Bob Kinkead, the Beard award-winning chef behind Kinkead's, has his eyes on Phillips Seafood's restaurant in downtown Annapolis, which he hopes to purchase and rename Hell Point Seafood. Reports the Journal:

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