Posts Tagged ‘Brabo’

Are You Gonna Eat That? Brabo’s Sturgeon Bacon

“Sturgeon has a fairly significant fat content, so we treat it just like pork belly."

Brabo’s Chef de Cuisine Will DJ at the Latest Industry Night Series

The Old Town Alexandria restaurant kicks off monthly Monday night industry parties on Sept. 15.

Servicey Industry: Harbor Fest, Olive Oil Orgy, Pizzeria da Marco, Jackson 20

Openings, closings, charities, events, compiled from press releases, compressed into haiku Celebrity chefs/aroma center for wines/tastings, demos, views; 4th Annual National Harbor Wine & Food Festival, from noon to 6 p.m., May 14-15, $45 to $150, 137 National Plaza , Md., (800) 830-3976 Taste Italian wines/iGreco and Fontodi/olive oils, too; from 5-7 p.m., May 15, $15 […]

Q&A: Robert Wiedmaier on Rebounding Restaurants and No-Reservation Policies

To what degree is Washington's economy on the mend? After I confronted a two-and-a-half hour wait at Bethesda's Mussel Bar last Saturday, I decided to ask Robert Wiedmaier, the chef and restaurateur of Marcel's, Brabo, Brasserie Beck, and Mussel Bar. I was wondering if packed nights are the norm or an anomaly and if he […]

A Lobster in Winter

Catching lobster in the dead of winter isn’t for the faint of heart. As the temperature dips and lobsters grow hard shells, they migrate to warmer waters in deeper seas, far from shore. Only the most determined fishermen will face open seas and hazardous conditions to bring in a winter catch. Demand for the crustaceans […]

This Week: Belgica at Room 11, Great Taste at Eastern Market & Antigoon Hits More Shelves

As always, Monday means you can count on a special guest tap night at Room 11. This week is Great Divide Belgica, the Colorado brewery's Belgian-style IPA. Tuesday and Wednesday you can head out to either of the Dogfish Head Alehouses in Virginia for beer dinners, and also on Wednesday is the Beer vs. Wine dinner […]

RAMMY Awards Inspire Humble Speeches, Great Amounts of Sweat

Stuffed with more than 1,000 folks from the local hospitality industry, the main ballroom at the Omni Shoreham Hotel felt like a sauna in the Sahara on Sunday night. The sound system, poor at best, sometimes emitted shock waves that pierced the eardrums. The dinner consisted of several courses that no chef in the ballroom […]

A Slavish Devotion to the New New Thing

A well-established D.C. chef/owner once bitched to me that his restaurants don't get the same coverage as the flashy new joints with the multi-million-dollar build-outs and the pedigreed toques pushing yet another take on New American cooking. I was sympathetic. It's true, food writers, like most journalists, tend to have a slavish devotion to the […]

So Many New Restaurants to Check Out, So Little Weekend

We in the D.C. region are fortunate. Restaurants, ones that aren't afraid to pump serious money into their build-outs and staffing, are still opening in our area, despite the nasty economy. In the past week, three new places have been launched and one Arlington institution has moved into a swankier space. It's making my weekend […]