Posts Tagged ‘Brasserie Beck’

Belgian Restaurant Week Is Here

D.C.’s fourth annual Belgian Restaurant Week is upon us. Through Sunday, eight participating restaurants—B Too, Belga Cafe, Brasserie Beck, Et Voila!, Granville Moore’s, Locolat Cafe, Mussel Bar & Grille, and Le Pain Quotidien—will offer $20 prix fixe lunches and $35 dinners. In addition, look out for hop-tail, waffle, mussel, and beer specials each day. Today, […]

Where to Drink During the Craft Brewers Conference This Week

The annual Craft Brewers Conference arrives in D.C. this week. More than 6,000 beer professionals from around the world are expected to attend, and many are bringing their beer with them. Gird your liver! Washington's plethora of craft beer-minded bars and restaurants have put together a whopper of a week to celebrate the first time the […]

Belgian Beer Pros Battle It Out in Blind Taste Test

In honor of Belgian Restaurant Week, we wanted to see how well three Belgian beer pros know their stuff. So we blindfolded them and forced them to drink. Granville Moore's beverage director Matt LeBarron, Brasserie Beck beer director Maxwell Lipp, and Belga Cafe bar manager Jay Traylor gathered at Brasserie Beck for the blind taste […]

Thor Cheston’s Right Proper Brewpub Aiming For Spring 2013 Opening

Back in November, Y&H special malt and hops correspondent Tammy Tuck reported that former Brasserie Beck GM Thor Cheston would be opening his own brewpub, possibly in Shaw or Bloomingdale. Today, the Post chimes in with an update on the project: "He’s got a name, Right Proper Brewpub. He’s got a partner, John Snedden of […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Year of the Dragon Edition

Happy Chinese New Year! Some tasty places to celebrate: Zentan, Toki Underground and The Source by Wolfgang Puck. [We Love DC] Hungry for Chinese peasant food the way they used to make it? You know, during the rule of Mao Zedong? There's a book for that. [NPR] Iconoclastic Alamo Drafthouse aims to open in the […]

Why Mussel Bar? Robert Weidmaier Explains His Atlantic City Branding Switcheroo

In this week's Young & Hungry column, I chat with D.C. chefs Robert Weidmaier and Brian McBride about the new 230-seat restaurant they're opening in Atlantic City. Originally conceived as a second location for Weidmaier's downtown D.C. eatery Brasserie Beck, the restaurant will instead operate under the Mussel Bar moniker (the same name as Weidmaier's […]

Dinner Roll of the Dice: Brian McBride and Robert Weidmaier Eye Atlantic City

Brian McBride is frying up some severed shrimp heads, part of an ambitious recipe for a new pasta dish. For a veteran of the restaurant scene in Washington, with its sizeable international population and its proliferation of sushi joints, the noggins might not seem especially out of the ordinary. But McBride, the former chef at […]

Bye-Bye, Brasserie Beck: Thor Cheston Sets Out To Start His Own Suds Spot

Thor Cheston knows beer. "Sir Cheston," so dubbed after his induction into the Knighthood of the Brewers' Mashstaff, has spent years pouring pints and selecting distinctive suds to serve. Now, he's planning to make and sell the stuff at his own brewpub. After opening Birreria Paradiso, the acclaimed craft beer bar in the basement of […]

State of the Brewnion: What Would You Ask D.C.’s Craft Beer Movers & Shakers?

This Thursday, join me and several D.C. craft beer insiders and enthusiasts at the Bier Baron to discuss the "State of the Brewnion." The conversation will cover the D.C. area's rapidly advancing craft beer culture—everything from the growing popularity of home brewing and expanding beer menus at local bars and stores to what District beer enthusiasts can look […]

This Week in Beer: Brasserie Beck & Againn Host New Belgium, Pizzeria Paradiso Holds AutumnFest, SweetWater and Great Lakes Take Over The Black Squirrel & More

There is plenty of organized beer fun to fill up your day planner this week. Read on for a run-through, or click on any event in the D.C. Beer Events Calendar above for more details.

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