Posts Tagged ‘Brian McBride’

Watch Robert Weidmaier’s Rockin’ Revel Atlantic City Promo Video

The Press of Atlantic City follows up on Y&H's earlier report about D.C. chef Robert Weidmaier's forthcoming Mussel Bar on the Jersey shore with some additional details about the casino-level eatery. For starters, the decor will feature "knotted oak wainscoting and floors, mussel-shaped ceiling drops as well as beer bottle and rope light fixtures." Mussel […]

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 […]

Haidar Karoum Expects an Intense Bout at Tonight’s Capital Food Fight

Attracting a huge lunch crowd is generally a good thing for a restaurant. On Thursday afternoon, however, Haidar Karoum and his crew of cooks at Proof (City Paper's pick for D.C.'s  Best Restaurant 2011) were probably wishing things were a bit slower. Karoum and company had been planning to do a practice run in preparation […]

Food Fight! 2011 Charity Cook-Off Contestants Include Jeff Black, Todd Gray, Haidar Karoum, Brian McBride

Organizers of the annual Capital Food Fight have announced the contestants in this year's charity cook-off competition. And the gustatory gladiators are:  Jeff Black of BlackSalt, Addie’s and Pearl Dive Oyster Palace; Todd Gray of Equinox, WaterShed, and Muse at the Corcoran; Haidar Karoum from Estadio and Proof and Brian McBride from Blue Duck Tavern. An impressive lineup […]

More Offbeat Brunch Options: The Baked Cinnamon Bun French Toast at Blue Duck

If the plate of "French toast" at Blue Duck Tavern looks more like a pair of cinnamon rolls conjoined at the hip, there's a reason. Chef Brian McBride developed this weekend special (no doubt in a subterranean laboratory with a hunchback assistant and lots of beakers overflowing with dry-ice clouds) by fusing a mall-court favorite […]

More Good Causes: Celebrity Chefs Cook Your Sunday Supper for Charity

The rest of the non-profits around the metro area — you know, the ones that don't have their hand in Haitian earthquake relief — must feel like the location scout for Avatar. Really damn underappreciated. But in this economy, many non-profits are getting hit with a double whammy: The need for their services has increased, while […]

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