Posts Tagged ‘Bryan Voltaggio’

Farms Race: Who Gets the Season’s First Ramps or Soft-Shell Crabs?

With spring comes an arms race among chefs all vying to be the first to have the latest local, seasonal ingredients on their menus.

How Long Have All D.C. Chefs Lasted On Top Chef? (Spoiler)

Kapnos chef George Pagonis didn't do so well in the first episode.

The D.C. Dining Scene’s Most Prolific Tweeters

Which D.C. restaurant and bar folks have the biggest followings?

Bryan Voltaggio’s Lunchbox Opens in Friendship Heights Today

Bryan Voltaggio’s fast-casual restaurant Lunchbox closed in Frederick, Md., late last year, but today, a revamped version reopens in the District. Located in the Chevy Chase Pavilion near Range and Aggio, the lunch and dinner spot features sandwiches, salads, soups, and sides. Among Voltaggio’s creations is the Fileo-Fish sandwich with catfish, tartar sauce, coleslaw, and […]

Snakes on a Plate: Snakehead Abounds, Except on Menus

Since the northern snakehead turned up in a lake in Crofton, Md., in 2002, the fish has loomed in the public imagination as a dark, monstrous invader. The presence of snakehead worried scientists, who knew that any invasive species poses an ecological threat; it concerned recreational anglers, who fretted that the snakehead, which has no […]

Top Chef Masters Debuts Tonight With Two D.C. Restaurateurs

Season five of Bravo's Top Chef Masters premieres tonight at 10 p.m., and two chefs with D.C.-area restaurants—Bryan Voltaggio and Richard Sandoval—are competing for $100,000 for the charities of their choice. Even if you're so over all things Top Chef, there are some drink specials to be had at their restaurants' viewing parties tonight. The […]

Thank You For Sharing

White House assistant chef Sam Kass is standing to my left at the 20th anniversary celebration for Jaleo. To my right is a guy in a suit with an earpiece. Is he guarding one of the many ambassadors circulating the honeycomb-ceilinged dining room? Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor? Virginia Sen. Mark Warner? Or perhaps the […]

So Hot Right Now: The Reuben

Reubens are showing up on all types of menus right now. And not just in sandwich form (though there are plenty of those, too). There are also reuben-inspired knishes, hot dogs, and even pasta dishes. DGS Delicatessen offers a fairly traditional version with a combination of corned beef and pastrami, both of which are brined […]

The Hungries: The Best—and the Worst—of D.C. Restaurants in 2012

In 2012, Washingtonians finally got a bunch of things that have been on our food and drink wish lists for years. After more than a century, we have a legal gin-producing distillery: New Columbia Distillers. Finally (finally!), there’s a place to eat some decent matzo ball soup and pastrami, thanks to DGS Delicatessen. A great […]

10 Facts About Bryan Voltaggio’s Range, Opening Today

The 14,000-square-foot foodie wonderland that is Bryan Voltaggio's Range is finally here. The market-style restaurant and retail spot is complete with a charcuterie station, raw bar, rotisserie, bakery, wood fired hearth, candy counter, coffee bar, and more. Here are some of the things you should know: 1. The 300-seat restaurant is located in the newly […]

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