Posts Tagged ‘Bryan Voltaggio’

Maryland Wine Shipment Reform Inches Closer to Action

To those annoyed by the state of Maryland's regulations that prohibit out-of-state wineries from shipping directly to Old Line State residents, there's promising news in Annapolis. As the Baltimore Business Journal reported late last week, reform legislation was filed in the House and Senate on Friday. The Washington Post's Ann E. Marimow reported on Monday: [...]

Md. Restaurant Association Wants Status Quo on Corkage Ban

Although Top Chef/Volt's Bryan Voltaggio might be a high-profile voice in the effort to get Maryland to lift its restrictions on corkage practices at restaurants, the association representing Maryland restaurants has come down against the legislative push, after conducting a survey of its members on whether to allow customers to bring their own wine into [...]

Changing Tables: Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill Now Open, Another Matchbox on the Way

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Rockville is getting set to open the latest outpost of the gourmet pizza bar, Matchbox, as early as Friday with an impressive spot which can seat more than 400 people! (Bethesda magazine) Dupont Circle will soon have a new yogurt and parfait [...]

Changing Tables: Sweetgreen Opens Today in Ballston

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: New York-based Shake Shack, which is set to hit the corner of 18th Street NW and Connecticut Avenue, is now looking for managers. (The Feast) Woodley Park will be the new home to Las Vegas–based and Man Vs. Food-featured, Hot N Juicy [...]

Food News You Can Use: Tis the Season for Hangover Remedies

Let's get straight to the news: Volt chef and owner Bryan Voltaggio is apparently scouting around for another restaurant, which may or may not be the second coming of Volt. (Washington Business Journal) Tis the season for tying one on. Tis the season for hangover remedies, too. A number of local heavy hitters explain their [...]

What Will Voltaggio’s Real Estate Hunt Turn Up?

Bryan Voltaggio sure has a knack for understanding real estate, or at least being associated with locations that turn into dining gold. Back in his Charlie Palmer Steak days, where he served as executive chef, he helped make the sleepy corner of Louisiana and Constitution avenues NW into a dining destination, taking advantage of those [...]

The Best and Worst of ‘Top Chef’ D.C., Episode 4

Cooking for babies: So Tom and Padma both have infants. Tom and Padma are both judges on Top Chef. Tom and Padma are busy, flying here and there to run restaurants or write cookbooks or get pregnant. Tom and Padma don't have time for babies. Tom and Padma don't want to be turned into Child [...]

Dissecting R.J. Cooper’s ’24′ Menu at Vidalia

Sterling caviar with “pappardelle” Note: Because of limitations in the design of the Young & Hungry column for the Web, we're re-running the story in the blog so you can enjoy the full impact of Darrow Montgomery's photography. Tasting table. Chef’s table. Degustation menu. Whatever you call it. this multi-course meal is considered the turbo-charged [...]

Vidalia’s ’24′ Gives New Order to the Multi-Course Tasting Menu

R.J. Cooper's foie gras parfait, part of his "24" menu at Vidalia Twice R.J. Cooper found himself at Bryan Voltaggio's Table 21 at Volt, and twice the Vidalia chef found himself impressed. "Bryan crushed me a couple of times," says Cooper, his choice of words providing a brief glimpse into his old college jock persona. [...]

Making Sense of the Repetitive James Beard Nominations; RAMMYs to Announce its Nods Tomorrow

As many of you know already, the James Beard Foundation Tweeted its way through the nominees this morning for its annual Beard Awards. The D.C. market fared well once again, both in the restaurant/chef and journalism categories. Don't worry, I'm not here to toot my own horn. I'm here instead to point out a potentially [...]

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