Posts Tagged ‘Carmine’s’

What To Eat This Weekend: Meatballs Galore At Carmine’s, Sonoma & Casa Nonna

Go ahead. Have a ball. It's National Meatball Day, after all. And, as you might expect, there are deals to be had all over town. At Carmine's, for example, every table of six or more guests gets six free meatballs (and we're talking about some really big balls here). At Sonoma, meanwhile, chef Michael Bonk […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Frequent Diner Miles Edition

A bill to require D.C. food trucks to collect the usual 10 percent sales tax is headed back to D.C. Council. [Blade] Early intel on Bar Pilar's new upstairs dining room; plus, pics from inside. [Washingtonian, BYT] Peregrine Espresso's Lindsey Kiser is headed to the U.S. Barista Championship. [Fresh Cup] Spike Mendelsohn has devised a […]

What To Eat Today: Free Bites at Carmine’s, Coq au Vin Dumplings at Pound

Tonight: City Paper hosts its "Best of DC 2012 voting party at Carmine's in Penn Quarter. Free food provided. All we ask in return is your humble opinion on the tastiest stuff in town. Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill, popular cafe and wifi hotspot Pound is launching its new dinner service at 5 p.m. sharp, serving […]

What To Eat Today: Braised Goat at Thunder Burger, Half-Priced Quartinos at Urbana

Yes, it's Wednesday, which means that chef Ryan Fichter is going wild again at Thunder Burger in Georgetown. This week's gamey special: red wine-braised goat served over orzo pasta. Meanwhile, Urbana continues to fete its Facebook fans, with half-off quartinos at the bar. Coming up tomorrow: don't forget to swing by Carmine's in Penn Quarter […]

What To Eat Today: Pie at Bayou Bakery, Oysters at Urbana

Monday is National Pie Day and Arlington's Bayou Bakery, for one, is observing the crusty date by serving up some sweet and savory varieties by the slice. The proprietors are keeping mum about the exact flavors so you actually have to show up in order to see what's available. Pie-seekers unafraid of braving the elements […]

Free Food! (For Your Vote) Come To City Paper‘s Best of D.C. 2012 Voting Party at Carmine’s

Yes, this is a bribe. Let us entice you with free appetizers (perhaps even including some of those hefty meatballs) and drink specials as you help us decide who will win "Best Food and Drink" honors (among more than 100 other categories) at Washington City Paper's Best of D.C. 2012 voting party at Carmine's in […]

Who’s Got The Biggest Balls In Penn Quarter? (Hint: Not Michel Richard)

Quite a big deal has been made of Michel Richard's balls—that is, the "rounded meats" on sale at the famed Citronelle chef's new Meatballs shop in Penn Quarter. Talk about braggadocio: the word "balls" is heavily emphasized in big letters on the restaurant's signage. But, for all the big hype and even bigger type, Richard's […]

Open Secrets: Bourbon Steak’s Pork Cupcake And Other Off-Menu D.C. Delights

City Eats has compiled a list of the most intriguing not-so-secret off-menu dishes at D.C.-area eateries. Bourbon Steak chef Adam Sobel's pulled pork cupcake (pictured above) makes the list. So does Mike Isabella's fluffy sugar-dusted zeppoles at Graffiato. (Both of these items are limited to around 20 per day.) One I hadn't heard of: the […]

Gravy Trained: Mike Isabella’s Jersey-Italian Graffiato Is Neither Jersey Nor Italian. Discuss.

Chef Mike Isabella likes to play up his New Jersey roots—at least on TV. During season six of Top Chef, Isabella’s breakout performance to the nation, the former Zaytinya toque showcased his flair for Italian cooking, garnished with frequent nods to the Garden State. “When people would ask, ‘What part of Italy is your food […]

Carmine’s Humbly Embraces Rammy Awards Glory

New York transplant Carmine's hasn't lost that Big Apple boastfulness since opening in D.C.'s Penn Quarter last summer. After coming away from this year's Rammys with honors as "Power Spot of the Year" and "Favorite Restaurant," as voted by the public, the sprawling, 700-seat family-style restaurant is making sure that every passerby is aware of […]

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