Posts Tagged ‘Casa Nonna’

Quick Feeding: Downsizing Family-Style Portions and Punctuation-Fussy Burgers

The Family Ties That Bind? Casa Nonna in Dupont Circle, whose family-style Italian dining approach was profiled by Young & Hungry last fall, is now stepping back from that whole family-style thing. "The change accommodates single diners and small groups turned off by the large portions." [Y&H; The Feast] Congress Heights v. Georgetown: Developer Jair […]

Post Magazine Heavy on Family-Style Italian Portions, 1st Date Strip Club Run

Earlier this fall, Tim Carman dug into D.C.’s newest family-style Italian places, Carmine's and Casa Nonna. Now that he’s decamped for The Washington Post, he can compare notes with Post critic Tom Sietsema, who in this weekend’s Post Magazine gave two stars to Casa Nonna, Amy Brandwein’s sleek new restaurant that’s taken the place of […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

For the first time in three weeks, the Rogue States trial didn't dominate blog traffic. Instead, y'all favored a mix of subjects, from Starbucks' plan to start selling alcohol to a four-star restaurant that lost its cache to the ongoing fascination with the sale of the Brickskeller. Hmm, I'm thinking the ultimate traffic-generating blog item […]

Will Amy Brandwein Lead the Kitchen at New York’s Casa Nonna, Too?

Casa Nonna had barely been open a month when Grub Street broke the news that parent company, BLT Restaurants, was going to launch an outlet of the family-style eatery in New York. The New York blog seemed rather dumbfounded that the Big Apple should accept any concept not born within its borders. Whatever. But here […]

The Family Guise: Two New Italian Eateries Take Radically Different Approaches

The four of us have settled into our expansive four-top at Carmine’s when a food runner hustles by with what looks, from a distance, like a car battery on a tray. On closer inspection, it’s a squat tower of lasagna, a mammoth slab scaled to the oversized dimensions of the 20,000-square-foot family-style restaurant in Penn […]

Changing Tables: Chicago Dogs Headed to D.C.

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Chicago-style hot dogs are on their way to U Street as ChiDogO's gets set to open. (Prince of Petworth) After more than a year of speculation and rumor-mongering, Michel Richard is set to open his French-American bistro, Michel, in the former Maestro […]

Food News You Can Use: National Chocolate Cupcake Day Edition

Bethesda Row's own restaurant week starts today, offering diners a $15 three-course lunch and a $30 three-course dinner. (Girl Meets Food) Historic New York hot spot P.J. Clarke's opened on Friday at 1600 K St. NW featuring a raw-bar and mid-Atlantic favorites. (WeLoveDC) Prince of Petworth speculates that a Z Burger may be soon opening […]

Changing Tables: Michel Is Ready to Open at the Ritz in Tysons

Scary: Iron Gate will close on Halloween The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: After more than a year of speculation and rumor-mongering, Michel Richard is set to open his French-American bistro, Michel, in the former Maestro space at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons. Accomplished chef Levi Mezick will lead […]

Tired of the Same Old Spots? Look for These Newbies.

Northern fried chicken wings: coming soon to the Renaissance's Mixx bar. Y&H, as noted by one of our own here at Washington City Paper, is not always so great about keeping you informed about the new eateries in the area — at least not in one lump sum. I'm going to continue that spotty record […]

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