Posts Tagged ‘Cathal Armstrong’

Poor D.C. Showing Among James Beard Award Finalists

The finalists for the James Beard awards are in, and it's not D.C.'s strongest year. Out of the 18 D.C.-area chefs and restaurants in nine categories that made the long list in February, only two were named as finalists. Rasika's Vikram Sunderam and Restaurant Eve's Cathal Armstrong are both in the running for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic. Also somewhat […]

Chef Cathal Armstrong Is a National Taekwondo Champ

For the second year in a row, Restaurant Eve chef/owner Cathal Armstrong took the gold medal at the USA Taekwondo National Championships. The chef is now a black stripe belt, which is one level away from a black belt. He fought three people in the 41 to 50 age division during the competition, which was […]

Bar Sprawl

Todd Thrasher pulls a lighter out of his pocket and holdsthe flame to a slice of grapefruit rind. There’s a tiny poof of black smoke as he rubs aromatic oils around the rim of a glass, using the rind to stir the orange drink with Aperol, gin, Macchu Pisco, and five drops of salt water. […]

Chef Cathal Armstrong Can Kick Your Ass

Chef and restaurateur Cathal Armstrong may not have won at this year's James Beard or RAMMY awards, but he's going for another type of gold—in taekwondo. Armstrong, who is a blue betl, and his family flew into Dallas yesterday to compete in the weeklong USA Taekwondo National Championships. He started the sport more than a year […]

James Beard Finalists Include Some of D.C.’s Finest

Fabio Trabocchi's Fiola, the recent recipient of three stars from WaPo critic Tom Sietsema and Y&H's vote for best bomboloni in town, is among the nominees for the esteemed James Beard Foundation's award for Best New Restaurant. The finalists for the upcoming foodie Oscars were announced today in Las Vegas.  D.C. chefs Johnny Monis (Komi), […]

James Beard Loves D.C.: Local Semifinalists For Foodie Oscars Announced

The esteemed James Beard Foundation today announced a bevy of semifinalists for its coveted chef and restaurant awards and the D.C.-area food scene is well represented. Eater DC has a comprehensive breakdown. Among the noms: Fiola and Little Serow each get a nod in the "Best New Restaurant" category. Palena's Frank Ruta is in the […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Historical Hoecakes Edition

Restaurant Eve's Cathal Armstrong and Bayou Bakery's David Guas recreate George Washington's beloved hoecakes. [Eatocracy] BGR's Mark Bucher and Good Stuff Eatery's Spike Mendelsohn compete in Miami's 2012 SoBe Burger Bash. [Burger Days] Ris Lacoste searches for local scallops that don't suck. [Flavor] Here's what guest chef John Currence had cooking last week at Rogue […]

What To Eat (And Drink) Today: Genever-Paired Grub at Belga Cafe, Wines Galore at 2100 Prime

Tonight, the newly rebranded 2100 Prime (ex-Jockey Club) caters a splashy—and I mean, splashy!—opening reception for the Capital Wine Festival at the Fairfax Hotel. Sip on samples from two Virginia wineries, Leesburg's Tarara Vineyards and Middleburg's Boxwood Vineyards, and some 45 others. Admission is $65 per person, with buffet fare included. Across town, Belga Cafe […]

In The ‘Burbs: Bryan Voltaggio Has A Lot Going On; Plus, BBQ Intrigue In Crystal City

A semi-regular roundup of tantalizing developments outside the District Frederick, Md.—Volt's Bryan Voltaggio not only has his sprawling $2 million North Market Kitchen concept in the works. The former Top Chef contestant tells WaPo critic Tom Sietsema that he's also opening a 30-seat soup-and-sandwich joint called Lunchbox, as well as a yet-unnamed diner coming this […]

Independents’ Day: Foodie Website Founder Don Rockwell Starts A New Restaurant Association

By his own estimate, Don Rockwell eats approximately 700 restaurant meals a year, spending nearly $30,000 of his modest computer consultant’s salary at high and low-end establishments alike. Rockwell reviews many of those meals in minute detail on his eponymous food board, which he founded in 2005 and which has become a prime local destination […]

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