Posts Tagged ‘Cathal Armstrong’

Changing Tables: Michael Landrum Turns to Salads and Yogurt

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Fro Zen Yo apparently wants to control the entire D.C. frozen yogurt scene. It has two new locations planned: 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW and 1636 Eye St. NW. (Prince of Petworth) Businessman David Von Storch, who owns the Capital City Brewing Company, […]

What Do Eve’s Renovations Say About the State of Fine Dining?

You may wonder why I care about the mostly cosmetic renovations taking place in Restaurant Eve's Tasting Room. I mean, why should most people care that owners Cathal and Meshelle Armstrong have purchased new furniture and fixtures for their showcase dining room, where a prix-fixe, multi-course meal can easily surpass $200 a head? Let me […]

Changing Tables: District Taco Ready to Open Brick-and-Mortar Location

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Tynan Coffee & Tea is just weeks away from opening its new location at 1275 First St. NE. A sign in the window has already proclaimed itself as the place with "the best happy hour in NoMa." (Prince of Petworth) Arlington will […]

All About Eve, Part IV: Dinner Service Pregame

Welcome to the fourth installment of All About Eve, Young & Hungry’s behind-the-scenes glimpse of working at Restaurant Eve. You can read previous posts here In the three months I’ve worked at Eve, several times a week just before service is an announcement of a mysterious reservation at 5:30 with no notation of a birthday, anniversary, […]

All About Eve, Part II: You Can Stand the Heat—Stay in the Kitchen

Welcome to the second installment of All About Eve, Young & Hungry's behind-the-scenes glimpse of working at Restaurant Eve. Part I is here. "Try this," said Cathal Armstrong after the lunch round on a sultry afternoon in late August. It was a giant bowl of neon-green sauce of some sort, made from a vat of […]

All About Eve, Part I: Surrounded by Food and Still Constantly Hungry

This is my fridge. As a  food lover and sometimes food writer, I have not bought groceries from a Harris Teeter or Whole Foods, let alone a farmers market, since late July. This empty shell reflects the sorry state of my kitchen. How did I get here? Having found myself at a work-life crossroads, I […]

Former Inox Sommelier John Wabeck Joins Restaurant Eve Team

Starting on Tuesday, former Inox sommelier and New Heights chef John Wabeck will join the Eat Good Food Group, the ever-expanding company that already runs four of the finest establishments in Old Town, including Restaurant Eve, Eamonn's, and The Majestic. "We're very excited," says co-owner Meshelle Armstrong about the company's new hire. "Hopefully he can […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Locolat

Few restaurants have the pedigree of Locolat, yet the place barely rates more than a passing reference from most professional palates, as if we can’t be bothered with a mere chocolate shop that caters to a lunchtime crowd with a line of humble sandwiches. But let’s review the facts: Owner Niel Piferoen has studied with, […]

Local Chefs Have an Idea to Improve D.C. School Lunches

As reported today by Ed Bruske, a group of local chefs, led by Restaurant Eve's Cathal Armstrong, is working on a pilot program to try to improve the lunch program at Tyler Elementary on Capitol Hill. Armstrong has formed a non-profit, Chefs as Parents, as a way to break the economic stranglehold that forces school […]

Restaurant Eve Has a Problem With Todd Kliman’s Column on the Locavore Wine Hypocrisy

Meshelle Armstrong has been on the warpath about Todd Kliman's recent opinion column for The Daily Beast on the "locavore wine hypocrisy." It's a provocative piece, full of writerly angst about how, for many restaurants, the "buy local" philosophy stops at the local vineyard's front door. Kliman singles out Restaurant Eve, where Armstrong and her […]