Posts Tagged ‘Central’

Is Villard Michel Richard the Meatballs of New York?

Michel Richard's New York debut of uber-ritzy Villard Michel Richard, where a burger goes for $26 and an eight-course prix fixe will set you back $185, hasn't been going so swell. Just take a look at some of the reviews: "You expected luxury, and what you get instead is the gluey texture and bland flavor of a […]

More Bad News for Michel Richard: Car Crashes Into Central

A Mercedes Benz crashed into Michel Richard's restaurant Central at 11th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW around 6:20 p.m. yesterday, sending four people to the hospital, according to reports from the Post and WUSA9. Police told the Post that the injured included three adult women and a 2-year-old child. (One of the adults appeared to be the driver, but it […]

Take Me to Your Eater

In Philadelphia, there’s Geno’s and Pat’s cheesesteaks. In New Orleans, it’s Café du Monde’s beignets. And in D.C., some dishes have amassed their own cult-like followings. Sweet Corn Agnolotti at Graffiato Graffiato fans nearly started a riot when these corn-stuffed, pillow-shaped pasta went out of season last year. The popular dish will return on June […]

Snail Pace: What Does Mintwood Place Mean for Adams Morgan Dining?

If any D.C. neighborhood could use a new food icon, it’s Adams Morgan. For too long, the densely liquor-licensed area has been synonymous with one particular form of consumable. (Well, apart from the liquid kind.) I’m referring, of course, to that ungodly triangle of late-night gluttony, the jumbo slice. With its super-sized proportions—it measures as […]

What To Eat Tonight: Creole All Across Town

Tonight: yes, it's Fat Tuesday and that means your local Louisiana-themed eatery (of which there are many, these days) is probably doing something to celebrate. Bayou, for one, is hosting an all-you-can-eat buffet of New Orleans-style cuisine from noon until 9 p.m. Other celebratory venues include Acadiana, Bayou Bakery—heck, even Michel Richard's Central is getting […]

Is Michel Richard Now Distancing Himself From Meatballs?

Michel Richard used to talk up his love of the meatball. Now that he's become the face of a meatball-centric restaurant, Penn Quarter's simply titled Meatballs—a hugely hyped venture somewhat sullied by lukewarm reviews—the famed French chef suddenly seems less enthused. Asked by Victorino Matus, a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, about his new […]

Ballsy Move: Who’s Really Behind Michel Richard’s Meatball Shop?

For a concept as prosaic as ground meat shaped into savory spheres, the new Penn Quarter eatery simply called Meatballs sure has generated a lot of buzz. Part of the hype is probably due to the restaurant’s brash marketing strategy. Consider the eye-catching signage out front, which heavily emphasizes the word “balls” in large capital […]

Deviled in the Details

Deviled eggs, like the common hot dog and macaroni and cheese, are one of those classic comfort foods that have lately taken on a sort of contemporary chic—and, in some cases, sheen. To wit: One recent evening at Boundary Stone in Bloomingdale, a plate of the $3 hors d’oeuvres arrived in the standard fashion—hard-boiled, bisected, […]

Michel Richard Stars In Meatballs: The Restaurant

Michel Richard, the fancy French chef who brought you the $29 lobster burger, is now taking a stab at meatballs. According to multiple reports (Prince of Petworth via Eater), the James Beard Award-winning chef behind Citronelle and Central is opening a new meatball shop, simply titled Meatballs, right next to Luke's Lobster in Penn Quarter: […]

Even Michel Richard Is Baffled By The Most Important Meal Of The Day

"The food is getting better every day. The most difficult meal is breakfast. You see, we don't eat breakfast in France like we do here."—Citronelle's James Beard Award-winning chef, Michel Richard, talking to The Huffington Post about his new Central restaurant at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of Michel Richard Citronelle

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