Posts Tagged ‘Chef Geoff’s’

Chef Geoff Tracy Defends Restaurant Week

Yesterday, Cashion's Eat Place general manager and co-owner Justin Abad shared his thoughts on the "excessive opportunism" of Restaurant Week and why his Adams Morgan restaurant refuses to participate. Today, we hand the mic over to Chef Geoff's and Lia's owner Geoff Tracy, whose five restaurants participate in the promotion, to explain why he embraces Restaurant Week. […]

Storm Be Damned, Restaurants Will Serve On

A surprising number of restaurants and bars is staying open despite Metro closings and severe weather warnings. And while restaurateurs say they're playing it by ear, many are die-hards about not closing—no matter what. "I hate closing," says Chef Geoff's Geoff Tracy. "Restaurant people are hardworking people, and they're not looking to stay at home and […]

Chef Geoff Drinking on the Bus

Chef Geoff's owner Geoff Tracy started his career as a busboy, and now he's a bus boy again. Tracy's mug with a mug is making its way around town on about 20 buses. You can also spot him at the Rockville, Twinbrook, and White Flint Metro stops. Tracy says this is the first time he's […]

Chef Geoff Tracy Moving to New York

Just days before the opening of a new Rockville restaurant, Chef Geoff's owner Geoff Tracy tells Dining Bisnow he and his family are moving to New York. Tracy, who's lived in the Washington since 1991, explains that his wife Norah O'Donnell has a new job as co-host of CBS This Morning. "That's an opportunity that […]

Sauce-O-Meter: How the Week’s Food Happenings Measure Up

Graphic by Brooke Hatfield

Bacon Desserts That Are Actually Good

Don't waste your $2.49 on Burger King's new bacon sundae. Instead, there are some legit bacon-infused sweets around town actually worth the money and calories: Toffee-bacon donuts, Birch & Barley, $6 Peanut butter bacon pop tart, Ted's Bulletin, $3.30 Flapjack maple brown butter cupcake with caramel buttercream and candied bacon, Baked & Wired, $3.85 Maple […]

The Cheesiest Bar in DC

Booze may no longer be the best thing at the bar. To celebrate its two-year anniversary, Ripple in Cleveland Park has created a “Grilled Cheese Bar,” putting an upscale twist on the classic comfort food. The specialty menu is only available at the bar, where chefs make the sandwiches at a charcuterie station. Customers can […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Foamy Latte Fight Club Edition

Enter the shadowy world of D.C. baristas and their foamy monthly "fight club." Dolcezza, Filter, Peregrine, Chinatown Coffee Company—they're all involved. [Borderstan] Asylum, R.I.P. [Prince of Petworth] José Andrés ranks No. 41 among the "50 Most Powerful People in Washington." His restaurant Minibar, you'll recall, ranks No. 1 in our book. [GQ] Former Galileo III […]

And the Rammy Goes To: Todd Gray, Kyle Bailey, The Source, Estadio, All Big Winners on Awards Night

Todd Gray is out $100. The acclaimed chef at Equinox took top honors as D.C.'s "Chef of the Year" last night at the 2011 Rammy awards gala at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Northwest D.C., an honor which apparently comes at a price. During his acceptance speech, Gray confessed to betting against himself and […]

Curdling News: The Overuse of Cheese in Bar Food

My weekly trips to Tyson’s Corner have me eating more than my fair share of Chef Geoff’s burgers lately. The namesake sandwich costs only $5 during happy hour and is competently prepared; requesting medium results in a faintly pink and juicy patty nearly every time. My only beef? A second slice of cheese. On a […]

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