Posts Tagged ‘Chez Billy’

The Restaurant Is History: New Eateries Play Up Their Buildings’ Legacies

Louie Armstrong, Cab Calloway, and Billie Holiday once played in the red brick building at 14th and T streets NW.  It was called Club Bali, or simply “The Bali,” back then. In its 1940s heyday, it was one of the city’s most popular music venues—until, that is, its owner was indicted for jury tampering during [...]

Extra Stuffing

A deer is staring at my pulled pork sandwich. The beady black eyes peer down from a stuffed, mounted, and antlered head above the bar at the U Street NW barbecue joint American Ice Company. It’s part of the hip vintage-saloon look of the place, just like the rusted car battery display case repurposed as [...]

Last nIght’s Leftovers: Be a Competitive Eater Edition

There's still time to sign up for a Z-Burger's burger eating contest [HuffPost] The fanciest thing at the Fancy Food Show: 100-year aged balsamico [Post] New Orleans Po' Boy Shop on 19th and M streets now slated to open in July [Washingtonian] Rumor mill: Is chef Jeff Beuben taking over the Potenza space downtown? [Nycci Nellis [...]

Chez Middling: The Hilton Brothers Come to Petworth With Cool Vibe, So-So Food

Stepping into Eric Hilton’s newest restaurant, Chez Billy, I thought back to my first visit to one of his establishments, Dragonfly. I remember the old place. Sort of. The design of the Dupont Circle eatery, with its stark white palette and minimalist furnishings, seemed strikingly chic, especially for D.C. in the early to mid-2000s. Japanese [...]

About That “Review” Which Isn’t One

As regular readers of this blog probably recognize, Y&H offers all sorts of  food-related content. There's a morning round up of food news and commentary from around the web that I call "Last Night's Leftovers." There's a daily link to our regularly updated food events calendar. You'll also find original reporting, as well as commentary [...]

Petworth Goes Parisienne: Chez Billy Now Open On Georgia Ave.

"Chez Billy is about cooking what I love—classic French cuisine," says Brendan L'Etoile. The former sous chef at Marvin has been put in charge of his own kitchen as part of operators Eric and Ian Hilton's fast-growing empire of bars and restaurants in the District. L'Etoile's chosen French theme is a first for the Hiltons, [...]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Five Buck Chuck Edition

New York's Five Napkin Burger plans to expand to D.C. [Burger Days] The Five Buck Chuck doesn't suck at Burger Tap & Shake. [Post] D.C.'s Fojol Bros. ranks among America's  Top 20 food trucks. [Smithsonian] CityZen, Plume and Marcel's rank among America's Top 100 for best service. [Open Table] Columbia Room's Derek Brown thinks Yelp [...]

What To Eat Tonight: Thunder’s Reindeer Burgers (It’s Your Last Chance To Taste Rudolph)

Tonight: Chef Todd Gray and wife-partner Ellen Gray of Equinox and Watershed host the 11th annual Sugar & Champagne charity event at Muse inside the Corcoran Gallery of Art, featuring all sorts of goodies from about 50 area restaurants. If you don't already have tickets, you're out of luck. The swanky soiree (priced at $90 [...]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Three-Alarm Crunch Edition

The Food Network show Heat Seekers tackles DC-3's Q's Seoul Bulgogi & Kimchi Dog (pictured) and Three-Alarm Cruncher. [HuffPo] A peak inside Irish Whiskey [Washingtonian] St. Arnold's Mussel Bar opens tonight in Cleveland Park [Uptown Girl] From General Tso's to Buffalo-style: some new sweetbreads at Cafe Saint-Ex. [Twitter] The gang behind Petworth's forthcoming Chez Billy [...]

Hilton Brothers’ Chez Billy Aims For January Opening in Petworth

Prolific restaurateurs Eric and Ian Hilton's long-delayed latest effort, the French-style bistro Chez Billy, is on track for a January 2012 opening in Petworth. HuffPo DC has the scoop. Brendan L'Etoile, currently the sous chef at the Hilton's 14th Street hotspot Marvin, will be running the kitchen.  A menu is still in the works. Illustration [...]

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