Posts Tagged ‘Chinatown’

Bar Deco Transforms Historic Bulletin Building Into Americana Eatery

Currently in soft-opening mode, its owner expects an official opening in mid- to late-October.

Cava Grill Opens in Chinatown Today

Try the pita.

“Don’t Boycott! We’re Caps Fans!” Legal Sea Foods Chef Says

Part of the scuttlebutt among local Caps fans today has involved a potential boycott of Boston-based products and businesses in the build-up to tonight's deciding Game 7 against the defending Stanley Cup champion Bruins. One particular Beantown-based outfit here in D.C. is caught in the cross-hairs. I'm referring, of course, to the Chinatown outpost of […]

Free Veggie Wonton Soup Today at Ping Pong Dim Sum

A rep for Ping Pong Dim Sum tells Y&H that the Chinatown eatery today will be passing out complimentary to-go containers of their veggie wonton soup made with shitake mushrooms and spinach-filled wontons in a coconut kefir lime broth. Grab your free to-go cup from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Ping Pong Dim Sum, 900 […]

King of Ming’s: Two Chinese Restaurants Battle to be the After-Hours Go-To Spot for D.C. Chefs

“Help me up!” a young woman cries. She is wobbling back from the restroom, en route to what remains of her shrimp lo mein, when she clumsily misses her seat completely. She lands with a noticeable thud on the unforgiving tile floor. “That chair just jumped out of the way,” cracks a guy at her […]

Daikaya Watch: Is An Early Summer Opening Really Feasible?

Construction has yet to even begin at Daikaya, the planned ramen and izakaya spot by Sushiko's Daisuke Utagawa, located next to Graffiato in Chinatown. Yet, landlord Douglas Development put out a press release today suggesting the place will now "tentatively open in late spring/early summer 2012." This is a revised estimate, mind you, over early […]

901 Has 86ed Its Menu: Expect More Asian Fare Starting Tomorrow

901 Restaurant & Bar is really embracing this whole Year of the Dragon thing. What with Monday marking the Chinese New Year and all, the clubby Chinatown eatery took the opportunity to announce a sweeping menu overhaul. Starting Tuesday, the food will skew more heavily toward Asian-inspired fare:  spiced duck breast, oxtail-stuffed wonton ravioli, crispy […]

Yo! More Sushi! London’s Conveyor-Belt Fish Chain Plans Second D.C. Location

London's emphatically branded YO!Sushi chain, known for its snaky conveyor belt-style of service, is opening an outpost in D.C.'s Chinatown neighborhood. The new location is situated inside a vacant storefront right beside the Chinese Friendship arch, according to the Washington Post. Last September, a local franchisee announced plans to set up as many as 10 […]

Mike Isabella Drops OpenTable, Signs Exclusive Deal With CityEats

The recently launched CityEats online reservation site is banking its immediate future on Graffiato chef Mike Isabella's rising stardom. The Food Network-partnered Internet service has announced an exclusive deal with Isabella, making its site the only place online to book a table at the former Top Chef contestant's ultra-popular Chinatown eatery. Previously, patrons could snag […]

Mike Isabella On Shuttling Between Chinatown and Georgetown

"I actually just bought a Honda Ruckus scooter, and I plan on riding back and forth between both locations. You know, some days I’ll be at one restaurant in the a.m. and lunch, some days I’ll be there in the p.m., but I plan on being at both restaurants."—Chef Mike Isabella, talking to The Georgetowner […]