Posts Tagged ‘Chipotle’

Obama Visits D.C.’s Best Chipotle

Bravo, Mr. President. Of all the Chipotle locations that Barack Obama could have stopped in at lunch today, he chose the very best one: Woodley Park. Washington City Paper named that specific locale the "Best Chipotle" in our Best of D.C. issue last year. Obama dined at the Mexicanish chain for a roundtable chat on working families. No […]

Taste Testing Chipotle’s New Vegan Option

D.C. is among the first cities in the country to get a taste of Chipotle's new organic vegan burrito-stuffer, called Sofritas. The spicy ground tofu was first tested in California early this year, and today, it's being rolled out across D.C., Baltimore, Richmond, Philadelphia, and Chicago. (You can also now find it in a few Western […]

Taste Test: National Restaurant Chains Discover D.C. is a Pretty Good Guinea Pig

ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen tried to sneak quietly into D.C. When it opened in Dupont Circle in September 2011, there were no press releases or grand opening parties. The top priority for the Chipotle spin-off was to have a place to learn and experiment, not necessarily to make a big splash. And Washington’s demographics made […]

Chipotle Coming to Logan Circle

Sam's Pawnbrokers occupied 1508 14th St. NW for 42 years before closing early last year. Recently, there's been a lot of construction activity at the Logan Circle locale. The new tenant? Chipotle, a rep from the company confirms. It's set to open late this year. Photo by Jessica Sidman

Mex Perplexed

Seems like there are a million new Mexican-ish restaurants, and each one calls its version of the cuisine something different. To keep them all straight (and to introduce you to some new terms), we've put together this handy guide. Tex-Mex Texas-style Mexican means Texas-sized portions, typically slathered in cheese with refried beans and flour tortillas. […]

Molecular Astronomy

José Andrés’ Minibar is back and more expensive than ever. Instead of a piddly $150 per person, the 20-plus course tasting now costs $225 (before tax and tip). What else could you eat around D.C. for that kind of cash? Here are some suggestions: Graphic by Carey Jordan

ShopHouse Says Bye-Bye to Banh Mi

ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen has been quietly making changes to the menu at its flagship shop in Dupont Circle. D.C. is the guinea pig for the nearly year-old Chipotle spin-off, before it expands elsewhere. Banh mi has already gotten the axe. ShopHouse dropped the Vietnamese sandwiches from its menu near the beginning of the summer. Chipotle/ShopHouse […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Dancing on Tables Edition

Wilson Tavern changes owners/directions with benches made specifically for dancing on [Thrillist] Fiola's Fabio and Maria Trabocchi are officially a power couple [Forbes] Game of Thrones-themed dishes (think head-on-a-stake cake pops) [The Plate] Neighborhood Restaurant Group's forthcoming Bluejacket brewery will debut its first collaboration beers on Thursday [Washingtonian] Sweetgreen opens its 12th store at 19th […]

What To Eat Tonight: Ten Buck Pizzas at Bibiana

So maybe you want to hold off on the sushi today. How 'bout a pizza instead? Choose from six kinds of homemade pies, priced at $10 each, as part of the Italian happy hour specials at Bibiana. Chef Nick Stefanelli's specialties include the "Salsiccia" with fennel sausage, tomato and pecorino; "Romana" with red onions, anchovies, […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Burgers For Breakfast Edition

Free pancakes at IHOP today. [WTOP] Todd Gray turns Watershed's daily management over to Dallas-based Culinaire [Post] Mintwood Place is now taking reservations [Washingtonian] Burger Tap & Shake is now serving breakfast burgers. [Facebook] Take a peak inside Coffy Cafe in Columbia Heights, opening Mar. 1 [Prince of Petworth] The deadline for comments on D.C.'s […]