Posts Tagged ‘Chipotle’

Last Night’s Leftovers: Really Funky Spot Edition

What does D.C.'s food truck saga say about the state of business in America? [Forbes] New food truck regulations will be published in the D.C. Register on Jan. 20. [HuffPo via WaPo] Chipotle boss Steve Ells has "a really funky spot" in mind for D.C.'s second ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen. [The Daily Meal] Georgetown Candy […]

Mixed Veggies: See Steve-O, American Meat or All You Can Eat

Quick hits on the meatless beat. Still Confused? Chipotle sponsors a free screening of "American Meat," a documentary unveiling the history of the current CAFOs system and the pioneering antics of Omnivore Dilemma's superstar farmer Joel Salatin. Feel free to scoop up a free ticket (or protest) today at 7 p.m. at E Street Cinema. Tickets first […]

Gut Reaction: ShopHouse’s Pork And Chicken Meatballs Taste Like Falafel

It would seem that more members of the D.C. food media showed up for Thursday's 11 a.m. opening of Chipotle's hugely ballyhooed ShopHouse eatery than actual customers. By noon, though, a veritable line of diners had formed. For Y&H's first bite, I chose the pork and chicken meatball bánh mì. The meatballs had come highly […]

Banh Mi, Oh My! Chipotle’s ShopHouse Opening Sept. 15

DCist reports that Chipotle's hugely ballyhooed new Asian spin-off ShopHouse officially opens in Dupont Circle on Thursday, Sept. 15, with a menu offering two styles of entrees—bowls and banh mi (each priced around $7)—and your choice of proteins. It's the first firm launch date after various vague reports pegging the official start of business anywhere […]

ShopHouse Opening Soonish In Dupont Circle: ‘Is This The Birth Of A Billion-Dollar Baby?’

Chipotle spin-off ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, scheduled to open within days along Connecticut Avenue, just north of Dupont Circle, "may be the most anticipated restaurant launch in town," according to Fortune magazine. Investors, at least, are stoked about the new concept, which presents an opportunity for fast-growing Chipotle to "expand even beyond its current torrid […]

Enter the Chipotle of Sushi: Kaz Okochi’s Oh Fish! Is Now Open

Restaurateur Kaz Okochi's fast casual-style sushi joint Oh Fish! opened on Wednesday at 1103 19th St. NW. Its gimmick: Diners can build their own maki rolls the same way they would customize their burrito bowls at Chipotle. Washingtonian previously had the scoop on the place. On Thursday, WaPo's Justin Rude takes us down the ordering […]

The Chipotle Exception: Burrito Bowls OK, Big Macs Not So Much, On Barracks Row

Chalk up another shutout for Barracks Row burritos. Last night, “fast casual” chain Chipotle scored the unanimous approval of the full Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6B in its quest for a special exemption to 8th Street SE’s prohibition on fast food restaurants. During the meeting, Chipotle rep Teddy Ferguson verbally committed to satisfying the noise concerns […]

Chipotle 10, Naysayers 0: ‘Fast Casual’ Chain Clears First Hurdle on Barracks Row

Capitol Hill is inching ever closer to its first burrito bowl. The Examiner reports that the planning and zoning committee of local Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6B on Tuesday voted 10-0 in favor of a special zoning exemption that would allow ubiquitous Mexican eatery Chipotle to set up shop along 8th Street SE. Fast food restaurants […]

Quick Feeding: Pinkberry Has a Sorority Street Team for Dupont Opening

Restaurant Spawns: Corduroy is planning a "very casual" companion restaurant next door to its 9th Street NW digs that'll offer, among other things, "salads, soups and pizza, as well as features like New Jersey shore hot dogs, pupusas (a Salvadoran street food) and salmon." [WBJ] Surprise! Yes, there are some good bagels in the D.C. […]

Chipotle’s Asian Spin-Off Pushes Closer to Dupont Debut

While it hasn't been much of a secret that Chipotle has been developing an Asian-themed fast-casual restaurant concept, the Denver-based chain released some additional details about what customers can expect when the first location opens on Connecticut Avenue, just north of Dupont Circle this summer. From a press advisory: The concept, ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, […]