Posts Tagged ‘CityZen’

25 Restaurants Dropped From Tom Sietsema’s Fall Dining Guide

Tom Sietsema unleashed his annual fall dining guide today. The Post critic bestowed four stars upon Komi, CityZen, Inn at Little Washington, and Rasika Penn Quarter, and then massacred his list from last year. Here's who's up, down, in, and out: Who's Up Jaleo Penn Quarter (3 to 3.5) Woodberry Kitchen (3 to 3.5) Ethiopic (2 […]

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 […]

Zagat 2012 Released Today: Zaytinya, Still Most Popular; Marcel’s, Still Top Food

Zagat’s updated "2012 Washington, DC/Baltimore Restaurants Survey," is officially released on Wednesday. In it, you'll find D.C.'s most popular restaurants listed as follows: Zaytinya, 2 Amys, Central, Citronelle, Inn at Little Washington. And the city's top rated places for food: Marcel’s (29 out of 30 points), Inn at Little Washington (29) Komi (29), CityZen (28), […]

A Lobster in Winter

Catching lobster in the dead of winter isn’t for the faint of heart. As the temperature dips and lobsters grow hard shells, they migrate to warmer waters in deeper seas, far from shore. Only the most determined fishermen will face open seas and hazardous conditions to bring in a winter catch. Demand for the crustaceans […]

The Salad Daze: Farewell, Young & Hungry

The first Young & Hungry column I wrote, almost five years ago, was a review of Miss Saigon in Georgetown. I was auditioning for the job of food columnist for Washington City Paper, and these were my marching orders in December 2005: critique a Vietnamese restaurant that no one cared about. I was puzzled, but […]

Independents’ Day: Foodie Website Founder Don Rockwell Starts A New Restaurant Association

By his own estimate, Don Rockwell eats approximately 700 restaurant meals a year, spending nearly $30,000 of his modest computer consultant’s salary at high and low-end establishments alike. Rockwell reviews many of those meals in minute detail on his eponymous food board, which he founded in 2005 and which has become a prime local destination […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

For the first time in three weeks, the Rogue States trial didn't dominate blog traffic. Instead, y'all favored a mix of subjects, from Starbucks' plan to start selling alcohol to a four-star restaurant that lost its cache to the ongoing fascination with the sale of the Brickskeller. Hmm, I'm thinking the ultimate traffic-generating blog item […]

How Did CityZen Go from Four Stars to No Show in WaPo’s Dining Guide? Sietsema Explains.

WaPo's Tom Sietsema has threatened to kick a four-star performer off his list in the past, but this year he finally did it. In one of his boldest dining guides to date, the critic booted CityZen from the 2010 edition. It was just one of many shake-ups in this year's guide. I've been trying to […]

Dissecting Tom Sietsema’s 2010 Dining Guide

Red Hook Lobster Pound truck: street food makes the Dining Guide WaPo's Tom Sietsema released his 2010 Dining Guide online yesterday, and in between other tasks, I've been combing through it to understand how the critic views the current restaurant scene. Before I get to the nuggets that I've mined, though, I should note what […]

Makoto Takes a Fall in the Latest Zagat Survey

As you might remember, Y&H last year made something of a fuss about Makoto's strange stranglehold on the top spots in the annual Zagat Guide, which really isn't so annual after all. Well, the new 2011 Washington D.C./Baltimore survey just hit the streets today, and guess what? Makoto is nowhere to be found among the […]