Posts Tagged ‘Clyde’s Restaurant Group’

Holiday Office Parties Go Big at D.C. Restaurants

Some companies throw down as much as $100,000 on their end of year festivities.

In D.C.’s Transient Restaurant Scene, Stelios Alexandris has Stayed Put for 34 Years

Stelios Alexandris has been filling water glasses and taking orders long enough that he used to serve Hubert Humphrey at The Monocle on Capitol Hill. “I was like up to here to him,” Alexandris says, hovering his hand around his shoulder to show his height compared to that of the then-senator and former vice-president. In […]

Former Clyde’s Employee Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

Former Clyde's Restaurant Group corporate controller Nancy Preston faces 20 years in prison after pleading guilty yesterday to embezzling $647,547. According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, the theft spanned a decade, from 2001 to 2011. Preston diverted money from Clyde's to pay her personal credit card. She also used the company's […]

Who’s In and Who’s Out at D.C.-Area Kitchens

Chefs seem to be changing with the season, because there have been a lot of kitchen switch-ups announced in the past several days. Here's who's coming and who's going: Washington Post critic Tom Sietsema brings word that Wit & Wisdom has brought in Trummer's on Main chef Clayton Miller to man its kitchen. Miller was named […]

The Hamilton, By The Numbers

The initial figures on The Hamilton were pretty staggering. The massive new restaurant spans some 37,000 square feet, employs nearly 400 people and offers seating for up to 850 diners (that's counting all dining rooms, the upstairs loft area and downstairs concert hall, bar stools and all). That much we knew. Now, in an interview […]

Puffer Piece: The Hamilton Vows to Wow (Fugu or No Fugu)

Jason Zheng is hankering to get his hands on some fugu. That’s Japanese for pufferfish or blowfish, perhaps the world’s most notorious seafood. Sure, it’s potentially poisonous. If prepared improperly, it contains a neurotoxin that’s reportedly about a thousand times more deadly than cyanide. (And that’s the conservative figure.) But it’s also supposed to be […]

Here’s One Restaurant Opening The Real Mayor Gray Might Actually Attend

The guys at Taylor Gourmet pulled-off a bit of a fast one on Tuesday with an advertised "mayoral ribbon cutting" at their new shop on 14th Street NW. D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray didn't actually attend. Instead, services were conducted by some "mayors" of Foursquare. Whatever the hell that means. “We got a good laugh," co-owner […]

Sushi, Ramen & Hanger Steak Poutine: Things to Expect at The Hamilton, Opening Dec. 18

"Wouldn't this be a cool place to grab a burger at lunchtime?" asks Tom Meyer, president of Clyde's Restaurant Group. He's leaning against a long wooden counter running the length of a massive window overlooking bustling 14th Street NW in downtown D.C. We're hanging out in the main bar area of The Hamilton, the Clyde's […]

Clyde’s Responds To Low Rating By Restaurant Workers’ Group

Last week, a national restaurant workers group released a new dining guide, rating restaurants not on food, service and decor but instead on personnel issues—things like hourly wages, paid sick leave and opportunities for advancement. A number of D.C. restaurant operators earned accolades for their policies. One organization that did not: Clyde's Restaurant Group, operators […]

Looking for Wee-Hour Sushi? Head to The Hamilton

Zentan sushi chef Jason Zheng will be dishing out the sashimi and such at The Hamilton, the behemoth, four-bar, four-dining room live music venue in downtown D.C. that Clyde's Restaurant Group aims to open in mid-December. Zheng previously worked at Blue Ribbon in New York—a favorite of Tom Meyer, president of Clyde's. "They were kind […]