Posts Tagged ‘comfort food’

Second El Centro D.F. Opens in Georgetown Today With More Than 225 Tequilas

 Bandolero gets a new hip-Mex competitor, just a block away, with today’s opening of restaurateur Richard Sandoval’s second El Centro D.F., in Georgetown. Although standby dishes remain, the second El Centro promises to be more than a carbon copy of the 14th Street NW location. Chef Juan Romero, who’s worked at El Centro since it […]

Gut Reaction: Boundary Road’s $15 PB&J With Foie Gras Is Decadent & Dinky

This is not a formal review, but rather an off-the-cuff first-impressions-style riff on a brand-spankin' new D.C. restaurant. "It's tiny!" the woman beside me chirps up when my order arrives. I'm sitting at the bar at Boundary Road, the newish eatery along H Street NE, which recently hosted a hugely publicized visit from President Barack […]

Is Michel Richard Now Distancing Himself From Meatballs?

Michel Richard used to talk up his love of the meatball. Now that he's become the face of a meatball-centric restaurant, Penn Quarter's simply titled Meatballs—a hugely hyped venture somewhat sullied by lukewarm reviews—the famed French chef suddenly seems less enthused. Asked by Victorino Matus, a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, about his new […]

Gut Reaction: Michel Richard’s Classic Balls Taste Like Meat At Least

This is not a formal review, but rather an off-the-cuff first-impressions-style riff on a brand-spankin' new D.C. restaurant. Michel Richard's hugely ballyhooed Meatballs had barely opened (I counted 17 people in line, 13 seated at tables) and already staffers were telling folks that they had run out of the lentil variety around 11:30 a.m. on […]

Price Check: America Eats’ PB&J, Once $10, Now Down To Eight Bucks

Somewhere between Y&H's early review of chef José Andrés hugely hyped and decidedly dissatisfying pop-up eatery America Eats Tavern and Y&H alum Todd Kliman's more recent critique of the place for Washingtonian, the price of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich there dropped from $10 to $8. Even with the 20 percent discount, it still […]

Poutine Tots! Artery-Clogging Collaboration Debuts Next Week

The good folks at Neighborhood Restaurant Group just sent over this tantalizing photo of the new "Wonky Tots," a collaborative dish combining Birch & Barley/ChurchKey chef Kyle Bailey's homemade tater tots with the Eat Wonky food truck's signature cheese and gravy. This tasty new riff on traditional poutine is available for a limited time from […]

Gut Reaction: Jeff Tunks’ New Signature Shake Will Clog Your Straw (And Arteries, Probably)

This is not a formal review, but rather an off-the-cuff first-impressions-style riff on a brand-spankin' new D.C. restaurant. Chef Jeff Tunks' new fast casual Foggy Bottom eatery Burger Tap & Shake doesn't officially open its doors until next week. But Y&H was able to sneak inside during a brief soft opening Thursday afternoon for a […]

Boundary Stone Opening Tonight In Bloomingdale

New Bloomingdale boite Boundary Stone, arguably the under-served neighborhood's best hope for a decent meal since the shuttering of beleaguered Shaw Tavern, officially opens its doors tonight at 5 p.m. The menu, available online here, promises farm fresh deviled eggs, a Maryland crab roll and a roasted chicken sandwich made with local brew DC Brau. […]

Gut Reaction: Smoke & Barrel’s Spicy Chipotle Honey Butter Doesn’t Suck

This is not a formal review, but rather an off-the-cuff first-impressions-style riff on a brand-spankin' new D.C. restaurant Smoke & Barrel, Meridian Pint owner John Andrade's new rustic-looking beer, bourbon and barbecue joint, located inside the former top floor of Asylum, opens tonight in Adams Morgan. Last night, Young & Hungry sneaked inside for a […]

Boston Butting In: Smoke & Barrel Opens This Week In Adams Morgan

The planned conversion of Adams Morgan watering hole Asylum's top floor from a gothic biker-friendly vegan brunch spot into a rustic barbecue joint is nearly complete. Owner John Andrade's new concept Smoke & Barrel is soft-opening late this week, offering 24 draft beers, 60 types of bourbon and a menu including "Boston butt, racks of […]

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