Posts Tagged ‘comfort food’

To Louisiana’s ‘Fat Cow,’ D.C. Is One Big Burger Laboratory

Prior to opening his new gourmet burger joint, the Fat Cow, Doug Hosford of Baton Rouge, La., did what any respectable restaurateur would do. He took his team on a research trip to the biggest mecca of the genre. In Hosford's case, that meant East Coast beef patty haven Washington, D.C. Louisiana State University student […]

Hail To The Half-Smokes: Ben’s Chili Bowl Is Coming to FedEx Field

Drown your inevitable frustrations with the beleaguered Washington Redskins in authentic D.C. chili cheese fries this fall. Iconic U Street eatery Ben's Chili Bowl is opening two new concession stands at FedEx Field. WaPo sports blogger Dan Steinberg has the scoop: "Ben’s will have kiosks at section 341 in the club level and section 420 […]

The Sauce Remains The Same: A Taste of Old Times at Capitol Lounge

"The heat really slows you down,” a victorious Jay Gorman declared after devouring a total of 53 chicken wings in 10 minutes to take the top prize at the first annual "Fire Breathing Wing Eating contest" on Tuesday night at Capitol Lounge. (Cloture Club has more on the contest here.) The charity event, benefiting the […]

Nostalgia Noshing By The Numbers: Ted’s Bulletin Guys Address D.C.’s Pop Tart Phenomenon

Ted's Bulletin owner Perry Smith and chef Eric Brannon sit down with Eater DC for a little Q&A, in which they address, among other things, the Barracks Row restaurant's unexpected signature item: homemade pop tarts (City Paper's 2011 pick for "D.C.'s Best Childhood Favorite Turned Modern Day Comfort Food"). Says Brannon: Originally, we didn't know […]

Outgoing Queen Vic Chef Now Consulting for Big Board Burger Joint

Washingtonian catches up with ex-Queen Vic chef Adam Stein about his departure from the H Street gastropub, which he partially attributes to ideological differences with ownership over local sourcing. Stein also divulges that he'll be consulting with brothers Eric Flannery and Mark Flannery on their upcoming H Street burger joint, the Big Board. (You might […]

Truffle Pop Throw Down! What’s D.C.’s Best? Reef? Commissary? Chef Geoff’s?

Is there any better indicator of the District's enduring artisanal-take-on-comfort-food craze than truffle-laden popcorn? That simple cinema snack drizzled with decadence is currently served in at least three D.C. venues, including The Reef, Commissary and Chef Geoff's Downtown. I recently set out to determine whose truffle pop is tops.

Move Over, Ted’s! There’s a New Homemade Pop-Tart in Town

Ted's Bulletin isn't the only place in D.C. turning your favorite childhood pastry into modern day comfort food. Flying Fish Coffee, which opened in Mt. Pleasant this past April, was offering its own homemade style of Pop-Tarts this morning, a red plum variety on special for $2 a pop, um, tart. Flaky and lightly sticky […]

Paging Dr. Atkins! Shawafel’s French Fry Sandwich Is a Carb-Loader’s Creamy Dream

Lebanese-themed shawarma-and-falafel joint Shawafel opened this week along D.C.'s burgeoning H Street corridor. Operated by Alberto Sissi, a veteran of José Andrés' Think Food Group, the shiny new fast-casual-style joint serves various chicken, lamb and beef wraps. But, its "signature" item is a french-fry sandwich—"the only one in town," according to Sissi, who expects the […]

Talk About Comfort Food: Your Depleted 401k Goes Down a Lot Better with a Free Z-Burger

DCist hears that Z-Burger will be handing out free hamburgers on days after the Dow Jones Industrial Average drops 500 points or more. Like today! The Dow tanked 519 points on Wednesday. Whee! Just say "Z-BEARger." (Get it?) Don't wait too long to take advantage of the offer: "as of 11:20 a.m., the Dow was […]

The Real Winner of Washington’s Debt Debate: Armand’s Pizza

CNN's Eatocracy blog checks in with Ron Neumeyer, co-owner of Armand's Pizza on Capitol Hill, which saw an uptick in sales over many recent late nights of debt-ceiling debate in Congress. "Pizza seems to be the food of choice when they are arguing," says Neumeyer. "It's nice to be kind of in the buzz and […]

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