Posts Tagged ‘Corduroy’

Baby Wale Now Open Near Convention Center

Corduroy, the beloved D.C. restaurant, got a fabric-themed sibling yesterday, and it happened rather quietly. Baby Wale, which opened last night, sits adjacent to chef/owner Tom Power’s original baby, and in case you’re not up on your sartorial lingo, “wale” identifies the number of ridges per inch in any given corduroy. Power wants his new restaurant […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Rooftop Restaurants Edition

Could the Height Act be amended to allow rooftop restaurants and lounges? [DCist] Where to pick blueberries and blackberries [Washingtonian] Corduroy chef changes name of new restaurant from Velour to Herringbone to Baby Wale. [Post] Boston-based Tico restaurant coming to 14th and U St. NW development? [PoP] Graffiato's pepperoni sauce and Jaleo's Iberco paella among D.C.'s 20 most iconic […]

Tom Power’s New Place Is Either A Dive, A Faux Speakeasy, Or Both

“It’ll be a mishmash of things somewhere in between Stoney’s and the Passenger.” —Corduroy owner Tom Power, describing the concept of his forthcoming casual eatery in Shaw now called Herringbone (formerly called Velour: "there was a movie about a porn star, Monica Velour, so I thought we may want to change it," he explains) to […]

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. […]

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 […]

What Does Landrum Mean When He Says Ray’s the Steaks ‘Never Deserved’ Its 27 Zagat Rating?

While reporting out this week's column on the 2011 Zagat guide, I talked to Michael Landrum, who's something of a student of the biennial survey. He surprised me early in our conversation when he said: Ray’s the Steaks never deserved to be a 27-rated restaurant, as much as I’d like to say this, but it […]

The Restaurants That Just Missed the Cut in This Year’s Dining Guide

R.J. Cooper's "24" tasting menu abruptly ended this month at Vidalia. Putting together this year's Young & Hungry Dining Guide was an exercise in managing the chaos of the local dining scene. Several places that had all but secured a spot on my list of the 50 most fascinating restaurants — Inox, Teatro Goldoni, and […]

Tom and Derek Brown to Channel Spirits and Iggy Pop at the Passenger

Tom and Derek Brown have pour, mixed, and stirred drinks at some of the best spots in the District: Komi, Citronelle, Palena, the Gibson, Corduroy, and Cork. But when the brothers decided to open their own joint, The Passenger, they didn't want anything as formal as their former places of employment. "I wanted a place […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on the Young & Hungry Blog

Yours truly is thrilled to report that, for the first time in weeks, the vintage TV beer commercials did not crack the Top 5 posts. I'll drink to that news. Instead, readers this week were fascinated by a D.C. Department of Health inspector's report on Breadline, which found 19 separate violations of the food code. […]

Dining Guide Rejects: Corduroy, Comet, Urban, Tallula

Urban Bar-B-Que: Still not a consistent winner. There must have been a hundred different reasons why I decided to include or pass over a restaurant for this year's Dining Guide. I thought I'd give you a glimpse into a few of the restaurants that didn't make the cut and why: Comet Ping-Pong and Buck's Fishing and Camping: Carole Greenwood's […]

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