Posts Tagged ‘Crystal City’

In The ‘Burbs: Bryan Voltaggio Has A Lot Going On; Plus, BBQ Intrigue In Crystal City

A semi-regular roundup of tantalizing developments outside the District Frederick, Md.—Volt's Bryan Voltaggio not only has his sprawling $2 million North Market Kitchen concept in the works. The former Top Chef contestant tells WaPo critic Tom Sietsema that he's also opening a 30-seat soup-and-sandwich joint called Lunchbox, as well as a yet-unnamed diner coming this […]

The Naked Truth: ‘Healthy’ Pizza Isn’t All That Awful

Washingtonian taste-tests the low-sugar, hormone-free, and all-natural pies at the recently opened Naked Pizza in Crystal City and is pleasantly surprised: "The crust, which gets a digestive boost from agave fiber and probiotics, was a new experience all together....Made with a blend of buckwheat, quinoa, spelt, brown rice, oats, and other grains and seeds, the […]

Quick Feeding: Lunch on H Street; Spike’s Crystal City Chick-Fil-A Scouting Trip?

Lunch Blossoms on H Street NE: If you find yourself in the H Street corridor during a weekday and hungry for lunch, there are many new options available, thanks to the Argonaut starting lunch service on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, among others. Here's a larger list. [H Street Great Street] Easy Pour: The newest place […]

Quick Feeding: Crystal City a Hub for John McCain Pizza Sightings

Famous People Who Like Pizza: For those of you who might get all giddy about sightings of Sen. John McCain around town, the Arizona Republican is apparently a regular at a newish pizzeria in Crystal City. [ARLNow] New on 17th Street NW: If you're looking for a new pizza option in Dupont Circle, add Pizza […]

Dig In: Noting the Guilty Pleasures of Finger Food

My first night at Kabob Palace was one of many visits to the ethnic restaurants along South Eads Street in Crystal City. I returned with the same company in a similar state. One night we tried Punjab Kabob’s chicken karahi, a hearty curry served in its metal cooking vessel with a side of freshly baked […]

Changing Tables: Steamed Buns Truck to Hit Streets in February

Coming Soon: People's Bao, a bao food truck will be hitting the streets sometime around February, serving up Asian specialty steamed buns with a variety of fillings. (Metrocurean) Three-level neighborhood bistro Smith Commons, which will feature a globally inspired menu, is scheduled to open on Tuesday at 1245 H St. NE. (Y&H) Tim Carman got […]

Food News You Can Use: Big Cheese Truck Hits the Streets

After hitting Arlington's streets unannounced last week, a new gourmet grilled cheese truck, The Big Cheese, will officially begin tweeting its location today. (TBD) Tim Carman has the scoop on Gillian Clark's grand plans for a new Colorado Kitchen near Union Station. (WaPo) News from PoPville: Although nothing is certain, rumor has it that a […]

Late Night at Kabob Palace: Thankfully, No Chalupas

A random cab ride placed me at the front door of Kabob Palace in Crystal City for the first time nearly a decade ago. It was late, I was bombed, and I was hoping to avoid Taco Bell. My driver dropped me off and sped away, leaving me to jockey between a number of off-duty […]

Farrah Olivia to Be Resurrected, in Kora’s Private Dining Room

Attention fans of the late and beloved Farrah Olivia: When chef Morou Ouattara closed the restaurant in Old Town Alexandria in 2009, he said at the time he'd reopen the the place, Washingtonian reported at the time, "in downtown DC within the next 'nine to 12 months.'" Fast forward... Instead, Farrah Olivia will be reopening […]

Changing Tables: The Atlas Room Opens on H Street NE

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Cafe Eagle, an Italian/Eritrean restaurant will soon be occupying the old Vegetate space at 1414 9th St. NW. (Prince of Petworth) Just what we need: another burger joint. Celebrity chef Bobby Flay plans to throwdown a Bobby's Burger Palace on K Street […]