Posts Tagged ‘Dan O’Brien’

Seasonal Pantry Chef Opens A&D Tonight In Shaw

A&D, a new Shaw restaurant and bar from the owners of Seasonal Pantry and SUNdeVICH, opens tonight at 5 p.m. Both owners Dan O'Brien (of brief Top Chef fame) and Ali Bagheri will split time in the kitchen. Their menu is broken down by small plates ($4-7) and big plates ($10-12). Among the big plate highlights is […]

Spoiler! Which D.C. Top Chef Contestant Got Kicked Off for an Omelet?

Sorry, D.C. Top Chef fans, we're one local chef down after last night's premiere episode. The competition starts with the contestants divided into groups and sent to the kitchens of Tom Colicchio, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, and Hugh Acheson. Each celebrity chef has determined his own test for the chefs to win their spots in […]

Watch Three Local Chefs on Top Chef Tonight

It's time, Tom and Padma fans. Top Chef Seattle premieres tonight at 10 p.m. Among this season's cast: Seasonal Pantry's Dan O'Brien, Belga Cafe's Bart Vandaele, and Jeffrey Jew, who's identified in the show as chef de cuisine at Blackbyrd, although his Top Chef bio says he's now a personal chef in St. Petersburg, Fla. There are […]

Reality Bites: How Top Chef Contestants Stay Undercover

In the fall of 2007, Spike Mendelsohn told everyone he knew he was traveling in Vietnam for six weeks. In reality, the chef of Good Stuff Eatery and We The Pizza was in Chicago filming Season 4 of Top Chef. The story seemed plausible: He was cooking Vietnamese food at Mai House in New York […]

Eat Fried Chicken and Doughnuts Tonight

It's fried chicken and doughnut night at Seasonal Pantry. Chef Dan O'Brien, who will compete in the next season of Top Chef, is serving to-go orders with four pieces of chicken for $8.25. There will also be citrus or Mexican chocolate old-fashioned doughnuts for $3 and peaches and cream yeast-raised doughnuts for $3.50. Doors open […]

Who’s on Top Chef?

Three D.C. chefs will compete on the next season of Bravo's Top Chef in Seattle. Y&H correctly predicted two of the contestants: Jeffrey Jew (who last we heard was chef of The Brixton, though Bravo doesn't mention that) and Belga Cafe's Bart Vandaele. A surprise third D.C. contestant is Seasonal Pantry chef Dan O'Brien. Check out the […]

How’d You Do On Our Wu-Food Quiz? Answers To Last Week’s Hip-Hop-Themed Dinner Game

Last week, Y&H gave you a sneak peek into the Wu Tang Clan-themed dinner series at Seasonal Pantry and asked you to hazard a guess as to what specific Wu tunes inspired each dish on chef Dan O'Brien's menu. After a sold out three-night run, O'Brien dishes up the answers. See if you guessed correctly […]

Can You Match The Seasonal Pantry Dish With The Wu-Tang Tune That Inspired It?

Seasonal Pantry's Dan O'Brien offered Y&H a sneak peek at the finalized menu for his sold-out "Wu-Tang Dinner" series, which begins tonight at the popular supper club in Shaw. Each of O'Brien's dishes corresponds with a song by the influential Staten Island hip-hop troupe Wu-Tang Clan. (As you might have guessed, O'Brien is a big […]