Posts Tagged ‘Danny Bortnick’

Last Night’s Leftovers: Restaurant-Friendly Kids Edition

A conviction in the 2011 beating of a man outside Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant. [Examiner] Here's how Fiola's Fabio Trabocchi makes meatballs. [Washington Times] Firefly's Danny Bortnick's advice on making your kid more restaurant-friendly. [Eatocracy] Footage from the local Top Chef casting call at Graffiato. [NBC Washington] José Andrés says "[y]ou do have to be a […]

Battle of the Bevvies: Firefly’s Wines Face ChurchKey’s Beers in Charity Food Pairing Smackdown

Firefly chef Danny Bortnick is teaming up with Birch & Barley toques Kyle Bailey and Tiffany MacIsaac on a five-course fundraising dinner, scheduled for July 25, to benefit breast cancer research. The dramatic element of this charity event: Firefly's ownership group, Kimpton Hotels, is flying in its master sommelier, Emily Wines (yes, that's her real […]

Half-Smoke Challenge to Find D.C.’s Top Dog

It's been said that the half-smoke is the closest thing the District gets to having a recognizable homegrown food product. The half-smoke, of course, is most associated with Ben's Chili Bowl on U Street NW, which this week donated its papers and artifacts to George Washington University's Africana Research Center. (Washington City Paper's 2007 cover […]

Chefs Veg Out: Danny Bortnick of Firefly

Short ribs and baby octopus may dominate many menus in the city, but that doesn't mean local chefs can't find love in an acorn squash. In our ongoing series, Chefs Veg Out, we'll prove D.C.’s chefs can play with more than just meat. Name: Danny Bortnick Title: Executive Chef and General Manager Restaurant: Firefly Cooking Since: "Professionally […]

Haven’t Made Restaurant Week Plans Yet? Y&H Has Last-Minute Suggestions.

Tonight officially kicks off winter D.C. Restaurant Week, which means that if you haven't already secured your reservations to the city's finest, priciest dining rooms, you're pretty much screwed.  Because, let's be honest, if you're not hitting the most expensive restaurants, you're not getting much bang for your buck during RW. Once you start figuring […]

Dish of the Week: Mini Pot Roast at Firefly

Ignore the lousy pic. And ignore the optical illusion: Portion is large.  Allow me to list the dishes I'd rather eat than pot roast: all of them. (OK, all of them, except that starch-heavy, fall-apart-in-your-hands duck "burger" I recently tried at Jackie's.) Firefly chef Danny Bortnick feels my pain. Like many of us, Bortnick grew up with […]

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