Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Central Kitchen’

An Ex-Con Is Probably Helping Prepare Your Meal

If you go past the white tablecloths, you’ll hear plenty of stories about transformation and redemption in restaurant kitchens.

Catch Anthony Bourdain and Carla Hall at Capital Food Fight

The annual fundraiser for D.C. Central Kitchen is Nov. 11.

D.C. Corner Stores Aren’t Just for Junk Food Anymore

The first thing you notice at T&G Grocery in Eckington is the ceiling-high wall of Cheetos and Doritos facing the attendant’s protective glass box. Beyond that, you see packaged doughnuts and cream-filled Little Debbie cakes. Up until about three years ago, the healthiest thing you’d find at this corner store was bananas. “Eight grapes, stacked […]

Where Did That Iguana Come From?

One of the highlights from last night's Capital Food Fight was a cook-off between celebrity chefs Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern using iguana as an ingredient. But where did the lizard come from? None other than Victor Albisu, the former BLT Steak chef opening Taco Bamba this fall. Albisu, who worked with the event's organizers to […]

Four Memorable Moments From Capital Food Fight

Celebrity chefs Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmern, Jose Andrés, Padma Lakshmi, and Carla Hall came together last night to host and judge DC Central Kitchen's annual Capital Food Fight. The event raised $600,000 for the meal distribution and job training nonprofit, while giving everyone the chance to see their favorite chefs uncensored. If you missed it, here are some […]

Damn, It Feels Good to Be a Gangster Chef

DC Central Kitchen's annual Capital Food Fight is coming up on Oct. 8.  Among the highlights of the star-studded fundraiser will be a cooking throw-down between Elisir chef  Enzo Fargione, Bourbon Steak chef Adam Sobel, Vidalia chef Jeff Buben, and Cuba Libre chef Guillermo Pernot. Already the trash-talking has begun. The nonprofit has a few amazing […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Three-Star Trattoria Edition

An early look at Boqueria, opening tonight [Washingtonian] Fiola gets three stars. [Post] The evolution (and various incarnations) of the "Strasburger" [DCist] Here's what D.C. Central Kitchen is doing for the District's food deserts. [Eatocracy] Take a look at what chef Johnny Spero is cooking for the upcoming SŪNA pop-up. [We Love DC] Another liquor […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Corned Beef Odyssey Edition

Self-described "mixtress" Gina Chersevani splits from PS7's. [Washingtonian] A guy drives 20 hours round-trip from Michigan to try Spike Mendelsohn's warm, savory corned beef from the Sixth & Rye truck.  And, boy, did that Cadillac smell by the time he got back. [Automobile Magazine] In case you missed it, here's what D.C. chefs José Andrés, […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Cuban Missile Crisis-Style Dining Edition

Restaurant Week isn't over. It just moved to Alexandria. [NBC Washington] D.C.'s new Fuel Pizza on K Street NW soft-opens on Monday with a 15-percent discount on the entire menu. [DCist] Glover Park's Town Hall has reopened just up the block in the former Blue Ridge space. [Prince of Petworth] Countdown to Valentine's Day: Nothing […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Big Boys Show Edition

Local pols say a lot of nice things about The Hamilton; Yelpers not so much. [DCist, Eater DC] Having already conquered Hell's Kitchen, D.C. Central Kitchen's Rock Harper says he has no interest in appearing on other TV cooking competitions like Top Chef or Chopped . ("I won the big boys show," he laughs.) But […]