Posts Tagged ‘DCRA’

Dupont Circle Citizens Take on Loud Nightclubs, One Decibel Reading at a Time

The music emanating from the rooftop at Dupont’s RoseBar Lounge just after midnight one recent Sunday morning is an indiscernible muffled hum. All that can be heard outside the back of the lounge is the discord of overlapping house music beats through the speakers, with occasionally intelligible lyrics about fulfilling a woman’s fantasy. The repetitive […]

Food Truck and Restaurant Associations Respond to New Proposed Food Truck Regulations

The District proposed on Friday new rules governing food trucks that would create designated zones where a limited number of mobile vendors could sell their food. The regulations propose 23 "mobile roadway vending zones" throughout the city containing at least three parking spaces where trucks could park from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Instead of feeding […]

Standards & Pours: Why Did the D.C. Government Try to Enforce Imaginary Alcohol Portion Laws?

Around 1:30 p.m. a few Saturdays ago, two inspectors from the D.C. Office of Weights and Measures entered The Big Board on H Street NE pulling a dolly with a crate full of beakers. The inspectors told chef Andrew Gregory, the manager on site, that they were there to make sure the bar was pouring […]

Brookland’s Menomalé Opens with Neapolitan-Style Pizza and Craft Beer

It's the biggest pizza oven on the East Coast, or at least that is Menomalé's claim. Weighing in at just over 5,500 pounds, the new Brookland eatery's custom-built oven from Naples, Italy, is made from a salt-based stone used for the texture and flavor it adds to the crust. The torcher burns wood, not gas, and […]

Take A Number: How Dining At Pearl Dive Oyster Palace Will Resemble A Trip to the DMV

Young & Hungry took a sneak peek inside chef Jeff Black's forthcoming Pearl Dive Oyster Palace on Thursday afternoon. Among the more eye-catching elements of the decor: big digital screens mounted to the walls, similar to those you see at the DMV or Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. That's right–snagging a seat at the […]

Move Over, Ambulance Chasers! This Lawyer Is Following The Food Trucks

In the Post, Y&H alum Tim Carman profiles attorney Bert Gall of the Institute for Justice in Arlington on his current mission in life: "suing the living daylights out of cities that dare to limit the free enterprise of street vendors." Gall's work spans nationwide but Carman takes the opportunity to check in on the […]

D.C. Grey Farmers Market Steps Out From the Shadows

Sunday's kick-off event for the D.C. Grey Farmers Market, the subject of last week's Young & Hungry's column, appeared to go off without a hitch. A small side room in Kushi Izakaya & Sushi near Mount Vernon Square played host to the market, which was originally slated to be held in Petworth. The majority of […]

And the Winner of the Curbside Cookoff Is…

OK, maybe the voting system for the Curbside Cookoff wasn't the most foolproof on earth. At least no one was electing leaders to rule an unruly country. The worst that could happen is that an unworthy food truck took home top honors. You be the judge if it did: The winner of the Curby Award […]

Curbside Cookoff Starts Today at CityCenterDC

UPDATED: 11:46 a.m. 10/7/2010 It's a celebration of the city's emerging food truck culture, yes. But the inaugural Curbside Cookoff is also a political statement for many of the participants, who hope it will resonate with D.C. Council members whenever they decide to tackle the contentious vending regulations this fall. Twenty of the city's favorite […]

Defense Grills Steptoe’s Operations Manager Over Law Firm’s Approach with Rogue States

Defense attorney Gary Adler wanted to ask Vince Falcone, senior support operations manager for Steptoe & Johnson, if the law firm had contacted a host of local politicians and agencies to take a close look at Rogue States once lawyers started smelling burger fumes in their offices. The plaintiffs attorneys immediately objected on grounds of […]

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