Posts Tagged ‘Diane Gross’

Cellular Gastronomy: Restaurants’ Love-Hate Relationship With Your Phone

When I walk into the International Language Institute, the small, dingy lobby is empty—except for a guy sitting next to the elevator. Is this actually the right way to the new  Dupont “speakeasy” from Good Stuff Eatery’s Spike Mendelsohn and lobbyist/Kabin owner Vinoda Basnayake? It doesn’t look like the entrance to a bar with studded […]

Former Casa Nonna Chef Pops Up at Cork Market

Two months after Casa Nonna shuttered, chef Amy Brandwein is popping back up on the D.C. dining scene with a dinner at Cork Market & Tasting Room on August 2. The former Galileo chef will play with heirloom tomatoes for the multi-course feast (see menu below). She says Cork owners Diane Gross and Khalid Pitts […]

Hitting the Sauce: Cork’s ‘Curry-esque’ Ketchup

A friend of mine described the exotic homemade ketchup at Cork on 14th Street NW as "curry-esque." Intrigued, I simply had to try it.  The flavor was extraordinary. The moment it hit my tongue, I felt transported to India, or at least Dishes of India in Alexandria. I seemed to detect a spice that could […]

Food News You Can Use: Turkey Cakes and a Budding Four Loko Black Market

The long-awaited Chicago-style hot dog joint, ChiDogO's, officially opens today at 1934 14th St. NW. The husband-and-wife duo behind Cork Market and Cork Wine Bar, Diane Gross and Khalid Pitts, offer their takes on which wines to choose for Thanksgiving dinner. (Metrocurean) Sette Bello closed its doors over the weekend at 3101 Wilson Blvd. in […]

Cork Market Now Has Pizzas on Saturday

In talking with co-owner Diane Gross about Cork Market and Tasting Room's line of house-made sandwiches — really, don't miss the shop's light, lemony chicken salad on homemade brioche bun — she told me that chef Kristin Hutter has started making pizzas, too. Every Saturday, Hutter rolls out a dozen or so rounds with her […]

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