Posts Tagged ‘Duke’s Grocery’

What’s in a Name? For Restaurants, Everything.

It could have been called Scotch and Sofa. Or worse: Couch. Those were some of the names that The Fainting Goat owners Greg Algie and Henry Bruce spitballed for their U Street NW restaurant before it opened last winter. The building, after all, once belonged to a home furnishings shop. “In his head, he was just […]

Restaurant, Meet Market. Market, Meet Restaurant.

If you want Menu MBK’s bacon thyme parker house rolls for breakfast, don’t bother hoarding them and asking for a doggie bag. After you finish dinner at chef Frederik de Pue’s Penn Quarter restaurant, you’ll find a four-pack for purchase on the first-floor market. Didn’t get to try that stinky bleu on the rolling cheese […]

The Hungries: The Best and Worst of D.C. Restaurants in 2013

During the second week of May, four new restaurants opened up on 14th Street NW—the same number that debuted in the same corridor all of last year. Which pretty much tells you everything you need to know about 2013: It seemed hardly a day went by that D.C. didn’t see another new bar, restaurant, market, […]

Sauce-O-Meter: How the Week’s Food Happenings Measure Up

These Dishes Are Not What They Seem

Edible tromp l'oeil—dishes that look like one thing but are something else altogether—are a hallmark of avant-grade cuisine. But two new, more casual eateries—Duke's Grocery and Thally—are serving vegetarian dishes that might deceive you until you dig in. No imitation bacon included. At Duke's Grocery, chef Alex McCoy prepares faux escargots ($7) that look like […]

The ’Wiching Hour: Duke’s Grocery’s Ruby on Rye

The Sandwich: Ruby on Rye Where: Duke’s Grocery, 1715 17th St. NW Price: $9 Bread: Toasted “farmhouse” rye Stuffings: Salt beef (what Brits call corned beef), Jarlsberg cheese, pickles, dill mustard, house ’kraut Thickness: 4.25 inches Sloppiness level (1 to 5): 2. Although bits of beef and sauerkraut flee the sandwich as soon as you […]

From East London to East Dupont: Duke’s Grocery Opens Tomorrow

East London-inspired cafe/pub/market Duke's Grocery will begin offering internationally inspired sandwiches tomorrow for dinner and lunch, beginning at 11 a.m. The Dupont restaurant comes from former Rugby Cafe and Glover Park's Kitchen 2404 chef Alex McCoy, who spent some of his childhood in London, and Daniel Kramer, who organizes tasting tours like the DC Beerathon, […]

Duke’s Grocery Will Bring East London to East Dupont

The royal baby isn't the only good news for anglophiles in D.C. An East London-inspired cafe and market called Duke's Grocery is in the works for the east Dupont spot formerly occupied by Cafe Green. It's set to open in a month or so. The eatery comes from former Rugby Cafe and Kitchen 2404 chef Alex McCoy, […]

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