Posts Tagged ‘Eastern Market’

Gut Reaction: The Smoked Duck Doesn’t Suck at Suna Pop-Up

This is not a formal review, but rather an off-the-cuff first-impressions-style riff on a brand-spankin' new D.C. restaurant. If this week's pop-up preview of the forthcoming, Latvian-titled Eastern Market eatery Suna (English translation: moss) is any indication, then diners can expect a very dimly lit, wine-centric parade of tiny three-bite portioned plates that isn't particularly […]

What To Eat Tonight: Pho Bo Tai Nam at Montserrat House

"Pho U," a planned Vietnamese pop-up restaurant at Montserrat House, was abruptly called off a few weeks back. For good reason, too—the chef, Toki Underground's Thang Le, had tragically died. Tonight, the pho goes on, with Marvin chefs James Claudio and Brendan L’Etoile at the helm. Menu highlights include crispy spring rolls ($7), garlic chicken […]

What To Eat This Weekend: Mucho Meat (Plus Free Sides!) at Urban Bar-B-Q

Tonight, at Cashion's, chef John Manolatos unveils a new weekend tasting menu of his favorite dishes. Price is $85 per person ($105 with wine pairings). Availability is limited. The next day, the Cashion's crew also celebrates the second anniversary of its sister retail spot, A.M. Wine Shoppe, with tastings and demonstrations throughout the afternoon and […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: The Vince Gray Hoagie Edition

The newest hoagie hub under the Taylor Gourmet banner opens at 11 a.m. today on 14th Street NW. Mayor Vince Gray is supposed to be there for the ribbon cutting; Louis Sarcone Jr., however, probably won't. Also opening this morning: A new bakery, Le Caprice DC, in Columbia Heights. Here are some pics of the […]

A (Free) Taste of Harlem at Eastern Market

New York chef Marcus Samuelsson, who famously hosted President Obama at a $1.5 million fundraiser inside the cook's Harlem eatery Red Rooster last spring, is rolling into the District on a national food truck tour for charity on Friday. Samuelsson will be dishing out free food but gladly accepting donations on behalf of the hunger […]

Chipotle 10, Naysayers 0: ‘Fast Casual’ Chain Clears First Hurdle on Barracks Row

Capitol Hill is inching ever closer to its first burrito bowl. The Examiner reports that the planning and zoning committee of local Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6B on Tuesday voted 10-0 in favor of a special zoning exemption that would allow ubiquitous Mexican eatery Chipotle to set up shop along 8th Street SE. Fast food restaurants […]

The Happiest Counter Man Alive: The Clerk at Market Poultry

Last weekend, I stopped briefly by Eastern Market to see if there was anything that I just had to buy. There wasn't, but I did get caught in the crossfire between two deli counters in the middle of South Hall. Too bad I couldn't flip on my camera's video function quick enough to capture it. The guys […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Market Lunch

One by one, we’re running through the 50 restaurants that made the cut on this year’s Young & Hungry Dining Guide. If you have visited the day’s featured restaurant, let us know what you think. If you’re planning to visit for the first time, tell us about your meal when you return. As the name […]

Eastern Market Reopens

As promised, Eastern Market re-opened today after a $22 million renovation, following a fire in the Spring of 2007. Mid May, I (or rather a designated construction official, who said I couldn't come onto the site due to my footwear) snapped some photos of the inside of the building.

Eastern Market to Reopen on June 26

Last time Eastern Market was all over the news, it looked like this: (Of course, let’s not forget this either.) However, today was about moving forward.  Construction workers and officials gathered at the building and discussed its upcoming re-introduction into D.C. life. Crews expect to complete the project on June 9. Eastern Market will officially […]