Posts Tagged ‘El Centro D.F.’

D.C.’s New Champers Champ: Marcel’s! 100 Bottles of Bubbly (And Counting)

When D.C.'s Sax restaurant made its splashy debut last spring, the operators boasted of having the largest single collection of sparkling wines in the entire District: a total of 70 different varieties, including a few with some unusual names: "Sex," "Wet" and the unforgettable "Discobitch." Of course, Sax wasn't the only place bragging about its […]

Y&H’s Top 5 Best/Worst Of, Holiday And Year-End Food Blog Listicles

Rounding up the roundups: 5. WaPo's "Best and Worst Dishes of 2011." I totally agree with Yonan on El Centro D.F. Worst. Tacos. Ever. 4. Washingtonian's "Top 10 Dining-World Dramas of 2011," complete with a gracious nod to Y&H. Hey, thanks for the plug! 3. HuffPo's top 6 suburban Chinese spots (and two in D.C.) […]

El Centro Meets La Competición: Tortilla Coast Opens In Logan Circle

El Centro D.F. has some new neighborly competition in the table-side made-to-order guacamole business.  And this place packs its avocado dip with spicy serrano. Located just a few blocks away, the new and purportedly more authentically Mexican Tortilla Coast opens Monday at 1460 P St. NW. Washingtonian has photos. Metromix hit up last night's opening […]

Super Tacos, Pica Taco, Taqueria Juquilita: What’s D.C.’s Best Filled Tortilla?

National foodie site Serious Eats surveys some of the D.C.-area's best taco spots. Six of nine places on the list are in the suburbs. But the District proper is represented: Two Adams Morgan-area eateries, Super Tacos ("part of the drunk food culture here") and Pica Taco ("[p]erhaps the best barbacoa of the entire taco trip"), […]

Cocktail Guess: ‘Make me a tequila cocktail with no citrus or peel’

Location: Big Bear Cafe, 1700 1st St. NW Bartender response: “You know almost everything has citrus in it, right?” What we got: Tequila with cherry juice and ginger beer How it tasted: Sharp, spicy and refreshing Price: $7 Improv points (1-5): 3. Cherry is a stone fruit, not citrus. Our bartender earns a point for […]

All Hail the Green Goddess: Wax Beans Get Totally Sauced at Blackbyrd Warehouse

I've eaten enough ragged romaine and stale croutons to know that what convinces me of a good Caesar salad is a thick and creamy dressing. It's a lesson that I've kept in mind through much in my eating life—plenty of otherwise lackluster vegetables can be saved with a healthy splattering of fat. This time of year, […]

Quick Feeding: Irony at Serendipity 3, Taco Filling on U Street

As Fate Would Have It: Chef Jason Ferrell has reportedly quit two-week-old Serendipity 3.  [Eater DC] Join the Patty Wagon: Atlanta-based Flip Burger is still looking for D.C. digs. [WaPo] Even More Small Plates and Beer: An early look at 901 Restaurant & Bar. [Washingtonian] La Competencia de El Centro D.F.: A new "seasonal" taco […]

2011 Midterm Review: Did Y&H Correctly Predict the Year’s Trends?

We're halfway through the calendar, so it's time to check in to see how accurately Young & Hungry has predicted the 2011 food scene so far. OUT   →   IN Burgers   → Hot Dogs Verdict: No. No new specialty dog shops have opened yet–just a cart called Frank–but Shake Shack is now in Dupont. It […]

Last Week’s Leftovers: Truffle Pop, Bacon Jelly, Chèvre Ravioli

Dishes We Dug: Pan-popped popcorn with truffle oil and garlic at The Reef; St. Andre grilled cheese with homegrown tomato and bacon marmalade at One Lounge; spicy little meatballs with goat cheese agnolotti, tomato fondue and basil at Proof. Dishes We Didn't: Nopal tacos (pictured) at El Centro D.F. The green strips of cactus taste […]

Fizzy Math

“The Sex isn’t bad,” says Arris Noble. He’s not bragging about a new lover. He’s talking about wine, specifically a sparkling rosé from the L. Mawby Vineyards on Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula. “It’s a total ladies wine,” adds Noble’s colleague, Andrew Stover. “It’s pink, it’s fruity, and it’s called ‘Sex.’” Advertised as “sensual, naughty, provocative,” the […]

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