Posts Tagged ‘El Centro’

Secret Hand Signals and Social Cues: Rogue 24 Operates Like a Baseball Game

"The customers never have to know," Matthew Carroll told me during a party for Gilt City's D.C. launch, as he explains the hand gestures that will govern front-of-house service at Rogue 24. The hugely hyped eatery from former Vidalia chef R.J. Cooper opens tonight in Shaw's Bladgen Alley. At first, it looks like every other restaurant […]

Would El Centro Suck Less Under Mark Kuller’s Direction?

Eater DC gets on the horn with Rammy Award-winning restaurateur Mark Kuller of acclaimed eateries Proof and Estadio for a quick Q&A. During the chat, Kuller dishes a bit more about his plans for future restaurants. Even more interesting: his comments about the one that got away. "I still think we need a good taqueria […]

Quick Feeding: Obamas Dine at Lobbyist Central; Pho 14 Expanding

The Usual Powerful People Dining at the Usual Power Dining Spot: On the evening before Mother's Day, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dined at Ristorante Tosca downtown, a place popular with powerful folks, lobbyists, and rainmakers. [Obama Foodorama, WaPo] Improvements Pho the Future: Pho 14 in Columbia Heights will be expanding its […]

Sip It! Don’t Lick It, Slam It, Suck It. Tips from El Centro’s Tequila ‘Librarian’

The grand opening of chef Richard Sandoval's new Mexican eatery El Centro D.F. this week promises to bring tequila consumption in the District to new heights of agave-based euphoria. Some 200 different varieties of tequilas and mezcals are said to be available daily. Still haunted by the curse of José Cuervo from our college days, […]

Servicey Industry: El Centro, Estadio, SAX, TruOrleans

Openings, closings, revamps, events, compiled from press releases, compressed into haiku El Centro, tacos/Tequila, more tequila/Rooftop patio; opening May 5, 1819 14th St. NW, (202) 328-3131 Estadio, lunch/Tortilla Espanola/Pinxtos and tapas; starting May 10, 1520 14th Street NW, (202) 319-1404 SAX, a lavish lounge/Fondues, flatbreads, canapés/Champagne, cocktails, beer; opening May 13, 734 11th St. NW, […]