Posts Tagged ‘Eola’

How Offal: Eola Will Close After Aug. 31

Eola, the Dupont restaurant known for offal-centric tasting menus and bacon flights, will close for good at the end of the month, Washingtonian's Todd Kliman reported this morning. Chef/owner Daniel Singhofen posted this message on the restaurant's website: Regretfully, Eola's last service will be August 31. The past four years have been an incredible ride and I'm proud […]

Don’t Scrap the Stems! Crispy Beet Greens at Ripple

Finding animal brains, limbs and tongues on menus has become a fairly normal occurrence in Washington. Dupont's Eola offers a special tasting menu of offal and Bar Pilar fries pig ears into crispy strips. Nose-to-tail dining has switched from adventure eating to a moral crusade, allowing thoughtful omnivores to rationalize the killing of an animal by eating every […]

Could You Eat an Animal You Just Witnessed Being Butchered?

Stretched out, the lamb's body looked like it reached 3 or 4 feet. Gone were the coarse curls and its entire head. It just laid there, deep burgundy muscles kept intact with bones and cartilage, or whatever else holds together a once-living creature. I didn't witness a slaughter, but a full-on butchering seemed close enough. Last week, Young & […]

Photos: How to Break Down a Pig’s Head

Whole Hog

The table at Dupont Circle’s Eola is covered in small appetizers that seem innocuous—tortellini, chicken fried steak, tempura fries. But take a second glance. All three dishes are made from parts of a pig’s head: The pasta is filled with brain. The golden, deep fried tempura batter hides slivers of ear. And the “steak” is […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Y&H is getting a little misty-eyed, which is totally not allowed at Washington City Paper. I'm heading into my final two days in this esteemed (well, more like skanky) chair, and I'm realizing for the first time that this will be my last issue of the weekly Greatest Hits. So can I tell you a […]

A Black Friday Shopping Guide for People Who’d Rather Eat

Allow me to offer a disclaimer before I start: You can trust my picks for the District's best shopping districts as much as you can trust Bernie Madoff's financial advice. Through years of selective focus, I can walk through any neighborhood and ignore all manner of shoe shops, clothing stores, and perfumeries, my mind singularly […]

Pigs Take Flight at Eola in Dupont

Until Sunday, I never thought I'd see the words "bacon" and "flight" together in one sentence. But just spotting the "bacon flight" on Eola's brunch menu made me laugh out loud, partly out of pure ticklish delight and partly from the cholesterol-laden absurdity of the term. I knew, of course, that resistance was futile. I […]

Food News You Can Use: Fabio Finds Work!

Looks like there will be a lot of empty bags this Halloween. It's time, once again, for our semi-regular news round-up, handy for those folks who actually have to work during the week and can't obsess over their favorite food blogs. After nearly 10 months of speculation following  the abrupt closing of Fiamma, former Maestro chef Fabio […]

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