Posts Tagged ‘Esquire’

The Roberto Connection

Esquire magazine has named legendary D.C. toque (and tax cheat) Roberto Donna its Chef of the Year. While the Al Dente chef may not lord over a restaurant empire as he once did, his influence still reaches far and wide. Here's a look at some of the D.C. chefs who've worked with and for Donna […]

Quick Feeding: Best Deer Butt Bar in America

Classy Superlatives: Capitol Hill's historic Tune Inn earns a mention on Esquire's list of "Best Bars In America." Owner Lisa Nardelli credits the lack of pretense. We credit the mounted deer butts. [The Feast] Hankerin' For Humidity: Hitchin' up to Hill Country, Y&H alum Todd Kliman prefers his brisket "moist"—"a synonym for fatty, [this] is […]

Longing for the Flame, But Stuck in a Studio With a Lousy Grill Pan

Damn you if you're one of those lucky bastards I see on occasion, leaving a trail of boot prints through the snow in the backyard with a beer in your hand, a warm hat on your head, and your eyes on a grill set ablaze. Since I moved into a studio apartment in the District […]

Esquire Names Bibiana One of the 20 Best New Restaurants of 2010

This news has been reported in many other places, but Esquire finally posted the 20 Best New Restaurants feature online, where we can read what John Mariani had to say about Bibiana, Ashok Bajaj's sleek new Italian operation. Bibiana is the lone representative from the District, and like last year's D.C. pick (and the two […]

GQ Names José Andrés Chef of the Year

First it was Esquire, which recently stirred the pot by selecting Blue Ridge's Barton Seaver as chef of the year. Now comes GQ, which just named José Andrés as its chef of the year. GQ's Alan Richman virtually gushes over Andrés and his approach to tapas: America in recent years has became obsessed with undersized […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Controversy over Esquire's selection for Chef of the Year. The passing of Ben Ali. The New York Times' investigation into commercial ground beef. All of these have been major subjects on the blog this week. And yet: The most-read item this week beat out Select 55 by a mere five clicks. Barton Seaver to Be […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Hey, look, a celebrity chef! We're all slaves to celebrity — or at least celebrity chefs. This week's top item is devoted to a freakish coincidence: I happened to be at G Street Food right when Rick Bayless popped in for a sandwich to go, to take with him for his flight out of town. […]

Barton Seaver to Be Named Esquire’s Chef of the Year, Controversy Ensues

Jane Black over at WaPo posted a dandy item today about Esquire critic John Mariani naming Barton Seaver "chef of the year" in the upcoming November issue. As Black chronicles, the New York magazine's decision flies in the face of local D.C. opinion on Seaver's latest venture, Blue Ridge, in Glover Park. Whether a good […]