Posts Tagged ‘Estadio’

Is Charging for Restaurant Reservations a Good Idea?

Table8 will give diners last minute reservations at hot restaurants—for a fee.

Restaurateur Mark Kuller Has Died

The tax lawyer-turned-restaurateur owned Proof, Estadio, and Doi Moi.

Doi Moi Opens Today on 14th Street NW

After going through two or three dozen different names, Mark Kuller’s new Asian restaurant finally opens today as Doi Moi. “We never knew what was going to be the actual name until we saw the sign,” says general manager Justin Guthrie. “Some of the blueprints actually have a different name on them.” Located at the corner […]

Small Plates, Big Money

Two frequent gripes plague small plate restaurants: 1) The prices 2) servers telling you how many dishes you should order per person. The number is often too large, and consequently, the final tab is often too much. I called up six tapas-style restaurants to see how many dishes they recommend for dinner, then stacked up […]

Thank You For Sharing

White House assistant chef Sam Kass is standing to my left at the 20th anniversary celebration for Jaleo. To my right is a guy in a suit with an earpiece. Is he guarding one of the many ambassadors circulating the honeycomb-ceilinged dining room? Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor? Virginia Sen. Mark Warner? Or perhaps the […]

Drink This: Estadio’s Pistachio Slushito

Slushies, especially alcoholic ones, are not just for sipping poolside. Estadio is serving a slushito with pistachio, sherry, and gin that's ideal for a snow day. Bar manager Adam Bernbach says he'd played around with a pistachio soda for a sherry cocktail, but the idea didn't quite come together. Fast forward a few months later, […]

Meat-Centric Restaurants With Great Vegetarian Dishes

With Meat Week and Meat-Free Week back-to-back, there's a little bit of a rivalry going on between those who love burgers and bacon and those who don't. But can meat lovers and vegans/vegetarians sit down to a meal enjoyed by both parties? At some restaurants, yes. We pulled together the best vegetarian fare from meat-centric […]

Let’s Do Lunch: When Is It Worth Opening Up For Mid-Day Meal Service?

Granville Moore’s started as a place for mussel dinners and late-night beers. Now, five years after it opened, it’s aiming for something new. As the sidewalk chalkboard brags when I walk into the H Street NE restaurant, “LUNCH BUT BETTER!” Two people are already drinking at the bar when I pull up a stool at […]

Blistered Peppers: So Hot Right Now

One of the hottest dishes around town is also one of the simplest: small whole roasted peppers, soft and full of seeds with tinges of char. ChurchKey serves fire-roasted shishito peppers with an addictive sweet spicy harissa peanut "dippy sauce" for $6.50. Jackie's Restaurant in Silver Spring has them with robiola cheese and aged cherry […]

Authentic-ish

Chef Haidar Karoum had never professionally cooked Spanish food before the 2010 opening of Estadio in Logan Circle. But his tortilla española with sweet hot peppers could give the real deal a run for its money. The French-trained chef, who’s half-Irish and half-Lebanese, learned the recipe in Rioja, Spain. He visited the country for the […]

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