Posts Tagged ‘fast-casual’

Gut Reaction: Jeff Tunks’ New Signature Shake Will Clog Your Straw (And Arteries, Probably)

This is not a formal review, but rather an off-the-cuff first-impressions-style riff on a brand-spankin' new D.C. restaurant. Chef Jeff Tunks' new fast casual Foggy Bottom eatery Burger Tap & Shake doesn't officially open its doors until next week. But Y&H was able to sneak inside during a brief soft opening Thursday afternoon for a […]

Banh Mi, Oh My! Chipotle’s ShopHouse Opening Sept. 15

DCist reports that Chipotle's hugely ballyhooed new Asian spin-off ShopHouse officially opens in Dupont Circle on Thursday, Sept. 15, with a menu offering two styles of entrees—bowls and banh mi (each priced around $7)—and your choice of proteins. It's the first firm launch date after various vague reports pegging the official start of business anywhere […]

ShopHouse Opening Soonish In Dupont Circle: ‘Is This The Birth Of A Billion-Dollar Baby?’

Chipotle spin-off ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, scheduled to open within days along Connecticut Avenue, just north of Dupont Circle, "may be the most anticipated restaurant launch in town," according to Fortune magazine. Investors, at least, are stoked about the new concept, which presents an opportunity for fast-growing Chipotle to "expand even beyond its current torrid […]

Enter the Chipotle of Sushi: Kaz Okochi’s Oh Fish! Is Now Open

Restaurateur Kaz Okochi's fast casual-style sushi joint Oh Fish! opened on Wednesday at 1103 19th St. NW. Its gimmick: Diners can build their own maki rolls the same way they would customize their burrito bowls at Chipotle. Washingtonian previously had the scoop on the place. On Thursday, WaPo's Justin Rude takes us down the ordering […]

The Chipotle Exception: Burrito Bowls OK, Big Macs Not So Much, On Barracks Row

Chalk up another shutout for Barracks Row burritos. Last night, “fast casual” chain Chipotle scored the unanimous approval of the full Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6B in its quest for a special exemption to 8th Street SE’s prohibition on fast food restaurants. During the meeting, Chipotle rep Teddy Ferguson verbally committed to satisfying the noise concerns […]

Chipotle 10, Naysayers 0: ‘Fast Casual’ Chain Clears First Hurdle on Barracks Row

Capitol Hill is inching ever closer to its first burrito bowl. The Examiner reports that the planning and zoning committee of local Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6B on Tuesday voted 10-0 in favor of a special zoning exemption that would allow ubiquitous Mexican eatery Chipotle to set up shop along 8th Street SE. Fast food restaurants […]

Words to Eat By: Cava Grill’s Braised Lamb

A lot of thought has been put into Cava Grill, the first of what is planned to be a chain of "fast-casual" restaurants from Cava Mezze. Its Bethesda location uses, according to an opening press release, reclaimed wood for all interior millwork, and disposable items like bowls, cutlery, cups, napkins, and bags that can be […]

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