Posts Tagged ‘Fast Gourmet’

Del Campo’s Chivito Makes a Guest Appearance at G Sandwich Shop

The next of the monthly guest chefs at Mike Isabella's G sandwich shop: Del Campo's Victor Albisu. For January, he's bringing his take on the classic Uruguayan chivito sandwich to the menu. The hefty sandwich consists of seared ribeye, mortadella ham, olives, hearts of palm, and a fried egg. The price tag? $15. Which may […]

Brothers Behind Fast Gourmet’s Chivito Sandwich Open Late Night Spot

You may already know brothers Manuel and Juan Olivera for their chivito and Cuban sandwiches at gas station eatery Fast Gourmet. But in their latest venture, TakEatEasy, an almost around-the-clock bistro and tapas bar near Dupont Circle, the brothers want to show D.C. that they’ve got more up their sleeves than just sandwiches. The brothers, who […]

Molecular Astronomy

José Andrés’ Minibar is back and more expensive than ever. Instead of a piddly $150 per person, the 20-plus course tasting now costs $225 (before tax and tip). What else could you eat around D.C. for that kind of cash? Here are some suggestions: Graphic by Carey Jordan

Critic Robert Sietsema: D.C. Food Scene Doesn’t Suck Any More

Gee golly, they like us! Holier-than-thou New York foodies, be humbled: Village Voice restaurant critic Robert Sietsema (fifth cousin to Washington Post critic Tom Sietsema) has officially bestowed upon D.C. his stamp of approval. In fact, he says D.C.—gasp!—"beats New York in a few categories." Here's a taste of what he had to say about […]

Night Moves: This Is Why D.C. Diners Can’t Have Nice Things 24/7

It’s Monday night, about 11:26 p.m. and my new would-be go-to late-night burger spot, Black & Orange, is all locked up. A guy in the window makes a cutthroat gesture as I try in vain to pry open the door. When I point to the large posted sign reading “Open Till 5 a.m.,” he just […]

Anatomy of a Sandwich: Fast Gourmet’s $13 Chivito

For gas-station fare, it’s tough to beat the chivito at Fast Gourmet, the fancy sandwich shop at Lowest Best Price Gas on 14th Street NW. The cost of regular unleaded now exceeds $4 per gallon, but the South American-style grinder, which earned City Paper‘s pick for “Best Uruguayan Sandwich” in 2011, is still a flat […]

Fast Gourmet Guys Getting More Gourmet With Second Eatery

“I’m not going to say it is going to be upscale, but it’s going to be more ambitious in terms of the quality of food. People can look for great homemade pasta.  We’re going to make different kinds of pasta over there from scratch.  We’ll have some select sandwiches from Fast Gourmet that we will […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: World Fusion Edition

BLT Steak gets the Obama bump [ABC News] Our favorite sandwich maker, Rogue 24 chef R.J. Cooper, is being released from the hospital today. Speedy healing, chef! [WaPo] Here's a blast from the past: Bennigan's is staging a comeback in D.C. and elsewhere [Market Watch] The Source's Scott Drewno is cooking at Toki Underground for […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Rick Perry’s Pork Chops Edition

The chivito at Fast Gourmet and 39 other things you must eat or else lose all your D.C. cred [WaPo] Drew Trautmann's District Kitchen opens next week. Here's a sneak peek inside. [Washingtonian] The latest H Street grub hubbub: The Big Board will soon start serving lunch; Red Palace will soon start serving burgers. [Eater […]

Good Food in a Gas Station? ‘How Crazy!’ Fast Gourmet’s Manuel Olivera On His Popular Pit Stop

Here's a new video of Manuel Olivera, co-owner of the popular Fast Gourmet at Lowest Best Price Gas—home of the belly-busting chivito (City Paper's 2011 pick for D.C.'s "Best Uruguayan Sandwich")—explaining the "crazy" concept of serving good food in a gas station and how the neighborhood's "collage of cultures" sets the tone for a menu […]

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