Posts Tagged ‘Fiola’

Price Check: Why Are Some New Restaurants Already Getting More Expensive?

If you thought Le Diplomate was expensive when it opened in April, you should see it now. The white-hot French brasserie from restaurateur Stephen Starr has increased the prices on nearly all of its entrées—anywhere from $1 to $4 per dish. The price tags for hors d’oeuvres, sides, and salads are mostly the same with […]

Proof of Purchase: Cocktail Prices Are Reaching New Highs. How Much is Too Much?

Even though I know it’s coming, it’s hard not to feel sticker shock when I get the bill at The Rye Bar in Georgetown’s new Capella hotel. On my tab: a $22 Manhattan and an $18 Old Fashioned. With tax and tip, the whole thing rounds out to $50. For two drinks. Don’t get me […]

Bacon, Not Stirred: Cocktails for Carnivores

Meat is no longer just what’s for dinner. Now, it’s what you drink, too. From veal to venison to foie gras, bartenders are finding ways to create cocktails with ingredients typically only found on the plate. In the age of experimental mixology and whole-animal dining, it seems no ingredient is off-limits. Here’s a look at […]

Are You Gonna Drink That? Fiola’s Venison Fat-Washed Whiskey Cocktail

The Drink: Deer in the Headlights Where to Get It: Fiola, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; (202) 628-2888; Price: $15 What It Is: A cocktail with venison fat-washed rye whiskey, Averna Amaro, and The Bitter Truth EXR herbal liqueur. It’s the color of dark aged leather. How It’s Made: After Fiola chefs cook venison for […]

Nage Bistro Hires Former Fiola and Eventide Chef

Nage Bistro has reopened with a new look and new chef after a $125,000 renovation. Chef Miles Vaden comes to the Scott Circle restaurant after serving as executive chef at Fiola (briefly) and opening executive chef at Eventide in Clarendon. Vaden has also worked in the kitchens of Todd Gray's Equinox, Jean-George Vongerichten's Vong in New York, […]

Vendor’s Game: Meet the Chef Behind Union Market

Union Market is chef Richie Brandenburg’s pantry. It’s lunch hour on opening day of the new high-end food emporium, and the mastermind of Union Market is strolling past the olive oils, meats, and baguettes down the bustling center aisle of the 25,000-square foot space off of 5th Street NE. He walks past vendors he once […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Dancing on Tables Edition

Wilson Tavern changes owners/directions with benches made specifically for dancing on [Thrillist] Fiola's Fabio and Maria Trabocchi are officially a power couple [Forbes] Game of Thrones-themed dishes (think head-on-a-stake cake pops) [The Plate] Neighborhood Restaurant Group's forthcoming Bluejacket brewery will debut its first collaboration beers on Thursday [Washingtonian] Sweetgreen opens its 12th store at 19th […]

Who’s Really Got The Biggest Patio In Penn Quarter? 901 or Fiola? (Hint: Neither)

You know that spring time has finally arrived when restaurants around town start firing-off press releases that boast about their patios. The latest comes from 901 Restaurant & Bar, which tomorrow opens a brand-spankin' new area for al fresco dining at the corner of 9th and "Eye" Streets NW. According to the release, the new […]

James Beard Finalists Include Some of D.C.’s Finest

Fabio Trabocchi's Fiola, the recent recipient of three stars from WaPo critic Tom Sietsema and Y&H's vote for best bomboloni in town, is among the nominees for the esteemed James Beard Foundation's award for Best New Restaurant. The finalists for the upcoming foodie Oscars were announced today in Las Vegas.  D.C. chefs Johnny Monis (Komi), […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Three-Star Trattoria Edition

An early look at Boqueria, opening tonight [Washingtonian] Fiola gets three stars. [Post] The evolution (and various incarnations) of the "Strasburger" [DCist] Here's what D.C. Central Kitchen is doing for the District's food deserts. [Eatocracy] Take a look at what chef Johnny Spero is cooking for the upcoming SŪNA pop-up. [We Love DC] Another liquor […]