Posts Tagged ‘Fiola’

What To Eat Tonight: Charity Grub & Suds at Birch & Barley

Talk about a tasty pairing. The gustatory stylings of Rammy Award-winning "Rising Culinary Star of the Year" chef Kyle Bailey and sudsy selections of James Beard Award-nominated "Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional" Greg Engert make for a considerable one-two punch on any given night of the week. But, this particular evening, Birch & Barley's dynamic […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Restaurant-Friendly Kids Edition

A conviction in the 2011 beating of a man outside Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant. [Examiner] Here's how Fiola's Fabio Trabocchi makes meatballs. [Washington Times] Firefly's Danny Bortnick's advice on making your kid more restaurant-friendly. [Eatocracy] Footage from the local Top Chef casting call at Graffiato. [NBC Washington] José Andrés says "[y]ou do have to be a […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Frequent Diner Miles Edition

A bill to require D.C. food trucks to collect the usual 10 percent sales tax is headed back to D.C. Council. [Blade] Early intel on Bar Pilar's new upstairs dining room; plus, pics from inside. [Washingtonian, BYT] Peregrine Espresso's Lindsey Kiser is headed to the U.S. Barista Championship. [Fresh Cup] Spike Mendelsohn has devised a […]

James Beard Loves D.C.: Local Semifinalists For Foodie Oscars Announced

The esteemed James Beard Foundation today announced a bevy of semifinalists for its coveted chef and restaurant awards and the D.C.-area food scene is well represented. Eater DC has a comprehensive breakdown. Among the noms: Fiola and Little Serow each get a nod in the "Best New Restaurant" category. Palena's Frank Ruta is in the […]

Fiola’s Maria Trabocchi Shows Off Her Back Door

Finding the public entrance to Fiola was tricky enough the first time. Pennsylvania Avenue? Pshaw! Locating the back door where VIPs sneak in sounds even more complicated: "Drive through the brick alley connecting Pennsylvania Ave. and C St. alongside Fiola. Exit in the courtyard between the office buildings, and the door is a few steps […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Secret Supper Club Edition

Take a peek inside D.C.'s secret "Hush" supper club. [New York Times] More secrets: Ripple is mum on the details about its new bakery. [Washingtonian] Tube meat finally gets its own week. [DCist] Which D.C. food blogger makes the best lamb dish? [Fans of Lamb] Let Birch & Barley's Tiffany MacIsaac show you how to […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Foamy Latte Fight Club Edition

Enter the shadowy world of D.C. baristas and their foamy monthly "fight club." Dolcezza, Filter, Peregrine, Chinatown Coffee Company—they're all involved. [Borderstan] Asylum, R.I.P. [Prince of Petworth] José Andrés ranks No. 41 among the "50 Most Powerful People in Washington." His restaurant Minibar, you'll recall, ranks No. 1 in our book. [GQ] Former Galileo III […]

Cocktail Kvetching: D.C.’s Best Bars Snubbed By Food & Wine

Food & Wine has released its list of the "50 Best Bars In America." And, just like in national politics, D.C. representation is sorely lacking. Only one hotbed of booze in the entire District merits a mention on the vaunted list: The Passenger/Columbia Room near Mt. Vernon Square. Alexandria's PX, meanwhile, earns a nod on […]

Mixed Veggies: New Veg-Friendly Lunch Specials; Free Tix Contest to “Vegucated”

Quick hits on the meatless beat. Step Away From Your Desk: Now there are two more reasons to step away from the internet at lunch: Both Urbana and Fiola announced new lunch specials this week. Urbana's $14.95 "lunch box" brings a side salad, choice of pizza or sandwich, chips and a house-made chocolate chip cookie, […]

Esquire Ranks D.C.’s Fiola Among Nation’s Best New Restaurants

Congrats to chef Fabio Trabocchi and company. His Penn Quarter eatery Fiola, which opened this past spring, made the cut for Esquire's list of "Best New Restaurants 2011." Says the men's mag: "After his cucina nuova effusions of the past, Trabocchi has gone retro, infusing classic Italian dishes with his own sense of the sublime. […]