Posts Tagged ‘fire’

Tune Inn Won’t Turn On Again Until Summer Drops Out

Tune Inn owner Lisa Nardelli tells WTOP that she "expects the bar will be shut down for the summer, perhaps for up to 10 weeks," following last week's devastating fire at the iconic Capitol Hill watering hole. Nardelli pegs the damages at "hundreds of thousands of dollars." WTOP takes a peek inside the disaster zone: […]

Kitchen Fire at Tune Inn: Not as Catastrophic as Previously Thought

Twitter was aflutter this morning with reports of fire at Capitol Hill's iconic dive bar and restaurant The Tune Inn. According to The Huffington Post: "The extent of the damage was initially reported as catastrophic by distraught fans of the bar, but the front of the establishment remains largely undamaged. A grease fire was contained […]

Equinox Finally Gets Its Building Permit, But Is Still Weeks from Reopening

Y&H caught up with Ellen Kassoff Gray this afternoon as she was driving to pick up her son at school. She said that Equinox, the downtown restaurant she co-owns with her husband and chef Todd Gray, just received its building permit today after weeks of waiting. "That building has been sitting idle since Dec. 17," […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

It's been a capital week here at Young & Hungry Central. Or more like a "Capital City" week. Three of your five favorite posts focused on the latest news about Capital City Diner and Capital City Cheesecake, a pair of capital operations not at all related. Take a look: Capital City Diner Ready to Open […]

December’s Fire Has Stoked Some New Ideas at Equinox

Nothing has come easy for Todd and Ellen Gray since a fire gutted their kitchen at Equinox in December. The owners have been battling their insurance company, battling weather delays, and battling their own expectations on when they can get back to work. The Grays figured they'd be back in business by March; they even took reservations from devoted Equinox  fans eager to […]

Equinox’s Damages Are Worse Than Previously Reported

If every restaurant in town lost business due to Saturday's historic  snow storm, then Equinox suffered a double whammy over the weekend: Todd and Ellen Gray's regional American gem on Connecticut Avenue took it on the chin from two elements, fire and water. A fire hit the place early Friday morning, followed shortly thereafter by […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

All local foodies today were focused on the breaking news at Equinox, where a fire destroyed the downtown institution's kitchen. Y&H has fire department reports and pictures from the scene. In the meantime, here are the top blog posts of the week: Say Hello to the Inaugural Class of the D.C. Dish Hall of Fame […]

The Aftermath of Equinox’s Friday Morning Fire

The ceiling to the private dining and wine room was destroyed. Ellen Kassoff Gray believes three things prevented the early morning fire at Equinox from destroying the well-regarded restaurant: an in-house fire alarm system, the weekly degreasing of the kitchen's hood, and an alert security guard who smelled smoke around 3 a.m. Just the weekly […]

Equinox Suffers Devastating Kitchen Fire

Y&H just confirmed with Ellen Kassoff Gray, co-owner and general manager of Equinox, that the downtown restaurant has suffered a serious fire in the kitchen. "We don't know what happened yet," Kassoff Gray told Y&H just a few minutes ago. She couldn't talk more at the moment and asked if she could call back later. In the […]