Posts Tagged ‘firefly’

Remixology: Make Us a Drink with Alka-Seltzer

Where: Firefly, 1310 New Hampshire Ave. NW Bartender: Jon Harris Mystery Ingredient: Alka-Seltzer Bartender Response: “It’s not easy. It’s not hard,” Harris said. “You’re just using it as a fizzing agent.” Then he took a sip of a glass of straight Alka-Seltzer: “That’s disgusting.” What We Got: A chemistry lesson. Since Alka-Seltzer is a base, […]

The Inn Crowd: Hotel Restaurants Revamp to Bring In Locals

When Scott Circle restaurant Nage Bistro got a makeover late last year, it adopted many of the trendy design elements that are popular in D.C.’s hottest new restaurants. Exposed brick now covers the walls, along with tiles of live moss atop refurbished wood reportedly from a barn built in Louisville, Ky., in 1932. Edison light […]

What Happened to Radius Pizza’s Previous Owner?

Radius Pizza is set to reopen under the new ownership of Matt and Lenka Culbertson tonight at 5 p.m. But what ever happened to previous chef and owner Todd Wiss? He and his wife and partner Nicole Wiss went MIA after the restaurant closed in July and did not respond to Y&H's calls and emails. […]

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 […]

‘Shroom for Improvement: The Politics of the Vegetarian Entree

Michael Landrum has been getting some flak lately over his portobello mushroom caps. Landrum’s Arlington eatery, Ray’s the Steaks, offers a slew of entrées for diners to choose from, including 21 different plates of beef and four kinds of seafood dishes. But, if you happen to be vegetarian, the ’shrooms, marinated in balsamic vinegar, grilled […]

Battle of the Bevvies: Firefly’s Wines Face ChurchKey’s Beers in Charity Food Pairing Smackdown

Firefly chef Danny Bortnick is teaming up with Birch & Barley toques Kyle Bailey and Tiffany MacIsaac on a five-course fundraising dinner, scheduled for July 25, to benefit breast cancer research. The dramatic element of this charity event: Firefly's ownership group, Kimpton Hotels, is flying in its master sommelier, Emily Wines (yes, that's her real […]

Brew at the Zoo: Where’s All The Local Craft Beer?

Brew at the Zoo, the annual outdoor beer tasting event hosted by the National Zoo, will pair biology and the buzzed on July 14. The suds-filled soiree, which attracts some 40 breweries and about 2,000 thirsty guests each year, regularly sells out weeks in advance. As of Thursday, there were still about 600 tickets available. Why? […]

Last Week’s Leftovers: Shake Shack Exposé, Tongue Taco Tragedy

Dishes We Dug: "Walk of Shame" breakfast burrito (pictured, featuring sirloin steak, scrambled eggs, cheddar, and green chile sauce) at Ted's Bulletin; "Cowboy steak" (a "family night" special) at Bar Pilar; the "Clogger" sandwich (hot beef brisket, provolone, bacon, gravy, mayonnaise, on a kaiser roll) at Star and Shamrock; "Devils on Horseback" (dates stuffed with […]

Chefs Veg Out: Danny Bortnick of Firefly

Short ribs and baby octopus may dominate many menus in the city, but that doesn't mean local chefs can't find love in an acorn squash. In our ongoing series, Chefs Veg Out, we'll prove D.C.’s chefs can play with more than just meat. Name: Danny Bortnick Title: Executive Chef and General Manager Restaurant: Firefly Cooking Since: "Professionally […]

Late Night Eats at a Sudanese err…Pizza Trattoria?

The Spot: El Khartoum (aka Pizzeria Trattoria) 1782 Florida Ave. NW, (202) 986-1900 The Cuisine: Sudanese, Middle-Eastern, Pizza The Go-To Dish: Beef or chicken shawarma...after dark The Scoop: As the clock slowly ticked on toward midnight on a recent cold weekday evening in Adams Morgan, my stomach began to alert me that it was time […]