Posts Tagged ‘fish’

Snakes on a Plate: Snakehead Abounds, Except on Menus

Since the northern snakehead turned up in a lake in Crofton, Md., in 2002, the fish has loomed in the public imagination as a dark, monstrous invader. The presence of snakehead worried scientists, who knew that any invasive species poses an ecological threat; it concerned recreational anglers, who fretted that the snakehead, which has no […]

Gut Reaction: Elisir’s Branzino Carpaccio Is A Smoky Treat (But Don’t Eat The Wood Chips!)

This is not a formal review, but rather an off-the-cuff first-impressions-style riff on a brand-spankin' new D.C. restaurant. Of the various al la carte offerings at chef Enzo Fargione's new Elisir restaurant (roughly pronounced ale-ee-zeer), which opened on Wednesday, the smoked carpaccio di branzino immediately snagged my attention. The $18 fish dish comes served in […]

‘Can’t Beat ‘Em, Eat ‘Em’: Local Chefs Dish Up Snakeheads, the Tasty Invasive Species du Jour

The Baltimore Sun reports on a "new twist on the sustainable food movement"—local chefs serving snakeheads, the invasive fish species from Asia that is overtaking Chesapeake-area rivers. The Sun cites some of the biggest names in the D.C.-area food scene as taking part in the campaign, including Volt's Bryan Voltaggio ("Here's a fish you can […]

Last Week’s Leftovers: Try the Duck Reuben, Not the Corona-Dipped Fish

Dishes We Dug:  Waffle burger (pictured) at Locolat; cheese steak tartare at  Bourbon Steak; smoked duck reuben, ramp dough balls, armangnac-date pudding with Guinness toffee sauce at Poste; royal po'boy with barbecue shrimp and collard greens at Bayou; New Haven pie (white clams, garlic, olive oil, pecorino romano, oregano) at Pete's Apizza. Dishes We Didn't: […]

My Three-Course Indulgence at Hook

Earlier this week, Y&H did something he hadn't done in nearly a year: hit the gym. Summoning up whatever athlete's pride I have left, this former cross country runner went 30 minutes on the elliptical without stopping, a solid 2.50 miles. (Don't figure out the time per mile, I'll just be embarrassed.) I then went […]

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