Posts Tagged ‘Food & Wine’

Equinox’s Karen Nicolas Named One of America’s Best New Chefs

Congrats to Karen Nicolas, executive chef at Todd Gray's Equinox—one of only a handful of lucky toques to be named among Food & Wine magazine's 2012 Best New Chefs in America. In a short write-up, the mag praises Nicolas for "[c]reatively shaking up one of DC’s iconic power restaurants." Full announcement below:

Mike Isabella Wins ‘People’s Best New Chef’ Mid-Atlantic

Congrats to Graffiato boss and recent Washington City Paper cover boy Mike Isabella, the winner of "People's Best New Chef" for the Mid-Atlantic region, as voted by the readers of Food & Wine magazine.  Tim Byres of Smoke in Dallas (a recent guest chef at Rogue 24) is the overall winner for 2012. Cover photo […]

Who’s D.C.’s Best New Chef?

Recent Washington City Paper cover boy Mike Isabella of Graffiato is one of three D.C. nominees for "People's Best New Chef" honors, as voted by the public and presented by Food & Wine magazine. Among other Mid-Atlantic representatives, Karen Nicolas of Equinox and Nicholas Stefanelli of Bibiana are also in the running. Arlington gets a […]

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 […]

Y&H’s All-Inclusive, Semi-Scary Halloween Eat and Drink Roundup

If you ask me what I remember from the Halloweens of my youth, it's always the candy. Not the costume, but the candy. In fact, as I'm writing this, I can't think of a single costume I wore as a kid, save for that ridiculous one-piece clown outfit that my grandmother had sewn for the […]

Once and For All, Makoto Does Not Specialize in Kaiseki Cuisine

This is embarrassing — for Y&H and for many other sources that have consistently equated the dishes served at Makoto to the more formal kaiseki dining found in Japan. I spoke with Michiko Lecuyer, a manager at Makoto, who assured me that the tiny Palisades restaurant does not specialize in kaiseki. Rather, Lecuyer says after […]

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