Posts Tagged ‘Frank Morales’

Still Pondering Its Future, Blue Ridge Launches Its Own Oktoberfest

As you might remember, the guys over at Blue Ridge pulled the plug on their previous chef-driven concept and quietly launched a craft beer program at their Glover Park operation. As part of the new-look Blue Ridge, owners Eli Hengst and Jared Rager are now debuting their own Oktoberfest. You can think of it as […]

Morales Gone, But After-School Program In at Ray’s the Steaks at East River

The news that first captured my attention was Frank Morales' now-you-see-him/now-you-don't tenure at Ray's the Steaks at East River, but owner Michael Landrum thinks I should focus on something more positive/constructive about his Ward 7  steak house: the new after-school program he's set to launch. "We have the foundation in place for an after-school meals […]

28-Year-Old Diana Davila Starts As Jackie’s New Executive Chef

Jackie Greenbaum was fairly nervous last year as she launched a search to replace Sam Adkins, the only chef she had ever employed at the Silver Spring restaurant that bares her name.  Adkins had been at Jackie's for more than five years, and the owner figured she had better find a strong kitchen manager to […]

Ray’s the Steaks at East River to Open Next Week, Not Tomorrow

Yes, there will be a ribbon cutting tomorrow afternoon with Mayor Adrian M. Fenty to officially welcome Ray's the Steaks at East River into Ward 7. But, no, the ceremony will not signal the highly anticipated opening of Michael Landrum's steak emporium. The opening won't come until next week, Landrum tells Y&H this evening. The […]

Food News You Can Use: Where in the World Is Frank Morales?

Michael Landrum gobbles up more kitchen talent It didn't take Frank Morales long to land on his feet. Just weeks after parting ways with Jackie Greenbaum and her industrial go-go/modern American eatery, Jackie's in Silver Spring, Morales found a new gig. It's our lead item in this edition of Food News You Can Use: Michael Landrum […]

Tweets of Interest: Morales Gone, Maybe Inox, Too?

Snow is not the only thing falling today. So are chefs and restaurants. Apparently. Two big notes from the Twitterverse: @tomsietsema: Every critic's nightmare: Chef leaves before review runs. In other words, Frank Morales is gone from Jackie's (& I have no column for 2/28). That was fast. @toddkliman: News Flash: Inox is closing, according […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

What a finish! The competition for the top spot in the hearts and minds of Young & Hungry readers was decided by just a single pageview. Guess who won this week? Nope, not Select 55. Your fave posts this week: Birch & Barley Opens Today. What's Inside? Budweiser Launches Select 55, Light Beer Arms Race […]

Frank Morales Takes Over as Chef at Jackie’s

Carrie and I were planning to eat at Nicaro, mostly to see if the salt bomb of a muffaletta on chef Luis Martinez's menu was an aberration or a sign of lesser things to come. The jazz combo swinging away in the lounge, I'm ashamed to admit, forced us to change our minds. It was […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on the Young & Hungry Blog

Beer and controversy, controversy and beer. They are the backbone of the Young & Hungry blog. Here's what you've been reading this  week: Budweiser Launches Select 55, Light Beer Arms Race Gets Absurd WTF: Makoto Is Once Again the Top-Rated Restaurant in the Annual Zagat Guide Not So Fast: There's No Deal for a Ray's […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Rustico

Steve Mannino has taken over the kitchen at Rustico One by one, we’re running through the 50 restaurants that made the cut on this year’s Young & Hungry Dining Guide. If you have visited the day’s featured restaurant, let us know what you think. If you’re planning to visit for the first time, tell us […]