Posts Tagged ‘G Street Food’

The ’Wiching Hour: G Street Food’s The Chermoula

The Sandwich: The Chermoula Where: G Street Food, multiple locations Price: $7.95 Bread: Baguette Stuffings: Grilled chicken, bacon, roasted tomatoes, basil chermoula Thickness: 3.5 inches Pros: Chermoula—a Moroccan spread made from herbs, oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, and salt—brightens the sandwich’s relatively bland grilled chicken breast. Though similar to pesto, chermoula is more acidic; the […]

Where to Find Bolivian, Cambodian, and Turkish Food in One Place

After five years selling sandwiches and salads to the downtown lunch crowd at G Street Food, 32-year-old investment banker-turned restaurateur David Choi is dabbling in the dinner scene. Choi already has two locations of his internationally themed fast casual joint by the White House (on G Street) and in Dupont Circle. His third restaurant, opening tomorrow near McPherson Square, […]

Next Time, I’ll Just Order Take-Away Pizza

The problem with making my own pizza from scratch is two-fold: 1) I've enjoyed so many good pies over the years that anything I produce is bound to disappoint, and 2) I know people who know how to make terrific pizza and are willing to offer up their dough recipe. The picture to the left, […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Cupcakes. People love to eat 'em and love to read about 'em, too. The little frosted cakes devoured two of the top five spots this week. Well, I should say that subjects tangentially related to cupcakes took two of the top five spots. Take a look: Furstenberg's Departure from G Street: What Does It Say […]

Readers Respond to Furstenberg’s Departure and Theory on Comfort Foods for Lunch

Mark Furstenberg's surprise decision to leave G Street Food, just months after opening the place dedicated to international street foods, came with an equally surprising theory: that people may not crave curious foodstuffs for lunch. At least that was Furstenberg's current idea as to why G Street started so slowly. Y&H asked for your thoughts […]

Furstenberg’s Departure from G Street: What Does It Say About D.C.?

We all know how hard it is to get a good, gourmet sandwich in this town. Well, it got a lot harder yesterday with the news, via WaPo's Tom Sietsema, that master baker Mark Furstenberg has decided to leave G Street Food, the once-and-former street food operation that turns out an excellent banh mi. Y&H […]

A Wide-Ranging Look at Beijing Street Food

Mark Furstenberg may be finding it a challenge to sell the world's best street foods to Washingtonians, but at least he wasn't hawking hand-held snacks in China during Chairman Mao's reign. Some Chinese street foods were apparently lost forever under Mao. This fascinating segment, from Al Jazeera English, doesn't really explain why the foods were […]

Furstenberg Is Forced to Expand Beyond Street Foods

Mark Furstenberg's vision for his new G Street Food was simple: He wanted to bring some of the world's greatest street foods to a city that has some of the worst. It's too bad that Washingtonians don't seem to appreciate them. Or at least don't seem to appreciate them as much as Furstenberg and his […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Hey, look, a celebrity chef! We're all slaves to celebrity — or at least celebrity chefs. This week's top item is devoted to a freakish coincidence: I happened to be at G Street Food right when Rick Bayless popped in for a sandwich to go, to take with him for his flight out of town. […]

Rick Bayless Drops by G Street Food This Morning

Bayless and Furstenberg: Men of the street Imagine Y&H's surprise when he stopped by G Street Food, baker Mark Furstenberg's new operation inspired by international street foods, and saw Rick Bayless casually walk in the door.  As if the celebrity chef lives just across the street, not half way across the country. Bayless, fresh off […]