Posts Tagged ‘Galileo III’

Modern Mexican Restaurant MXDC Coming to Metro Center

The downtown space that once belonged to Roberto Donna's Galileo III will soon be home to a modern Mexican restaurant called MXDC. Panache owner Aziz Safi is behind the eatery, which is slated to open in the next three to four weeks. Helming the kitchen will be J.C. Pavlovich, who hails from Tijuana and previously worked with Bobby Flay in New York and Las [...]

Pasta Dystopia: Roberto Donna’s Galileo III in ‘Disarray’

In the Post, Y&H alum Tim Carman paints a rather disheartening portrait of famed chef Roberto Donna's downtown restaurant Galileo III: a downsized menu, a depleted wine cellar, staffers jumping ship, a filthy kitchen, and a celebrity chef dogged by mounting debts—more than $1 million, if you add up all the penalties and interest from [...]

Quick Feeding: A Second Opinion On D.C.’s Best Food Trucks

Noble Mobiles: Local standouts Curbside Cupcakes and Sâuçá listed among best food trucks nationwide. (City Paper readers tend to disagree.) [Delish via The Feast] Local Mixologist Shakes Things Up:  Another staffer jumps ship at Roberto Donna's Galileo III [WaPo] A Spike in Notoriety: Reality TV stars credit reality TV for bolstering D.C.'s food scene. [Glittarazzi] [...]

Whole Hog

The table at Dupont Circle’s Eola is covered in small appetizers that seem innocuous—tortellini, chicken fried steak, tempura fries. But take a second glance. All three dishes are made from parts of a pig’s head: The pasta is filled with brain. The golden, deep fried tempura batter hides slivers of ear. And the “steak” is [...]

Food News You Can Use: Cava and Mamma Lucia to Join Forces?

It's Monday, so let's get straight to the news ... The space occupying the former Mar de Plata restaurant at 1827 Jefferson Place NW will soon be transformed to house St. Arnold's of Jefferson Place, a Belgian restaurant and pub. (Prince of Petworth) Alejandra Owens takes a holiday stroll through the Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market [...]

What Do You Want to Ask Post Guest Chatter Roberto Donna?

On Wednesday, Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema will inaugurate something special for his regular weekly online dining chat. He’s bringing on guest chatters! The first person? Roberto Donna, D.C.’s accomplished Italian super chef and restaurateur better known these days for pleading guilty to felony embezzlement—and escaping jail time. For the Post, having Donna on [...]

Mall Food: Where to Eat After Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Rallies

Two cable TV comedians are coming to town to stage a rally on the National Mall, and the political establishment isn’t sure whether to laugh, cry, or declare its own irrelevancy in the presence of fake pundits who have the drawing power of Sarah Palin at an NRA swimsuit contest. Y&H doesn’t have the bona [...]

Changing Tables: Chicago Dogs Headed to D.C.

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Chicago-style hot dogs are on their way to U Street as ChiDogO's gets set to open. (Prince of Petworth) After more than a year of speculation and rumor-mongering, Michel Richard is set to open his French-American bistro, Michel, in the former Maestro [...]

Changing Tables: Michel Is Ready to Open at the Ritz in Tysons

Scary: Iron Gate will close on Halloween The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: After more than a year of speculation and rumor-mongering, Michel Richard is set to open his French-American bistro, Michel, in the former Maestro space at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons. Accomplished chef Levi Mezick will lead [...]

Tired of the Same Old Spots? Look for These Newbies.

Northern fried chicken wings: coming soon to the Renaissance's Mixx bar. Y&H, as noted by one of our own here at Washington City Paper, is not always so great about keeping you informed about the new eateries in the area — at least not in one lump sum. I'm going to continue that spotty record [...]

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