Posts Tagged ‘gastropubs’

NRG Opens a Second Rustico in Ballston Today

In terms of sheer beer volume, the new Rustico in Ballston will eclipse its parent operation in Alexandria. The Arlington spot, which officially opens for lunch today, will have 400 beers available by bottle, 40 by draft, and three on cask. By comparison, the original Rustico on Slaters Lane practically feels like Hank Dietle's Tavern. […]

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 […]

Eli Hengst Responds to the Haters about Blue Ridge’s Evolution

A few weeks back, I wrote about Blue Ridge's switch from a wine-oriented, celebrity chef-driven restaurant to a casual, beer-focused concept with no named toque in the kitchen. The owners carefully explained that they had misread Glover Park and its needs, that they tried to give the 'hood something it didn't want. Some readers bristled […]

Brasserie Beck to Open Second Location in Atlantic City

Robert Wiedmaier doesn't consider himself a gambling man, but the chef and owner behind Marcel's and Brasserie Beck is betting that Atlantic City will embrace his Belgian approach to a gastropub. He's planning to open a second Brasserie Beck in the massive Revel hotel and casino, a financially strapped project that has lately been looking […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Let's just call it Birch & Barley week, shall we? The new Neighborhood Restaurant Group establishment dominated Y&H this week, along with other beer-related posts. Check it out: Birch & Barley Opens Today. What's Inside? Budweiser Launches Select 55, Light Beer Arms Race Gets Absurd DC Finally Getting a German Beer Garden? The Lagerheads Share […]

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 […]