Posts Tagged ‘gator’

Another Gator Sighting: Reptile-Swine Sausage at Granville Moore’s

The recent dip in mercury doesn't mean this summer's au courant exotic protein has completely slithered away for the season. Earlier this week, Granville Moore's on bustling H Street NE ran a special on alligator and pork andouille. The Cajun-sounding dish came served strangely Italian-style over pappardelle pasta with onions, red peppers and parmesan. Y&H […]

Menu Highlights: TruOrleans, Opening Tonight, ‘What is Gator?’

TruOrleans, the District's umpteenth new Louisiana-themed restaurant, opens Friday night at 400 H Street NE. The menu, full of gumbo, jambalaya, blackened tilapia and the like, also includes a handy glossary, plainly defining every Cajun Creole phrase from "Roux flavor" to, yes, even "gator." The restaurant lists "gator tenders," priced at $12, among its appetizers. […]

Will Thunder Burger Let Chef Ryan Fichter Serve Lion?

"People watch Andrew Zimmern and he's eating ants and antelope and all kinds of weird stuff, so why not do it?" Thunder Burger chef Ryan Fichter tells Dining Bisnow. The guy who served us beer-braised alligator ribs last week has plans for all sorts of things in coming weeks: "rattlesnake, boar, alligator, antelope, turtle, llama, […]

Three Things to Try This Weekend

Upscale: Pan roasted duck breast, served with summer beans, hakurei turnips, and black garlic duck jus, at Eventide, $27; 3165 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, (703) 276-3165 Mid-range: Alligator and crawfish sliders at the Cajun Experience, $12; 1825 18th St. NW, (202) 670-4416 Dive: Crab dog (pictured), served with cheese puffs, at The Pug, $7; 1234 H […]

Gator Tales: Photo Outtakes From a Week-Long Reptile Diet

One thing missing from the dead-tree version of this week's Young & Hungry column on the increasing prevalence of alligator meat on menus around town is a close-up portrait of the exotic reptile ribs on special at Thunder Burger in Georgetown last week. (Now pictured above.) Truth be told, City Paper's illustrious photographer Darrow Montgomery […]

Gator Season In D.C.

“Oh no!” my dining companion yelps. “I think I just ate one of those ligament thingees, thinking it was slaw.” By the contorted look on his face, you’d think he’d just swallowed a handful of agitated hornets. A minute later, having safely swallowed the distasteful cartilage, he offers a less dramatic review: “Tastes like wax.” […]