Posts Tagged ‘Gillian Clark’

Quick Feeding: One Good Reason to Tip Your Starbucks Barista

Yes, But Will There Be Customer-Behavior Videos? Silver Spring's Pacci's Neapolitan Pizzeria will be opening up a sibling restaurant in the old General Store space in Forest Glen where Gillian Clark, her fried chicken, and her video production work once found a home. [Eater D.C.] Smoothing Things Over: Oh, Spike Mendelsohn. He is clarifying his […]

Quick Feeding: Gillian Clark’s Landlord Speaks, TJ’s Mac and Cheese, and Hill Country-ese

Back and Forth: For those keeping score in the battle between Gillian Clark and her landlord over the now-closed General Store near Silver Spring? Tim Carman tracked down Spiro Gioldasis, who said there "was a simple reason for his tax woes: Clark and General Store co-owner Robin Smith owed him back rent dating to April […]

Gillian Clark Details Reasons for General Store Shuttering

Gillian Clark, perhaps better known for her testy interactions with customers than her Bobby Flay-famous fried chicken, might be out of a restaurant. This afternoon, word trickled out about the sudden closure of The General Store. The following message was posted to The General Store's Facebook page: It's with heavy hearts we're announcing that The General […]

Growing Up, Gillian Clark Couldn’t Call Anyone ‘Stupid’

In today's Washington Post, Tim Carman details the life and work of chef Gillian Clark, formerly of Colorado Kitchen, currently of General Store, and recently infamous for a collection of YouTube videos that showed off her rough-and-tumble persona with customers. Some nuggets from Carman's profile: "...Clark and her four older siblings were not allowed to […]

When the Customer Is Never Right

In high school, I worked at a Chinese carry-out restaurant. It was my first real job and my only experience in the food-service industry. On my first day on the job, the hard-working Taiwanese owner/chef, who also was a Christian minister, told me: "The customer is never right!" Those words have stuck with me ever […]

Changing Tables: Steamed Buns Truck to Hit Streets in February

Coming Soon: People's Bao, a bao food truck will be hitting the streets sometime around February, serving up Asian specialty steamed buns with a variety of fillings. (Metrocurean) Three-level neighborhood bistro Smith Commons, which will feature a globally inspired menu, is scheduled to open on Tuesday at 1245 H St. NE. (Y&H) Tim Carman got […]

Food News You Can Use: Big Cheese Truck Hits the Streets

After hitting Arlington's streets unannounced last week, a new gourmet grilled cheese truck, The Big Cheese, will officially begin tweeting its location today. (TBD) Tim Carman has the scoop on Gillian Clark's grand plans for a new Colorado Kitchen near Union Station. (WaPo) News from PoPville: Although nothing is certain, rumor has it that a […]

Gillian Clark Reveals the Secrets of Her Buttermilk Fried Chicken

In case you missed it last month, as Y&H did, chef Gillian Clark made an appearance on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, during which the General Store owner spilled the secrets to several of her best dishes, as if helpless against the spiky haired, bro-centric charms of Guy Fieri. She even gave the dude a demo […]

Gillian Clark Targets a March 2011 Opening for the Georgia Ave. Meeting House

It's been nearly two years since Y&H first reported about Gillian Clark's Petworth project, the Georgia Avenue Meeting House, and since that time the chef's other planned eatery, Avenue Oven in Takoma Park, has gone the way of the Adventists. Given the lack of news about the Georgia Avenue Meeting House, I'd begun to fear […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: The General Store

Yeah, yeah, I’ve heard the stories about General Store customers feeling as welcome as guns in the Wizards locker room. The truth is, I’ve stood there at the counter myself and felt the storm clouds roll in, as chef Gillian Clark and business partner Robin Smith performed their jobs with a tight-lipped austerity, as if […]