Posts Tagged ‘Gillian Clark’

Colorado Cafe in Brightwood Has “Duped Some People”

I have no idea how long Colorado Cafe has been around on Colorado Avenue NW in Brightwood, but it's just a few doors down from the late, lamented (and long ago demolished) Colorado Kitchen, home of chef Gillian Clark's homey gourmet comforts and ur-mom rules. I snapped this photo last night, long after the coffee […]

Top-Flight Fried Chicken at Hershey’s in Gaithersburg

The waitress at Hershey's in Gaithersburg informs me that the restaurant's famous fried chicken is not Maryland-style, no matter what the joint's address may be. "Does that mean you deep fry your chicken?" I ask innocently. "I can't even tell you that," she responds, quick as a whip. The top-secret nature of Hershey's fried chicken […]

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

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 about your meal when you return. Gillian Clark and […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on the Young & Hungry Blog

The week started with the unexpected announcement that a genuine 1947 diner would be making its way to Trinidad, and it ended with the equally unexpected disclosure that Spike Mendelsohn and his business partner were evicted from their Capitol Hill rental home. In between, readers had tons of reasons to visit the Y&H blog. Here […]

The General Store’s Soft-Shell Crab Sandwich, Which Wasn’t So Soft

I could have done without my first bite of Gillian Clark's soft-shell crab sandwich at the General Store. As soon as I bit through the crustacean's semi-soft outer body, I was splattered with a jet-stream of yellow-green matter, likely a combination of eggs and tomalley. My new shirt now looked like a painter's smock. My […]

This Week’s Most Popular Posts on Young & Hungry

Two older posts continue to fascinate the readership of Young & Hungry. One is tragic. The other practically comedic. After that, the Top 5 posts of the week shape up this way: Gillian Clark's General Store Now Available for Sit-Down Service Saigon Bistro: A Best of D.C. Contender or Just a Pretender? Scene 1 from […]

So When Will the Post Office Tavern Open?

Earlier this week, I noted that Gillian Clark and Robin Smith finally got their certificate of occupancy from Montgomery County, which cleared the way for them to (finally) open the General Store as a sit-down restaurant. Which is great. I was really tired of eating fried chicken in the car. But what about the Store's […]

Gillian Clark’s General Store Now Available for Sit-Down Service

For nearly a month, the General Store, chef Gillian Clark's home-spun Silver Spring restaurant with the killer fried chicken, has been operating as a take-out joint only. Montgomery County apparently wanted Clark and her partner, Robin Smith, to have more dedicated parking spaces before issuing them a certificate of occupancy.

A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Lashings: The General Store’s Fried Chicken

There's a reason food stylists and photographers make real money to shoot cookbooks. They can make anything look appetizing. I, on the other hand, have made Gillian Clark's fried chicken, now available at The General Store in Silver Spring after a loooong absence, look like something I just tripped over on the street. Forgive me. […]

Keep Your Paws Off the Antique Nickelodeon!

Back in late 2007, I wrote about a column about all the fussy signs at Gillian Clark's former restaurant, Colorado Kitchen, and how they sometimes caused diners to rebel, kid-like, against the rules. Well, yesterday when I stopped by Clark's new joint, the General Store in Silver Spring, the chef and her partner, Robin Smith, […]