Posts Tagged ‘Haidar Karoum’

2 Birds 1 Stone Launches Bar Food Menu

While bar manager Adam Bernbach's cocktails and hand-drawn menus are reason enough to check out to 2 Birds 1 Stone, the basement sister bar to Doi Moi on 14th Street NW now has one more attraction: Southeast Asian bar food. 2 Birds 1 Stone just launched its five-item food menu, which currently has a lot of overlap with […]

Doi Moi Opens Today on 14th Street NW

After going through two or three dozen different names, Mark Kuller’s new Asian restaurant finally opens today as Doi Moi. “We never knew what was going to be the actual name until we saw the sign,” says general manager Justin Guthrie. “Some of the blueprints actually have a different name on them.” Located at the corner […]

Thank You For Sharing

White House assistant chef Sam Kass is standing to my left at the 20th anniversary celebration for Jaleo. To my right is a guy in a suit with an earpiece. Is he guarding one of the many ambassadors circulating the honeycomb-ceilinged dining room? Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor? Virginia Sen. Mark Warner? Or perhaps the […]

Top Ten D.C. Restaurant Openings in 2013

This should be a good year for variety in the D.C. dining scene. The most anticipated restaurants scheduled to open in 2013 feature Southeast Asian, Japanese, French, Latin American, Greek, Italian, and American fare, plus some hybrids. Veteran restaurateurs will expand into new cuisines, big names will make their District debuts, and a few longtime […]

Let’s Do Lunch: When Is It Worth Opening Up For Mid-Day Meal Service?

Granville Moore’s started as a place for mussel dinners and late-night beers. Now, five years after it opened, it’s aiming for something new. As the sidewalk chalkboard brags when I walk into the H Street NE restaurant, “LUNCH BUT BETTER!” Two people are already drinking at the bar when I pull up a stool at […]

Authentic-ish

Chef Haidar Karoum had never professionally cooked Spanish food before the 2010 opening of Estadio in Logan Circle. But his tortilla española with sweet hot peppers could give the real deal a run for its money. The French-trained chef, who’s half-Irish and half-Lebanese, learned the recipe in Rioja, Spain. He visited the country for the […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Corned Beef Odyssey Edition

Self-described "mixtress" Gina Chersevani splits from PS7's. [Washingtonian] A guy drives 20 hours round-trip from Michigan to try Spike Mendelsohn's warm, savory corned beef from the Sixth & Rye truck.  And, boy, did that Cadillac smell by the time he got back. [Automobile Magazine] In case you missed it, here's what D.C. chefs José Andrés, […]

What To Eat (And Drink) Today: Genever-Paired Grub at Belga Cafe, Wines Galore at 2100 Prime

Tonight, the newly rebranded 2100 Prime (ex-Jockey Club) caters a splashy—and I mean, splashy!—opening reception for the Capital Wine Festival at the Fairfax Hotel. Sip on samples from two Virginia wineries, Leesburg's Tarara Vineyards and Middleburg's Boxwood Vineyards, and some 45 others. Admission is $65 per person, with buffet fare included. Across town, Belga Cafe […]

The Proof Is In The Curry: Haidar Karoum Wins Capital Food Fight

Proof chef Haidar Karoum's lamb with spinach and coconut curry bested Watershed toque Todd Gray's potato latke with diced apple and ... well, something involving lamb. Honestly, it was pretty darn loud at last night's Capital Food Fight. I couldn't hear what Gray did with the lamb—and I was standing at the foot of the […]

Haidar Karoum Expects an Intense Bout at Tonight’s Capital Food Fight

Attracting a huge lunch crowd is generally a good thing for a restaurant. On Thursday afternoon, however, Haidar Karoum and his crew of cooks at Proof (City Paper's pick for D.C.'s  Best Restaurant 2011) were probably wishing things were a bit slower. Karoum and company had been planning to do a practice run in preparation […]

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