Posts Tagged ‘Haidar Karoum’

Food Fight! 2011 Charity Cook-Off Contestants Include Jeff Black, Todd Gray, Haidar Karoum, Brian McBride

Organizers of the annual Capital Food Fight have announced the contestants in this year's charity cook-off competition. And the gustatory gladiators are:  Jeff Black of BlackSalt, Addie’s and Pearl Dive Oyster Palace; Todd Gray of Equinox, WaterShed, and Muse at the Corcoran; Haidar Karoum from Estadio and Proof and Brian McBride from Blue Duck Tavern. An impressive lineup […]

Brad Pitt Who? If You’re Not Industry, You’re Nobody at Graffiato

Eater DC chats up Graffiato general manager James Horn, who dishes a bit about the sort of celebrities that chef Mike Isabella's neo-Italian starfucker clubhouse, um, celebrates:  "Our VIPs are people like [The Source's] Scott Drewno and [Proof and Estadio's] Haidar [Karoum] and [The Passenger's] Derek Brown and people that work their asses off just […]

The Audacity of Opening a Spanish Eatery in José Andrés’ Backyard

The ironic thing about Estadio is that, despite its many pleasures, the Spanish eatery wasn't even owner Mark Kuller's first choice for his second restaurant. As Jane Black reported in the Post earlier this year, Kuller originally wanted to open an Italian place — until our downtown streets became slippery with pasta. So he switched […]

The Reign of Spain: Team Behind Penn Quarter’s Proof Tries Spanish Food at Estadio

By the time my friend and I reach Estadio, it’s around 10:30 on Saturday night, and the Logan Circle establishment is still packed, providing some small hope that the District has finally outgrown its Ben Franklin-esque early-to-bed, early-to-rise ethos. The Spanish-themed restaurant is so crowded, in fact, we can’t immediately secure a seat. This is […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Proof

Mixologist Adam Bernbach Proof owner Mark Kuller (or whoever deserves the credit here) was smart to distance his Penn Quarter establishment from the wine-bar craze of a couple of years ago. Proof, the argument went, isn’t a place to stop and sip. It’s a full-service restaurant that just happens to have a wine list more […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Proof

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. I came very […]

Adam Bernbach Back Behind the Bar Tonight

Bernbach plans to feel out Proof before charging ahead. After a brief hiatus from the bar, mixologist Adam Bernbach, a twice-decorated City Paper Best of D.C. winner, takes up the shaker again tonight as he begins his latest gig as bar manager at Proof, the wine-centric Penn Quarter restaurant, which is suddenly cocktail cool, too. […]

Beard Semi-Finalists Just Announced: D.C. Is Well Represented

The James Beard Foundation has released its massive list of semi-finalists [PDF] in the restaurant and chef categories, and the D.C. area has plenty of contenders. So far, at least. It's a bit early to get too pump over this list, which was whittled down from more than 15,000 entries. At present, many of the […]

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