Posts Tagged ‘Hill Country’

Have You Cast Your Rammy Ballot Yet?

What's D.C.'s hottest restaurant bar scene of the year? Black Jack? The Hamilton? Marvin? Hill Country? Or is it Max Fox Brewery all the way out in Falls Church? You can help decide. The polls are open for four more days in the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington's "Eat The Vote" campaign. Your vote can sway […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Certifiably Neapolitan Edition

Georgetown's Il Canale earns the official pizza snob seal of approval. [Post] Al fresco dining in...February? Wow. [Washingtonian] There's still time to comment on D.C.'s newly proposed food truck rules. [CBS DC] Some background on 1789's Anthony Lombardo. [Examiner] Blue Duck Tavern's Sebastien Archambault may be the only native Texas chef with a French accent. […]

Standard Questions: Chef Tad Curtz Dishes On His Popular Beer Garden’s New Menu (Think Cheeks, Not Tofu)

The corner of 14th and S Streets NW is about to get smoky once again.  On Mar. 1, chef Tad Curtz will fire up the smokers, tap the kegs, and reopen the doors of his popular beer-and-barbecue hangout, Standard, soon entering its second season of operation.  Equal parts inglorious and impassioned, easy-going and industrious, 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, […]

Break Out The Lipitor: It’s D.C. Meat Week!

Institutionally, Y&H has a special connection to D.C. Meat Week. After all, the last guy to occupy this seat, Tim Carman, sort of kick-started the whole thing in this very space back in 2009. All he really proposed was dinner.  "All I did was write a blog item about the non-D.C. event in 2009, mostly to […]

Quick Feeding: Best Deer Butt Bar in America

Classy Superlatives: Capitol Hill's historic Tune Inn earns a mention on Esquire's list of "Best Bars In America." Owner Lisa Nardelli credits the lack of pretense. We credit the mounted deer butts. [The Feast] Hankerin' For Humidity: Hitchin' up to Hill Country, Y&H alum Todd Kliman prefers his brisket "moist"—"a synonym for fatty, [this] is […]

Just Like Mom: When Busy, Hill Country Resorts to French’s Fried Onions

My friend was quite surprised when I invited her to lunch at the pork-loving Hill Country. The New York transplant features Texas-style barbecue (particularly Austin barbecue), alive with true Pitmasters carving up lots of smoked pork. But for my vegetarian tendencies, I carved out my own meal with a few meat-free sides. The Texas Black-Eyed Caviar, […]

Sinatra Didn’t Dine Here

Boozy lunches and late-night binges, soaked up with Nat King Cole’s favorite burger, followed by the inevitable trips to Frank Sinatra’s favorite urinals—this is what dining at P.J. Clarke’s is supposed to be all about. The name alone should inspire a bleary-eyed hiccup or two. Fans of the AMC drama Mad Men will recognize the […]

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 […]

Q&A: Hill Country’s Marc Glosserman Talks Barbecue

A friend and I have had an evolving discussion on the rise of urban barbecue joints that we’ve never really resolved. He says barbecue, no matter what style, loses something in translation from the country to the city. After all, it's a wonderful thing to eat barbecue in a shack off some rural road from […]

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