Posts Tagged ‘Hook’

Landlord Wants to Evict Tackle Box and Bandolero

The landlord of Tackle Box and Bandolero is trying to give both Georgetown restaurants the boot in a messy legal battle that has dragged on for nearly a year. 2441 Bond St. Equities LLC, which owns the adjoining properties of 3241 and 3245 M streets NW, filed a series of lawsuits against restaurateur Jonathan Umbel and […]

Tackle Box Reopens In Georgetown

Five months after a fire ravaged the joint, Tackle Box is back in business in Georgetown. The restaurant announced its somewhat delayed reopening on Tuesday via Twitter: "We are so glad to be back up and running in Georgetown!" The same blaze also took out adjacent sustainable seafood spot Hook, which proprietor Jonathan Umbel, who […]

Hooked! Mike Isabella Is, In Fact, Georgetown-Bound, After All

Well, that was fast. Earlier this morning, Graffiato's Mike Isabella brushed aside the rumor that he would be opening a new eatery inside the fire-ravaged former Hook restaurant in Georgetown. Now, mere hours later, he confirms that, yes, the whole thing is true: Bandolero will be the name of the place. Why deny the truth […]

More Mike Isabella Gossip: Graffiato Guy Linked to Georgetown’s Hook

In town for the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertainment Show over the weekend, comely kitchen vixen Giada De Laurentiis dished up some tantalizing D.C. restaurant gossip, telling Endless Simmer's Russell Warnick: “Georgetown needs some better food gosh darn it, and I hear that [Graffiato's] Mike [Isabella]’s gonna open up a place there, a Spanish/Mexican food place. […]

Overeating Oysters Is Your ‘Patriotic Duty': Sustainable Seafood Guru Barton Seaver

Grist magazine checks in with former Hook and Blue Ridge chef Barton Seaver for a little Q&A. Seaver is the author of a new cookbook, For Cod and Country, which is chock full of recipes for "alternatives to the obvious seafood choices that have become unsustainable for our ocean ecosystems." In the interview, Seaver plays […]

‘Can’t Beat ‘Em, Eat ‘Em': Local Chefs Dish Up Snakeheads, the Tasty Invasive Species du Jour

The Baltimore Sun reports on a "new twist on the sustainable food movement"—local chefs serving snakeheads, the invasive fish species from Asia that is overtaking Chesapeake-area rivers. The Sun cites some of the biggest names in the D.C.-area food scene as taking part in the campaign, including Volt's Bryan Voltaggio ("Here's a fish you can […]

Hook and Tackle Box Closed ‘Indefinitely’ After Fire

Y&H just received an official statement from Jonathan Umbel, owner of Georgetown eateries Tackle Box and Hook, both damaged by fire on Wednesday: The cause of today's fire in Georgetown behind Hook and Tackle Box restaurants is yet to be determined. It is believed that the fire started outside of Hook in the loading dock, however […]

‘Pretty Significant’ Damage at Hook, Fire Official Says

D.C. Fire and EMS spokesperson Pete Piringer says Hook restaurant sustained "pretty significant" damage as a result of a two-alarm blaze at the Georgetown seafood joint on Wednesday afternoon, adding, "I’m sure they’ll be closed for a while." That description somewhat differs from an earlier account given by a rep for the restaurant, who downplayed […]

Fire at Hook in Georgetown: Tackle Box, Saloun Damaged [UPDATED]

WJLA-TV reports that firefighters have squelched a two-alarm fire at Hook restaurant in Georgetown: "There were no injures reported in the blaze, which was contained within about 15 minutes. The Tackle Box and Saloun, two nearby establishments, suffered water and smoke damage. M Street is shut down for about four blocks in the area." D.C. […]

Hook’s Heather Chittum to Appear on ‘Top Chef: Just Desserts’

Damn, the things you miss when you're out videotaping large, chain-let restaurants that aren't quite as large as they think. On Friday, Bravo announced the 12 contestants for the debut season of Top Chef: Just Desserts, and among them are D.C.'s Heather Chittum, pastry chef for Pure Hospitality's two Georgetown properties, Hook and Tackle Box. […]