Posts Tagged ‘Inox’

Quick Feeding: R.J. Cooper Shows Skin; Plus, Asparagus With ‘Girth’

Blagden Alley Tease: Over in Shaw, chef R.J. Cooper partially removed his shirt in an alleyway "in a demonstration of badassery" in advance of the opening of what promises to be his culinary center-stage spectacle at Rogue 24. [The Feast] In-Depth Vegetable News: "When buying asparagus, girth is key." Baby asparagus, you see, is just […]

Former Inox Sommelier John Wabeck Joins Restaurant Eve Team

Starting on Tuesday, former Inox sommelier and New Heights chef John Wabeck will join the Eat Good Food Group, the ever-expanding company that already runs four of the finest establishments in Old Town, including Restaurant Eve, Eamonn's, and The Majestic. "We're very excited," says co-owner Meshelle Armstrong about the company's new hire. "Hopefully he can […]

The Restaurants That Just Missed the Cut in This Year’s Dining Guide

R.J. Cooper's "24" tasting menu abruptly ended this month at Vidalia. Putting together this year's Young & Hungry Dining Guide was an exercise in managing the chaos of the local dining scene. Several places that had all but secured a spot on my list of the 50 most fascinating restaurants — Inox, Teatro Goldoni, and […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

François Haeringer tested his last sauce on Tuesday. What a terrible week for fans of the local restaurant scene. First Inox closes, then Roberto Donna admits to embezzling tax money from Arlington County, and finally the great chef François Haeringer passes away at age 91, working right to the end. You were clicking like mad […]

Chef Jon Mathieson Talks About Why He and His Partners Pulled the Plug on Inox

Last week, chef Jon Mathieson, GM Jonathan Krinn, and sommelier John Wabeck decided to pull the plug on Inox, their experiment in upscale dining in Tysons Corner. Mathieson took a few minutes yesterday to talk about the venture — why it went under, why it was a hard sell in Tysons, and what his future […]

How Will Inox’s Closing Affect the RAMMY Awards?

The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington hosts the annual RAMMY Awards on Sunday at the Marriott Wardman Park, and the question foremost on Y&H's mind is this: How will Inox's recent closing affect the ceremony, if at all? If you haven't heard, the celebrated, triple-chef-threat Inox closed this weekend. Chef Jon Mathieson shared the bad […]

Sietsema Tweet: Inox Closed Last Night

All the speculation and rumor-mongering can apparently now stop. Late last night WaPo's Tom Sietsema Tweeted the following: Sad news: "Tonight is our last night." That's chef Jon Mathieson, telling me that Inox is closing. This, I hope, vindicates Todd Kliman, who first broke the news Thursday night via Twitter and who took some online […]

More Rumors on Inox’s Demise

Late yesterday, the Washingtonian's Todd Kliman sent out a Tweet heard 'round the world — or at least 'round the D.C. dining community. He wrote: Inox in Tysons will be closing tomorrow, according to a trusted source. Kliman floated a similar rumor back in February, which Inox chef/owner Jon Mathieson quickly shot down. It didn't […]

Inox Chef: Reports of Our Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

Rumors of restaurant closings are serious business. Serious enough that I just can't let them sit there without some sort of official response. So after my colleague Todd Kliman at the Washingtonian Tweeted today that "Inox is closing, according to a trusted source of mine," I called the McLean restaurant to get its side of […]

Tweets of Interest: Morales Gone, Maybe Inox, Too?

Snow is not the only thing falling today. So are chefs and restaurants. Apparently. Two big notes from the Twitterverse: @tomsietsema: Every critic's nightmare: Chef leaves before review runs. In other words, Frank Morales is gone from Jackie's (& I have no column for 2/28). That was fast. @toddkliman: News Flash: Inox is closing, according […]

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