Posts Tagged ‘Jackie Greenbaum’

Bar Charley Opens Today From the Owners of El Chucho

D.C. restaurateurs who have made a name for themselves seem to be embracing a new trend: making a place for themselves. Bar Charley, which opens tonight in eastern Dupont Circle (1825 18th St. NW), will be exactly the kind of place co-owner Jackie Greenbaum says she wants to go when she gets off work. Like [...]

El Chucho Taqueria Opens This Evening

Columbia Heights' new Mexican joint, El Chucho, opens tonight with margaritas on tap and fried tripe tacos with foie gras sauce. It's the latest venture from Jackie Greenbaum, owner of Jackie's, Sidebar, and Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring. Half the menu will consist of bocadillos or appetizers, and the other half of tacos and [...]

Margaritas On Tap: Who Thought Of It First?

Restaurateur Jackie Greenbaum plans to open her Columbia Heights Mexican eatery El Chucho the week of June 18. One specialty to look out for: margaritas on tap. Sound familiar? That's because Mike Isabella's just-opened mod-Mex spot Bandolero has been bragging that it's the first and only D.C. restaurant to serve the tequila drink on draft. Copy cat [...]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Pizzeria-Style Coffee Edition

Alexandria's Vermillion gets the Obama bump on Valentine's Day. [Politico] All the hoopla over D.C.'s restaurant renaissance is merited. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution] The rumors are true: Michel Richard is opening three restaurants in Atlantic City [WaPo] Jackie Greenbaum's new Mexican spot in Columbia Heights, El Chucho's Cocina Superior, is set to open in May. [Washingtonian] Shaw's [...]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Love it or hate it, Five Guys knows how to draw a crowd. The national chain and its fans drew the ire of burgermeister Josh Ozersky, who apparently doesn't put much stock in Zagat surveys, either. The interesting thing is, given the tepid reader response to Ozersky's Tweet nothings, Y&H has to wonder if readers [...]

Jackie Greenbaum to Open a Casual Mexican Restaurant in Columbia Heights

Jackie Greenbaum, the restaurateur known for her eponymous industrial DayGlo eatery in Silver Spring, has signed a lease to open a casual Mexican restaurant in Columbia Heights. The tiny, 800-square-foot operation will be located at 3313 11th St., in a former liquor store, and will not only sell regional Mexican foods but also snacks inspired [...]

Jackie’s Wine Club in Rockville to Open on July 30

The owners are calling it Jackie's Wine Club, but the Rockville spot is neither a club nor owned by Jackie Greenbaum, the noted Silver Spring restaurateur with three properties to her name. No, Jackie's Wine Club is a wine and tapas bar owned by Lucia Borro, whose husband, Emilio, is the owner of next-door neighbor, [...]

Tiffany Short Leaves the Gibson, Heads Back Home to Austin

When Tiffany Short applied for a job at the Black Cat, she wasn't even old enough to drink. The Texas transplant was a few weeks shy of her 21st birthday. The owners made her wait until she was officially legal before hiring her to flip burgers at the 14th Street NW club. Over the course [...]

More Food Professionals and the Mothers Who Influenced Them

In Round One of this Mother's Day exercise, Y&H focused mostly on chefs. This time around, two restaurateurs and a food writer discuss the influence their mums had on their career choice. Or didn't. Former WaPo food writer Kim O'Donnel: I didn't learn to cook from my mom who had 3 kids at 28 in [...]

Another Jackie’s Coming to Rockville

This Jackie's, located in the same Rockville strip center as Pita Hut, has nothing to do with the Jackie's in Silver Spring. So says Jackie Greenbaum to whom I just spoke on the phone. Greenbaum is not concerned about potential confusion between her place and the forthcoming wine-and-cheese operation. She has no interest in pressing [...]

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