Posts Tagged ‘Jackie Greenbaum’

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 […]

28-Year-Old Diana Davila Starts As Jackie’s New Executive Chef

Jackie Greenbaum was fairly nervous last year as she launched a search to replace Sam Adkins, the only chef she had ever employed at the Silver Spring restaurant that bares her name.  Adkins had been at Jackie's for more than five years, and the owner figured she had better find a strong kitchen manager to […]

Are You All Quick-Fired-Up About Top Chef in D.C.?

Last week, reader and blogger Jenna challenged me over my lack of enthusiasm about Top Chef filming its next season in D.C.  It was a gentle gibe, and she immediately followed with another, gentler question to prove it: She wanted to know what local spots I'd like to see featured on Bravo's reality show. Here was my […]

Food News You Can Use: Where in the World Is Frank Morales?

Michael Landrum gobbles up more kitchen talent It didn't take Frank Morales long to land on his feet. Just weeks after parting ways with Jackie Greenbaum and her industrial go-go/modern American eatery, Jackie's in Silver Spring, Morales found a new gig. It's our lead item in this edition of Food News You Can Use: Michael Landrum […]

Frank Morales Takes Over as Chef at Jackie’s

Carrie and I were planning to eat at Nicaro, mostly to see if the salt bomb of a muffaletta on chef Luis Martinez's menu was an aberration or a sign of lesser things to come. The jazz combo swinging away in the lounge, I'm ashamed to admit, forced us to change our minds. It was […]

Quarry House and Jackie’s Yard Sale on Saturday

Don't know about you, but I have a small fascination with yard sales.  I love picking through other people's stuff. It's like sanctioned voyeurism. Sometimes you even find really cool stuff. I have no doubt I will be buying something at the Quarry House and Jackie's Yard Sale on Saturday at Jackie's Back Room, 8081 […]

Half Smokes Now on the Menu at Quarry House

It had been months since I last hit the Quarry House, but by the time I had my first sip of Dogfish Head's wickedly sensual Red & White, a pinot-infused wheat beer that's currently on tap, I felt like I was visiting an old friend. Well, an old friend who never leaves his basement and wants to get you […]