Posts Tagged ‘Jackie’s’

Blistered Peppers: So Hot Right Now

One of the hottest dishes around town is also one of the simplest: small whole roasted peppers, soft and full of seeds with tinges of char. ChurchKey serves fire-roasted shishito peppers with an addictive sweet spicy harissa peanut "dippy sauce" for $6.50. Jackie's Restaurant in Silver Spring has them with robiola cheese and aged cherry […]

D.C.’s Era of Fancy Hot Dogs Continues; Kliman Slams ChiDogO’s

A few weeks ago, Young & Hungry's Scott Reitz dug into D.C.'s current specialty hot dog renaissance. Although M’Dawg Haute Dogs tried to capitalize on this idea a few years ago, the Adams Morgan business fell flat. But that hasn't stopped newcomers, like ChiDogO's and DC-3. "The endeavor might seem gutsy considering how poorly M’Dawg […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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