Posts Tagged ‘Jaleo’

The Only Guide You’ll Need to Snow Food and Drink Specials (Updated)

The snow may keep you from work or school, but from the bar? Never. Behold, your snow day food and drink specials below. Know of other deals? Email us at hungry@washingtoncitypaper.com. Alba Osteria If at least 4 inches of snow accumulate in D.C. by 5 p.m., the restaurant will offer a bottomless dinner for $35 per person. […]

Buy José Andrés Products at Whole Foods, Get Free Tapas at Jaleo

While José Andrés' new line of Spanish food products was supposed to officially debut in Whole Foods last week, many of the stores have been slow to actually stock the stuff on their shelves. But as they do, here's an incentive to pick up some Andrés-stamped sherry vinegar and sardines: free tapas at Jaleo. All […]

How to Get Your Own Official Restaurant Day

In case you didn't hear, Mayor Vince Gray officially proclaimed yesterday Clyde's of Georgetown Day in honor of the restaurant's 50th anniversary. But Clyde's is far from the only restaurant to have its own D.C. government-recognized day. It turns out it's pretty easy to get an official proclamation. 

Basket Case

Vendors at the Penn Quarter FRESHFARM farmers’ market like to call Thursday afternoons “chefs on parade.” Each week, a steady stream of white coat-clad chefs from nearby restaurants shop alongside tourists and office workers to pick up orders and seek inspiration from seasonal vegetation. On a recent Thursday, I got nosy and stopped a few […]

Small Plates, Big Money

Two frequent gripes plague small plate restaurants: 1) The prices 2) servers telling you how many dishes you should order per person. The number is often too large, and consequently, the final tab is often too much. I called up six tapas-style restaurants to see how many dishes they recommend for dinner, then stacked up […]

Thank You For Sharing

White House assistant chef Sam Kass is standing to my left at the 20th anniversary celebration for Jaleo. To my right is a guy in a suit with an earpiece. Is he guarding one of the many ambassadors circulating the honeycomb-ceilinged dining room? Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor? Virginia Sen. Mark Warner? Or perhaps the […]

The Hungries: The Best—and the Worst—of D.C. Restaurants in 2012

In 2012, Washingtonians finally got a bunch of things that have been on our food and drink wish lists for years. After more than a century, we have a legal gin-producing distillery: New Columbia Distillers. Finally (finally!), there’s a place to eat some decent matzo ball soup and pastrami, thanks to DGS Delicatessen. A great […]

Extra Stuffing

A deer is staring at my pulled pork sandwich. The beady black eyes peer down from a stuffed, mounted, and antlered head above the bar at the U Street NW barbecue joint American Ice Company. It’s part of the hip vintage-saloon look of the place, just like the rusted car battery display case repurposed as […]

Play With Your Food

The nostalgia of playing games and eating pizza at Chuck E. Cheese's can be re-lived in grown-up form at several area restaurants and bars—only now you can drink while you go for the top score. Jaleo 480 7th St. NW Challenge your dining partner to a foosball match on a custom-made table with costumed players […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Dr. Scholl’s Edible Inserts Edition

José Andrés is now serving food in a shoe. [Post] Restaurateurs back the mayor's plan for later liquor hours. [Washington Times] Good Stuff Eatery is replacing Georgetown's outgoing Crepe Amour [Eater via Burger Days] The Chick-fil-A truck in D.C. is the idea of a lone franchisee. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution] Fuel Pizza opens in Penn Quarter [PQ […]

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