Posts Tagged ‘Jaleo’

Last Night’s Leftovers: Hipster Frat House Feeling Edition

Shophouse Southeast Asian Kitchen is expanding to Georgetown. [Dining Bisnow] Five new dishes complement familiar faves at Rasika West End. [Washingtonian] Jaleo 2.0 reopens this week [Eater] Lost Society is a Diners' Choice Award-winning hot spot. [OpenTable] Uncurbed DC's food truck pop-up has that "hipster frat house feeling." [Post] More on the Hilton brothers' plans […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Fancy-Ass Burgers Edition

D.C. reps BGR: The Burger Joint and Good Stuff Eatery come up short at the South Beach Burger Bash. [Burger Days] Check out the “fancy-ass” burgers at Poste Moderne Brasserie. [BYT] Bryan Voltaggio's new Friendship Heights eatery will be called Range. [WBJ via NBC Washington] Caterer Frederik De Pue is opening a restaurant called Table […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Historical Hoecakes Edition

Restaurant Eve's Cathal Armstrong and Bayou Bakery's David Guas recreate George Washington's beloved hoecakes. [Eatocracy] BGR's Mark Bucher and Good Stuff Eatery's Spike Mendelsohn compete in Miami's 2012 SoBe Burger Bash. [Burger Days] Ris Lacoste searches for local scallops that don't suck. [Flavor] Here's what guest chef John Currence had cooking last week at Rogue […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Reverse Twinkie Edition

Good news! Molecular sandwich-making Rogue 24 chef R.J. Cooper is resting after making it through open-heart surgery. [WaPo] Bummed about the Twinkies bankruptcy? Head to Ted's Bulletin for the "reverse" version—the filling’s on the outside, not within the cake. [WaPo] Take a peek inside Mintwood Place [Eater DC] Fruit Bat has a new cocktails menu. […]

What Are D.C.’s Most Worker-Friendly Restaurants? (Hint: Not Clyde’s)

A national restaurant workers’ organization on Thursday unveiled a handy new dining guide. This one rates restaurants not on their food, service and decor but instead on working conditions: things like wages, paid sick leave, occupational segregation—appetizing topics like that. A number of D.C.-area eateries are featured in the guide, not always in a positive […]

Jaleo’s Proposed Redesign: What Would Salvador Dali Think?

Late yesterday, chef José Andrés' team sent out a link via Twitter to a computer animated YouTube video (embedded below) illustrating the proposed new redesign of his pioneering Penn Quarter tapas joint Jaleo. "We are moving away from the Flamenco dancer and more to a Dali-like, modern, provocative look," Andrés told WaPo critic Tom Sietsema. […]

José Andrés Is Going For a More Surrealist Vibe at Jaleo

"There may be some similar items but this will be a new unique look for Jaleo. We are moving away from the Flamenco dancer and more to a Dali-like, modern, provocative look.”—Chef José Andrés, speaking to WaPo critic Tom Sietsema about the forthcoming design makeover of his pioneering Penn Quarter tapas joint

Are Rich People Stifling D.C.’s Dining Scene?

When Travel + Leisure ranked America's best cities for foodies, the District didn't crack the Top 10—heck, it barely made the Top 20. One thing holding D.C. back in terms of culinary achievement, according to the Huffington Post: High incomes. So argues Eli Lehrer: Yes, this is a disadvantage. A lot of the best and […]

Cooking the Books: Choking Down History At José Andrés’ America Eats Tavern

In the rarified world of restaurant criticism, it was once customary to wait a few months after a restaurant’s opening before reviewing the place—long enough to let staffers work out the kinks that critics will inevitably savage. By most rights, a heralded chef like José Andrés would be offered such a courtesy even today, in […]

Comments Come True: Jaleo’s Vegetable Bocata

Eating my way through your advice, an ambitious list of vegetarian sandwiches from 24 different restaurants. More Comments Come True. It's not surprising that the long-celebrated Jaleo made it twice onto the list for best vegetarian sandwich. Spanish cuisine, at least under José Andrés' knife, celebrates vegetables. Small-plate-serving restaurants become quick friends of the non-meat eater. Drawing from a […]