Posts Tagged ‘Jamie Leeds’

Hank’s Oyster Spar

This past weekend, the brunch crowd sipped Bloody Marys and chatted over lobster rolls and French toast on Hank’s Oyster Bar’s packed patio. Or rather, half-packed. Twenty of the 40 seats on the restaurant’s newly expanded outdoor seating area are gone, leaving an empty, fenced-in concrete slab. A large sign posted there reads: “THIS AREA […]

Neighborhood Dispute Shuts Part of Hank’s Oyster Bar Patio

Alcoholic Beverage Control investigators forced Hank's Oyster Bar to shut down a portion of its patio without warning Friday evening, pending a review of the termination of the restaurant's voluntary agreement with the neighborhood. The closure came the day before the Capital Pride parade, one of the busiest days of the year for Hank's. To […]

Jeff Eng Named Brewery Ommegang’s First “Hop Chef”

Last Saturday afternoon, Brewery Ommegang of Cooperstown, N.Y., hosted the first in their series of beer-and-food pairing "Hop Chef" competitions at the Atlas Theater. Sound heavenly? It was. Out of seven local hopefuls, top honors were awarded to Jeff Eng of Clyde's of Tower Oaks in Rockville, based on scores from a panel of local foodie and beerie judges (including […]

Harping on the Hayden’s Reef: A Homegrown Oyster at Hank’s Oyster Bar

"Homegrown" is a term often tossed around in various genres of food. You just rarely hear it at the raw bar. That could soon change. The newly expanded Hank's Oyster Bar in Dupont Circle, City Paper readers' pick for "D.C.'s Best Seafood 2011," is now growing its own oyster.  The "Hayden's Reef," served for the […]

A New Lounge, A New Oyster, A New Era at Hank’s Oyster Bar

Chef Jamie Leeds on Tuesday unveils her new 1,800-square-foot addition to Dupont Circle mollusk mecca Hank's Oyster Bar (City Paper readers' pick for "Best Seafood 2011"). The expansion, complete with two bars and a lounge area, doubles the size of Leed's popular restaurant, adding some 68 seats inside and another 40 seats on the outdoor […]

Sustainable Seafood, Anyone?

Overfishing, oil spills, those dubious sea creature-strangling plastic six-pack rings—the ocean's bounty seems constantly in jeopardy these days. How can the average diner help conservation efforts? Mindful eating, of course. We're giving away two tickets to the Smithsonian's World Oceans Day festivities. Join activist-actor Ted Danson in hearing from experts about the long-term impact of […]

Commonwealth To Dissolve This Weekend

It is your last chance to dine on Scotch eggs or bangers and mash while gushing down pints of British ales and American craft beer at Commonwealth Gastropub in Columbia Heights. The doors of the London-style "farm-to-table" pub, which first opened in August 2008, will be closed for good after Sunday. As reported by The Washington Post […]

A Pint of Their Own: Beer Events for the Ladies SAVOR Weekend

Interest in craft beer grows each year. Everyday more people experience that "eureeka moment," discover how flavorful beer can be, and are hooked for life. Although a higher percentage of those people are men, the ranks of women becoming interested in beer and brewing is steadily growing. In November we wrote about notable women in the […]

SAVOR Mania: The Master List

It's that time of year again. SAVOR is coming to town and with the national craft beer and food pairing event comes a week-long beer party for D.C. Tickets sold out in record time this year, but thanks to the local bars, restaurants, and distributors who take advantage of so many talented brewers being in […]

Rob Weland’s Head Cheese Is Poetry to the Ear

Let's talk about head cheese, that lonely part of the charcuterie board that tends to gather dust on restaurant tables. Why is that exactly? What are we nervous about when it comes to pig-head parts suspended in aspic? Allow me to answer my own semi-rhetorical question: I think it's all about the ears and those […]

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