Posts Tagged ‘Jamie Leeds’

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 […]

Food News You Can Use: ‘Top Chef’ in D.C. Gossip

Y&H is no Reliable Source, but even this food scribe is occasionally thrown a scrap of gossip about all the Top Chef shenanigans going on in the District. Like yesterday, a source told me that some white-jacket types were seen cooking in the building across the street from NPR's headquarters at 635 Massachusetts Ave. NW. […]

Women of Craft Beer Part 2: The Locals

As a follow up to yesterday's post about prominent women in the national beer scene, today we are posting a list of local and localish beer-loving ladies. DC and the greater Washington area have a very decent number of beer women, from restaurant and bar owners to brewers, wholesalers, and other business folk. And this […]

Jamie Leeds to Serve as Next President of National Culinary Organization

Jamie Leeds, the chef/owner of CommonWealth and Hank's Oyster Bar, has been selected to serve as president of Women Chefs & Restaurateurs, a national non-profit whose mission is to promote "the education and advancement of women in the restaurant industry and the betterment of the industry as a whole." The post is a two-year commitment […]

CommonWealth Casts an Eye to the Continent

With this week's opening of Masa 14, the Latin-Asian fusion restaurant owned jointly by Richard Sandoval and Kaz Okochi, Y&H naturally turned his attention to CommonWealth. Why? Because neither Okochi (Kaz Sushi Bistro) nor Sandoval (Zengo and too many other places to name) are handling the daily kitchen chores at Masa. They've left that to former CommonWealth […]

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