Posts Tagged ‘Jeff Buben’

How Restaurant Week Really Works

All this week, Mintwood Place chef Cedric Maupillier will show up an hour earlier to work and leave an hour later. He’s also reinforced the troops: an additional cook, server, food runner, and busser. This is not a week for kitchen rookies. This is the week to bring in the people who’ve already proven themselves. […]

Lowbrow Brilliant? WTF Makes the Approval Matrix

Jeff Buben's new lunch spot WTF (Woodward Takeout Food) has officially been recognized by the ultimate arbiter of cultural worthiness: New York magazine's Approval Matrix. "A D.C. chef has named his restaurant WTF, claiming that it meant Woodward Takeout Food," the magazine writes. It's more lowbrow than a Microsoft executive starting a pot business and smidge […]

Pig Out

WTF isn’t the only acronym you’ll utter at chef Jeff Buben’s new downtown lunch and breakfast spot of the same name—which stands for Woodward Takeout Food. There’s also “OMG,” which was our response to a swine-smothered sandwich called the Porky Pig. “Everybody’s going pig-centric, so we figured we’d get it all done in one dish,” […]

Woodward Table and WTF Now Open

It's been 15 years since chef Jeff Buben last opened a restaurant. But this week, Vidalia and Bistro Bis got a new sibling: Woodward Table and its fast-casual offshoot Woodward Takeout Food (or WTF). "The other ones are getting old," Buben says. "This is the next generation." If opening a restaurant is like having a […]

Damn, It Feels Good to Be a Gangster Chef

DC Central Kitchen's annual Capital Food Fight is coming up on Oct. 8.  Among the highlights of the star-studded fundraiser will be a cooking throw-down between Elisir chef  Enzo Fargione, Bourbon Steak chef Adam Sobel, Vidalia chef Jeff Buben, and Cuba Libre chef Guillermo Pernot. Already the trash-talking has begun. The nonprofit has a few amazing […]

Vidalia Chef Jeffrey Buben Opening Another Restaurant

TheListAreYouOnIt's Nycci Nellis tweeted a rumor yesterday that Vidalia and Bistro Bis chef/owner Jeffrey Buben may be taking over the space currently occupied by Potenza on September 1 in order to open a restaurant of his own. Buben confirmed to Y&H this morning that he is in fact opening another restaurant but that no details […]