The phrase “family style” is becoming ubiquitous dining lingo as more places institute weekly feasts or devote entire sections of their menus to platters designed for two to six people.
Posts Tagged ‘Jeff Tunks’
The joys of take-out turkey
"The time has come," says co-owner Gus DiMillo.
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. […]
Townhouse Kitchen + Bar was just about ready to open in Chinatown when the group behind the chain closed all its locations last year. "They were like four weeks from being open," says restaurateur and chef Jeff Tunks. "I guess they ran out of money... The landlord ended up locking them out." That's when Tunks and his […]
It’s opening day at the Greek-inspired 14th Street NWrestaurant Kapnos, and chef/owner Mike Isabella admits he’s already going gray. For the first time, I notice white hairs salt the 38-year-old’s gelled-up ’do and scruffy beard. “It’s adrenaline and it’s stress,” Isabella says of opening new restaurants. “You work every day, open to close. And it’s […]
Chef Miles Vaden, an alum of Eventide, Fiola, and most recently Nage, has a new gig as executive chef of DC Coast. He replaces Matt Kuhn, who recently went to Ardeo + Bardeo. This is not Vaden's first time with Passion Food Group. He worked a brief stint with the restaurant group, helping out at […]
Among local restaurateurs, there’s a sacred code: Don’t walk into another operator’s restaurant and try to steal the staff. But these are desperate times. In recent months, poaching has become more frequent and more aggressive. Passion Food Hospitality co-owner Gus DiMillo says it’s become all too common to see managers of other restaurants come into […]
The hip-Mex craze continues with the opening of Fuego Cocina y Tequileria today. You can grab a seat at the bar of the Clarendon spot as early as 3 p.m., and the kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m. Fuego is the latest restaurant from Passion Food Group, the people behind DC Coast, Acadiana, District Commons, and […]
Chef Haidar Karoum had never professionally cooked Spanish food before the 2010 opening of Estadio in Logan Circle. But his tortilla española with sweet hot peppers could give the real deal a run for its money. The French-trained chef, who’s half-Irish and half-Lebanese, learned the recipe in Rioja, Spain. He visited the country for the […]