Posts Tagged ‘Jim Graham’

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 […]

Last Week’s Leftovers: Truffle Pop, Bacon Jelly, Chèvre Ravioli

Dishes We Dug: Pan-popped popcorn with truffle oil and garlic at The Reef; St. Andre grilled cheese with homegrown tomato and bacon marmalade at One Lounge; spicy little meatballs with goat cheese agnolotti, tomato fondue and basil at Proof. Dishes We Didn't: Nopal tacos (pictured) at El Centro D.F. The green strips of cactus taste […]

No Bowtie Pasta? Jim Graham’s Fishy Culinary Tribute

D.C. restaurants often name dishes after politicians, particularly around election time. Both Good Stuff Eatery and BGR: The Burger Joint, for instance, whipped up competing Barack Obama and John McCain-themed burgers during the last presidential race. The latest local addition to this culinary-political gimmickry is a bit more neighborhood specific: "The Jim Graham," a plate […]

A D.C. Brewery Is Born

It's official. DC Brau is the first production brewery to operate inside the District of Columbia in more than 50 years. On Thursday, founders Jeff Hancock and Brandon Skall received their Certificate of Occupancy (on St. Patrick's Day and Hancock's birthday, no less). Today, the brewing begins. Public Ale, the small craft brewery's pale ale, will […]

Councilmembers to Chipotle: Pay Up

Chipotle workers canned over their immigration status have a pair of new champions: D.C. Councilmembers Michael A. Brown and Jim Graham. Responding to the "mass firings" of about 40 employees last week, Brown and Graham sent a letter to Phil Petrilli, Chipotle's regional director for the Northeast. In the letter, Brown and Graham urge Petrilli […]

Jim Graham: I’m Not Trying to Abolish the Jumbo Slice!

LL just got off the phone with a nearly manic Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham. Manic, because he says that he’s being unfairly deemed a pizza-banning legislator by a local TV station. “I have been in media for 30 years, and there’s never been a more preposterous story than this one,” he says. When WJLA-TV […]