Posts Tagged ‘Joe Englert’

Cocktail Bar McClellan’s Retreat Now Open in Dupont

Try some Civil War era cocktails.

The Pour House Will Close Next Month

If you like bocce ball or skeeball, the Florida Gators, or the Pittsburgh Steelers, you probably want to sit down before you read this. The Pour House, a Capitol Hill bar which has been a second home of sorts for social sports leagues and game watching, will close on April 30. The decision to close came […]

Joe Englert on Whole Foods Coming to H Street NE: “It’s Sad in Some Ways”

Big news for H Street NE today: Whole Foods is coming. The grocery chain plans to build a 39,000 square-foot store below a new apartment complex on H between 6th and 7th streets NE, where Murry's grocery store now sits. It's expected to open in the fall of 2016.  Y&H happened to ask self-described tavern […]

Open Season: Restaurateurs Go Big Quickly in Expanding Their Businesses

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 […]

Restaurateur Joe Englert on the Hardship of Making a Buck in the “New Pansy Climate”

In D.C., all it takes to shut down the government and create an organic coconut water shortage at Whole Foods is a little slush and a catchy storm name. The victim of this weather hysteria? Restaurants and bars, says restaurateur Joe Englert, whose properties include H Street Country Club, The Pug, Granville Moore's, and more. […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Automated Cupcake Edition

Plans to revitalize the National Mall could include food trucks. [Examiner] What's your favorite cult restaurant not in D.C.? [Washington Business Journal] Starbucks in Woodley Park is under renovations. [Prince of Petworth] A profile of prolific D.C. restaurateur Joe Englert [Washingtonian] An ATM that dispenses cupcakes [Post] Here's how to make the Starry Starry Night […]

A Pop-Up Turns Permanent: Tacos Impala Gets Its Own Digs on H Street

The former pop-up taqueria Tacos Impala is moving into permanent digs on the burgeoning H Street corridor. The blog H Street Great Street has the scoop. Proprietor Troy Hickman (the designer behind neighborhood venues Toki Underground, Queen Vic, and Jimmy Valentine's) is moving the prior carryout-window concept into space previously slated to become prolific restaurateur […]

Craft Work: H Street NE’s Original Culinary Gentrifier Reinvents Itself

All sorts of foods go well with beer, and all sorts of brews pair well with food. Spicy hot wings and lukewarm lager? A classic combo. But, chocolate stout-flavored chicken wings? The District’s craft beer craze has officially hopped the suds shark. The dark chocolaty poultry stands out like a greasy black thumb from even […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

If any one thing defines Y&H Nation, it's our insatiable need for more (and more accessible) outlets for craft and imported beers. When the urge strikes — and when doesn't it? — we want to walk to the neighborhood Safeway for our Dogfish Head fix, not climb into the car and drive to a gourmet wine-and-beer shop […]

Argonaut Down by Fire; Tavern Hopes to Re-Open By August

UPDATED: 5:47 p.m., 6/21/2010 The irrepressible Chris Shott has more information on the Sunday morning fire that closed down the Argonaut, one of Y&H's top five eateries for onion rings. (And if you've had the Arognaut's honey-drizzled rings, you know that's not damning with faint praise.) Shott also draws upon his past as a D.C. […]