Posts Tagged ‘Johnny Monis’

Last Night’s Leftovers: James Beard Awards Edition

Komi chef Johnny Monis wins a James Beard Award for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic. [JBF] Max's Best Ice Cream in Glover Park loses lease, Rocklands BBQ moving in [Washingtonian] Michel Richard's Atlantic City location of Central closes. [Eater] Owner of Rumors bar files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. [WBJ] Mike Isabella does another pop-up, this time for [...]

James Beard Finalists Include Some of D.C.’s Finest

Fabio Trabocchi's Fiola, the recent recipient of three stars from WaPo critic Tom Sietsema and Y&H's vote for best bomboloni in town, is among the nominees for the esteemed James Beard Foundation's award for Best New Restaurant. The finalists for the upcoming foodie Oscars were announced today in Las Vegas.  D.C. chefs Johnny Monis (Komi), [...]

James Beard Loves D.C.: Local Semifinalists For Foodie Oscars Announced

The esteemed James Beard Foundation today announced a bevy of semifinalists for its coveted chef and restaurant awards and the D.C.-area food scene is well represented. Eater DC has a comprehensive breakdown. Among the noms: Fiola and Little Serow each get a nod in the "Best New Restaurant" category. Palena's Frank Ruta is in the [...]

What’s Up With Little Serow’s Weird Country Music Obsession?

"We can't help but draw comparisons to a similar spirit we find in both Appalachia, where my mother is from, and the backwater town in Greece where Johnny's parents are from."—Little Serow co-owner Anne Marler, telling the Post's Tom Sietsema about the three-star Isaan-style Thai eatery's eclectic selection of background music, ranging from bluegrass to [...]

Komi’s Johnny Monis Is Opening a Tiny Thai Place

Metrocurean has the scoop on the latest project from Komi's Johnny Monis: a 30-seat Thai eatery called Little Serow, located right next door to his hallowed multi-course Mediterranean restaurant on 17th Street NW. Says Monis: "Whereas Komi is a natural extension of my heritage and the food I grew up with, Little Serow is a [...]

The Obamas Boost Their Approval Ratings With a Trip to Komi

The president and first lady have already paid their respects to some of the deans of D.C. cooking — whether Michel Richard at Citronelle or Todd Gray at Equinox — but on Friday, Barack and Michelle Obama shared a date night at the house of the rising star chef: Komi under Johnny Monis. Some quick [...]

D.C. Chefs and Restaurants Come Home Empty-Handed at the Beard Awards

After watching one D.C. nominee after another strike out last night at the James Beard Foundation Awards — from Komi's Johnny Monis in the Rising Star Chef category to CityZen's Amanda Cook in the Outstanding Pastry Chef category — I thought for sure José Andrés would win the Outstanding Chef medal. I mean, Andrés had all [...]

Dissecting R.J. Cooper’s ’24′ Menu at Vidalia

Sterling caviar with “pappardelle” Note: Because of limitations in the design of the Young & Hungry column for the Web, we're re-running the story in the blog so you can enjoy the full impact of Darrow Montgomery's photography. Tasting table. Chef’s table. Degustation menu. Whatever you call it. this multi-course meal is considered the turbo-charged [...]

Area Chefs and Restaurateurs Claim 18 Noms on the Beard Semi-finalists’ List for 2010

Just call Derek Brown, left, Mr. Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional Y&H is a behind on this (hey, if you want excuses, I got a million of 'em!), but I wanted to offer my congratulations to the local semi-finalists for this year's James Beard Awards. It's an impressive list, one filled with many of Y&H's [...]

WaPo’s Klein Calls Johnny Monis “America’s Greatest Genius.” Can a Vegetarian Make Such a Claim?

Watch CBS Videos Online As part of CBS' Washington Unplugged, Under 40, segment, Kaylee Hartung asked WaPo's Ezra Klein, the paper's blogger on economic and domestic policy and part-time food writer, five rapid-fire questions. Among them: What's his favorite restaurant? His favorite place for happy hour? And his "favorite person to watch under 40 in [...]

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