Posts Tagged ‘Johnny’s Half Shell’

Shelling Out: Oyster Price Index

October means oyster season is back. But before you slurp away your paycheck, take a look at how the regular prices for a dozen bivalves compare at a dozen oyster and seafood-centric restaurants. Then consult our guide to finding $1 oyster happy hour deals below.

Bar Food Bites: Olympic Deal at Johnny’s Half Shell

Yesterday, Y&H awarded a gold medal to the Olympics-themed patio menu at Johnny’s Half Shell on Capitol Hill. The reason? Pricing. Each of the five British pub dishes printed in Old English on the special menu–cucumber sandwich, Welsh rarebit, fish and chips, ham and pork salad, and scotch egg–costs just $2.50. So, I cleaned out […]

Bar Food Philandering: Wings Edition

I'm having commitment problems. For years I've been devoted to a single-wing recipe, a beautiful Buffalo rendition characterized by crisp skin, Frank's based sauce and a side of cool blue cheese. Then I went Asian and the rock slide began. Now it seems I'm ravenous for any wing order, so long as the flavors resonate […]

A Black Friday Shopping Guide for People Who’d Rather Eat

Allow me to offer a disclaimer before I start: You can trust my picks for the District's best shopping districts as much as you can trust Bernie Madoff's financial advice. Through years of selective focus, I can walk through any neighborhood and ignore all manner of shoe shops, clothing stores, and perfumeries, my mind singularly […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Johnny’s Half Shell

The more I talk to Ann Cashion and John Fulchino, the more I’m amazed at their discipline to maintain such a tight focus with Johnny’s Half Shell. The longtime business partners have not only had to weather this turbulent economy, they’ve also had to suffer through the usual seasons of the Hill—namely, in session and […]

Smoking Out the Area’s Best Barbecue for Summer

If your Independence Day weekend was anything like mine, you ate a lot of smoke: smoked brisket, smoked ribs, smoked sausages, smoked corn. By the time our Fourth of July feast was ready on Sunday afternoon, I smelled like a crank shaft in an overheated Ford on a lonely stretch of Interstate 15 between Los […]

José Andrés, Ann Cashion to Donate Dish Proceeds to Gulf Coast Recovery Efforts

José Andrés will be the first to acknowledge that his part in the nationwide Dine Out for the Gulf Coast fundraiser amounts to, essentially, a "little gesture." Four of his Penn Quarter restaurants in the THINKfoodGROUP — Jaleo, Zaytinya, Oyamel, and Cafe Atlantico —will donate the proceeds from a selected dish that is, according to […]

Quote of the Week: Ann Cashion on Her ‘Gastronomic Mind’

Y&H was talking to Ann Cashion, the Beard Award-winning chef at Johnny's Half Shell, about her experiences with Maryland fried chicken. She has a funny, almost scarring story about a childhood encounter with the dish, circa 1969. I'll save that story for a future Young & Hungry column, but her anecdote was so vivid in […]

It’s Louisiana Crawfish Season But Where the Hell Can You Get Them?

One of the subjects in this mini-documentary on Louisiana crawfish claims that, at some point, 95 percent of the mud bugs were consumed right there in the Pelican State. "My first reaction was," the subject tells the camera crew, "'How are we letting the other 5 percent get away?'" Well, they certainly aren't sneaking their way to D.C., at […]

Haven’t Made Restaurant Week Plans Yet? Y&H Has Last-Minute Suggestions.

Tonight officially kicks off winter D.C. Restaurant Week, which means that if you haven't already secured your reservations to the city's finest, priciest dining rooms, you're pretty much screwed.  Because, let's be honest, if you're not hitting the most expensive restaurants, you're not getting much bang for your buck during RW. Once you start figuring […]