Posts Tagged ‘Jose Garces’

Daniel Boulud Looks to Ingratiate Himself in D.C. in a Way Other Celebrity Chefs Haven’t

“There’s a little part of me in D.C. every time I come," says the celebrity chef

Comparing D.C.’s New Crop of South American-Inspired Steakhouses

D.C. has long been overrun by steakhouses, but now a new breed is popping up. Within just more than a year, three South America–inspired steakhouses have opened—all within about a mile of each other. But they’re not all serving the same asados and pisco sours. Consult our handy guide to tell them apart. Chart by Carey […]

Yes, Another South American Steakhouse: Rural Society Opens

Argentine steakhouse Rural Society only opened in Thomas Circle’s Loews Madison Hotel last week, but already the staff is talking a big game. “We’re going to win the Best Restaurant of the Year from the RAMMYS next year,” General Manager Robert Esplen told me on opening day. Bold words for the third South American–inspired steakhouse […]

Dead Meat: Does D.C. Really Need More Steakhouses?

Washington just can’t seem to escape its reputation as a steak-and-potatoes town. For decades, the stereotypes of lobbyists with expense accounts cavorting over charred chunks of meat have overshadowed the city’s culinary cred. Only in recent years has the District started to erase memories of ribeyes and dudes in suits with its explosion of neighborhood […]

Celebrity Chef Jose Garces Opening Argentinian Steakhouse in D.C.

Iron Chef star and Philadelphia-based restaurateur Jose Garces will join the legions of celebrity chefs flocking to D.C. to open restaurants. Garces plans to open an Argentinian steakhouse in the Loews Madison Hotel at 1177 15th St. NW in early 2014. The restaurant will replace The Federalist, which will close this Sunday. Garces also owns […]

Dinner Roll of the Dice: Brian McBride and Robert Weidmaier Eye Atlantic City

Brian McBride is frying up some severed shrimp heads, part of an ambitious recipe for a new pasta dish. For a veteran of the restaurant scene in Washington, with its sizeable international population and its proliferation of sushi joints, the noggins might not seem especially out of the ordinary. But McBride, the former chef at […]

Brasserie Beck to Open Second Location in Atlantic City

Robert Wiedmaier doesn't consider himself a gambling man, but the chef and owner behind Marcel's and Brasserie Beck is betting that Atlantic City will embrace his Belgian approach to a gastropub. He's planning to open a second Brasserie Beck in the massive Revel hotel and casino, a financially strapped project that has lately been looking […]