Posts Tagged ‘Justin Bittner’

Entrée New: Bar Pilar Preps For Proper Dinner Service

Bar Pilar chef Justin Bittner sounds pretty stoked to start serving his guests a proper dinner for once: "A craftsman always likes to put more on the table, right?" The cozy, 49-seat 14th Street boîte has long attracted local foodies with its tantalizing selection of seasonal small plates. But the joint's ongoing expansion, complete with […]

Nibbling Rivalry: Café Saint-Ex Tries to Escape Bar Pilar’s Shadow

Asian-style noodle outlets are bobbing up all over the District these days, sometimes in pretty unusual places. On a recent evening, I find myself twirling a fork through a pile of thick udon that’s sitting in a shallow puddle of dark broth, topped with a soft runny egg. To the side of the noodles is […]

Getting to the Ruta of Bar Pilar’s Peas and Cheese Plate

'"This is really beautiful," my friend blurted out as the bright white  plate of ricotta and peas hits the table. We were sitting at one of two outside tables at Bar Pilar, a coveted spot that my boyfriend and I considered ourselves lucky to land. Then we saw a friend down walking down 14th Street […]

Chefs Veg Out: Justin Bittner of Bar Pilar

Short ribs and baby octopus may dominate many menus in the city, but that doesn't mean local chefs can't find love in an acorn squash. In our ongoing series, Chefs Veg Out, we'll prove D.C.’s chefs can play with more than just meat. Name: Justin Bittner Title: Executive Chef Restaurant: Bar Pilar Twitter: @BarPilar Cooking Since: […]

Bar Pilar Is Steaming Blue Crabs Through the End of August

Can't get to the Eastern Shore for blue crabs this summer? Or even to Cantler's in Annapolis? Well, how 'bout the trendy 14th Street corridor in the identity-crisis 'hood of Mid-City? Can you manage that? If so, you can sample some of those classic Maryland crustaceans. Bar Pilar has a special blue crab dinner available […]

Spot Check: Bar Pilar

The drink sounds right out of the Adam Bernbach school of mixology: a classic Paloma prepared with a nod toward history and a concern for quality ingredients. Bar Pilar’s Paloma mixes hibiscus-infused Centenario Rosangel tequila, fresh lime juice, and IZZE sparkling grapefruit soda in a pink salt-rimmed glass. Everything about this drink makes you want […]