Posts Tagged ‘Komi’

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 […]

Zagat 2012 Released Today: Zaytinya, Still Most Popular; Marcel’s, Still Top Food

Zagat’s updated "2012 Washington, DC/Baltimore Restaurants Survey," is officially released on Wednesday. In it, you'll find D.C.'s most popular restaurants listed as follows: Zaytinya, 2 Amys, Central, Citronelle, Inn at Little Washington. And the city's top rated places for food: Marcel’s (29 out of 30 points), Inn at Little Washington (29) Komi (29), CityZen (28), […]

Quick Feeding: Blue Ridge Revamp Slow as Molasses; Yonan Picks Favorite Borderstan Spots

Sluggish Revamp: The Blue Ridge re-do in Glover Park is moving "slowly—very slowly." If you've walked by the place recently, you'd definitely get that impression. And that recent "giant, rowdy party" that roiled neighbors? Well, "it was probably the mellowest crowd that strip of Glover Park has seen in some time." [Glover Park Gazette via […]

Why WaPo’s Beer Madness Results Actually Matter This Year

Last week, the Washington Post announced the final results of its annual Beer Madness tournament. For the past five years, the Post's food section has put together a panel of local beer enthusiasts and had them position dozens of beers against each other in a blind tasting. The Post then shares the bracket results in […]

The Salad Daze: Farewell, Young & Hungry

The first Young & Hungry column I wrote, almost five years ago, was a review of Miss Saigon in Georgetown. I was auditioning for the job of food columnist for Washington City Paper, and these were my marching orders in December 2005: critique a Vietnamese restaurant that no one cared about. I was puzzled, but […]

Former Teatro Chef Enzo Fargione to Launch His Own Downtown Restaurant

Not long after he was unceremoniously ousted from Teatro Goldoni earlier this year, Enzo Fargione vowed to open his own place, where he would focus almost exclusively on his multi-course tasting menu that had made Teatro a destination for many gastronomes. The chef even dropped the "K" word: He compared his upcoming endeavor to Komi, […]

R.J. Cooper to Open an Alleyway, All-Tasting Menu Restaurant in Mount Vernon Square

Cooper in the alley that will be the location of his first restaurant When R.J.Cooper split from Vidalia earlier this year, the chef had his sights set on opening a place called Pigtails, a sly reference to his twin daughters and his love of all things pork. But an investor changed his  mind. "I had […]

Makoto Takes a Fall in the Latest Zagat Survey

As you might remember, Y&H last year made something of a fuss about Makoto's strange stranglehold on the top spots in the annual Zagat Guide, which really isn't so annual after all. Well, the new 2011 Washington D.C./Baltimore survey just hit the streets today, and guess what? Makoto is nowhere to be found among the […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

District Taco was forced to find a new location to sell its hand-held snacks. Her fan base has spoken: They clearly don't want former Gibson bartender Tiffany Short to leave town! They've expressed their support for the talented mixologist by making our farewell story the most-popular item from last week. It even beat out 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 […]

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