Posts Tagged ‘La Forchetta’

Last Night’s Leftovers: Squirrel Brain Edition

From bat to squirrel brains to bugs: unexpected delicacies around the world [HuffPost] Mike Isabella joins the ranks of chefs with a cause. [Post] Cocktails of the silver screen [Washingtonian] La Forchetta looks for new name to avoid dispute with La Fourchette. [Eater] President Barack Obama booed for declaring Thin Mints his favorite cookie. [Obama Foodarama] Seven summer […]

Neapolitan Smackdown!

In opening La Forchetta, the modish new Italian-themed eatery in Wesley Heights, restaurateur Hakan Ilhan boldly declared that the reigning mecca of authentic Neapolitan-style pizza-making in the District had just been surpassed.“2Amys, in my opinion, was No. 1," Ilhan said, referring to Peter Pastan's uber-popular pizzeria in Cleveland Park. "I think ours is the best.” […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Larger Portions, Cheaper Prices Edition

R.J. Cooper's Rogue 24 to offer shorter tasting menus with larger portions, cheaper prices [Eater] La Forchetta's Roberto Donna is taking it easy with the eggs these days [Post] Spike Mendelsohn's "Sunnyside" burger is messy, but it doesn't suck. [Burger Days] Have a drink and vent with Raynold Mendizabal at Black & Orange [Blade] Try […]

Pizza: Sooo Hot Right Now

Newsflash: people like pizza. A lot. Maybe more now than ever. According to a recent poll by the food industry research group Technomic, 41 percent of consumers say they’re now gobbling up a slice or two at least once a week, compared to 26 percent just two years ago—a new stat that's sure to please […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Montana-Made Absinthe Edition

Check out The Oval Room's pretzel and beer pasta, among other suds-soaked dishes around town. [Express Night Out] Shaw's Eagle Restaurant is re-branded as Northern Restaurant but keeps its Ethiopian theme. [Prince of Petworth] Feast your eyes on Zaytinya's Easter menu [BYT] Try the lamb ragù tagliatelle and Montana-made absinthe at Maple, opening tonight. [Urban […]

La Forchetta Vows To Topple 2Amys As D.C.’s Highest Neapolitan Temple

Restaurateur Hakan Ilhan has taste-tested all sorts of artisanal pizzas around town. “2Amys, in my opinion, was No. 1," Ilhan says, referring to Peter Pastan's uber-popular pizzeria in Cleveland Park. Yes, Ilhan is speaking in the past tense. Like any confident operator of a brand-spankin' new gourmet pizza joint, Ilhan boldly asserts that the pies […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Open, Actually Edition

Some things to expect at Rasika West End, opening next week. [Zagat] Take a peek at La Forchetta, opening April 2. [HuffPo] Traveling food truck restaurant Uncurbed DC is popping up at the former Singapore Bistro space. [Prince of Petworth] Three Little Pigs is now closed on Tuesday. [Facebook] Mike Isabella's Bandolero is hiring. [Twitter] […]

Welcome Back, Roberto Donna!

James Beard Award-winning Italian chef and notorious tax cheat Roberto Donna is en route back to Washington today, escaping his culinary exile in Arizona after signing a one-year contract to cook at the forthcoming La Forchetta on New Mexico Avenue NW. Post food critic Tom Sietsema got the scoop late Tuesday. Owner Hakan Ilhan says […]

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