Posts Tagged ‘Lebanese Taverna’

Rustik Tavern’s Unusual Take on Neighborhood Grub

The Ward 5 pizza at Rustik Outside, it's a balmy late October evening in Bloomingdale, but inside Rustik Tavern, it feels like a meat locker. It's as if the neighborhood's first watering hole is trying to prepare for winter by cranking up the AC. I'm feeling the need for a parka – or at least [...]

Lebanese Taverna: Bethesda Mixed Grill Needs to Bulk Up

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the $19 "mixed grill" at the hulking new Lebanese Taverna in Bethesda, lamenting the fact that I'd seen more meat on a sand dollar than on this kabob platter. Well, my snippy remarks prompted this kind response from someone named Grace Shea: My name is Grace Abi-Najm [...]

This Week’s Greatest Hits from the Young & Hungry Blog

Here are the top 10 items this week on the Young & Hungry blog, as decided by you, the loyal readers. 1. More on Gillian Clark's New Restaurant Ventures 2. Ray's the Steaks Set to Move Soon...Or Not 3. El Pollo Rico Reopens in Wheaton 4. What Ris Lacoste Learned While Working at Friendly's 5. [...]

What Does a $19 ‘Mixed Grill’ Get You at Lebanese Taverna’s New Bethesda Spot?

A chef/owner whom I respect once told me that only amateurs—those, in other words, without a firm grasp of the costs of running full-service restaurants—have a hard time understanding the sometimes high price of dishes. Well, I felt like a rank amateur on Sunday afternoon at the new Lebanese Taverna in Bethesda. A couple of [...]

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