Posts Tagged ‘Litestars’

Lots of Restaurant Closures This Week

Last week, Casa Nonna ended its two-year run. Then yesterday, 37-year-old Armand's Pizza announced plans to close on June 30. The restaurant gods must be angry, because today brought even more bad news: reports that bacon-centric American eatery Restaurant 3 (rebranded as 3 Bar & Grill) in Clarendon will shut down after tonight. Just down […]

Chefs Veg Out: Annie Leconte of Litestars

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: Annie Leconte Title: Co-Founder (with husband, Didier Leconte, and son, Eric Leconte) and Nutritional […]

Healthy Bites, With Home Delivery Meal Plans, Plants Petworth Roots

What's with all the new health-conscious eateries sprouting up lately? Last week, I profiled Litestars as part of the print edition Young & Hungry column. Also entering the healthy-eating arena: Petworth's new Healthy Bites, which offers various nutritious meal plans for pick-up and delivery. There's also a new café with "yummy breakfasts, sandwiches, salads, quesadillas, […]

Raising Chain: A Chipotle-Like Eatery Rethinks Greek Eats as a Nutrition-Conscious ‘Bistro’ Aims to Change Food Attitudes

In the world of fast-casual food concepts, it’s a little too easy to write off Cava Mezze Grill as a Greek version of Chipotle. In front of a sneeze guard-protected front counter, you’re ushered through a series of meat-and-topping construction stops, where you select fillers to go inside a pita instead of a tortilla (or […]

It’s a Great Day for Soup, But What About a Soupdrink?

While it's hard to quantify whether today's weather as "a big snow," it's easy to agree that today is a great day for soup. For me, a giant bowl of soup with chunky vegetables—with some sort of cream base—always seems like a great idea as winter weather sets in. But I've been in the mood […]