Posts Tagged ‘Local 16’

Restaurateurs Return to Their Afghan Roots

Local 16 is adding Afghan dishes to the menu, while Napoleon is being converted into a restaurant that will only serve the Central Asian cuisine.

Six Bottomless Brunch Bargains

Bottomless brunches may be a time-tested method for forestalling a weekend’s inevitable hangover via the ingestion of rubbery eggs Benedict and watery mimosas. Luckily, a handful of local brunch haunts offer all-you-can-eat or -drink menus that are both palatable and reasonably priced. This weekend, skip the $40-plus food-as-an-afterthought spots, and get a decent midday buzz […]

Swiped

Ever since Nellie’s Sports Bar started using the app Tabbedout to let patrons pay their bar bills through their phones, owner Doug Schantz says the number of credit cards left behind has plummeted—from about 15 a night to five or six. Which got us thinking: How sloppy are D.C. bar hoppers? We called 10 bars […]

Did Competition Kill Edan MacQuaid’s Pizzeria Before It Ever Opened?

The 14th Street NW pizzeria from esteemed pizzaiolo Edan MacQuaid and Local 16 owner Aman Ayoubi will be no more. MacQuaid posted on Don Rockwell yesterday that the restaurant has fallen through, and he is looking for a new job. He explained to the Post that they weren't able to come up with enough capital. Ayoubi […]

Edan MacQuaid Opening New Pizzeria On 14th Street

Nomadic pizzaiolo Edan MacQuaid (ex-2Amy's, ex-Red Rocks, ex-Pizzeria Orso, currently consulting at Local 16) is reportedly at work on a new "casual, dive kind of place with a wood-fired oven" on 14th Street NW. Don Rockwell has the scoop, noting that the concept will be "all about the pizza." The place apparently has no name […]

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 […]

T-Bone of Contention: Bickering Over “Boutique Steak House” Lost Society

“One day,” my dining companion boldly predicted, “all of 14th Street will look like this.” We’re sitting on plush chairs by a velvety-curtained window in Lost Society, overlooking the bus stop outside the District’s Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center—a lingering monument to the brutalist era of urban renewal. Like much of the surrounding neighborhood, it’s […]

First ‘Eat Local First’ Week Kicks Off With Locally Sourced Pig Roast at Local 16

Local locavores have a whole lot of local events featuring local foods to look forward to over the next several days. D.C.'s first  "Eat Local First Week" kicks off on Sunday, July 10, with a pig roast—locally sourced, of course—at (where else?) Local 16, located at 1612 U St. NW. The Berkshire pork comes from  […]

Three Things to Try This Weekend

The "Garfield" (pictured) with cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, ricotta and parmesan—or any pizza, really, at Local 16, where noted pizzaiolo Edan MacQuaid now mans the oven, $12; 1602 U St. NW, (202) 265-2828 Fried green tomato crab stack with spiced tomato jam at the Chesapeake Room, $14; 501 8th St. SE,  (202) 543-1445 Deep-fried Snickers at […]

Last Week’s Leftovers: Sous Vide Short Rib, Cioppino Bomb, Raw Milk Rap

Dishes We Dug: "Pizza 16" (prosciutto, sopressata, roasted red peppers) at Local 16, 72-hour braised sous vide short rib at Cava Mezze; honey- and spice-glazed duck breast at Proof. Dishes We Didn't: Low-country cioppino at Eatonville. A bit bland. Get the house sausages or grilled lamb porterhouse instead. Most Retro Chic Reader Comment About D.C.'s […]

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