Posts Tagged ‘Logan Circle’

No Foams, No Nonsense: Pearl Dive’s Jeff Black On Appeasing Neighbors And ‘Straight-Forward Rustic Cooking’

How did chef Jeff Black smooth things over with Logan Circle neighbors protesting his liquor license? "Well, we gave them what they wanted," he says. "It was the easy thing to do." Black had planned to provide a small porch area for smokers at his forthcoming Pearl Dive Oyster Palace on 14th Street NW. "It […]

Take A Number: How Dining At Pearl Dive Oyster Palace Will Resemble A Trip to the DMV

Young & Hungry took a sneak peek inside chef Jeff Black's forthcoming Pearl Dive Oyster Palace on Thursday afternoon. Among the more eye-catching elements of the decor: big digital screens mounted to the walls, similar to those you see at the DMV or Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. That's right–snagging a seat at the […]

Logan Circle Still Waiting For Its ‘Walk of Shame’ Burrito: No Lease Yet for Ted’s Bulletin 2

While the ink is finally dry on a new Matchbox location along bustling 14th Street NW, the same cannot be said for a nearby spin-off of the Matchbox Food Group's homemade Pop Tart and Spam burger emporium Ted's Bulletin. Back in June, Y&H colleague Lydia DePillis reported that deals were in the works for both […]

Matchbox Officially Commits to 14th Street

Back in June, our colleague Lydia DePillis reported on an array of restaurant projects coming to 14th Street NW, including a new Matchbox location in the old Arena Stage warehouse at 14th and T. On Monday afternoon, Matchbox Food Group sent along the official announcement. The Logan Circle location will be Matchbox's third in the […]

Would El Centro Suck Less Under Mark Kuller’s Direction?

Eater DC gets on the horn with Rammy Award-winning restaurateur Mark Kuller of acclaimed eateries Proof and Estadio for a quick Q&A. During the chat, Kuller dishes a bit more about his plans for future restaurants. Even more interesting: his comments about the one that got away. "I still think we need a good taqueria […]

Prickly Pared Down: El Centro’s Lackluster Cactus Taco

Remember Kang and Kodos, the evil space aliens from The Simpsons, with their undulating green tentacles? I was recently reminded of those slimy-looking limbs when sampling the nopal tacos at the new El Centro D.F. That's cactus, to those of you unfamiliar with Mexican plant terminology. The muted Army green-colored slices of prickly pear taste […]

A First Look at Teak Wood in Logan Circle

For a place that had the chutzpah to open directly across 14th Street NW from the regrettably named Thaitanic, newcomer Teak Wood is an awfully meditative space, as if it's going to squash the competition with prayer. The first thing that greets you upon entering is a sleek, decidedly slim Buddha carved out of — […]

Changing Tables: Michel Is Ready to Open at the Ritz in Tysons

Scary: Iron Gate will close on Halloween The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: After more than a year of speculation and rumor-mongering, Michel Richard is set to open his French-American bistro, Michel, in the former Maestro space at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons. Accomplished chef Levi Mezick will lead […]

The Best of D.C. in Food and Drink: The Year of ChurchKey

We here at WCP HQ finally unleashed our annual Best of D.C. issue yesterday, and I guess I should say this out loud so that it's official: 2010 is the year of ChurchKey, the Neighborhood Restaurant Group beer emporium near Logan Circle. The watering hole dominated the Food & Drink section this year, winning two categories outright and even inspiring […]

Wemple Will Take Sargento Over the Freshly Shaved Shit Anyday

Snuck out to Ristorante Posto on Saturday night. I’d heard some good things and some mediocre things about this new Logan Circle hotspot, and they were confirmed by and large. Good, bountiful entree of pasta and seafood, though hardly exceptional. Great green salad. But I am not here to speak about the food that comes […]

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