Posts Tagged ‘Maestro’

No Caviar and Foie Gras at Fabio Trabocchi’s Casa Luca

Fabio and Maria Trabocchi's newest Italian eatery Casa Luca, which opened downtown on Friday, is the restaurant they initially intended Fiola to be. Fabio had wanted to cook simple rustic Italian dishes—the dishes he remembered from his father, a sharecropper, growing up in the Le Marche region in central Italy. But when Fiola opened in April 2011, Maria […]

Snail Pace: What Does Mintwood Place Mean for Adams Morgan Dining?

If any D.C. neighborhood could use a new food icon, it’s Adams Morgan. For too long, the densely liquor-licensed area has been synonymous with one particular form of consumable. (Well, apart from the liquid kind.) I’m referring, of course, to that ungodly triangle of late-night gluttony, the jumbo slice. With its super-sized proportions—it measures as […]

The Salad Daze: Farewell, Young & Hungry

The first Young & Hungry column I wrote, almost five years ago, was a review of Miss Saigon in Georgetown. I was auditioning for the job of food columnist for Washington City Paper, and these were my marching orders in December 2005: critique a Vietnamese restaurant that no one cared about. I was puzzled, but […]

Changing Tables: The Atlas Room Opens on H Street NE

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Cafe Eagle, an Italian/Eritrean restaurant will soon be occupying the old Vegetate space at 1414 9th St. NW. (Prince of Petworth) Just what we need: another burger joint. Celebrity chef Bobby Flay plans to throwdown a Bobby's Burger Palace on K Street […]

Changing Tables: Michael Landrum Turns to Salads and Yogurt

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Fro Zen Yo apparently wants to control the entire D.C. frozen yogurt scene. It has two new locations planned: 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW and 1636 Eye St. NW. (Prince of Petworth) Businessman David Von Storch, who owns the Capital City Brewing Company, […]

Changing Tables: District Taco Ready to Open Brick-and-Mortar Location

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Tynan Coffee & Tea is just weeks away from opening its new location at 1275 First St. NE. A sign in the window has already proclaimed itself as the place with "the best happy hour in NoMa." (Prince of Petworth) Arlington will […]

Changing Tables: Chicago Dogs Headed to D.C.

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Chicago-style hot dogs are on their way to U Street as ChiDogO's gets set to open. (Prince of Petworth) 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 […]

Richard Confirms That He’s Opening a Restaurant in the Former Maestro Space

Confirming the news that Young & Hungry broke almost a year ago, Michel Richard told WaPo's Tom Sietsema that he will be opening "a good American restaurant with a small French accent" in the former Maestro space at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner. The 110-seat restaurant, called Michel, will be more casual than either Richard's […]

NY Post: Older Diners Likely Did in Trabocchi at Four Seasons

In case you missed it, over the weekend, the New York Post ran an anonymously sourced story breaking down the reasons why the Four Seasons and chef Fabio Trabocchi parted ways after just three months. "Chalk it up," the Post writes, "to taste." Reporter Carla Spartos paints a generational divide between a modern, fine-dining chef […]

The Year in D.C. Food & Drink

Tacos took off in D.C. in 2009 Good God, I can even begin to wrap my mind around all the things that happened on the D.C. dining scene during the past 12 months. Fortunately, not all of them were as apocalyptic as the closing of your favorite restaurant or the passing of Ben Ali. For […]

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