Posts Tagged ‘Marcel’s’

Sparkling Rivalry: Sax Responds To Marcel’s Bubbly Boast

Last week, Y&H reported that Sax restaurant's staggering collection of 70 different varieties of sparkling wine, once thought to be the largest in the District, was recently leapfrogged by Marcel's, which now boasts more than 100 labels of champagne and other bubblies. Contacted for comment, Sax sommelier Andrew Stover responds via email:

D.C.’s New Champers Champ: Marcel’s! 100 Bottles of Bubbly (And Counting)

When D.C.'s Sax restaurant made its splashy debut last spring, the operators boasted of having the largest single collection of sparkling wines in the entire District: a total of 70 different varieties, including a few with some unusual names: "Sex," "Wet" and the unforgettable "Discobitch." Of course, Sax wasn't the only place bragging about its […]

Zagat 2012 Released Today: Zaytinya, Still Most Popular; Marcel’s, Still Top Food

Zagat’s updated "2012 Washington, DC/Baltimore Restaurants Survey," is officially released on Wednesday. In it, you'll find D.C.'s most popular restaurants listed as follows: Zaytinya, 2 Amys, Central, Citronelle, Inn at Little Washington. And the city's top rated places for food: Marcel’s (29 out of 30 points), Inn at Little Washington (29) Komi (29), CityZen (28), […]

Quick Feeding: Crystal City a Hub for John McCain Pizza Sightings

Famous People Who Like Pizza: For those of you who might get all giddy about sightings of Sen. John McCain around town, the Arizona Republican is apparently a regular at a newish pizzeria in Crystal City. [ARLNow] New on 17th Street NW: If you're looking for a new pizza option in Dupont Circle, add Pizza […]

Q&A: Robert Wiedmaier on Rebounding Restaurants and No-Reservation Policies

To what degree is Washington's economy on the mend? After I confronted a two-and-a-half hour wait at Bethesda's Mussel Bar last Saturday, I decided to ask Robert Wiedmaier, the chef and restaurateur of Marcel's, Brabo, Brasserie Beck, and Mussel Bar. I was wondering if packed nights are the norm or an anomaly and if he […]

A Lobster in Winter

Catching lobster in the dead of winter isn’t for the faint of heart. As the temperature dips and lobsters grow hard shells, they migrate to warmer waters in deeper seas, far from shore. Only the most determined fishermen will face open seas and hazardous conditions to bring in a winter catch. Demand for the crustaceans […]

Dissecting Tom Sietsema’s 2010 Dining Guide

Red Hook Lobster Pound truck: street food makes the Dining Guide WaPo's Tom Sietsema released his 2010 Dining Guide online yesterday, and in between other tasks, I've been combing through it to understand how the critic views the current restaurant scene. Before I get to the nuggets that I've mined, though, I should note what […]

Makoto Takes a Fall in the Latest Zagat Survey

As you might remember, Y&H last year made something of a fuss about Makoto's strange stranglehold on the top spots in the annual Zagat Guide, which really isn't so annual after all. Well, the new 2011 Washington D.C./Baltimore survey just hit the streets today, and guess what? Makoto is nowhere to be found among the […]

Area Chefs and Restaurateurs Claim 18 Noms on the Beard Semi-finalists’ List for 2010

Just call Derek Brown, left, Mr. Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional Y&H is a behind on this (hey, if you want excuses, I got a million of 'em!), but I wanted to offer my congratulations to the local semi-finalists for this year's James Beard Awards. It's an impressive list, one filled with many of Y&H's […]

Vote for D.C.’s Hall of Fame Dishes!

A couple of weeks ago, Y&H asked you to nominate the entrees and appetizers and desserts that you felt were worthy of inclusion into a D.C. Dish Hall of Fame. Y'all tore into the assignment like a pack of wolves on a dead carcass.  I received Tweets, personal e-mails, and lots of suggestions via the […]

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