Posts Tagged ‘Mark Bucher’

Medium Rare Begins Serving Steak Frites on Barracks Row Today

Restaurateur Mark Bucher opens the second D.C. location of his Cleveland Park steak frites restaurant Medium Rare today at 5 p.m. on Barracks Row. The new spot has the same menu as the original spot, which means for $19.50 you get bread, a mixed green salad, and steak with "secret sauce" and fries. That's pretty […]

Is Villard Michel Richard the Meatballs of New York?

Michel Richard's New York debut of uber-ritzy Villard Michel Richard, where a burger goes for $26 and an eight-course prix fixe will set you back $185, hasn't been going so swell. Just take a look at some of the reviews: "You expected luxury, and what you get instead is the gluey texture and bland flavor of a […]

Steak Frites Restaurant Medium Rare Coming to Barracks Row

Fans of Cleveland Park's Medium Rare will soon be able to get their steak frites fix at a second D.C. location on Barracks Row. The restaurant is taking over the Fusion Grill space at 515 8th St. NW and hopes to be open by the holidays. Stay tuned for more details. Photo by Jessica Sidman

Dead Meat: Does D.C. Really Need More Steakhouses?

Washington just can’t seem to escape its reputation as a steak-and-potatoes town. For decades, the stereotypes of lobbyists with expense accounts cavorting over charred chunks of meat have overshadowed the city’s culinary cred. Only in recent years has the District started to erase memories of ribeyes and dudes in suits with its explosion of neighborhood […]

Against Rum Day. And National Watermelon Day. And National Crème Brûlée Day. And National Filet Mignon Day.

Last Friday, as you surely knew, was a pretty big holiday: National Rum Day. Bars and restaurants celebrated with the same fervor they display for Independence Day or Valentine’s Day: Smith Commons, Hogo, Teddy & The Bully Bar, and Farmers Fishers Bakers participated in a rum bar crawl. Fried chicken and doughnut shop GBD offered […]

The Hungries: The Best—and the Worst—of D.C. Restaurants in 2012

In 2012, Washingtonians finally got a bunch of things that have been on our food and drink wish lists for years. After more than a century, we have a legal gin-producing distillery: New Columbia Distillers. Finally (finally!), there’s a place to eat some decent matzo ball soup and pastrami, thanks to DGS Delicatessen. A great […]

Balls! Meatballs in Penn Quarter Closes

Add one more name to the long list of restaurant closures this month: Meatballs in Penn Quarter has shut down. The spot has been mired in controversy since it opened at 624 E St. NW in November. Citronelle and Central chef Michel Richard was supposedly behind the fast casual restaurant, but all the business documents indicated […]

Spike Mendelsohn’s Steak-Frites Burger Falls Flat In South Beach

Of all the D.C. food scenesters to show up for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in Miami this past weekend—sightings included Graffiato's Mike Isabella, Proof/Estadio's Mark Kuller, Red Apron Butchery's Nate Anda, and BGR: The Burger Joint's Mark Bucher—perhaps none made a grander entrance than Spike Mendelsohn. The Good Stuff Eatery owner arrived […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Historical Hoecakes Edition

Restaurant Eve's Cathal Armstrong and Bayou Bakery's David Guas recreate George Washington's beloved hoecakes. [Eatocracy] BGR's Mark Bucher and Good Stuff Eatery's Spike Mendelsohn compete in Miami's 2012 SoBe Burger Bash. [Burger Days] Ris Lacoste searches for local scallops that don't suck. [Flavor] Here's what guest chef John Currence had cooking last week at Rogue […]

Meatballs Sticks To Its Story: ‘It’s All Michel Richard’

A few weeks back, Y&H questioned Mark Bucher, founder of BGR: The Burger Joint and Medium Rare, about his involvement in the new Meatballs restaurant in Penn Quarter. Bucher denied any official involvement—despite records filed with the District's Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration identifying him as the 100-percent owner of the business. Bucher claimed he was […]

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