Posts Tagged ‘Mark Kuller’

Who Won at Last Night’s RAMMY Awards?

Del Campo chef Victor Albisu won Chef of the Year.

Restaurateur Mark Kuller Has Died

The tax lawyer-turned-restaurateur owned Proof, Estadio, and Doi Moi.

Drawn to Drink

Although heavily scripted, most menus don’t have a plot. But at 2 Birds 1 Stone, the basement sister bar to Doi Moi, the weekly changing, hand-drawn cocktail lists from bar manager Adam Bernbach tell a story—or at least constitute works of art. Some of the darker, cinemaesque menus take inspiration from a graphic novel, Stray […]

Doi Moi Opens Today on 14th Street NW

After going through two or three dozen different names, Mark Kuller’s new Asian restaurant finally opens today as Doi Moi. “We never knew what was going to be the actual name until we saw the sign,” says general manager Justin Guthrie. “Some of the blueprints actually have a different name on them.” Located at the corner […]

Doi Moi: The New Southeast Asian Spot From Estadio’s Team

The Southeast Asian street food-inspired restaurant coming to 14th and S streets NW from the Estadio and Proof team finally has a name: Doi Moi. The Vietnamese term means "new change," but is used to describe a series of "open door" economic and social policies introduced to Vietnam in 1986. "It embodies many elements of […]

Top Ten D.C. Restaurant Openings in 2013

This should be a good year for variety in the D.C. dining scene. The most anticipated restaurants scheduled to open in 2013 feature Southeast Asian, Japanese, French, Latin American, Greek, Italian, and American fare, plus some hybrids. Veteran restaurateurs will expand into new cuisines, big names will make their District debuts, and a few longtime […]


Chef Haidar Karoum had never professionally cooked Spanish food before the 2010 opening of Estadio in Logan Circle. But his tortilla española with sweet hot peppers could give the real deal a run for its money. The French-trained chef, who’s half-Irish and half-Lebanese, learned the recipe in Rioja, Spain. He visited the country for the […]

The Future 14th Street NW: D.C.’s Really Little Italy

All sorts of new food and drink options are in the works along the already bustling 14th Street corridor. These notably include a Greek concept from Graffiato chef-owner Mike Isabella, a Southeast Asian-themed eatery by Proof and Estadio’s Mark Kuller, as well as two joints by the prolific Matchbox Food Group. Among the various announced […]

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: Soupy Scenes Edition

Take a peek inside the retail shell that will become the first District Taco location inside the actual District. [WaPo] Estadio owner Mark Kuller says there aren't many tapas bars in Spain any better than his own place right here in D.C.  Admittedly, he's biased. [Washingtonian] Westend Bistro's Eric Ripert thinks National Airport's Matsutake Sushi […]