Posts Tagged ‘Mark Kuller’

Alice B. Toklas, Eat Your Herb Out: Proof’s Mark Kuller On Weeding Out The Competition

"Pretty simple explanation. Alice B Toklas' pot brownie recipe was left off the tasting menu because mine are much better!"—Restaurateur Mark Kuller, explaining to Eater DC why Proof's new $59 four-course tasting menu, inspired by The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook, glaringly omits the book's most notorious recipe

Proof Owner Mark Kuller Clarifies Some Riotous Comments

Mark Kuller, owner of Estadio and Proof (City Paper's pick for D.C.'s "Best Restaurant" this year), set-off a shitstorm of debate with his comments in a recent Examiner story about Friday's city-sponsored youth event in Chinatown. The quote, as it appeared in the article: "[I]t’s a mistake to have a youth engagement event in this […]

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 […]

The Audacity of Opening a Spanish Eatery in José Andrés’ Backyard

The ironic thing about Estadio is that, despite its many pleasures, the Spanish eatery wasn't even owner Mark Kuller's first choice for his second restaurant. As Jane Black reported in the Post earlier this year, Kuller originally wanted to open an Italian place — until our downtown streets became slippery with pasta. So he switched […]

The Reign of Spain: Team Behind Penn Quarter’s Proof Tries Spanish Food at Estadio

By the time my friend and I reach Estadio, it’s around 10:30 on Saturday night, and the Logan Circle establishment is still packed, providing some small hope that the District has finally outgrown its Ben Franklin-esque early-to-bed, early-to-rise ethos. The Spanish-themed restaurant is so crowded, in fact, we can’t immediately secure a seat. This is […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Proof

Mixologist Adam Bernbach Proof owner Mark Kuller (or whoever deserves the credit here) was smart to distance his Penn Quarter establishment from the wine-bar craze of a couple of years ago. Proof, the argument went, isn’t a place to stop and sip. It’s a full-service restaurant that just happens to have a wine list more […]

The Restaurants Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You

Y&H has already listed his 10 favorite new restaurants for 2009. Now it's time to start pondering the possibilities for 2010. Here's a short list of the upcoming restaurants I'm itching to dine in this year. Galileo III: Can Roberto Donna overcome his dwindling reputation and poor recent track record to reclaim the heavyweight crown […]

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