Posts Tagged ‘Marvelous Market’

What’s No Longer Missing from D.C.’s Food Scene? A Great Bakery.

As if on cue, an elderly man with a wooden walking stick and sandals over his socks pops into Bread Furst. “Everybody in the neighborhood has been saying Tuesday at seven o’clock there’s going to be a longer line outside your door than the car wash,” he tells owner Mark Furstenberg of his opening day […]

The Last Marvelous Market Closes Today

The Georgetown location of Marvelous Market—the very last—will close after today. "It just wasn't making money," says Senior Vice President Shawn O'Quinn of Thompson Hospitality, which operates the business. But this isn't the end of Marvelous Market, he says. "We're exploring opportunities to find a new location... We hope to reopen in the city." "We'll […]

Willie T’s Lobster Shack Opens in Dupont Today

Willie T’s Lobster Shack, a fast casual spot for lobster rolls and clam chowder, officially opens in Dupont today at 11 a.m. The restaurant comes from the same group that owns American Tap Room, Austin Grill, and Be Right Burger. The menu centers around crab cakes, shrimp, and lobster rolls, with Maine lobster sourced from […]

Sauce-O-Meter: How the Week’s Food Happenings Measure Up

Baker and Chef Mark Furstenberg on His Mother’s Influence

OK,I know I said on Friday that Y&H was finished with our short hymn to a mother's influence on chefs, but late yesterday, Mark Furstenberg, a man of some renown, wrote a moving tribute to his mum and her kitchen skills. You need to read it, and not just because it's a 71-year-old chef praising […]

That Place Has Gone to the Dogs…

Saturday afternoon at Marvelous Market, Capitol Hill.

Baguette Winner Fromartz Gets Called Up to the Big Leagues

Samuel Fromartz, if you'll recall, was the surprise winner of Y&H's debut baguette competition last year, beating out breads from local icons like Marvelous Market and Breadline, even national big boys like Le Pain Quotidien and La Brea Bakery. Well, good news travels fast, or semi-fast. Last week, Fromartz got a call from the office […]

Tomorrow Is National Cookie Day, So Get Baking

The Amy-eos at Dean & DeLuca Or just visit your favorite bakery instead. Assuming you have one other than Teaism, that is. Earlier this week, I asked the Y&H Nation, via my twitter account, where they might like to pick up a good cookie for National Cookie Day, which is tomorrow. The vast majority of the […]

The Hard Realities of Commercial Bread Making

Silent Treatment: Loic Feillet knows how to take criticism Loic Feillet is, without question, one of the area's most skilled bakers. The owner of Panorama Baking Co. in Alexandria has, over the years, sold bread to some of the finest restaurants in the District, including both CityZen and Citronelle. But when Feillet took part in […]

Furstenberg’s Street Food Restaurant Will Stretch Far Beyond Bread-Based Snacks

Believe it or not, the origins of Mark Furstenberg's forthcoming G Street Food can be traced to a turbulent period in the mid-1990s when the master breadmaker was being forced out of the very business he started — the then-groundbreaking bakery, Marvelous Market. "When I was failing at Marvelous Market and I was losing Marvelous […]