Posts Tagged ‘Marvin’

How Marvin Was Haunted by a Prostitute Named Peaches

Oh, and Chez Billy is haunted too.

Stall Tactics: Getting It On in Restaurant Restrooms Is More Common Than You Think

When Constantine Stavropoulos first opened Tryst in Adams Morgan, he couldn’t figure out why the wall-mounted sink in the men’s restrooms kept breaking. “I was really going crazy, like what is going on here?” he recalls. Then he came across a website—he doesn’t remember which—that listed Tryst’s restrooms as a hotspot for, well, trysts. “I […]

Have You Cast Your Rammy Ballot Yet?

What's D.C.'s hottest restaurant bar scene of the year? Black Jack? The Hamilton? Marvin? Hill Country? Or is it Max Fox Brewery all the way out in Falls Church? You can help decide. The polls are open for four more days in the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington's "Eat The Vote" campaign. Your vote can sway […]

Chez Middling: The Hilton Brothers Come to Petworth With Cool Vibe, So-So Food

Stepping into Eric Hilton’s newest restaurant, Chez Billy, I thought back to my first visit to one of his establishments, Dragonfly. I remember the old place. Sort of. The design of the Dupont Circle eatery, with its stark white palette and minimalist furnishings, seemed strikingly chic, especially for D.C. in the early to mid-2000s. Japanese […]

What To Eat Tonight: Pho Bo Tai Nam at Montserrat House

"Pho U," a planned Vietnamese pop-up restaurant at Montserrat House, was abruptly called off a few weeks back. For good reason, too—the chef, Toki Underground's Thang Le, had tragically died. Tonight, the pho goes on, with Marvin chefs James Claudio and Brendan L’Etoile at the helm. Menu highlights include crispy spring rolls ($7), garlic chicken […]

Monserrat’s Postponed ‘Pho U’ Pop-Up Is Back On

The previously planned pop-up event, "Pho U," which had been postponed in the wake of Toki Underground chef Thang Le's untimely death, has been rescheduled for this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at Montserrat House, according to a flier that just arrived in the Y&H inbox. No immediate indication of exactly who'll be doing […]

Nibbling Rivalry: Café Saint-Ex Tries to Escape Bar Pilar’s Shadow

Asian-style noodle outlets are bobbing up all over the District these days, sometimes in pretty unusual places. On a recent evening, I find myself twirling a fork through a pile of thick udon that’s sitting in a shallow puddle of dark broth, topped with a soft runny egg. To the side of the noodles is […]

Hilton Brothers’ Chez Billy Aims For January Opening in Petworth

Prolific restaurateurs Eric and Ian Hilton's long-delayed latest effort, the French-style bistro Chez Billy, is on track for a January 2012 opening in Petworth. HuffPo DC has the scoop. Brendan L'Etoile, currently the sous chef at the Hilton's 14th Street hotspot Marvin, will be running the kitchen.  A menu is still in the works. Illustration […]

Eric Hilton Is Not Responsible For The Restaurant Empire He Owns

Prolific restaurant investor Eric Hilton, also a founding member of a little D.C.-based DJ duo you might have heard of called Thievery Corporation, modestly tells the Examiner that he doesn't deserve the credit for his ever-expanding hospitality empire, which includes Marvin, Patty Boom Boom, American Ice Company, and the soon-to-open British pub Brixton, among other local […]

T-Bone of Contention: Bickering Over “Boutique Steak House” Lost Society

“One day,” my dining companion boldly predicted, “all of 14th Street will look like this.” We’re sitting on plush chairs by a velvety-curtained window in Lost Society, overlooking the bus stop outside the District’s Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center—a lingering monument to the brutalist era of urban renewal. Like much of the surrounding neighborhood, it’s […]

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