Posts Tagged ‘Masa 14’

Ambar Brings Rakia and Balkan Small Plates to Barracks Row

D.C. gets its first modern Balkan restaurant with the opening of Ambar on Barracks Row today. Owner Ivan Iricanin, who's also a partner in Masa 14 and El Centro D.F.,  says he's been waiting for the chance to open a restaurant paying homage to his home country of Serbia since he moved to the U.S. […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Gastronomic Hangups Edition

Confessions of a coffee-phobe. [Post] The latest projected opening for Wagamama is this fall. [Dining Bisnow] Try the "Presley" at Crepes On The Corner [Refinery 29] Get ready for the maple-bacon ice cream-waffle sandwich at Sugar Magnolia. [Urban Daddy] Westend Bistro's pop-up barbecue stand returns April 27 [Eater DC] Salvaged shipping containers are an unlikely […]

Quick Feeding: Pork Belly Doughnut Debuts at U Hall

Even the Fractured Prune Didn't Think of That: D.C.'s tantalizer-in-chief Erik Bruner-Yang is at it again. The chef behind the cover-charge-worthy pho dog has again partnered with U Street Music Hall proprietor Jesse Tittsworth on some inventive new menu items set to debut at the club this weekend, including a pork belly doughnut (pictured above) […]

A Black Friday Shopping Guide for People Who’d Rather Eat

Allow me to offer a disclaimer before I start: You can trust my picks for the District's best shopping districts as much as you can trust Bernie Madoff's financial advice. Through years of selective focus, I can walk through any neighborhood and ignore all manner of shoe shops, clothing stores, and perfumeries, my mind singularly […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Masa 14

Even though Masa 14 plays more to the strengths of Richard Sandoval (Zengo, La Sandia) than Kaz Okochi (Kaz Sushi Bistro)— really, would it kill someone to put nigiri sushi on the menu?—the collaboration has proved beneficial for both chefs. It’s spread Sandoval’s influence beyond his two clownish local milieus (Chinatown/Tysons Corner Center) and dragged […]

Food News You Can Use: Cedric Maupillier Edition

Time to play catch-up here late on a Hump Day, which can mean only one thing: another round-up of food-related links. First up is the big news of the new year: the sudden departure of Cedric Maupillier from Central. WaPo's Tom Sietsema broke the news. Interestingly enough, Philly.com reported in November that Maupillier's replacement, Arthur […]

Masa 14 Starts Brunch Service This Weekend

Y&H was talking to Kaz Okochi, the Asian half of the trans-continental fusion cuisine at Masa 14, about (of all things) ramen when we launched into the subject of his new restaurant on 14th Street NW.  It seems that Okochi and his partner, Richard Sandoval, will be starting their brunch menu this weekend. "Brunch is […]

Pica Taco: Much Better Than Eating Dirt

Tacos, I'm beginning to think, are the trendiest food in town, which, if nothing else, helps justify my reckless appetite for these hand-held babies. The evidence: At Masa 14, I  devoured the brilliantly conceived and simply executed pork belly al pastor taco, in which a sweet, slightly deflated Chinese steamed bun stands in for corn […]

CommonWealth Casts an Eye to the Continent

With this week's opening of Masa 14, the Latin-Asian fusion restaurant owned jointly by Richard Sandoval and Kaz Okochi, Y&H naturally turned his attention to CommonWealth. Why? Because neither Okochi (Kaz Sushi Bistro) nor Sandoval (Zengo and too many other places to name) are handling the daily kitchen chores at Masa. They've left that to former CommonWealth […]

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