Posts Tagged ‘Matchbox’

Is Restaurant Week a Rip-Off? We Did the Math.

Savvy diners have long realized that Restaurant Week isn't a particularly stellar deal. Considering that booze, tax, and tip are not included in the fixed dinner price of $35.14, a night out during Restaurant Week doesn't differ much from a night out any other week in D.C., except you often have to order from a […]

The Truck Stops Here: The Food Scene Feels the Squeeze of the Government Shutdown

In the shadow of the Department of Transportation, the intersection of 7th and C streets SW should be packed with food trucks and people on a sunny 80-degree Friday. But instead of the usual 18 trucks, there are just 11. And although lines start to form at noon, they’re shorter than normal. Many food trucks […]

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

The Waits Are Too Damn Long: With So Many New Restaurants, Why Is It Still So Hard to Get a Table?

It’s a 50-degree spring Friday the weekend before Memorial Day. Empty streets and unanswered phone calls show how many people skipped town for a long weekend, and Congress has just departed for a nine-day recess. How hard could it possibly be to get a table for two? As an experiment, I walk up and down 14th […]

Is the 14th Street Corridor Finally Becoming a Lunch Destination?

While the 14th Street corridor is one of the hottest dinner destinations in D.C., it's been a relative desert for weekday lunch. Back in October, Y&H wrote a column about how restaurants decide to expand to mid-day service. Eateries from Logan Circle up to U Street NW had mixed success: Taylor Gourmet does half its […]

Ted’s Bulletin Coming to Reston Town Center

Matchbox on 14th Street NW is less than a month old, and Ted's Bulletin is set to open a block away this spring. As if that (and another Matchbox location coming to Merrifield, Va., in March) wasn't enough, co-owner Drew Kim tells Y&H the restaurant group is finalizing a lease for a third Ted's Bulletin in […]

Ten Facts About Matchbox on 14th Street, Opening Tonight

Matchbox opens its fourth local eatery at 14th and T streets NW today at 5 p.m. Here's what to expect: 1. The building was previously home to a bowling alley and billiard parlor, auto showroom, and Club Bali where Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday played. 2. There's an outdoor fire pit. But you can't roast […]

The Restaurant Is History: New Eateries Play Up Their Buildings’ Legacies

Louie Armstrong, Cab Calloway, and Billie Holiday once played in the red brick building at 14th and T streets NW.  It was called Club Bali, or simply “The Bali,” back then. In its 1940s heyday, it was one of the city’s most popular music venues—until, that is, its owner was indicted for jury tampering during […]

Let’s Do Lunch: When Is It Worth Opening Up For Mid-Day Meal Service?

Granville Moore’s started as a place for mussel dinners and late-night beers. Now, five years after it opened, it’s aiming for something new. As the sidewalk chalkboard brags when I walk into the H Street NE restaurant, “LUNCH BUT BETTER!” Two people are already drinking at the bar when I pull up a stool at […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: $20 Sandwich Edition

One sandwich at José Andrés' new Pepe food truck costs $20. [Twitter] The guy behind El Floridano food truck is opening a real restaurant called Mothership. [Post] Renovating once-stodgy breakfast spot Seasons cost $1 million. [Forbes] Whose wings reign supreme? Hooters or Oohhs and Aahhs? [Washingtonian] Matchbox unveils some new pizzas. [Facebook] Here's what guest […]

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