Posts Tagged ‘Meatballs’

Is Villard Michel Richard the Meatballs of New York?

Michel Richard's New York debut of uber-ritzy Villard Michel Richard, where a burger goes for $26 and an eight-course prix fixe will set you back $185, hasn't been going so swell. Just take a look at some of the reviews: "You expected luxury, and what you get instead is the gluey texture and bland flavor of a […]

The Hungries: The Best—and the Worst—of D.C. Restaurants in 2012

In 2012, Washingtonians finally got a bunch of things that have been on our food and drink wish lists for years. After more than a century, we have a legal gin-producing distillery: New Columbia Distillers. Finally (finally!), there’s a place to eat some decent matzo ball soup and pastrami, thanks to DGS Delicatessen. A great […]

Taylor Gourmet Coming to Former Meatballs Space in Penn Quarter

The Penn Quarter space that once housed Michel Richard's Meatballs (or was it?) has a new tenant: Taylor Gourmet. Co-owner Casey Patten says the local hoagie chain just began demolition at 624 E St. NW and doesn't yet have a timeline for opening. It will be Taylor's fifth D.C. location (with others in Merrifield, Va., […]

86 the Whole Place

D.C. has seen a rash of high-profile restaurants shutter over the past couple months. Rising rents and a boom of competition mean if you can’t get Washington’s discerning diners to eat, you’ll be eaten. Restaurant lifespans, after all, are notoriously short even in good times. (Restaurant years are kind of like dog years in that […]

Balls! Meatballs in Penn Quarter Closes

Add one more name to the long list of restaurant closures this month: Meatballs in Penn Quarter has shut down. The spot has been mired in controversy since it opened at 624 E St. NW in November. Citronelle and Central chef Michel Richard was supposedly behind the fast casual restaurant, but all the business documents indicated […]

What To Eat This Weekend: Meatballs Galore At Carmine’s, Sonoma & Casa Nonna

Go ahead. Have a ball. It's National Meatball Day, after all. And, as you might expect, there are deals to be had all over town. At Carmine's, for example, every table of six or more guests gets six free meatballs (and we're talking about some really big balls here). At Sonoma, meanwhile, chef Michael Bonk […]

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 […]

What To Eat (& Drink) Tonight: Gin-grich & Tonic at Topaz

Tonight, try to numb your anxieties about the upcoming November election at Topaz, where a selection of new cocktails created in tribute to the remaining GOP candidates promise a far sweeter result than any polling place. You've got to hand it to Kimpton Hotels' resident mixologist Rico Wisner. Naming a liquid concoction after former U.S. […]

Free Food! (For Your Vote) Come To City Paper‘s Best of D.C. 2012 Voting Party at Carmine’s

Yes, this is a bribe. Let us entice you with free appetizers (perhaps even including some of those hefty meatballs) and drink specials as you help us decide who will win "Best Food and Drink" honors (among more than 100 other categories) at Washington City Paper's Best of D.C. 2012 voting party at Carmine's in […]

Is Michel Richard Now Distancing Himself From Meatballs?

Michel Richard used to talk up his love of the meatball. Now that he's become the face of a meatball-centric restaurant, Penn Quarter's simply titled Meatballs—a hugely hyped venture somewhat sullied by lukewarm reviews—the famed French chef suddenly seems less enthused. Asked by Victorino Matus, a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, about his new […]

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