Posts Tagged ‘Meatballs’

Who’s Got The Biggest Balls In Penn Quarter? (Hint: Not Michel Richard)

Quite a big deal has been made of Michel Richard's balls—that is, the "rounded meats" on sale at the famed Citronelle chef's new Meatballs shop in Penn Quarter. Talk about braggadocio: the word "balls" is heavily emphasized in big letters on the restaurant's signage. But, for all the big hype and even bigger type, Richard's […]

Meatballs Sticks To Its Story: ‘It’s All Michel Richard’

A few weeks back, Y&H questioned Mark Bucher, founder of BGR: The Burger Joint and Medium Rare, about his involvement in the new Meatballs restaurant in Penn Quarter. Bucher denied any official involvement—despite records filed with the District's Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration identifying him as the 100-percent owner of the business. Bucher claimed he was […]

Gut Reaction: Michel Richard’s Classic Balls Taste Like Meat At Least

This is not a formal review, but rather an off-the-cuff first-impressions-style riff on a brand-spankin' new D.C. restaurant. Michel Richard's hugely ballyhooed Meatballs had barely opened (I counted 17 people in line, 13 seated at tables) and already staffers were telling folks that they had run out of the lentil variety around 11:30 a.m. on […]

Ballsy Move: Who’s Really Behind Michel Richard’s Meatball Shop?

For a concept as prosaic as ground meat shaped into savory spheres, the new Penn Quarter eatery simply called Meatballs sure has generated a lot of buzz. Part of the hype is probably due to the restaurant’s brash marketing strategy. Consider the eye-catching signage out front, which heavily emphasizes the word “balls” in large capital […]

No Balls For You! [UPDATED]

D.C. diners may have to wait a little longer to taste Michel Richard's Meatballs. The much anticipated eatery had been expected to open on Wednesday. But not according to the sign posted on the door when Y&H stopped by at 11:15 am. "Not Open!" To further tease our taste buds, menus have been put up […]

Meatballs To The Walls: What’s Your Favorite Rounded Meat?

So acclaimed chef Michel Richard's forthcoming concept in Penn Quarter is all about the meatball. All kinds, too: beef, lamb, chicken, crab, veggie. The name of the place: why, Meatballs, of course. (Note the playfully heavy emphasis on "balls" in both the signage and the souvenir swag.) And why not? New York already has its […]

Michel Richard Stars In Meatballs: The Restaurant

Michel Richard, the fancy French chef who brought you the $29 lobster burger, is now taking a stab at meatballs. According to multiple reports (Prince of Petworth via Eater), the James Beard Award-winning chef behind Citronelle and Central is opening a new meatball shop, simply titled Meatballs, right next to Luke's Lobster in Penn Quarter: […]

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