Posts Tagged ‘Mendocino Grille & Wine Bar’

Quick Feeding: Georgetown Liquor License Up for Grabs?

Will Liquor License Vultures Start to Circle? Georgetown's Mendocino Grille and Wine Bar is closed after the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue seized its sales tax license and its liquor license, which is a hot commodity in a neighborhood with a liquor license moratorium: "OTR has also levied the liquor assets in the restaurant […]

Blue Ridge Owners: Poor Economy Has Helped to Expand the Beer-Focused Restaurant Market

Over the course of my long interview with Eli Hengst and Jared Rager in Blue Ridge's beer garden, we covered a lot of topics related to the owners' new approach to their Glover Park restaurant. One of them was the reason why Washingtonians are ditching wine for beer. "Part of it is a function of […]

Sonoma Hires Trabocchi Acolyte to Replace Drew Trautman

Less than a month after chef Drew Trautman left Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar to reunite with Troy Bock at Mendocino Grille & Wine Bar, co-owner Eli Hengst has installed Nicholas Sharpe as chef de cuisine at the Capitol Hill operation. Sharpe is something of an acolyte of Fabio Trabocchi; he worked under the celebrated […]