Posts Tagged ‘mendocino’

Indian-Style Lamb, Steak With Grits: Things to Expect at Unum, Opening Tonight

To say that the fate of new Georgetown eatery Unum hinged entirely on the outcome of U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer's 2010 election campaign is probably overstating things. But, sort of, anyway. At the time, chef Phillip Blane and wife Laura Schiller were shopping for restaurant spaces. Blane, a former sous chef at Todd Gray's Equinox, […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Occupy Pizza Edition

Bring your best lawn chair: the first 50 customers in line at K Street's new Fuel Pizza on Wednesday get free food for a year. Here's a peek inside. [WTOP, Dining Bisnow] More pizzeria news: a new Neapolitan eatery and craft beer spot called Menomale is opening in Brookland. [Prince of Petworth] We're No. 3! […]

Homemade Jerky, Veggie ‘French Dip,’ Keg Wine: Things To Expect at District Kitchen, Opening Tonight

"This is what I've been waiting for," Drew Trautmann says. And waiting. And waiting. Finally, after months of delay, the former Sonoma and Mendocino chef's brand-spankin' new District Kitchen opens for business at 5 p.m. sharp tonight in Woodley Park. Eater DC has the full opening menu. Y&H called up Trautmann to chat about some […]

Drew Trautmann’s District Kitchen On Track To Open By Christmas

Maybe you've noticed the new three-starred signage in the window—or, more strikingly, the sudden disappearance of the old pink and purple facade at the old Jandara space in Woodley Park. Chef Drew Trautmann's new District Kitchen is inching ever closer to opening. "We're supposed to get a health inspection on Friday," the former Mendocino and […]

Drew Trautmann Plans D.C. Version of Baltimore’s Woodberry Kitchen

Former Mendocino and Sonoma chef Drew Trautmann is opening his own place in Woodley Park called District Kitchen. WaPo's Tom Sietsema has the scoop. Trautmann's planned 75-seat eatery will take over the space currently occupied by the Thai-themed Jandara at 2606 Connecticut Ave. NW. Trautmann's rustic and "real simple" concept will be modeled after Baltimore's […]

Bottled Up: Sonoma, D.C.’s Pioneering Wine Bar, Has Uneven Legs

“Try the barbera,” the bartender huffs, not-so-delicate-ly setting the stemmed glass on the counter in front of me with a clang. This was perhaps the most brief, and definitely the most brusque, conversation about wine that I’d ever had in a supposed wine bar. I had merely asked for a recommendation of a nice big […]