Posts Tagged ‘Michael Landrum’

Ray’s Hell Burger Closes Amid Landlord Dispute

ARLnow reports that Ray's Hell Burger and Ray's Hell Burger Too have closed amid a dispute between restaurateur Michael Landrum and his landlord. "Landlord has changed the locks," says a sign on the door, according to ARLnow. A handwritten note reads, "Please visit us at Ray's to the Third while we take a quick break." […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Outdoor Patio Edition

Patio and outdoor dining guide—with pics! [BYT] Michael Landrum opening Nice ’n’ Greasy, Steak ’n’ Cheesy in Arlington [Washingtonian] Real sand and other things to expect from New York Avenue Beach Bar [Eater] Mixologist Gina Chersevani, Red Apron Butchery, and possibly even Metrocurean blogger Amanda McClements among others opening shops at Union Market development [Washingtonian] Food truck […]

Steak Holder

For returning patrons, experiencing the “reinvigorated” Ray’s the Steaks at East River can be a sort of guessing game. Scoping the restaurant’s interior for the first time since the pioneering Ward 7 steakhouse reopened in late January after an abrupt two-month hiatus, a dining companion of mine bluntly asked the server, “What’s changed?” Indeed, the […]

Michael Landrum Reopens Ray’s the Steaks at East River

Michael Landrum's pioneering Ward 7 restaurant Ray's the Steaks at East River (ranked No. 39 on City Paper's list of D.C.'s 44 Most Powerful Restaurants for demonstrating that a nice sit-down restaurant could survive in that under-served part of town) reopened over the weekend after a few months of retooling. "Our goal is to provide […]

Ray’s the Steaks at East River ‘On Track’ For January Reopening

The sudden closure of Ray's the Steaks at East River last month prompted some speculation about the future of the pioneering Ward 7 steakhouse (ranked No. 39 on City Paper's list of D.C.'s 44 Most Powerful Restaurants for demonstrating that a nice sit-down restaurant could survive in that under-served part of town). "Please bear with […]

Deviled in the Details

Deviled eggs, like the common hot dog and macaroni and cheese, are one of those classic comfort foods that have lately taken on a sort of contemporary chic—and, in some cases, sheen. To wit: One recent evening at Boundary Stone in Bloomingdale, a plate of the $3 hors d’oeuvres arrived in the standard fashion—hard-boiled, bisected, […]

Renovation or Expiration? Ray’s the Steaks at East River Suddenly Shutters

Ray's the Steaks at East River (ranked No. 39 on City Paper's list of D.C.'s 44 Most Powerful Restaurants) had raised hopes that a nice sit-down restaurant could actually survive in the culinary dead zone known as Ward 7. Is this trailblazing effort now in jeopardy? Pirate-flag-waving restaurateur Michael Landrum's no-frills steakhouse on Dix Street […]

Even Michael Landrum Doesn’t Know What Michael Landrum Is Up To At Ray’s Hell Burger Too

“With my restaurants, I don’t know when they’re going to open, or what’s going to be on the menu, until the day before… Honestly, everything works, but I sort of just make stuff up as I go along.”—Restaurateur Michael Landrum, talking to ARLnow after abruptly shuttering Arlington's Ray's Hell Burger Too and posting a sign […]

A ‘Very Soft Opening’ Tonight At Michael Landrum’s No-Name, No-Menu Restaurant In Arlington

Y&H alum and Washingtonian critic Todd Kliman reports on the "very soft opening" of eccentric Ray's the Steaks proprietor Michael Landrum's new restaurant in Arlington tonight. The details are sketchy to say the least: “We don’t have a name, the menu is still to be decided, but there will be food and there will be […]

Changing Tables: Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill Now Open, Another Matchbox on the Way

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Rockville is getting set to open the latest outpost of the gourmet pizza bar, Matchbox, as early as Friday with an impressive spot which can seat more than 400 people! (Bethesda magazine) Dupont Circle will soon have a new yogurt and parfait […]

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