Posts Tagged ‘Michel Richard’

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 […]

More Bad News for Michel Richard: Car Crashes Into Central

A Mercedes Benz crashed into Michel Richard's restaurant Central at 11th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW around 6:20 p.m. yesterday, sending four people to the hospital, according to reports from the Post and WUSA9. Police told the Post that the injured included three adult women and a 2-year-old child. (One of the adults appeared to be the driver, but it […]

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 […]

Citronelle Closes Due to Water Damage

The Washington Post's Tom Sietsema tweeted news this afternoon that Michel Richard's Citronelle in Georgetown has been shut down due to water damage. Richard's publicist Mel Davis tells Y&H plans are uncertain: This is what we know so far…due to extensive water damage, the Latham Hotel & Citronelle are closing today Thursday July 12, 2012.  The […]

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 […]

Take Me to Your Eater

In Philadelphia, there’s Geno’s and Pat’s cheesesteaks. In New Orleans, it’s Café du Monde’s beignets. And in D.C., some dishes have amassed their own cult-like followings. Sweet Corn Agnolotti at Graffiato Graffiato fans nearly started a riot when these corn-stuffed, pillow-shaped pasta went out of season last year. The popular dish will return on June […]

Snail Pace: What Does Mintwood Place Mean for Adams Morgan Dining?

If any D.C. neighborhood could use a new food icon, it’s Adams Morgan. For too long, the densely liquor-licensed area has been synonymous with one particular form of consumable. (Well, apart from the liquid kind.) I’m referring, of course, to that ungodly triangle of late-night gluttony, the jumbo slice. With its super-sized proportions—it measures as […]

What To Eat Tonight: Creole All Across Town

Tonight: yes, it's Fat Tuesday and that means your local Louisiana-themed eatery (of which there are many, these days) is probably doing something to celebrate. Bayou, for one, is hosting an all-you-can-eat buffet of New Orleans-style cuisine from noon until 9 p.m. Other celebratory venues include Acadiana, Bayou Bakery—heck, even Michel Richard's Central is getting […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Apropos Po’Boy Edition

Ten places to get po'boys for Mardi Gras. [Washingtonian] Michel Richard gives up on Tysons Corner. [WaPo] Photos from Mike Isabella's Bandolero preview. [Dining Bisnow] Andy Shallal wants to bring Busboys & Poets to Anacostia. [WaPo] Nando's is big on D.C., not so much New York. [Business Day] Bethesda eateries want to open their windows […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Pizzeria-Style Coffee Edition

Alexandria's Vermillion gets the Obama bump on Valentine's Day. [Politico] All the hoopla over D.C.'s restaurant renaissance is merited. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution] The rumors are true: Michel Richard is opening three restaurants in Atlantic City [WaPo] Jackie Greenbaum's new Mexican spot in Columbia Heights, El Chucho's Cocina Superior, is set to open in May. [Washingtonian] Shaw's […]

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