Posts Tagged ‘Mussel Bar’

Watch Robert Weidmaier’s Rockin’ Revel Atlantic City Promo Video

The Press of Atlantic City follows up on Y&H's earlier report about D.C. chef Robert Weidmaier's forthcoming Mussel Bar on the Jersey shore with some additional details about the casino-level eatery. For starters, the decor will feature "knotted oak wainscoting and floors, mussel-shaped ceiling drops as well as beer bottle and rope light fixtures." Mussel […]

Why Mussel Bar? Robert Weidmaier Explains His Atlantic City Branding Switcheroo

In this week's Young & Hungry column, I chat with D.C. chefs Robert Weidmaier and Brian McBride about the new 230-seat restaurant they're opening in Atlantic City. Originally conceived as a second location for Weidmaier's downtown D.C. eatery Brasserie Beck, the restaurant will instead operate under the Mussel Bar moniker (the same name as Weidmaier's […]

Dinner Roll of the Dice: Brian McBride and Robert Weidmaier Eye Atlantic City

Brian McBride is frying up some severed shrimp heads, part of an ambitious recipe for a new pasta dish. For a veteran of the restaurant scene in Washington, with its sizeable international population and its proliferation of sushi joints, the noggins might not seem especially out of the ordinary. But McBride, the former chef at […]

Bye-Bye, Brasserie Beck: Thor Cheston Sets Out To Start His Own Suds Spot

Thor Cheston knows beer. "Sir Cheston," so dubbed after his induction into the Knighthood of the Brewers' Mashstaff, has spent years pouring pints and selecting distinctive suds to serve. Now, he's planning to make and sell the stuff at his own brewpub. After opening Birreria Paradiso, the acclaimed craft beer bar in the basement of […]

State of the Brewnion: What Would You Ask D.C.’s Craft Beer Movers & Shakers?

This Thursday, join me and several D.C. craft beer insiders and enthusiasts at the Bier Baron to discuss the "State of the Brewnion." The conversation will cover the D.C. area's rapidly advancing craft beer culture—everything from the growing popularity of home brewing and expanding beer menus at local bars and stores to what District beer enthusiasts can look […]

ChurchKey Crew Mostly Mum on D.C. Brewery Details

It seems the people behind beer-focused venues Birch & Barley/ChurchKey, Rustico, and Columbia Firehouse are sick of slinging only other people's suds. On Monday, a press release naming the tenants of a new development near Nationals Park outted Neighborhood Restaurant Group's plans to start a brewery in southeast D.C. The mixed-use development, dubbed "The Yards," […]

2011 Midterm Review: Did Y&H Correctly Predict the Year’s Trends?

We're halfway through the calendar, so it's time to check in to see how accurately Young & Hungry has predicted the 2011 food scene so far. OUT   →   IN Burgers   → Hot Dogs Verdict: No. No new specialty dog shops have opened yet–just a cart called Frank–but Shake Shack is now in Dupont. It […]

Groupon Etiquette 101: Who Pays What When Your Discount Meal Requires Start-Up Cash?

Last week, a friend and I trekked out to the dubious dining destination that is Bethesda to take advantage of a LivingSocial deal I had obtained for Robert Wiedmaier's Mussel Bar. Once the check came — and I was over my disbelief that a bottle of Allagash White could possibly cost $9 — I found […]

Tom Sietsema Doesn’t Hate Bethesda, Just Bethesda-ness

Bethesda diners, brace yourselves! This weekend, The Washington Post's Tom Sietsema has a Sunday restaurant review on Food, Wine & Co. If you read Carole Sugarman's "Why Washington Food Critics Hate Bethesda" piece in the current issue of Bethesda magazine, you'll probably assume that Sietsema will automatically hate the place. In fact, Sietsema kicks off […]

A Bootleg Up: How Lax Import Regulations Made D.C. A Craft Beer Haven

The Dark Lord cometh. His chariot: a sturdy U-Haul truck. It might seem an understated mode of transport for the holder of such a noble title. But in the onerous realm of alcoholic beverage distribution, this is the direct route. We’re talking about Three Floyds Brewing Co.’s hallowed Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout, a beer so […]

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