Posts Tagged ‘Nick Sharpe’

Shakeup at Ba Bay: Chef Nick Sharpe Out, Fish Sauce In (Everything)

Chef Nick Sharpe, the guy who carefully cooked D.C.'s first tattooed pig, has left Ba Bay. Washington Post critic Tom Sietsema brings the news via his weekly web chat. Owner Khoa Nguyen is taking over in the kitchen and planning a dramatic overhaul of the venue's Vietnamese menu. "There will be more fish sauce everywhere,” […]

Tattooed Pork Doesn’t Taste Different, It Just Looks That Way

Prolific pork purveyor Bev Eggleston of Virginia's EcoFriendly Foods had urged everyone to join him for "not a pre-dinner prayer," but rather to "be mindful" of all that went into Monday's tattooed pig roast at Ba Bay on Capitol Hill. "It's been a long trip from the farm to the table," he says, swirling a […]

Ink and Oink at Ba Bay: Tattooed Pork, Anyone?

Talk about carving meat. On May 2, Ba Bay on Capitol Hill is hosting an unusual variation on the traditional pig roast. You see, before the pork is cooked, its flesh will get inked. Artistes from Tattoo Paradise are going to have their way with the swine, then hand it over to chef Nick Sharpe […]

Doublespeak from Ba Bay

The Washington Post's Tom Sietsema tried to like Ba Bay, but couldn't. When I went there, I tried to order a meatless entrée off the menu, but couldn't. Chef Nick Sharpe, who snuck away from the kitchen for a few minutes just as lunch service was ending to answer some questions, aims for modernity in its take […]

Quick Feeding: Faux Pho, Fish and Chips, and Zee’s Zip

Faux-Pho Philosophy: Area chefs are experimenting with pho, including Nick Sharpe of BaBay, Tim Carman writes. Pho is traditionally something where condiments, like Sriracha sauce and jalapeños, are added according to personal taste, not according to the chef's taste. "Sharpe's only concession to consumer freedom is a small tray of hoisin and Sriracha sauces. He […]

On Capitol Hill, Skipping Spike for Ba Bay Instead

Since I don't live on Capitol Hill, I try to indulge in the best the neighborhood has to offer whenever I'm passing through. During the last year or so, these mini-vacations have more often than not left me sitting in one of Spike Mendelsohn's outposts, whether it be stuffing my face with a Prez Obama […]

Ba Bay Says Bánh Mì Nine Times Fast

Elevated street food knows no end. It was only a matter of time before the greatest sandwich of all time received the deluxe treatment.  The Source was an early player offering mini bánh mì featuring country pate and pickled jalapeños. Dickson Wine Bar followed suit, slipping meatballs, cilantro and fresh chilies into a flaky baguette from the […]

Ba Bay to Open Tomorrow in the Former Locanda Space

UPDATED: 6:16 p.m. 11/16/2010 Cousins Khoa Nguyen and Denise Nguyen are set to debut their modern Vietnamese restaurant, Ba Bay, tomorrow at its location in the former Locanda space on Capitol Hill. The operation is outfitted with 49 seats, Denise Nguyen warns, but only 35 will be available during its soft opening. The restaurant won't […]

Ba Bay Hires Former Sonoma Chef, Nick Sharpe

The Ba Bay Team: Khoa Nguyen, Sara Siegel, Nick Sharpe, and Denise Nguyen. You've likely heard about the new Vietnamese restaurant taking over the former Locanda space on Capitol Hill. But maybe you haven't heard this: The forthcoming Ba Bay will feature Nick Sharpe in the kitchen. For those who need a fast refresher, Sharpe […]