Posts Tagged ‘Old Ebbitt Grill’

Sinatra Didn’t Dine Here

Boozy lunches and late-night binges, soaked up with Nat King Cole’s favorite burger, followed by the inevitable trips to Frank Sinatra’s favorite urinals—this is what dining at P.J. Clarke’s is supposed to be all about. The name alone should inspire a bleary-eyed hiccup or two. Fans of the AMC drama Mad Men will recognize the […]

House In Session Ale: A Uniquely D.C. Beer

House In Session Ale is a dry-hopped American pale ale brewed in February at the Schlafly Tap Room in St. Louis by the District's own Greg Jasgur of Pizzeria Paradiso, Sam Fitz of Meridian Pint, and Greg Engert of Birch & Barley and ChurchKey fame. The beer may have been brewed in St. Louis but it is 100 percent D.C. […]

This Week: Cherry Blossom Dinner at Granville Moore’s, Belgian Tasting at Bier Baron & Firestone Walker Hits D.C.

It's a big week in beer with plenty to do, from pairing dinners and meet-the-brewer events to beer seminars and regular old draft nights. You can even volunteer for Earth Day in the name of beer this week. Check out my notes below for more info or click on any event in the D.C. Beer Events […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

With Scott Reitz's last week's cover story blockbuster on Taylorgate and D.C. bread culture, it may have been easy to look over Melissa McCart's Young & Hungry column on winter lobster. On a quick weekend trip to Brooklyn, I happened to hang out in the home neighborhood of D.C.'s favorite lobster truck, Red Hook—which has […]

A Fresh Shucked Oyster From Old Ebbitt Grill Is Nature’s Best Bar Food

“Tiny and briny” I mutter aloud, perusing the daily raw menu while sitting at the bar of Old Ebbitt Grill, the storied establishment that sits across 15th Street NW from the Treasury Department. The front bar is packed with tourists fresh from a look at the White House, but the back bar is mostly empty. […]

The Tombs: A Basement Space Defined By Its Shape

Following the recommendation of a food friend, I found myself at The Tombs in Georgetown this past weekend. I'd chosen a lazy and cold Sunday afternoon to avoid what I thought would be a typical college crowd. I anticipated nachos, wings, and what's said to be a great burger, but the menu ended up being […]

Mall Food: Where to Eat After Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Rallies

Two cable TV comedians are coming to town to stage a rally on the National Mall, and the political establishment isn’t sure whether to laugh, cry, or declare its own irrelevancy in the presence of fake pundits who have the drawing power of Sarah Palin at an NRA swimsuit contest. Y&H doesn’t have the bona […]

The Dining Guide Addendum: Great Places to Wet Your Whistle

Sometimes, if I've enjoyed way, way too many calories for breakfast, lunch, or whatever that meal is that I occasionally eat in the middle of the afternoon, I will partake of a liquid dinner. You know what I'm talking about. So where can one enjoy a little liquid refreshment and perhaps some snackage, should the urge […]

Old Ebbitt Grill Is Not a Fan of Policies

The Old Ebbitt Grill doesn't care much for hard-and-fast policies, which may seem strange for a restaurant located across the way from the White House and owned by the Clyde's Restaurant Group. When celebrities visit the city's oldest restaurant, for instance, the staff is not required by management to act all cool. Servers, bussers, bartenders, whoever can […]

Dissecting Old Ebbitt’s Jumbo Lump Crab Cake

The cold prep team, which is sequestered in the basement at Old Ebbitt Grill, is bringing up clear plastic containers into the kitchen. Four of them are filled with these beautiful discs of freshly made crab cakes, more crab cakes than you've ever seen at one time in your life. By General Manager Kyle Gaffney's count, those containers hold […]