Posts Tagged ‘Open City’

Open City Coming to National Cathedral Grounds

It will open in December.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day Like You’ve Given Up on Love and Life

You could spend Valentine’s Day longingly and/or angrily looking at all the cheesy couple photos popping up on your social media feeds, OR you could go celebrate your love of finger foods and booze at Open City. Tonight’s special Anti-Valentine’s Day menu is “an ode to the food that you’d never eat on a date,” […]

Storm Be Damned, Restaurants Will Serve On

A surprising number of restaurants and bars is staying open despite Metro closings and severe weather warnings. And while restaurateurs say they're playing it by ear, many are die-hards about not closing—no matter what. "I hate closing," says Chef Geoff's Geoff Tracy. "Restaurant people are hardworking people, and they're not looking to stay at home and […]

Café Olé: How Counter Culture Took Over D.C. Coffee

On a recent Friday morning, Bryan Duggan is asking the dozen or so people assembled in front of him what they think the grounds of an Ecuadorian roast smell like. Self-professed coffee philistines and scruffy, plaid-bedecked twentysomethings I recognize as baristas at Filter Coffeehouse and Big Bear Café offer up “tamarind,” “sweet potatoes,” and “moss” […]

Against the Grain: Gluten-Free Pizza Goes Mainstream in D.C.

In the interest of fairness, most critics prefer to order only plain margherita pies when evaluating a pizzeria. Sticking to the basic elements helps ensure a level playing field when judging the overall goodness of one pizza versus another. At least in most cases. On a recent night at Ella’s Wood Fired Pizza in Penn […]

Bitches Who Brunch Bitch Up D.C.’s Worst Brunches of 2011

One thing I've noticed about the blog Bitches Who Brunch: these self-proclaimed bitches don't bitch nearly enough. On Thursday, though, the bitches unleashed a year's worth of bitching in a single super-bitchy post, dishing up their picks for the D.C.-area's worst brunches of 2011. OK, so the bitchiness is only half of the story. The […]

Cocktail Geeks Will Get Their Own Bar At Tryst 4.0

Washingtonian gathers some early intel on the yet-unnamed, 200-seat, 24-hour restaurant and coffeehouse expected to open in Columbia Heights next spring from Constantine Stavropoulos, owner of Tryst, The Diner and Open City. Expect cheap wines, including some from a keg, as well as a special eight to 10-seat back bar reserved strictly for cocktail aficionados […]

Constantine Stavropoulos, a ‘Third Place’ Pioneer, Plans a Fourth

Over the years, Constantine Stavropoulos has pushed the idea of the "third place," an environment that isn't home and that isn't work—a place that's in between. First came Tryst in 1998, followed by The Diner, both on 18th Street NW in Adams Morgan. Then came Open City in Woodley Park in 2005. As Stavropoulos said […]

Who’ll Keep You Warm, Fed and Happy During ‘Cluster Flake’? The Working List.

The storm ain't got nothing on the Philly boys at Taylor Gourmet I figured I better start compiling this list now before Carrie and I lose our Internet connection (again), our power, and our ability to open the front door and scream for help. So without further ado, here are the restaurants and bars that […]

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