Posts Tagged ‘Oyamel’

Tableside Preparations Are Making a Comeback at D.C. Restaurants

Restaurants are carving Spanish ham, grinding and brewing coffee, and mixing cocktails at the diner’s side.

The Only Guide You’ll Need to Snow Food and Drink Specials (Updated)

The snow may keep you from work or school, but from the bar? Never. Behold, your snow day food and drink specials below. Know of other deals? Email us at hungry@washingtoncitypaper.com. Alba Osteria If at least 4 inches of snow accumulate in D.C. by 5 p.m., the restaurant will offer a bottomless dinner for $35 per person. […]

Basket Case

Vendors at the Penn Quarter FRESHFARM farmers’ market like to call Thursday afternoons “chefs on parade.” Each week, a steady stream of white coat-clad chefs from nearby restaurants shop alongside tourists and office workers to pick up orders and seek inspiration from seasonal vegetation. On a recent Thursday, I got nosy and stopped a few […]

Sauce-O-Meter: How the Week’s Food Happenings Measure Up

Oyamel Expansion Opens Friday With Butterflies Everywhere (Updated)

Grabbing a blood orange margarita at Oyamel will soon require a little less elbowing toward the bar. José Andrés' mod-Mex Penn Quarter restaurant opens its expanded bar and dining room this Thursday. (UPDATE: The opening has been pushed back to Friday.) The new space, designed by Georgetown-based architecture and design firm Hapstak and Demetriou, adds 42 additional […]

Sauce-O-Meter: How the Week’s Food Happenings Measure Up

Apocalypse Chow

Some people believe that when the Mayan calendar ends on Dec. 21, so will the world. So why not go out on a pricey, over-the-top meal? Here are some suggestions for a final feast: T.G.I. Friday’s Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE Dec. 21, 5 to 8 p.m. Last meal: Block party plus “End of […]

Are You Gonna Drink That? Oyamel’s Grasshopper Cocktail

The Drink: The Casa Oaxaca Sour Where to Get It: Oyamel, 401 7th St. NW; (202) 628-1005; oyamel.com Price: $13 What It Is: A cocktail made with mezcal, Japanese peanut and grasshopper-infused syrup, and lime. It’s garnished with roasted grasshoppers. What It Tastes Like: This frothy concoction is delicious—sweet, smoky with citrus notes, and slightly […]

Mex Perplexed

Seems like there are a million new Mexican-ish restaurants, and each one calls its version of the cuisine something different. To keep them all straight (and to introduce you to some new terms), we've put together this handy guide. Tex-Mex Texas-style Mexican means Texas-sized portions, typically slathered in cheese with refried beans and flour tortillas. […]

Holy Guacamole

Mexican food and various gourmet interpretations of it have exploded in the past year. And in the process, so have the average tabs at the joints serving it. Here's how prices at some of the city's most popular and newest "Hip-Mex" joints stack up:

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