Posts Tagged ‘Palisades’

Gird Your Arteries! Today Is National French Fry Day

Wednesday is National Fry Day, a day devoted to fried potatoes in all their greasy glory. Cardiologists be damned! As part of the nationwide celebrations, Et Voila! in the Palisades is dishing out free hand-cut frites during lunch and happy hour. Chef Claudio Pirollo is also conducting frite-making demonstrations throughout the day. I can think […]

Fresh Face Coming for Restaurant Space Affiliated With ‘Afternoon Delight’ Fame

When Starland Café closed in 2007, fans of the restaurant on MacArthur Boulevard were shocked. How could their favorite restaurant, co-owned by Bill Danoff of Starland Vocal Band and "Afternoon Delight" fame, shut its doors? "People went crazy when we closed," Danoff's wife and co-owner, Joan, told the Washington Business Journal. “I ran into somebody […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Makoto

For years, yours truly and just about every other food writer, whether local or national, described Makoto as a kaiseki house. And for years, every one of us was dead wrong. Last year, a manager at the tiny Palisades restaurant informed me that the place prefers to be called an omakase house. The difference between […]