Posts Tagged ‘Passion Food Hospitality’

Where to Find Signature Oysters

Passion Food Hospitality and Hank's Oyster Bar have both started selling new signature oyster in recent months.

Ceiba to Close This Month After 11 Years

"The time has come," says co-owner Gus DiMillo.

Penn Commons Coming to Chinatown This Summer

Passion Food Hospitality will open an American tavern called Penn Commons, a sister restaurant of Foggy Bottom’s District Commons, this summer at 6th and H streets NW. The menu from chef/co-owner Jeff Tunks will have a lot of crossover with District Commons, including Nana Sue’s meatloaf, brick-pressed chicken, shrimp and grits, and grilled Creekstone Farms […]

Olympic Food and Drink Deals Continue

A week and a half remains for Team USA to bring in more gold medals at the Sochi Winter Olympics, which also means a week and a half for you to get Olympic-themed food and drink specials around town.

Underfed: Good Staff Is in Short Supply, and Restaurants Are Getting Desperate

Among local restaurateurs, there’s a sacred code: Don’t walk into another operator’s restaurant and try to steal the staff. But these are desperate times. In recent months, poaching has become more frequent and more aggressive. Passion Food Hospitality co-owner Gus DiMillo says it’s become all too common to see managers of other restaurants come into […]

Claaaang! Jeff Tunks’ District Commons Is Open For Business

There's a reason that chef Jeff Tunks hung his cast iron farm bell more than six feet and five inches off the kitchen floor inside his glassy new eatery District Commons in Foggy Bottom. "I'm the only one who can reach it," Tunks says. The towering toque rang the bell publicly for the first time […]

Melded Patties, Fatty Shakes: Some Early Intel on District Commons, Burger Tap & Shake

WaPo checks in with chef Jeff Tunks about his new side-by-side eateries, Burger Tap & Shake and District Commons, in the West End. Both venues are tentatively scheduled to open this week. Some highlights: the burger meat at BTS is "a mix of organic, wet-aged whole chuck roasts and briskets, ground in-house (a 3:1 ratio)" […]

So Long, Smoked Lobster: TenPenh R.I.P. (2000 – 2011)

Chef Jeff Tunks' Asian-themed eatery TenPenh is closing its doors on June 30, after 11 years on Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Ownership group Passion Food Hospitality announced the closure over the weekend, citing an inability to negotiate a new deal with the restaurant's landlord. The full announcement after the jump.

David Guas’ Bayou Bakery Opens on Saturday

David Guas has waited a long time for the opening of his first restaurant, Bayou Bakery. The former pastry chef for Passion Food Hospitality has fought through a failed partnership, a prolonged real-estate hunt, and the usual bureaucratic bunglings (really, don't ask about the signage issue with the county) to get to this moment: Bayou […]

David Guas’ Bayou Bakery Set to Open This Month in Arlington

Depending on the outcome of an upcoming inspection, chef and cookbook author David Guas may finally open his long-awaited Bayou Bakery this month in the former Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe space at Arlington Courthouse. Much will depend on the mechanical inspection tomorrow, according to publicist Simone Rathle, who is also Guas' wife. If Bayou Bakery passes […]