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 [...]
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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 [...]
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)" [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
Y&H has not been able to independently confirm this information yet, but ARLnow reported today that former Passion Food pastry chef David Guas has signed a lease to open Bayou Bakery in the former Camille's Sidewalk Cafe space at Arlington Courthouse. Details are thin at this point, but ARLnow notes that "Bayou Bakery just applied [...]