Posts Tagged ‘Penn Quarter’

Check Out the Menus for Red Apron Butcher, Now Open in Penn Quarter

Rise and shine: Red Apron Butcher's sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich with maple butter awaits. The Penn Quarter location of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group sandwich/butchery/charcuterie shop and market opens today, with adjoining sister restaurant The Partisan to follow in a few weeks. The main menu attractions are sandwiches made with tigelle, an Italian English muffin-like flatbread [...]

Wagamama Not Coming to D.C.

London-based noodle shop Wagamama has been leading Washingtonians on for more than four years. And now, it's finally breaking up with us. Wagamama director of marketing Ingrid Williamson confirms to Y&H today that the restaurant will not be opening a restaurant in D.C. as originally planned. (Hat tip to DC Internationalist for tipping us off.) [...]

Market Research: Quail Eggs

Ingredient: Quail eggs What: “The main thing is that they are cute,” says Aaron McCloud, chef of Cedar in Penn Quarter. “But it is a little more mild than a chicken egg.” Because of their diminutive size (think: shooter marble), quail eggs offer a smaller, more manageable yolk for use as a garnish or appetizer. How [...]

Who’s Really Got The Biggest Patio In Penn Quarter? 901 or Fiola? (Hint: Neither)

You know that spring time has finally arrived when restaurants around town start firing-off press releases that boast about their patios. The latest comes from 901 Restaurant & Bar, which tomorrow opens a brand-spankin' new area for al fresco dining at the corner of 9th and "Eye" Streets NW. According to the release, the new [...]

Half-Smokes & Whole Slices: Red Apron, Dangerously Delicious Coming Soon to Penn Quarter

Penn Quarter or the 14th Street corridor: it's hard to say which neighborhood is hotter these days—at least in terms of restaurant development. On Monday, it seemed it like everything was happening on 14th Street, with news of new eateries coming soon from both Mike Isabella (Graffiato, Bandolero) and Mark Kuller (Proof, Estadio). Read more [...]

Water (Filtered or Not) Is Now Entirely Free at Elisir

Enzo Fargione's Elisir, the newish Italian eatery in Penn Quarter that attracted a ton of attention over its 29-cent fee for filtered tap water, has now decided to provide the liquid refreshment for free. This is the second time this week that the restaurant has altered its position on the matter. In an email to [...]

Is Michel Richard Now Distancing Himself From Meatballs?

Michel Richard used to talk up his love of the meatball. Now that he's become the face of a meatball-centric restaurant, Penn Quarter's simply titled Meatballs—a hugely hyped venture somewhat sullied by lukewarm reviews—the famed French chef suddenly seems less enthused. Asked by Victorino Matus, a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, about his new [...]

Pricey New Year’s Eve Dinner at Minibar Attracts a Whopping Two Bidders

You'll recall that José Andrés' avant-garde eatery Minibar—ranked No. 1 on City Paper's list of D.C.'s 44 Most Powerful Restaurants because "booking a reservation is harder than rescheduling a flight during a hurricane"—was auctioning off all six of its seats on New Year's Eve to the highest bidder. Advertised as "a rare opportunity to sidestep [...]

Who’s Got The Biggest Balls In Penn Quarter? (Hint: Not Michel Richard)

Quite a big deal has been made of Michel Richard's balls—that is, the "rounded meats" on sale at the famed Citronelle chef's new Meatballs shop in Penn Quarter. Talk about braggadocio: the word "balls" is heavily emphasized in big letters on the restaurant's signage. But, for all the big hype and even bigger type, Richard's [...]

Gut Reaction: Elisir’s Branzino Carpaccio Is A Smoky Treat (But Don’t Eat The Wood Chips!)

This is not a formal review, but rather an off-the-cuff first-impressions-style riff on a brand-spankin' new D.C. restaurant. Of the various al la carte offerings at chef Enzo Fargione's new Elisir restaurant (roughly pronounced ale-ee-zeer), which opened on Wednesday, the smoked carpaccio di branzino immediately snagged my attention. The $18 fish dish comes served in [...]

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