Posts Tagged ‘Peter Pastan’

Etto Opens Tonights With Salumi, Anchovies—and, Oh Yeah, Pizza

"Mostly it's a salumi and anchovy bar with a side of killer bread and some pizza," says Tad Curtz of Etto, a new Logan Circle restaurant which opens tonight at 5 p.m. That's a funny thing to say given that Curtz and David Rosner, who also own Standard beer garden, have teamed up with pizza masters and 2Amy founders Peter […]

James Beard Finalists Include Some of D.C.’s Finest

Fabio Trabocchi's Fiola, the recent recipient of three stars from WaPo critic Tom Sietsema and Y&H's vote for best bomboloni in town, is among the nominees for the esteemed James Beard Foundation's award for Best New Restaurant. The finalists for the upcoming foodie Oscars were announced today in Las Vegas.  D.C. chefs Johnny Monis (Komi), […]

Standard Questions: Chef Tad Curtz Dishes On His Popular Beer Garden’s New Menu (Think Cheeks, Not Tofu)

The corner of 14th and S Streets NW is about to get smoky once again.  On Mar. 1, chef Tad Curtz will fire up the smokers, tap the kegs, and reopen the doors of his popular beer-and-barbecue hangout, Standard, soon entering its second season of operation.  Equal parts inglorious and impassioned, easy-going and industrious, the […]

James Beard Loves D.C.: Local Semifinalists For Foodie Oscars Announced

The esteemed James Beard Foundation today announced a bevy of semifinalists for its coveted chef and restaurant awards and the D.C.-area food scene is well represented. Eater DC has a comprehensive breakdown. Among the noms: Fiola and Little Serow each get a nod in the "Best New Restaurant" category. Palena's Frank Ruta is in the […]

Deviled in the Details

Deviled eggs, like the common hot dog and macaroni and cheese, are one of those classic comfort foods that have lately taken on a sort of contemporary chic—and, in some cases, sheen. To wit: One recent evening at Boundary Stone in Bloomingdale, a plate of the $3 hors d’oeuvres arrived in the standard fashion—hard-boiled, bisected, […]

Vino, Vidi, Vici: 2Amys Debuts its House ‘Pizza Wine’

Aspiring prosecco mecca Graffiato isn't the only D.C. pizzeria with wine on tap. 2Amys proprietor Peter Pastan recently debuted his own house wine: a “carbonic” sangiovese made in California at a vineyard co-owned by his wife and a former employee. Y&H alum Tim Carman takes a sip for WaPo, describing the wine as "in­cred­ibly drinkable, […]

Local 16: The Umpteenth Location For Pizzaiolo Edan MacQuaid

Smoky wood aroma? Check. Light, puffy crust? Check. Char marks that leave an ashy black residue somewhat resembling coal dust all over your fingers? Yeah, pretty much. All indications suggest that Edan MacQuaid is in the house. Washington Post critic Tom Sietsema broke the news Wednesday that the prominent D.C. pizzaiolo is back at the […]

Hitting the Sauce: The Standard’s Secret Mustard Mix

Of all the popular foods that I have always felt guilty for not loving, mustard ranks close to the top. There was something so unapproachable and alienating about that fluorescent yellow squeeze bottle. I used to cringe when my childhood friend would squeeze packets of the neon stuff directly into her mouth. But then I […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Obelisk

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from talking to Peter Pastan, it’s that he doesn’t give a rat’s ass what I (or anyone else) think about his restaurants. I’m not even sure he follows the food media. His singular attention is on his two establishments, 2Amys and this little rustic Italian eatery off Dupont Circle, […]

D.C. Chefs and Restaurants Come Home Empty-Handed at the Beard Awards

After watching one D.C. nominee after another strike out last night at the James Beard Foundation Awards — from Komi's Johnny Monis in the Rising Star Chef category to CityZen's Amanda Cook in the Outstanding Pastry Chef category — I thought for sure José Andrés would win the Outstanding Chef medal. I mean, Andrés had all […]

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