Posts Tagged ‘Peter Smith’

No Signs of Life at PS7′s

Rumors of PS7's closure have been circulating for weeks. At the moment, the Penn Quarter restaurant appears to be uninhabited. A sign on the door during lunch today read "PS7's restaurant is closed for administrative duties." Y&H readers sent in photos of the same sign yesterday evening. Tweets of a previous sign on the door […]

Half-Smoke Challenge to Find D.C.’s Top Dog

It's been said that the half-smoke is the closest thing the District gets to having a recognizable homegrown food product. The half-smoke, of course, is most associated with Ben's Chili Bowl on U Street NW, which this week donated its papers and artifacts to George Washington University's Africana Research Center. (Washington City Paper's 2007 cover […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: PS 7′s

One of the most satisfying things to watch this year has been chef Peter Smith’s evolution at PS 7’s. The Chinatown haunt was once committed to a concept so complex that the average diner couldn’t even grasp it. These days, Smith’s menus are as playful as they are creative and technical. His lunch/bar menus, for […]

Tiffany Short Leaves the Gibson, Heads Back Home to Austin

When Tiffany Short applied for a job at the Black Cat, she wasn't even old enough to drink. The Texas transplant was a few weeks shy of her 21st birthday. The owners made her wait until she was officially legal before hiring her to flip burgers at the 14th Street NW club. Over the course […]

Haven’t Made Restaurant Week Plans Yet? Y&H Has Last-Minute Suggestions.

Tonight officially kicks off winter D.C. Restaurant Week, which means that if you haven't already secured your reservations to the city's finest, priciest dining rooms, you're pretty much screwed.  Because, let's be honest, if you're not hitting the most expensive restaurants, you're not getting much bang for your buck during RW. Once you start figuring […]

Celebrate Repeal Day with a Drink in Both Hands

On Dec. 5, 1933, just 10 months after Congress proposed it, enough states had finally ratified the 21st Amendment so that America could, once and for all, repeal Prohibition and end the country's long Noble Nightmare Experiment. I'm not sure if it's residual relief, or just another excuse to party, that continues to fuel our […]

Scenes from the 2009 Capital Food Fight

The scene inside the Reagan Building Blue Ridge's Barton Seaver was gunning for the title for the third straight year at the 2009 Capital Food Fight, held last night inside the Reagan Building. His competition included not only last year's finalist, Peter Smith from PS 7's, but also two Top Chef contestants (Mike Isabella from […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: PS 7′s

One by one, we’re running through the 50 restaurants that made the cut on this year’s Young & Hungry Dining Guide. If you have visited the day’s featured restaurant, let us know what you think. If you’re planning to visit for the first time, tell us about your meal when you return. A professional, if […]

Inauguration Eats: Where to Turn When the City’s Elite Restaurants Are Booked

Who are you kidding? You think you're going to get a reservation at Citronelle or CityZen on Tuesday evening at this late hour in the inauguration madness? You've got a better chance of crashing Obama's inaugural speech wearing fatigues and a crazy glint in your eye. So don't fool yourselves that some of the city's finest restaurants—the […]

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