Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia’

Rolling With The Punches: Taylor Gourmet Guys Learn From Bread Debacle

In the Post, Y&H alum Tim Carman travels with Taylor Gourmet's Casey Patten and David Mazza on a research trip to Philadelphia to taste-test rolls for the partners' forthcoming cheesesteak shop, Taylor Charles Steak & Ice, on H Street NE. You might remember the Taylor guys from last year's City Paper cover story on how […]

Bada Bing Truck Serves Up Tastes of Philly and Upstate New York

On a recent adventure through the corporate jungles of Arlington, I stumbled across one of the area's newest food trucks, Bada Bing Cheesesteaks & Spiedies. Although the truck has plans to cross the river into the District, Bada Bing is NoVa-bound for now, serving up classic Philly-style cheesesteaks (you know, wiz wit) and both original […]

So Why Is Sweetgreen Expanding into Philadelphia?

You might have read that Sweetgreen is headed to Philadelphia. The ever-expanding chain plans to open its first shop outside the D.C. area with a store in Ardmore, the suburban community that co-owner Nicolas Jammet describes as Philly's Bethesda. The three Georgetown grads who started Sweetgreen — Jammet, Jonathan Neman, and Nathaniel Ru — had […]

The Best Things In Life Aren’t Free, Bar Food Included

I’m pretty sure I encountered my first happy hour on a family vacation with my mother and sister.  We stopped at a hotel to get some rest before the next day’s epic drive, and the bar just off the hotel lobby advertised drink specials and a free buffet.  Just off an all-day fast food bender, […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Taylor Gourmet

Editor's note: A third Taylor Gourmet is scheduled to open this week in Bethesda. I have three words for you: Roast. Pork. Sandwiches. Not content to coast on the strength of his Italian hoagies and chicken-cutlet subs, Taylor Gourmet co-founder Casey Patten recently added a small line of sandwiches that draws on his Philadelphia hometown’s […]

Coming Soon to Bethesda: American Tap Room and Taylor Gourmet

The parent group that owns Austin Grill has decided to do a switcheroo with its Bethesda property, replacing one of its concepts for another. From the look of things, the American Tap Room is set to open any day now in the former Austin Grill space. Many of the fixtures and furniture were already in […]

Philly Baker Sets the Record Straight on Canelés

Ortale's canelé, which took him months to perfect Gil Ortale, the man behind Market Day Canelé in Philadelphia, almost went hooligan when he saw last week's Y&H post on the classic Bordeaux pastry. He was none too pleased about the fussy, highfalutin tone of the video I posted and wanted to set the record straight. […]

Taylor Rolls Out New Pork Sandwiches Next Week

The revamped Taylor menu The rigors of opening his first sandwich shop — and then another — forced Taylor Gourmet co-owner Casey Patten to delay adding that Philly staple, the roast pork hoagie, to his menu. But now that the Pattison Avenue sandwich, made with Niman Ranch pork, is a permanent fixture at Taylor, Patten […]

A Preview Peek at Taylor Gourmet II, Which Opens Friday

Casey Patten and David Mazza had finished installing and stocking the shelves just minutes before they opened the door — if not the massive garage door — for the preview party of their second location of Taylor Gourmet. If the original Taylor on H Street NE moved the traditionally cramped, craggy, and oily Philly hoagie […]

My Visit to Pat’s in Five Easy Pictures

The temperature hovered in the mid-30s on Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia, and the wind was gusting at 22 mph, making the air feel like it was...well, like it was pumped directly from Bill O'Reilly's heart. It took an act of sheer will for me, a professed cold-weather wimp, to stand outside at Pat's King of […]