Posts Tagged ‘Ping Pong Dim Sum’

A Look Inside Hollywood East’s Dim Sum Kitchen

This week's Young & Hungry column takes a look at two different dim sum palaces: the sleek, lounge-y, London-import Ping Pong Dim Sum in Chinatown and the informal, family-oriented Hollywood East Cafe, which recently reopened in the Westfield Shopping Center. In preparation for the story, I asked Hollywood East owner Janet Yu if she would […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

It was a week in which newcomers — the theme of this year's Best of D.C. issue — also dominated the Y&H blog. The Queen's upcoming appearance on H Street NE (The Queen Vic, that is) drew most of the attention, as is proper, but the reigning royalty of sandwich-making, Taylor Gourmet, was not far […]

My Day in Chinatown/Penn Quarter Food and Drink

The weather was so warm on Saturday, really more summer than spring, that Carrie and I decided to wander the streets of Chinatown/Penn Quarter, going from lunch to dessert to cheese to beer to wherever the spirit took us. I feel bad in retrospect. We didn't explore Chinablock, the small strip of real estate that […]

Flowering Teas at Ping Pong Dim Sum

Despite the long, well-stocked bar at Ping Pong Dim Sum, the proper way to snack your way through the small bites here is with a cup of tea, which is both historically correct and digestively beneficial. Ping Pong managers, perhaps hoping to make extra bank off their $11 Asian Manhattans, might not like hearing this, but it's true. To […]

How Not to Handle a Last-Minute Reservation

  We've all been there: the last-minute phone call to a restaurant to see if we can possibly, pretty please squeeze in a reservation for that evening. It's no doubt exasperating for the host/hostess/reservationist but all it requires on their end is simple one-word response: "No." Done. We're on to the next phone call. Last week, […]

Hollywood East Cafe Owner Hopes to Reopen in Two Weeks

While Y&H was on vacation last week — not that my wife or my editor could really tell — I got an e-mail from reader Lawrence, who was equally confused about my working status. He wrote to say: The latest information I can find about the anticipated opening of the new Hollywood East is your article of […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

If there's anything that grips Y&H readers, it's tragedy, and it doesn't get much more tragic than the homicide of Nori Amaya, the co-owner of Coppi's Organic on U Street. People were obviously desperate for information on the strangulation. Even our negligible little item was widely visited. Here's how the week shook out: Nori Amaya's […]

Behind the Scenes at Ping Pong Dim Sum

how dim sum is made from pingpongdimsum on Vimeo. You'll have to forgive Y&H for posting a video that's so promotional in nature, but I found this inside look at Ping Pong Dim Sum quite fascinating, and not just because the London-based chain will open its first U.S. outlet right here in the District. I […]

D’Acqua Shutters, Ping Pong Dim Sum Set to Open Next Month

Coming soon to Penn Quarter: Ping Pong Dim Sum The dining gods giveth. The dining gods taketh away. Missy Frederick at Washington Business Journal is reporting that D'Acqua, the downtown Italian eatery with the emphasis on fresh seafood, shut its doors for good on Oct. 30. Writes Frederick on her Top Shelf blog today: I […]