Posts Tagged ‘pork’

Pigheaded: Standard’s New Smoked Summer Special

Back in February, on an unseasonably warm winter afternoon, Standard chef and co-owner Tad Curtz chatted with Y&H about what new to expect this summer at his 14th Street NW beer-and-barbecue hangout. He wanted some of last year’s specials—the smoked half chicken, the Flintstones-sized bone-in beef short rib—to become everyday offerings. And he was eager to […]

Prelude To Cochon: Art and Soul’s Wes Morton Heads To The Country For Pig Practice, Cajun Style

Let's dispense with the full disclosure right away: In the aftermath of Wednesday’s gripping Reviewgate controversy, I feel compelled to note that this is not a restaurant review. It’s the recounting of a boucherie, a traditional Cajun pig slaughter and roast, which I attended on Sunday in the shadow of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, about […]

What To Eat Tonight: Wood-Roasted Suckling Pig at Cork Market

‘Tis the season for outdoor grilling. Well, it’s supposed to be, anyway, provided the seemingly schizophrenic springtime weather will cooperate. And, tonight, Cork Market fires up its new wood grill for the first in a monthly series of whole animal roasts, ranging from goat to lamb to salmon. This evening, chef Rob Weland is wood-roasting […]

Charcuterification: Gourmet Meat Meets Shifting Demographics at Petworth’s Three Little Pigs

It’s 10 minutes until the posted 7 p.m. closing time, but business shows no sign of stopping on Friday night at Three Little Pigs, D.C.’s newest gourmet meat market. Six patrons are standing in line to order at the deli case. Another six are waiting on their orders, many with arms folded. In a small […]

Can Scott Drewno Repeat As D.C.’s Pork King?

The local, um, leg of Cochon 555, aka "The Pork Olympics," is coming up April 22. Today, organizers announced this year's cheftestants who, as the Post reports, will compete to break down whole pigs into the best bite-sized dishes. Last year's victor, The Source's Scott Drewno, will return to defend his title against, among others, […]

Gut Reaction: José Andrés’ Pricey Pepito Might Be Worth The Full Jackson

Y&H is loathe to heap any more praise on overly celebrated D.C. chef José Andrés. The guy has already won the coveted James Beard Award for "Outstanding Chef," after all, and has more publicists following him around than Jesus Christ. By and large, the food writers in this town tend to chronicle his every move […]

PORC Truck Guys Opening a Real Restaurant in Columbia Heights

Add the crew behind the popular Purveyors of Rolling Cuisine (PORC) mobile to the growing list of local food truck operators who are also opening a more traditional brick-and-mortar-style restaurant, too. A rep for PORC founders Josh Saltzman and Trent Allen tells Y&H that the pair are partnering with fellow University of Michigan alum Chris […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Less About The Pig Edition

Operators of D.C.'s forthcoming snout-to-tail eatery The Pig insist the concept is not entirely about pork. Vegetarians might even dig it. We'll see. [Washingtonian] The guys behind Town Hall and The Dubliner open their latest eatery, Sixth Engine, tonight inside the historic Engine 6 firehouse at 438 Massachusetts Ave, NW. [Citybiz] Watch Rogue 24 guest […]

Gut Reaction: Red Palace’s ‘Burporken’ Is One Meat Over The Top

Forget the turducken, that notorious chicken stuffed inside duck stuffed inside turkey stuffed inside sportscaster John Madden, among other meat aficionados. The latest triple threat to hit the carnivore scene veers beyond mere nesting birds. I'm referring, of course, to the signature Burporken sandwich at the Red Palace. Just one of eight protein-packed options on […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Crêpes-A-Gone-Gone Edition

Crêpes-A-Go-Go, R.I.P. [Prince of Petworth] Carole Greenwood is not making hashish spread at Artisphere next week. Just ''classical French food done in an American way." [Metro Weekly] Mmmm...coffee from a cat's digestive tract. Worst. Sumatra. Blend. Ever. [WaPo] A peek inside Capitol Hill's new Boxcar Tavern. [We Love DC] Is pepper really all it's cracked […]

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