Posts Tagged ‘Queen Vic’

Standards & Pours: Why Did the D.C. Government Try to Enforce Imaginary Alcohol Portion Laws?

Around 1:30 p.m. a few Saturdays ago, two inspectors from the D.C. Office of Weights and Measures entered The Big Board on H Street NE pulling a dolly with a crate full of beakers. The inspectors told chef Andrew Gregory, the manager on site, that they were there to make sure the bar was pouring [...]

Cocktail Guess: “Make Me a Champagne Cocktail”

Where: Farmers Fishers Bakers, 3000 K St. NW Bartender Response: “Maybe something fruity?” We opted for “something unusual.” What We Got: Champagne and absinthe garnished with lemon peel Price: $14 How It Tasted: Absinthe added a strong anise flavor and paired well with the dry Champagne. The scent of lemon peel on the rim and [...]

What To Eat Tonight: Get Some Tongue at Urbana

Tonight: of all the various Valentine's Day-themed promotions, Urbana Chef John Critchley's current bar specials might be the most tongue in cheek. I mean that literally. Critchley is serving up hearts (palm and calf), cheeks (pork and veal) and tongues (beef and lamb) priced from $7 to $12 per plate. What better way to internalize [...]

What To Eat Tonight: Oysters Mostly (Save Some Room For The ‘Pork Sword’ at Queen Vic)

Tonight: lots of late-night specials available, most notably deals on sushi at Kushi. Keeping it raw, you can always get oysters at a lower rate by heading to Hank's or Old Ebbitt after regular dinner hours. Coming up: What? You really haven't booked a table for Valentine's Day? Fear not. We have a ton of [...]

The British Are Cooking: D.C.’s Old-School Pub Fare Isn’t As Bad as the Jokes

Former French president Jacques Chirac once reportedlyjoked of the British: “You can’t trust people who cook as badly as that.” Chirac—who said that England’s grub was second only to Finland’s in its awfulness—was at the time having a hissy fit after London edged out Paris to host the 2012 Olympics. Making matters worse for him: [...]

A Pop-Up Turns Permanent: Tacos Impala Gets Its Own Digs on H Street

The former pop-up taqueria Tacos Impala is moving into permanent digs on the burgeoning H Street corridor. The blog H Street Great Street has the scoop. Proprietor Troy Hickman (the designer behind neighborhood venues Toki Underground, Queen Vic, and Jimmy Valentine's) is moving the prior carryout-window concept into space previously slated to become prolific restaurateur [...]

Outgoing Queen Vic Chef Now Consulting for Big Board Burger Joint

Washingtonian catches up with ex-Queen Vic chef Adam Stein about his departure from the H Street gastropub, which he partially attributes to ideological differences with ownership over local sourcing. Stein also divulges that he'll be consulting with brothers Eric Flannery and Mark Flannery on their upcoming H Street burger joint, the Big Board. (You might [...]

Catch the Future Queen at the Flickering Queen Vic

Less than twelve hours to go until the big to-do across the pond. Do you know where you'll be watching the spectacle over eggs and mimosas? Consult our handy guide to royal revelry spots around town. Photo by Nick Warner/Creative Commons Attribution License

A Royal Excuse For Morning Revelry: Buffets, Bloodies, Other Options Around Town

Anglophiles are gearing up for festivities surrounding the marriage of Prince William of Wales to Catherine Middleton on April 29th. Being an oldie myself, I can remember his mother's wedding (way back in '81) having usurped morning cartoons before school, an hours-long spectacle of horse-drawn carriages and women in big dresses doing the pageant wave. [...]

Quick Feeding: Korean Burger Chain to Open ‘Somewhere in Bethesda’

Dispatch From the Franchise Expo! Y&H's colleague Lydia DePillis reports from the International Franchising Expo and has some newsy franchise news: Jimmy John's will be opening a location at 14th and L streets NW and another "about eight blocks southwest of that." (Which would mean it'd be around the Corcoran Gallery of Art, right?) Yogenfruz [...]

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