Posts Tagged ‘Range’

The D.C. Area’s Most Absurd Cocktails

Dumpling shooters, lip balm pairings, ice cream sandwich luge, and more!

Bryan Voltaggio’s Lunchbox Opens in Friendship Heights Today

Bryan Voltaggio’s fast-casual restaurant Lunchbox closed in Frederick, Md., late last year, but today, a revamped version reopens in the District. Located in the Chevy Chase Pavilion near Range and Aggio, the lunch and dinner spot features sandwiches, salads, soups, and sides. Among Voltaggio’s creations is the Fileo-Fish sandwich with catfish, tartar sauce, coleslaw, and […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Range’s Bloody Mary With Real Blood

The Drink: Bloody mary with pig’s blood consommé Price: $12 Where to Get It: Range, 5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite 201; (202) 803-8020; What It Is: A reinterpretation of the classic hangover cure, with citrine-colored pig’s blood consommé and Tito’s vodka What It Tastes Like: The lightest, most refreshing bloody mary you’ve ever had. […]

Why Can’t People Stop Stealing From D.C.’s Restaurants?

Peter Ogburn’s life of crime began with a copper mug stuffed down his pants. The radio producer was drinking a Moscow mule at the bar at Senart’s Oyster and Chop House not long after its 2011 opening when the impulse struck him: He’d always wanted one of the shiny cups but had no idea where […]

Price Check: Why Are Some New Restaurants Already Getting More Expensive?

If you thought Le Diplomate was expensive when it opened in April, you should see it now. The white-hot French brasserie from restaurateur Stephen Starr has increased the prices on nearly all of its entrées—anywhere from $1 to $4 per dish. The price tags for hors d’oeuvres, sides, and salads are mostly the same with […]

Snakes on a Plate: Snakehead Abounds, Except on Menus

Since the northern snakehead turned up in a lake in Crofton, Md., in 2002, the fish has loomed in the public imagination as a dark, monstrous invader. The presence of snakehead worried scientists, who knew that any invasive species poses an ecological threat; it concerned recreational anglers, who fretted that the snakehead, which has no […]

Remixology: Make Us a Drink With Cilantro

Where: Range, 5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW Bartender: Owen Thomson Mystery Ingredient: Cilantro Bartender Response: A slight, almost imperceptible shrug. “That’s pretty much what we do every day. People ask for random things. Just kinda get used to it, I guess,” he said. What We Got: A fizzy, foamy, cilantro-laced mezcal, grapefruit, and lemon concoction with […]

Thank You For Sharing

White House assistant chef Sam Kass is standing to my left at the 20th anniversary celebration for Jaleo. To my right is a guy in a suit with an earpiece. Is he guarding one of the many ambassadors circulating the honeycomb-ceilinged dining room? Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor? Virginia Sen. Mark Warner? Or perhaps the […]

The Ice Is Right: Is Artisan Ice the Final Frontier for Craft Cocktails?

As the 300-pound block of ice ascends from the Jacuzzi-sized industrial ice machine, its edges crackle like broken glass. Joseph Ambrose and Caleb Marindin use an engine hoist to lift the flawless-looking mass, which you can see straight through thanks to a system that circulates the water, releasing any bubbles as it freezes. Ambrose and […]

Eat Your Heart Out

They say the stomach is the way to the heart. This Valentine’s Day, consider flipping the equation. Plenty of Peruvian restaurants serve the organ grilled and skewered, but it also shows up in everything from salads to pierogi at upscale establishments showing off their nose-to-tail cred. Here are five places where you can muster your […]