Posts Tagged ‘Rasika’

UberEats Launches Today, But Does It Deliver?

The food delivery service from Uber promises dishes from top restaurant in less than 10 minutes.

How D.C. Servers Are Secretly Profiling Diners

As soon as you enter a restaurant, the staff is sizing you up. In fact, they may have already Googled you.

Rasika Reopens With Revamped Look and Menu Tonight

The nearly 10-year-old restaurant has all new furniture, Venetian patterned fabrics, and artichoke-shaped light fixtures from London.

In D.C.’s Booming Dining Scene, Restaurants Renovate to Stay Relevant

Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj will renovate Rasika in Penn Quarter and 701 Restaurant this year.

Remixology: Make Us a Drink With Hibiscus Flowers

Where: Rasika, 633 D St. NW Bartender: Tena Jahangosha Mystery Ingredient: Dried whole hibiscus flowers Bartender Response: Jahangosha dropped a bunch of the flowers in boiling water with sugar to make a hibiscus simple syrup. “The color is going to be really pretty,” she said. What We Got: A sweet, tart, deep pink cocktail made […]

Rasika West End Sues Former Chef

Legal Times reports that Rasika West End is suing its former chef Manish Tyagi for more than $30,000 the restaurant says it spent on immigration legal fees, housing, training, and marketing for the chef, who left before his contract ran out. The lawsuit also accuses Tyagi of exploiting Rasika's name and reputation and using "proprietary […]

Cocktail Guess: Make Me Something to Celebrate Passing My Midterm Exam

Where: Darlington House, 1610 20th St. NW Bartender Response: “Congratulations.” What We Got: A margarita with Milagro Silver tequila, agave, and lemon juice, served with salt on the rocks Price: $11 How It Tasted: The agave and lemon rendered this margarita more grown-up than the standard sour-mix version. Improv Points (1–5): 1. Margaritas echo our […]

Take Me to Your Eater

In Philadelphia, there’s Geno’s and Pat’s cheesesteaks. In New Orleans, it’s Café du Monde’s beignets. And in D.C., some dishes have amassed their own cult-like followings. Sweet Corn Agnolotti at Graffiato Graffiato fans nearly started a riot when these corn-stuffed, pillow-shaped pasta went out of season last year. The popular dish will return on June […]

God is My Sous Chef

The giant pot is screaming hot when Pete Smith grabs it and runs out the kitchen door. “Look out,” shouts the chef of Penn Quarter’s PS7’s. Smith swirls the contents—rosemary, thyme, garlic, lemongrass, star anise, and half a dozen other herbs and spices simmering in oil—as he makes a lap past the bar and around […]

James Beard Finalists Include Some of D.C.’s Finest

Fabio Trabocchi's Fiola, the recent recipient of three stars from WaPo critic Tom Sietsema and Y&H's vote for best bomboloni in town, is among the nominees for the esteemed James Beard Foundation's award for Best New Restaurant. The finalists for the upcoming foodie Oscars were announced today in Las Vegas.  D.C. chefs Johnny Monis (Komi), […]