Posts Tagged ‘Rasika’

Tonight at Jack Rose, D.C. Mixologists Compete for Best Rickey 2011

It's been a banner summer for the Rickey. After finally earning the official distinction as D.C.'s native cocktail with much fanfare in July, the local libation is the subject of some intense competition on Monday night, as area mixologists unveil their most creative takes on the drink in pursuit of "Best Rickey 2011" honors. Finalists […]

Zagat 2012 Released Today: Zaytinya, Still Most Popular; Marcel’s, Still Top Food

Zagat’s updated "2012 Washington, DC/Baltimore Restaurants Survey," is officially released on Wednesday. In it, you'll find D.C.'s most popular restaurants listed as follows: Zaytinya, 2 Amys, Central, Citronelle, Inn at Little Washington. And the city's top rated places for food: Marcel’s (29 out of 30 points), Inn at Little Washington (29) Komi (29), CityZen (28), […]

Ashok Bajaj’s Nightly Restaurant Circuit to Add New Stop

Ashok Bajaj, the D.C. restaurateur who owns 701, Bibiana, Ardeo + Bardeo, Bombay Club, Oval Room, and Rasika, is known for his nightly circuit of his businesses, checking in on his dining rooms, chefs, general managers, and loyal customers. With a valet stand at each of his restaurants, he doesn't really need to worry about […]

The Salad Daze: Farewell, Young & Hungry

The first Young & Hungry column I wrote, almost five years ago, was a review of Miss Saigon in Georgetown. I was auditioning for the job of food columnist for Washington City Paper, and these were my marching orders in December 2005: critique a Vietnamese restaurant that no one cared about. I was puzzled, but […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Rasika

Would somebody please give Vikram Sunderam a James Beard Award already? The Rasika chef has figured out a way to weave street food into an upscale Indian menu, introduced Subcontinental tasting menus with wine pairings, and generally created a whole culture around the once humble home cooking of India. How much more does the guy […]

Makoto Takes a Fall in the Latest Zagat Survey

As you might remember, Y&H last year made something of a fuss about Makoto's strange stranglehold on the top spots in the annual Zagat Guide, which really isn't so annual after all. Well, the new 2011 Washington D.C./Baltimore survey just hit the streets today, and guess what? Makoto is nowhere to be found among the […]

Area Chefs and Restaurateurs Claim 18 Noms on the Beard Semi-finalists’ List for 2010

Just call Derek Brown, left, Mr. Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional Y&H is a behind on this (hey, if you want excuses, I got a million of 'em!), but I wanted to offer my congratulations to the local semi-finalists for this year's James Beard Awards. It's an impressive list, one filled with many of Y&H's […]

Cafe of India’s ‘Crackling Spinach’: Can It Compare to Rasika’s Palak Chaat?

It seemed a hope beyond comprehension for D.C. to spawn two quality Indian outlets on the same street within a matter of months. I mean, we already had the instant-hit Masala Art in Tenleytown. Could Washingtonians find another one just a few blocks north on Wisconsin at Cafe of India? Alas, Cafe of India, despite its elegant […]

Chow Down for Haitian Earthquake Relief

It hasn't even been a week since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti, but I bet you've already been hit up 500 times for a donation to help the victims. You can barely turn to a Web site, a restaurant, a party, or a social network without finding some solicitation asking for more cash for […]

D.C. Dish Hall of Fame Update: Who’s Really Deserving?

The Five Guys burger in all its unfiltered glory We're down to the wire on the D.C. Dish Hall of Fame contest. You have only until Friday to cast your vote. As you likely know by now, the top five dishes will be part of the hall's inaugural class, with more plates to be inducted […]

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