Posts Tagged ‘Ray’s the Steaks’

D.C. Dish Hall of Fame Leaderboard: High-End Dining Lurks in the Background

With only three weeks of voting left in the D.C. Dish Hall of Fame, the leaderboard remains virtually unchanged from last week's, save for a little jockeying at the bottom and 2Amys' suddenly move into a fourth-place tie with the falafel sandwich at Amsterdam. Remember, only the top five dishes will be part of the […]

Michael Landrum Makes His Case for Gourmet Burgers in the Face of the Times’ Investigation

 Michael Landrum, the man who put the meat into the Ray's mini-empire, has never been shy about telling the world about the superiority of his beef.  The New York Times' investigation of the commercial ground-beef industry gave him another chance to do more of the same. Landrum responded to three of the four questions posed […]

Michael Landrum Pisses Off Askmen Readers with His Strategies on Tipping

Y&H does some side work for, but this week he took a break and asked Michael Landrum to step in and recommend a few manly places for the site's D.C. readership. Obviously, that was too humdrum a task for Landrum. He went ahead and wrote an essay about "how to be a man in […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on the Young & Hungry Blog

It's official. People have gone batshit for Select 55. Or at least batshit for our post on the beer. It tops the list once again this week. I think I'll go drown my sorrows in a real beer. Budweiser Launches Select 55, Light Beer Arms Race Gets Absurd Looking for a Little Practice, Bibiana Jumps […]

‘Two Left Feet’ for One Big Steak

The evidence of Mark Slater's move to Ray's the Steaks can be found all around the host stand at this Arlington steakhouse. Cases of wine are stacked everywhere — on the floor, on chairs, on top of wine cabinets — as if the place should actually be called Ray's the Glass.  (Capital Spice gets all […]

Oh, the Noise, Noise, Noise, Noise in Restaurants

Zaytinya: You practically get a metal concert with your mezze. Y&H still remembers, more than  a year ago, when the dining critic at Brand X wrote a Sunday magazine cover story about noise in restaurants and even instituted a special feature measuring decibel levels at every restaurant he reviews. What a waste of time, I […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on the Young & Hungry Blog

This blog has gone to Hell, and readers are taking Select 55 with it. For Christ's sake, people, can we get over this Budweiser post, which tops the list for the third straight week? The most-read items for the week: Budweiser Launches Select 55, Light Beer Arms Race Gets Absurd Not So Fast: There's No […]

No Hell Burger for Adams Morgan, but a Ray’s the Steaks for NE

Adams Morgan may have to wait — as in forever — for a Ray's Hell Burger, but Northeast D.C. will have to drum their fingers only 'til this fall for the debut of Ray's the Steaks at East River, says owner Michael Landrum. When WaPo first announced RTS@ER, it was known as Ray's the Heat, […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Ray’s the Steaks

One by one, we’re running through the 50 restaurants that made the cut on this year’s Young & Hungry Dining Guide. If you have visited the day’s featured restaurant, let us know what you think. If you’re planning to visit for the first time, tell us about your meal when you return. With each passing […]

Miley! Rihanna! Michael Landrum! Hell Burger Makes TMZ.

Michael Landrum, the man for all your meat-related needs, does his best Kirk Lazarus routine when ambushed by TMZ. Landrum mentions that his burgers are named after soul artists and some of his favorite rappers, then deadpans: "So before Obama gets a burger named after him, I think I'm going to have to hear his […]