Posts Tagged ‘Roberto Donna’

Quick Feeding: Parking Lot Barbecue Meets Hank Dietle’s Tavern

Rockville Pike Roadhouse Roadtrip: While the area's robust food truck scene "has been slow to hit Montgomery County," there are three new options and "more on the way." The most exciting may be Branded '72's outpost in "the parking lot of the ancient Hank Dietle’s Tavern; I ate on the porch with a sleeping old […]

Quick Feeding: A Second Opinion On D.C.’s Best Food Trucks

Noble Mobiles: Local standouts Curbside Cupcakes and Sâuçá listed among best food trucks nationwide. (City Paper readers tend to disagree.) [Delish via The Feast] Local Mixologist Shakes Things Up:  Another staffer jumps ship at Roberto Donna's Galileo III [WaPo] A Spike in Notoriety: Reality TV stars credit reality TV for bolstering D.C.'s food scene. [Glittarazzi] […]

Roberto Donna Making Progress on Payments to Arlington

In some sour news out of Arlington County, a number of restaurants have been falling behind on their meals taxes. But "in a somewhat bright spot," ARLNow reports, "former Bebo Trattoria owner Roberto Donna appears to be making his court-ordered repayments to the county. Bebo now owes $153,715.976, which is more than any other establishment […]

Food News You Can Use: Cava and Mamma Lucia to Join Forces?

It's Monday, so let's get straight to the news ... The space occupying the former Mar de Plata restaurant at 1827 Jefferson Place NW will soon be transformed to house St. Arnold's of Jefferson Place, a Belgian restaurant and pub. (Prince of Petworth) Alejandra Owens takes a holiday stroll through the Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market […]

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 […]

Scoring Ask Roberto: A Grilling or Light Sautee?

Today was Roberto Donna's day to face some of the most discriminating food minds and dining cranks around: the reader-questioners on Tom Sietsema's weekly Washington Post dining chat. You already know about Donna's past troubles with taxes and embezzlement. The esteemed Italian chef was Sietsema's first-ever guest chat-host. The whole hour wasn't just questions for […]

What Do You Want to Ask Post Guest Chatter Roberto Donna?

On Wednesday, Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema will inaugurate something special for his regular weekly online dining chat. He’s bringing on guest chatters! The first person? Roberto Donna, D.C.’s accomplished Italian super chef and restaurateur better known these days for pleading guilty to felony embezzlement—and escaping jail time. For the Post, having Donna on […]

Mall Food: Where to Eat After Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Rallies

Two cable TV comedians are coming to town to stage a rally on the National Mall, and the political establishment isn’t sure whether to laugh, cry, or declare its own irrelevancy in the presence of fake pundits who have the drawing power of Sarah Palin at an NRA swimsuit contest. Y&H doesn’t have the bona […]

This Just In From Roberto Donna…

Roberto Donna extended an olive branch to Y&H this week. I think it's fairly safe to say he didn't like the pot shots I had taken on the blog about the opening-date delays of Galileo III. He suggested, quite correctly, that his was not the first restaurant to see predicted launch dates come and go. […]

So When Is Galileo III Opening Up? One Reader’s Story.

According to a photo that the chef posted on his Facebook page, Roberto Donna was supposed to open Galileo III last week. WaPo's J. Freedom du Lac followed up with some timely Tweets: first about Galileo's certificate of occupancy from DCRA, and then about its pending opening last Thursday. As of today, there's still no […]