Posts Tagged ‘Robin Smith’

Gillian Clark Details Reasons for General Store Shuttering

Gillian Clark, perhaps better known for her testy interactions with customers than her Bobby Flay-famous fried chicken, might be out of a restaurant. This afternoon, word trickled out about the sudden closure of The General Store. The following message was posted to The General Store's Facebook page: It's with heavy hearts we're announcing that The General […]

Gillian Clark Targets a March 2011 Opening for the Georgia Ave. Meeting House

It's been nearly two years since Y&H first reported about Gillian Clark's Petworth project, the Georgia Avenue Meeting House, and since that time the chef's other planned eatery, Avenue Oven in Takoma Park, has gone the way of the Adventists. Given the lack of news about the Georgia Avenue Meeting House, I'd begun to fear […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: The General Store

Yeah, yeah, I’ve heard the stories about General Store customers feeling as welcome as guns in the Wizards locker room. The truth is, I’ve stood there at the counter myself and felt the storm clouds roll in, as chef Gillian Clark and business partner Robin Smith performed their jobs with a tight-lipped austerity, as if […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: The General Store

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. Gillian Clark and […]

So When Will the Post Office Tavern Open?

Earlier this week, I noted that Gillian Clark and Robin Smith finally got their certificate of occupancy from Montgomery County, which cleared the way for them to (finally) open the General Store as a sit-down restaurant. Which is great. I was really tired of eating fried chicken in the car. But what about the Store's […]

Gillian Clark’s General Store Now Available for Sit-Down Service

For nearly a month, the General Store, chef Gillian Clark's home-spun Silver Spring restaurant with the killer fried chicken, has been operating as a take-out joint only. Montgomery County apparently wanted Clark and her partner, Robin Smith, to have more dedicated parking spaces before issuing them a certificate of occupancy.

A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Lashings: The General Store’s Fried Chicken

There's a reason food stylists and photographers make real money to shoot cookbooks. They can make anything look appetizing. I, on the other hand, have made Gillian Clark's fried chicken, now available at The General Store in Silver Spring after a loooong absence, look like something I just tripped over on the street. Forgive me. […]

Keep Your Paws Off the Antique Nickelodeon!

Back in late 2007, I wrote about a column about all the fussy signs at Gillian Clark's former restaurant, Colorado Kitchen, and how they sometimes caused diners to rebel, kid-like, against the rules. Well, yesterday when I stopped by Clark's new joint, the General Store in Silver Spring, the chef and her partner, Robin Smith, […]

The General Store Opens With a Growl

The wife and I stopped by the General Store late on Sunday night, around 9, hoping against hope that chef/owner Gillian Clark might still have some fried chicken and collards available for take out. She didn't. She had sold the last of her birds about three hours earlier, so we had to satisfy our General […]