Posts Tagged ‘Rogue States’

One Bloody Mary Burger Coming Up: The New Black & Orange Is Almost Ready On 14th Street

Dupont Circle burger joint Black & Orange (formerly known as Rogue States) aims to open its second location near the corner of 14th and U Streets NW later this month. "We're shooting for before Christmas," chef-owner Raynold Mendizabal tells Y&H. If you've been waiting seemingly forever for Mendizabal to finally bring his whimsically titled beef patties […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

For the first time in three weeks, the Rogue States trial didn't dominate blog traffic. Instead, y'all favored a mix of subjects, from Starbucks' plan to start selling alcohol to a four-star restaurant that lost its cache to the ongoing fascination with the sale of the Brickskeller. Hmm, I'm thinking the ultimate traffic-generating blog item […]

Changing Tables: Chicago Dogs Headed to D.C.

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Chicago-style hot dogs are on their way to U Street as ChiDogO's gets set to open. (Prince of Petworth) After more than a year of speculation and rumor-mongering, Michel Richard is set to open his French-American bistro, Michel, in the former Maestro […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Few things drive traffic like controversy and free food, and we had plenty of both last week on Y&H. Sometimes they intersected in the same post, if you looked at all the comments from last week's Target "grocery" giveaway at Union Station. (Seeds, I guess, could one day turn into weekly groceries, but only if […]

The Last Hours of Rogue States: The Owner Vows to Reopen

Rogue States fired up its grill for one final hurrah last night before complying with a court order to close down. The scene wasn't pretty — a general wave of sadness swept through the establishment as both patrons and employees voiced their disappointment. As the crowds kept pouring in for one last shot of Rogue, […]

The Rogue States Verdict: What Others Are Saying

Y&H wasn't the only one with thoughts on the Steptoe & Johnson vs. Rogue States verdict. Take a look: Above the Law: "Steptoe & Johnson is one of the few large law firms with a Twitter presence, but the firm has yet to tweet about how it chewed up and spat out Rogue States Burgers." […]

Rogue States Is Likely Closed for Good At Its Dupont Location

UPDATED: 5:36 p.m. 10/12/2010 When D.C. Superior Court Judge John M. Mott ruled this afternoon that Rogue States is a nuisance and needs to be abated immediately, he effectively issued a death sentence for the Dupont Circle burger joint. The judge left open the possibility that Rogue owner Raynold Mendizabal and his landlord, TRT, could […]

Judge Orders Rogue States to Cease Grilling

Breaking news from D.C. Superior Court: Judge John M. Mott has just ruled that the Rogue States burger operation is, as Steptoe & Johnson lawyers had claimed, a nuisance. And the burger joint, fumes from which had been contaminating the air in the law firm's offices, has to close up shop at the end of […]

Y&H Delivers His Own Verdict in Steptoe vs. Rogue States Trial

Except for some sweat-inducing minutes after lunch when I was still trying to write a blog item and stuff a bland Starbucks sandwich down my gullet, I heard every word of the Steptoe & Johnson vs. Rogue States trial last week. I'm no judge and have no grasp of the laws that pertain to private […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Was it the David vs. Goliath storyline? Or the sheer absurdity of a nuisance trial based on that hot-grill perfume known as hamburger fumes? Or just that lawyers love reading about other lawyers in potentially precedent-setting cases? Whatever the reason, thousands of you clicked on Y&H's Steptoe & Johnson vs. Rogue States coverage last week. […]