Posts Tagged ‘Ron Tanaka’

These Dishes Are Not What They Seem

Edible tromp l'oeil—dishes that look like one thing but are something else altogether—are a hallmark of avant-grade cuisine. But two new, more casual eateries—Duke's Grocery and Thally—are serving vegetarian dishes that might deceive you until you dig in. No imitation bacon included. At Duke's Grocery, chef Alex McCoy prepares faux escargots ($7) that look like […]

Thally Opens in Shaw Today

First things first: the 'h' is silent in Thally, the new "modern American" restaurant and bar opening in Shaw today. It's pronounced like Tally-Ho—a phrase you'll see printed in giant letters against a teal background when you walk into the brick and magenta-accented 70-seat dining room. Tally-Ho was the name of the stables, built in […]

Hitting the Sauce: Cork’s ‘Curry-esque’ Ketchup

A friend of mine described the exotic homemade ketchup at Cork on 14th Street NW as "curry-esque." Intrigued, I simply had to try it.  The flavor was extraordinary. The moment it hit my tongue, I felt transported to India, or at least Dishes of India in Alexandria. I seemed to detect a spice that could […]

Quick Feeding: Trystian Inspiration and Belgian Chef Secrets

International Secrets: Where does the Belgian Embassy's chef like to eat when he's not cooking? Belga Café, naturally. Also, Et Voila, Brasserie Beck, and Marvin. [Eater D.C.] Trysts Everywhere! As the folks behind Tryst look to open a similar type of place in Columbia Heights, the owners of Fly Lounge are looking to open a […]

Two Things Y&H Didn’t Expect to See at Sou’Wester’s Opening Party: Frank Ruta and Dancing

Ruta emerged from Palena's kitchen, pictured with Maddy Beckwith So how unique was last night's opening reception for Sou'Wester? So unique that Frank Ruta showed up. In all the years Y&H has been covering the dining scene in D.C., I've never seen the semi-reclusive Palena chef and owner at an industry event. I barely recognized […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Cork Wine Bar

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. If I had to […]

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