Posts Tagged ‘Rosslyn’

Is Rosslyn on the Verge of Having a Dining Scene?

Last Friday at 4 p.m., I ducked into a new restaurant, thinking I was in for a quiet beer at an empty boîte. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I snagged the very last stool at the 30-seat bar, which was already crowded by groups at high-top tables. By 6:30 p.m., the place was more [...]

Can Ben’s Chili Bowl Expand and Keep Its Soul?

By 3:30 p.m. the day after Ben’s Chili Bowl opened its new location in Rosslyn last week, the line still stretched to the very back of the restaurant. It’d been that way, if not curving down the sidewalk, since 11 a.m., said co-owner Nizam Ali, when a crowd was already waiting for the doors to [...]

Artisphere’s Here Cafe Bar, R.I.P. (2011-2011)

Back in June, Y&H colleague Alex Baca wrote about the foot-traffic woes of Artisphere, Arlington County's would-be Kennedy Center for young people. Part of the problem: losing Busboys & Poets, the creative-class magnet that restaurateur Andy Shallal had originally intended to spin-off into yet another buzzy location inside the arts center. But the deal fell [...]

Artisphere Using Its Last Four Letters for New Restaurant Name

A grand new era in Rosslyn diningwill kick off next month, when Arlington County's Artisphere opens its freshly named restaurant, HERE, the product of a public naming contest. (Artesano and También were finalists, but didn't make the cut.) So with HERE, think of it as the last four letters of the arts complex, or, perhaps, [...]

Quick Feeding: Faux Pho, Fish and Chips, and Zee’s Zip

Faux-Pho Philosophy: Area chefs are experimenting with pho, including Nick Sharpe of BaBay, Tim Carman writes. Pho is traditionally something where condiments, like Sriracha sauce and jalapeños, are added according to personal taste, not according to the chef's taste. "Sharpe's only concession to consumer freedom is a small tray of hoisin and Sriracha sauces. He [...]

Changing Tables: The Atlas Room Opens on H Street NE

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Cafe Eagle, an Italian/Eritrean restaurant will soon be occupying the old Vegetate space at 1414 9th St. NW. (Prince of Petworth) Just what we need: another burger joint. Celebrity chef Bobby Flay plans to throwdown a Bobby's Burger Palace on K Street [...]

District Taco Makes a Move to the Great Indoors

It seems appropriate that, on the heels of this week's cover story about food trucks and the brick and mortars that want to slash their tires (metaphorically speaking, OK?!), Y&H should focus on District Taco, a food cart that's moving to the great indoors. Owner Osiris Hoil figures it only makes sense to place his [...]

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