Posts Tagged ‘Ryan Fichter’

French Restaurant Maxime Replaces Rialto in Georgetown

One of the main attractions is steak frites.

Are You Gonna Eat That? Thunder Burger’s Elk Burger (And Reindeer Coming Soon)

Wild Wednesdays, Rudolph-style, coming this month.

Brood and Drink: Cicada Recipe Suggestions

In the coming weeks, Cicada Brood II will invade the D.C. area. Instead of whipping out the bug spray, reach for a frying pan. Cicadas are edible, and possibly even delicious. (Plus, the sizzle of hot oil is far more appealing than the deafening rattle of cicadas’ mating calls.) Nymph cicadas have a chewy texture, […]

Chocolate City Turns One. What’s Planned For Year Two?

A year ago, Chocolate City Beer started pumping craft brews out of its tiny Brookland facility and into bars and restaurants across the District. Tonight the do-it-yourself crew behind the brewery will be drinking and dancing the night away at an anniversary party at Penn Social. The celebration promises to be worthy of such a milestone. The new […]

What To Eat Tonight: Thunder’s Reindeer Burgers (It’s Your Last Chance To Taste Rudolph)

Tonight: Chef Todd Gray and wife-partner Ellen Gray of Equinox and Watershed host the 11th annual Sugar & Champagne charity event at Muse inside the Corcoran Gallery of Art, featuring all sorts of goodies from about 50 area restaurants. If you don't already have tickets, you're out of luck. The swanky soiree (priced at $90 […]

What To Eat Today: Braised Goat at Thunder Burger, Half-Priced Quartinos at Urbana

Yes, it's Wednesday, which means that chef Ryan Fichter is going wild again at Thunder Burger in Georgetown. This week's gamey special: red wine-braised goat served over orzo pasta. Meanwhile, Urbana continues to fete its Facebook fans, with half-off quartinos at the bar. Coming up tomorrow: don't forget to swing by Carmine's in Penn Quarter […]

This Sssoup Is Ssserpentine: Python Tom Kai at Thunder Burger

Snake is one of those exotic meats that anecdotally tends to fall into the "tastes like chicken" category. But the slices of serpent floating amid carrots, onions and tomatoes in a zesty Thai soup at Thunder Burger last night reminded me more of fish—halibut, in particular—in terms of taste and texture. Chef Ryan Fichter rattled […]

Thunder Burger Chef Ryan Fichter’s Latest Target: Antelope

"Wild Wednesdays" continues at Thunder Burger in Georgetown tonight with gamey chef Ryan Fichter cooking up yet another exotic meat. This time, it's antelope. Ficther is preparing the herbivorous mammal in the form of a burger with a pink peppercorn sauce and your choice of sides for $14. As always, the weekly special begins at […]

Chefs Veg Out: Ryan Fichter of Thunder Burger

Short ribs and baby octopus may dominate many menus in the city, but that doesn't mean local chefs can't find love in an acorn squash. In our ongoing series, Chefs Veg Out, we'll prove D.C.’s chefs can play with more than just meat. Name: Ryan Fichter Title: Executive Chef Restaurant: Thunder Burger Twitter: @Thunderburger Cooking Since: […]

Ostrich Becomes Sausage at Thunder Burger Tonight

Gamey chef Ryan Fichter is taking another stab at ostrich for his latest "Wild Wednesday" special tonight at Thunder Burger in Georgetown. Earlier this summer, the guy behind such eclectic dishes as beer-braised alligator ribs and kangaroo sliders debuted a burger patty made from the large flightless bird. This time, it's ostrich sausage—"a la bratwurst," […]