Posts Tagged ‘seafood’

Gut Reaction: Eat the Rich Brunch Puts All Seafood Platters to Shame

If you want to eat a huge mound of seafood, your best bet is generally some sort of fancy raw bar platter. Prepare to plonk down $65 minimum. But Shaw oyster bar Eat The Rich has an impressive Sunday brunch alternative: the Grand Chesapeake Boil for Two. Grand indeed. For $38, you get a fisherman's […]

Snakes on a Plate: Snakehead Abounds, Except on Menus

Since the northern snakehead turned up in a lake in Crofton, Md., in 2002, the fish has loomed in the public imagination as a dark, monstrous invader. The presence of snakehead worried scientists, who knew that any invasive species poses an ecological threat; it concerned recreational anglers, who fretted that the snakehead, which has no […]

Summer of Seafood

Summertime means a flare-up in cravings for soft-shell crabs and fish tacos. Fortunately, D.C.’s newest restaurants are serving up some stellar seafood, even if that’s not their main attraction. Here are six Y&H-approved seafood dishes from six new hotspots. Baja beer-battered mahi-mahi with grilled pineapple salsa and jalapeno MXDC, 600 14th St. NW Three for […]

“Don’t Boycott! We’re Caps Fans!” Legal Sea Foods Chef Says

Part of the scuttlebutt among local Caps fans today has involved a potential boycott of Boston-based products and businesses in the build-up to tonight's deciding Game 7 against the defending Stanley Cup champion Bruins. One particular Beantown-based outfit here in D.C. is caught in the cross-hairs. I'm referring, of course, to the Chinatown outpost of […]

Gut Reaction: Elisir’s Branzino Carpaccio Is A Smoky Treat (But Don’t Eat The Wood Chips!)

This is not a formal review, but rather an off-the-cuff first-impressions-style riff on a brand-spankin' new D.C. restaurant. Of the various al la carte offerings at chef Enzo Fargione's new Elisir restaurant (roughly pronounced ale-ee-zeer), which opened on Wednesday, the smoked carpaccio di branzino immediately snagged my attention. The $18 fish dish comes served in […]

Tackle Box Reopens In Georgetown

Five months after a fire ravaged the joint, Tackle Box is back in business in Georgetown. The restaurant announced its somewhat delayed reopening on Tuesday via Twitter: "We are so glad to be back up and running in Georgetown!" The same blaze also took out adjacent sustainable seafood spot Hook, which proprietor Jonathan Umbel, who […]

The Pearl Piquant Help It

For all the Cajun-Creole-themed cooking going on inWashington these days, you’d think the city would see a sudden spike in capsaicin overdoses. Not so. The stuff that generally passes for New Orleans-style fare around here would barely register on the Scoville scale. To put it mildly, so to speak: My first bowls of gumbo and […]

No Foams, No Nonsense: Pearl Dive’s Jeff Black On Appeasing Neighbors And ‘Straight-Forward Rustic Cooking’

How did chef Jeff Black smooth things over with Logan Circle neighbors protesting his liquor license? "Well, we gave them what they wanted," he says. "It was the easy thing to do." Black had planned to provide a small porch area for smokers at his forthcoming Pearl Dive Oyster Palace on 14th Street NW. "It […]

Harping on the Hayden’s Reef: A Homegrown Oyster at Hank’s Oyster Bar

"Homegrown" is a term often tossed around in various genres of food. You just rarely hear it at the raw bar. That could soon change. The newly expanded Hank's Oyster Bar in Dupont Circle, City Paper readers' pick for "D.C.'s Best Seafood 2011," is now growing its own oyster.  The "Hayden's Reef," served for the […]

A New Lounge, A New Oyster, A New Era at Hank’s Oyster Bar

Chef Jamie Leeds on Tuesday unveils her new 1,800-square-foot addition to Dupont Circle mollusk mecca Hank's Oyster Bar (City Paper readers' pick for "Best Seafood 2011"). The expansion, complete with two bars and a lounge area, doubles the size of Leed's popular restaurant, adding some 68 seats inside and another 40 seats on the outdoor […]

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