Posts Tagged ‘seafood’

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 […]

Hikari Sushi & Sake Bar Coming to H Street

Sticky Rice may soon have company in the sashimi-slinging department along D.C.'s burgeoning H Street corridor. Hikari Sushi & Sake Bar is planning to open in a long-shuttered tax shop at 644 H Street NE, just a few doors down from fellow newcomer Inspire BBQ. Neighborhood blog H Street Great Street has the scoop. Photo […]

Crab Season Peaking, Prices Soaring, Will Supplies Last?

Prices for blue crab from the Chesapeake Bay region are expected to hit $200 a bushel in anticipation of the holiday weekend. Don't worry, though, there isn't a shortage. Yet. Actually, there's more crab than usual. The Baltimore Sun reports that it's "the second highest count since the late 1990s." So, why the rising prices? […]

Passing the Sniff Test: How the Government Decides Gulf Shrimp Is Oil-Free Enough to Eat

Last Thursday, in commemoration of "World Oceans Day," the Smithsonian Institution staged a panel of experts, plus actor turned activist Ted Danson, to discuss the safety of seafood procured from the Gulf of Mexico following last summer's disastrous oil spill.  The discussion was followed by a wine and dinner reception featuring several of the region's […]

Take a Look Inside NYC’s The Lobster Place

Ignore the promotional nature of this video and just weep over the fact that D.C. has nothing like The Lobster Place. I mean, the Maine Avenue Fish Market is good, but it's nothing like this place. It's just one reason why the District is still a level or two below the Big Apple as a […]

Weekend Feed: Sea Side Crab House in Falls Church

Sea Side Crab House 6799 Wilson Blvd, Falls Church, VA (703) 241-2722 Gulf Coast dishes—Alabama crawfish, Texas blue crabs, Cajun shrimp, and Louisiana oysters—dominate the right-hand side of the menu at Sea Side Crab House; the left-hand side features a list of wok items, including a number of seafood dishes tossed with garlic and scallions. […]

The Oyster Experience from Hell

I should have known better than to order oysters after our waitress at Moon Bay Coastal Cuisine didn't know that bivalves could be harvested from waters all over the world. She thought they all came from Maryland. I ordered six anyway from the seafood restaurant inside the dizzying Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. I […]

Look Inside the World’s First Underwater Restaurant

Ithaa, a restaurant at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island hotel, is located 16 feet below sea level. I have just one question: Is the seafood fresh?