Posts Tagged ‘Shaw’

Thor Cheston’s Right Proper Brewpub Aiming For Spring 2013 Opening

Back in November, Y&H special malt and hops correspondent Tammy Tuck reported that former Brasserie Beck GM Thor Cheston would be opening his own brewpub, possibly in Shaw or Bloomingdale. Today, the Post chimes in with an update on the project: "He’s got a name, Right Proper Brewpub. He’s got a partner, John Snedden of […]

Gut Reaction: Bistro Bohem’s Beef Goulash Pretty Much Czechs Out

This is not a formal review, but rather an off-the-cuff first-impressions-style riff on a brand-spankin' new D.C. restaurant. "This seems pretty legit," my brother, Adam, says. We're sitting at a two-top inside the cozy Bistro Bohem, the new Czech-themed boîte in Shaw, hungrily dipping into a big bowl of beef goulash with bits of bread […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Fancy-Ass Burgers Edition

D.C. reps BGR: The Burger Joint and Good Stuff Eatery come up short at the South Beach Burger Bash. [Burger Days] Check out the “fancy-ass” burgers at Poste Moderne Brasserie. [BYT] Bryan Voltaggio's new Friendship Heights eatery will be called Range. [WBJ via NBC Washington] Caterer Frederik De Pue is opening a restaurant called Table […]

Still Without Booze, Shaw’s Tavern Reopens

Now under new management, D.C.'s most infamous dry tavern will resume food service. No, you still can't get booze there. Not yet, anyway. Operators of the languishing saloon Shaw's Tavern announced the reopening on Facebook: "Dear Friends, As we are patiently waiting for our liquor license to be issued we have decided to open our […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Reverse Twinkie Edition

Good news! Molecular sandwich-making Rogue 24 chef R.J. Cooper is resting after making it through open-heart surgery. [WaPo] Bummed about the Twinkies bankruptcy? Head to Ted's Bulletin for the "reverse" version—the filling’s on the outside, not within the cake. [WaPo] Take a peek inside Mintwood Place [Eater DC] Fruit Bat has a new cocktails menu. […]

Fish & Chips & Korean BBQ: Inside D.C.’s Bizarre Arthur Treacher’s

"Do you want chopsticks or silverware?" the cashier asks. A good question. What is the proper etiquette for utensil usage when dining at the local outpost of a Midwestern-founded New York-based national fast food seafood chain that also inexplicably serves Korean barbecue? I'm standing inside the vibrantly painted Arthur Treacher's along Florida Avenue NW in […]

Shaw’s Tavern, Take 2: New Owner Emerges At Embattled Boîte

"The previous owner couldn't handle it, so I'm taking over," says Siya Sadeghi, introducing himself as the new face of embattled booze-less boîte Shaw's Tavern during a meeting of the local ANC2c on Wednesday night. Describing himself more as a construction guy than a restaurateur, Sadeghi rattled off a number of prior eateries that he's […]

Taqueria Mexicana, 4912 Thai, R.I.P.

It's only Monday and already we're reading not one but two culinary obituaries: First, Prince of Petworth alerts us to the closure of Shaw's Taqueria Mexicana, with the proprietor citing high rent for its demise. More sad news arrives via the Chevy Chase email list, which passes along that 4921 Thai Cuisine on Wisconsin Avenue […]

Shaw’s Tavern Owner Asks ABC Board To Reconsider License Rejection

Earlier this month, the city's Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board deemed Shaw's Tavern owner Abbas Fathi "unfit for licensure," citing the restaurant's history of regulatory violations before even obtaining the proper permits. Now, Fathi is asking the panel to rethink things. On the agenda of Wednesday's regular meeting, the board is scheduled to review a […]

What Should Become Of Shaw’s Tavern?

The city's formal denial of Shaw's Tavern operator Abbas Fathi's application to serve booze would seem the fatal blow to this greatly anticipated but badly managed concept. Now, what will become of the shuttered restaurant space? Presumably, another restaurateur (preferably, one with a better track record with the liquor agency) could come in, take over […]

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