Posts Tagged ‘Sonoma’

Last Night’s Leftovers: 1,302 Gallons of Coffee Edition

An arrest in the recent IHOP shooting. [AP] Things to expect at Rasika West End, now (softly) open. [Post] 1905 will open its rooftop garden by May 1. [Borderstan] Mayorga Coffee, R.I.P. [Prince of Petworth] Seasons serves 1,302 gallons of coffee every month. [City Eats] Win free brunch for two at Sonoma by Tweeting. [Facebook] […]

What To Eat This Weekend: Meatballs Galore At Carmine’s, Sonoma & Casa Nonna

Go ahead. Have a ball. It's National Meatball Day, after all. And, as you might expect, there are deals to be had all over town. At Carmine's, for example, every table of six or more guests gets six free meatballs (and we're talking about some really big balls here). At Sonoma, meanwhile, chef Michael Bonk […]

What To Eat This Weekend: Apple Calzones at Graffiato

On Saturday, Graffiato debuts its new brunch menu. Featured dishes include meatballs served with creamy polenta and egg ($10), spaghetti carbonara with pancetta, parmesan and egg ($12), a breakfast pizza with bacon, potato, broccolini and cheddar ($17) and, perhaps most tantalizing, an apple calzone with whipped mascarpone ($12). Of course you can get the standard […]

Homemade Jerky, Veggie ‘French Dip,’ Keg Wine: Things To Expect at District Kitchen, Opening Tonight

"This is what I've been waiting for," Drew Trautmann says. And waiting. And waiting. Finally, after months of delay, the former Sonoma and Mendocino chef's brand-spankin' new District Kitchen opens for business at 5 p.m. sharp tonight in Woodley Park. Eater DC has the full opening menu. Y&H called up Trautmann to chat about some […]

Drew Trautmann’s District Kitchen On Track To Open By Christmas

Maybe you've noticed the new three-starred signage in the window—or, more strikingly, the sudden disappearance of the old pink and purple facade at the old Jandara space in Woodley Park. Chef Drew Trautmann's new District Kitchen is inching ever closer to opening. "We're supposed to get a health inspection on Friday," the former Mendocino and […]

It’s D.C. Wine Week! Here’s Video of the Promoters Getting a Little Slaphappy Over a Glass or Two

The inaugural D.C. Wine Week kicks off Saturday night with an opening party at Sonoma. Capitol Hill's pioneering wine bar has apparently tried to step up its game on the vino front since Y&H last visited, hiring new GM and sommelier Patricia Ely, formerly of Bourbon Steak and Redwood in Bethesda. Glass-clinking events to follow […]

Sonoma Guys Fork Over Blue Ridge Space To Glover Park Neighbor Town Hall

Eli Hengst, co-owner of Capitol Hill's pioneering wine bar Sonoma, informs Young & Hungry that he and partner Jared Rager have reached an agreement with Five Glovers Group, owners of Town Hall, to take over their lease and liquor license at the former Blue Ridge restaurant in Glover Park. "Jared and I believe Five Glovers—given […]

Drew Trautmann Plans D.C. Version of Baltimore’s Woodberry Kitchen

Former Mendocino and Sonoma chef Drew Trautmann is opening his own place in Woodley Park called District Kitchen. WaPo's Tom Sietsema has the scoop. Trautmann's planned 75-seat eatery will take over the space currently occupied by the Thai-themed Jandara at 2606 Connecticut Ave. NW. Trautmann's rustic and "real simple" concept will be modeled after Baltimore's […]

Bottled Up: Sonoma, D.C.’s Pioneering Wine Bar, Has Uneven Legs

“Try the barbera,” the bartender huffs, not-so-delicate-ly setting the stemmed glass on the counter in front of me with a clang. This was perhaps the most brief, and definitely the most brusque, conversation about wine that I’d ever had in a supposed wine bar. I had merely asked for a recommendation of a nice big […]

Ba Bay to Open Tomorrow in the Former Locanda Space

UPDATED: 6:16 p.m. 11/16/2010 Cousins Khoa Nguyen and Denise Nguyen are set to debut their modern Vietnamese restaurant, Ba Bay, tomorrow at its location in the former Locanda space on Capitol Hill. The operation is outfitted with 49 seats, Denise Nguyen warns, but only 35 will be available during its soft opening. The restaurant won't […]