Posts Tagged ‘Southern cuisine’

Don’t Blame Paula Deen! José Andrés Weighs In On America’s Obesity Problem

D.C.'s most outspoken chef, José Andrés, took to the airwaves this morning to address the shit-storm surrounding the so-called "Butter Queen," Paula Deen, and all her profiteering from fatty food recipes while simultaneously concealing her own health problems. Appearing on CBS This Morning, Andrés said he expected more of a mea culpa from Deen but [...]

27 Days Later: Duplex Diner Reopens Tonight

Duplex Diner in Adams Morgan is reopening to the public on Wednesday night after being closed for renovations for the past 27 days. New owner Kevin Lee describes it more as an extended soft opening. "It's kinda frantic around here," says the former bartender turned proprietor, explaining that the ongoing construction at the corner of [...]

Special Discount for Y&H Readers to the Lee Bros. Program on April 6

Y&H has been a fan of the Lee Bros. ever since 2006, when I got my hands on their first cookbook, The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook, a hefty tome that was six years in the making.  Well, almost from the day I got my hands on their cookbook. Four years ago, I didn't know much [...]

Dish of the Week: Chicken and Waffles at Restaurant 3

If you ever had any doubts about a dish's ability to cross cultural boundaries, all you need to do is look at the trajectory of chicken and waffles. Once considered a staple of soul-food joints, chicken and waffles has become a fixture at trendy neighborhood operations like Marvin and Creme, where gentrification has ensured that [...]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Vidalia

One by one, we’re running through the 50 restaurants that made the cut on this year’s Young & Hungry Dining Guide. If you have visited the day’s featured restaurant, let us know what you think. If you’re planning to visit for the first time, tell us about your meal when you return. The influx of [...]

Spot Check: Eatonville

Chef Rusty Holman, the chef at Eatonville My tablemate and I are sitting at a two-top by the large picture window at Eatonville, which provides a semi-comfortable, climate-controlled view of the parade of mini-skirts and flesh that walks up and down the bustling 14th Street NW corridor.  We're half way through our appetizers when the [...]

Mandarin’s South by Southwest Is Running Behind Schedule

When last we checked in with Eric Ziebold — to hear him defend the name of his latest project, South by Southwest, which is actually a restaurant, not an excuse to get drunk in Austin — the esteemed chef said the Southern-minded operation would open in early summer. Scratch that. During a phone conversation yesterday, [...]

Eric Ziebold Responds to Y&H’s Pot Shot at South by Southwest

Imagine Y&H's surprise when, just two hours after posting this item, chef Eric Ziebold was on the phone defending the decision to rename Cafe MoZU and identify it by the restaurant's location within the District. Ziebold was not at all defensive. He even agreed with my basic premise: that MoZU's new name, South by Southwest, [...]

Finale from the Eatonville Chef Contest: We Have a Winner

Note: Busboys & Poets owner Andy Shallal is taking an Iron Chef approach to hiring the chef for his forthcoming Eatonville, a Southern-oriented restaurant that pays homage to Zora Neale Hurston. This is the second in a series of blog posts chronicling the competition. This series will not announce the winner; it will be revealed [...]

Scene 2 from Eatonville Chef Contest: Something for Vegetarians

Note: Busboys & Poets owner Andy Shallal is taking an Iron Chef approach to hiring the chef for his forthcoming Eatonville, a Southern-oriented restaurant that pays homage to Zora Neale Hurston. This is the second in a series of blog posts chronicling the competition. This series will not announce the winner; it will be revealed [...]

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