Posts Tagged ‘Spike Mendelsohn’

Is Spike Mendelsohn Opening a Steak Frites Place?

It seems that opening up new locations of Good Stuff Eatery in Georgetown and Crystal City (among other places) isn't all that Top Chef alum Spike Mendelsohn is up to these days. Y&H just obtained a copy of a letter from Mendelsohn's sister and spokesperson, Micheline Mendelsohn, to First Lady Michelle Obama, a sometime Good […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Historical Hoecakes Edition

Restaurant Eve's Cathal Armstrong and Bayou Bakery's David Guas recreate George Washington's beloved hoecakes. [Eatocracy] BGR's Mark Bucher and Good Stuff Eatery's Spike Mendelsohn compete in Miami's 2012 SoBe Burger Bash. [Burger Days] Ris Lacoste searches for local scallops that don't suck. [Flavor] Here's what guest chef John Currence had cooking last week at Rogue […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Corned Beef Odyssey Edition

Self-described "mixtress" Gina Chersevani splits from PS7's. [Washingtonian] A guy drives 20 hours round-trip from Michigan to try Spike Mendelsohn's warm, savory corned beef from the Sixth & Rye truck.  And, boy, did that Cadillac smell by the time he got back. [Automobile Magazine] In case you missed it, here's what D.C. chefs José Andrés, […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Soupy Scenes Edition

Take a peek inside the retail shell that will become the first District Taco location inside the actual District. [WaPo] Estadio owner Mark Kuller says there aren't many tapas bars in Spain any better than his own place right here in D.C.  Admittedly, he's biased. [Washingtonian] Westend Bistro's Eric Ripert thinks National Airport's Matsutake Sushi […]

What To Eat This Weekend: Mucho Meat (Plus Free Sides!) at Urban Bar-B-Q

Tonight, at Cashion's, chef John Manolatos unveils a new weekend tasting menu of his favorite dishes. Price is $85 per person ($105 with wine pairings). Availability is limited. The next day, the Cashion's crew also celebrates the second anniversary of its sister retail spot, A.M. Wine Shoppe, with tastings and demonstrations throughout the afternoon and […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Silly Plating Edition

The best day to snag that coveted Valentine's Day reservation is yesterday. [Urbanspoon via Eater] A chat with nomadic "silly plating"-hating pizzaiolo Edan MacQuaid. [Borderstan] José Andrés' has a D.C. food truck in the works. [Dining Bisnow] Arlington-based District Taco plans to open not one but two locations within the actual District. [Washingtonian] Spike Mendelsohn's […]

The Proof Is In The Curry: Haidar Karoum Wins Capital Food Fight

Proof chef Haidar Karoum's lamb with spinach and coconut curry bested Watershed toque Todd Gray's potato latke with diced apple and ... well, something involving lamb. Honestly, it was pretty darn loud at last night's Capital Food Fight. I couldn't hear what Gray did with the lamb—and I was standing at the foot of the […]

Graffiato’s Spicy Calamari Pie: A Taste of the Jersey Shore in Chinatown

Growing up in New Jersey, chef Mike Isabella says Friday nights meant two things: pizza and fried calamari. Now, he's married the two. Behold, the "Jersey Shore" pizza at Graffiato, Isabella's hugely ballyhooed new restaurant in Chinatown, which opened Thursday. Adorned with lightly crispy rings of squid and splashed with spicy, bright traffic-cone-orange pepper aioli, […]

Quick Feeding: Ren’s Ramen Gets Noodling Again in Wheaton

Back in Broth: Longtime Young & Hungry fave Ren's Ramen, formerly of Bethesda, has re-opened in Wheaton. “I think this is a nice place,” owner Yoko Nakamura says of the new 1,250-square-foot location at 11403 Amherst Avenue. “It’s pretty close to the Metro station.” Y&H alum Tim Carman provides a tantalizing photo from the scene. […]

Vitamin Doughnuts! Exploding Ketchup! The Unsettling History of Food Safety On Display Downtown

The exhibit What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam? The Government’s Effect on the American Diet, opened June 10 at the National Archives downtown. That day and over the weekend, more than 15,000 visitors had the chance to see a poster with rosy-cheeked kids advertising vitamin-enriched doughnuts and a scone recipe sent from Queen Elizabeth to President Dwight […]

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