Posts Tagged ‘Standard’

Kölsch: The Pinky-Sized Pint

I've written time and again (and again) about the virtues of beer that packs a flavorful punch without the belt of booze. On a long Saturday night, my motive is part gluttony: an easy sipping beer means I can drink more of it. But there is a time for moderation—for me, lunch—and that's when I […]

The Mach 3 of Grilled Cheese: Two Halves Not Enough at the Standard

For such a simple sandwich, there have been plenty of attempts to experiment with the classic grilled cheese over the years. At One Lounge in Dupont Circle, for instance, chef Christoph Marquette serves up an exceptionally buttery version with tomato and a side of bacon marmalade—much to the dismay of vegetarians for whom the sandwich […]

2011 Midterm Review: Did Y&H Correctly Predict the Year’s Trends?

We're halfway through the calendar, so it's time to check in to see how accurately Young & Hungry has predicted the 2011 food scene so far. OUT   →   IN Burgers   → Hot Dogs Verdict: No. No new specialty dog shops have opened yet–just a cart called Frank–but Shake Shack is now in Dupont. It […]

Hitting the Sauce: The Standard’s Secret Mustard Mix

Of all the popular foods that I have always felt guilty for not loving, mustard ranks close to the top. There was something so unapproachable and alienating about that fluorescent yellow squeeze bottle. I used to cringe when my childhood friend would squeeze packets of the neon stuff directly into her mouth. But then I […]