Posts Tagged ‘Tad Curtz’

Etto Opens Tonights With Salumi, Anchovies—and, Oh Yeah, Pizza

"Mostly it's a salumi and anchovy bar with a side of killer bread and some pizza," says Tad Curtz of Etto, a new Logan Circle restaurant which opens tonight at 5 p.m. That's a funny thing to say given that Curtz and David Rosner, who also own Standard beer garden, have teamed up with pizza masters and 2Amy founders Peter […]

The Future 14th Street NW: D.C.’s Really Little Italy

All sorts of new food and drink options are in the works along the already bustling 14th Street corridor. These notably include a Greek concept from Graffiato chef-owner Mike Isabella, a Southeast Asian-themed eatery by Proof and Estadio’s Mark Kuller, as well as two joints by the prolific Matchbox Food Group. Among the various announced […]

Standard Questions: Chef Tad Curtz Dishes On His Popular Beer Garden’s New Menu (Think Cheeks, Not Tofu)

The corner of 14th and S Streets NW is about to get smoky once again.  On Mar. 1, chef Tad Curtz will fire up the smokers, tap the kegs, and reopen the doors of his popular beer-and-barbecue hangout, Standard, soon entering its second season of operation.  Equal parts inglorious and impassioned, easy-going and industrious, the […]

From Brisket To Braciole: Standard’s BBQ Guru Is Planning An Italian Eatery

The guys behind Standard aren't exactly taking it easy while their popular 14th Street barbecue spot and outdoor beer garden is closed for the winter. According to a liquor license application posted in the window of Well Built furniture store, located on the corner of 14th and Q Streets NW, Standard pit master Tad Curtz […]

Until The Spring: Standard Closes For The Winter on Dec. 4

Standard, the upstart Logan Circle barbecue spot and beer garden that earned two stars and a place in WaPo critic Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide, is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday for most of this week. On Friday, however, proprietors Tad Curtz and David Rosner are "firing up the smoker and the patio heaters again" […]

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 […]

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 […]

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