Posts Tagged ‘tapas’

Small Plates, Big Money

Two frequent gripes plague small plate restaurants: 1) The prices 2) servers telling you how many dishes you should order per person. The number is often too large, and consequently, the final tab is often too much. I called up six tapas-style restaurants to see how many dishes they recommend for dinner, then stacked up […]

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White House assistant chef Sam Kass is standing to my left at the 20th anniversary celebration for Jaleo. To my right is a guy in a suit with an earpiece. Is he guarding one of the many ambassadors circulating the honeycomb-ceilinged dining room? Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor? Virginia Sen. Mark Warner? Or perhaps the […]

Octopus Fish Tank and Pasta-less Pasta at Pulpo

Floriana owner Dino Tapper recently soft-opened a new Spanish tapas-inspired restaurant called Pulpo in Cleveland Park. But he hopes it won't be just another small plates place. It’ll have some quirky twists too, especially after the grand opening later this month. Here's what to expect: An “octopus garden”: Pulpo infused its name—which mean octopus in […]

Boqueria Opens In Dupont Circle On Mar. 15

Y&H just received word about the official grand opening party for Boqueria, the New York-based tapas restaurant moving in at the corner of M and 19th Streets NW near Dupont Circle. The event is slated for Wednesday, Mar. 14. For a tiny taste of what's to come from owner and Georgetown alum Yann de Rochefort, […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: The Vince Gray Hoagie Edition

The newest hoagie hub under the Taylor Gourmet banner opens at 11 a.m. today on 14th Street NW. Mayor Vince Gray is supposed to be there for the ribbon cutting; Louis Sarcone Jr., however, probably won't. Also opening this morning: A new bakery, Le Caprice DC, in Columbia Heights. Here are some pics of the […]

Jaleo’s Proposed Redesign: What Would Salvador Dali Think?

Late yesterday, chef José Andrés' team sent out a link via Twitter to a computer animated YouTube video (embedded below) illustrating the proposed new redesign of his pioneering Penn Quarter tapas joint Jaleo. "We are moving away from the Flamenco dancer and more to a Dali-like, modern, provocative look," Andrés told WaPo critic Tom Sietsema. […]

José Andrés Is Going For a More Surrealist Vibe at Jaleo

"There may be some similar items but this will be a new unique look for Jaleo. We are moving away from the Flamenco dancer and more to a Dali-like, modern, provocative look.”—Chef José Andrés, speaking to WaPo critic Tom Sietsema about the forthcoming design makeover of his pioneering Penn Quarter tapas joint

A Taste of What’s To Come: Boqueria’s Tapas y Raciones

On a recent visit to New York, Young & Hungry dropped by Boqueria in the Flatiron District for a peak at what chef Marc Vidal has in store for his forthcoming D.C. location, opening in Dupont Circle this fall. Just a quick bite (or three), starting with the cojonudo (pictured above): fried quail eggs, sprinkled […]

Más Tapas: New York’s Boqueria Opening in Dupont Circle

Yet another New York brand is coming to D.C. Post critic Tom Sietsema reports that Manhattan's Boqueria is opening this fall at 1837 M St. NW in Dupont Circle: "The future restaurant will seat 120 diners, making it bigger than either of its siblings, and the Washington branch will be the first to offer al […]

Patty Melted Away: Toledo Lounge Abandons the Ubiquitous Burger

Toledo Lounge was once described as "a laid-back place to grab a burger and chill." At least you can still chill. New management has done away with the burger as part of a sweeping menu overhaul at the longstanding Adams Morgan watering hole. "Every place has a burger," says co-owner Amy Bowman, also the proprietor […]