Posts Tagged ‘The Source by Wolfgang Puck’

Can Scott Drewno Repeat As D.C.’s Pork King?

The local, um, leg of Cochon 555, aka "The Pork Olympics," is coming up April 22. Today, organizers announced this year's cheftestants who, as the Post reports, will compete to break down whole pigs into the best bite-sized dishes. Last year's victor, The Source's Scott Drewno, will return to defend his title against, among others, […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Coca-Cola Freestyle Edition

José Andrés almost crashed his new food truck into a tree. Let this be a lesson to all you young people entering the industry: don't eat and drive. [Eater DC] Mike Isabella dishes about his Mexican-inspired menu at the forthcoming Bandolero. Salsa? Not included. Fajitas? Maybe. Tacos? Most definitely. Margaritas? Hiccup! [Washingtonian] One writer's last […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Year of the Dragon Edition

Happy Chinese New Year! Some tasty places to celebrate: Zentan, Toki Underground and The Source by Wolfgang Puck. [We Love DC] Hungry for Chinese peasant food the way they used to make it? You know, during the rule of Mao Zedong? There's a book for that. [NPR] Iconoclastic Alamo Drafthouse aims to open in the […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: World Fusion Edition

BLT Steak gets the Obama bump [ABC News] Our favorite sandwich maker, Rogue 24 chef R.J. Cooper, is being released from the hospital today. Speedy healing, chef! [WaPo] Here's a blast from the past: Bennigan's is staging a comeback in D.C. and elsewhere [Market Watch] The Source's Scott Drewno is cooking at Toki Underground for […]

Alleged Assassination Plot Puts Café Milano Back In Spotlight

Its role as the place to see and be seen may have been diminished by the rise of The Source by Wolfgang Puck. But it seems that Café Milano hasn't entirely lost the elite crowd. WaPo identifies Georgetown's Italian-themed starfucker magnet as the likely setting of an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian […]

Brad Pitt Who? If You’re Not Industry, You’re Nobody at Graffiato

Eater DC chats up Graffiato general manager James Horn, who dishes a bit about the sort of celebrities that chef Mike Isabella's neo-Italian starfucker clubhouse, um, celebrates:  "Our VIPs are people like [The Source's] Scott Drewno and [Proof and Estadio's] Haidar [Karoum] and [The Passenger's] Derek Brown and people that work their asses off just […]

‘Can’t Beat ‘Em, Eat ‘Em': Local Chefs Dish Up Snakeheads, the Tasty Invasive Species du Jour

The Baltimore Sun reports on a "new twist on the sustainable food movement"—local chefs serving snakeheads, the invasive fish species from Asia that is overtaking Chesapeake-area rivers. The Sun cites some of the biggest names in the D.C.-area food scene as taking part in the campaign, including Volt's Bryan Voltaggio ("Here's a fish you can […]

And the Rammy Goes To: Todd Gray, Kyle Bailey, The Source, Estadio, All Big Winners on Awards Night

Todd Gray is out $100. The acclaimed chef at Equinox took top honors as D.C.'s "Chef of the Year" last night at the 2011 Rammy awards gala at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Northwest D.C., an honor which apparently comes at a price. During his acceptance speech, Gray confessed to betting against himself and […]

Quick Feeding: Sietsema’s Reviewing Loud Restaurants, Mike Isabella Likes Toki’s Ramen

Dining To Distraction: The Washington Post's Tom Sietsema is getting ready to review two restaurants with "sound levels over 100 decibels. That's like eating to jackhammers." Any guesses? [@tomsietsema] NIMBYs Watch Would-Be Hip Strip Newbie: In Columbia Heights, some neighbors are concerned about the parking, noise, late-night crowds, and your usual garden-variety development issues. [PoP] […]

Shiso Sweet: The Source’s Refreshing Spin On The Classic Mint Julep

Break out the bourbon, boys! It's Kentucky Derby time again, meaning that bartenders everywhere will be whipping out their muddles to create that old time classic, the mint julep. Even though my family hails from Kentucky, and I have been a loyal slave to the bar business for over 13 years, I have never been […]