Posts Tagged ‘The Source’

Webbed Feat: Has Pork Finally Met Its Barnyard Match in Duck?

Drew Trautmann’s new District Kitchen in Woodley Park is just the sort of urban-take-on-rustic-charm type of restaurant to suit our decade’s back-to-basics style. Which means it’s the kind of place you expect to see the barnyard’s most fashionable animal stamp her distinctive hoof-prints across the entire menu. I’m talking, of course, about pig. From trendy […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Indomitable Komi Edition

Komi is still tops among the D.C.-area's "100 Very Best Restaurants." The Source, meanwhile, drops a few notches (and a full star). [Washingtonian via Eater DC] Take a peek inside the new and improved Great Wall Szechuan House [Prince of Petworth] Black-eyed peas may have little to do with good luck—but at least something to […]

Chefs Veg Out: Hilary Henderson of The Source

Short ribs and baby octopus may dominate many menus in the city, but that doesn't mean local chefs can't find love in an acorn squash. In our ongoing series, Chefs Veg Out, we'll prove D.C.’s chefs can play with more than just meat. Name: Hilary Henderson Title: Sous chef Restaurant: The Source Cooking Since: 5 years. […]

Quick Feeding: President Obama Dislikes Beets

No Beets for President Obama? Here's a reminder for anyone cooking for the president on short notice. He doesn't like beets. "[The Source's Scott] Drewno made sure to take the beets off that Arctic char dish because the president doesn’t like them, a tidbit he had known beforehand." [WaPo, NYT] Congrats, D.C.! We aren't in […]

Want to Reenact an Obama Date Night?

While Wolfgang Puck's The Source at the Newseum has had no shortage of boldface-name diners, there's nothing like a presidential visit to cement a D.C. restaurant's celebrity status. Back in January, President Obama and Michelle Obama dined there for the first lady's 47th birthday. Now, in honor of Presidents' Day, the restaurant is offering a […]

Scenes from the 2010 Capital Food Fight

And when I say "scenes," I mean it. My crappy little video camera didn't capture the sounds well, if at all, but the final in this year's Capital Food Fight came down to a cook-off between Spike Mendelsohn of Good Stuff Eatery and Scott Drewno of The Source. The judges gushed over both plates, which […]

Mall Food: Where to Eat After Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Rallies

Two cable TV comedians are coming to town to stage a rally on the National Mall, and the political establishment isn’t sure whether to laugh, cry, or declare its own irrelevancy in the presence of fake pundits who have the drawing power of Sarah Palin at an NRA swimsuit contest. Y&H doesn’t have the bona […]

Dissecting Tom Sietsema’s 2010 Dining Guide

Red Hook Lobster Pound truck: street food makes the Dining Guide WaPo's Tom Sietsema released his 2010 Dining Guide online yesterday, and in between other tasks, I've been combing through it to understand how the critic views the current restaurant scene. Before I get to the nuggets that I've mined, though, I should note what […]