Posts Tagged ‘Todd Gray’

Restaurant TV Shows We Hope to See Soon

Earlier this week, Washingtonian revealed that restaurateurs Todd and Ellen Gray of Equinox and Watershed are working with a local TV producer to pitch a reality show competition for restaurant designers. We've got some better ideas for local restaurant-centric TV series: Buns of Anarchy Five Guys join a motorcycle gang, trafficking fry sauce and stopping […]

Pop Up? Pipe Down!

Lost Society, on U Street NW, is normally closed on Monday nights. But on a recent Monday evening, its dining room played host to 18 guests in a somewhat unusual arrangement. Seated around one long communal table, the diners ate dishes like popcorn soup, strawberry pasta, and a Ritz cracker ice cream with warm apple […]

Maryland Crab Fakes

Maryland jumbo lump crab cake appears three times on the menu at seafood-centric American restaurant P.J. Clarke’s, at 16th and K streets NW. “Do you know where the crab in the crab cake comes from?” I ask our server as I order the $34 entrée, which consists of two fist-sized patties with tartar sauce and […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Burgers For Breakfast Edition

Free pancakes at IHOP today. [WTOP] Todd Gray turns Watershed's daily management over to Dallas-based Culinaire [Post] Mintwood Place is now taking reservations [Washingtonian] Burger Tap & Shake is now serving breakfast burgers. [Facebook] Take a peak inside Coffy Cafe in Columbia Heights, opening Mar. 1 [Prince of Petworth] The deadline for comments on D.C.'s […]

What To Eat Tonight: Thunder’s Reindeer Burgers (It’s Your Last Chance To Taste Rudolph)

Tonight: Chef Todd Gray and wife-partner Ellen Gray of Equinox and Watershed host the 11th annual Sugar & Champagne charity event at Muse inside the Corcoran Gallery of Art, featuring all sorts of goodies from about 50 area restaurants. If you don't already have tickets, you're out of luck. The swanky soiree (priced at $90 […]

Indian-Style Lamb, Steak With Grits: Things to Expect at Unum, Opening Tonight

To say that the fate of new Georgetown eatery Unum hinged entirely on the outcome of U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer's 2010 election campaign is probably overstating things. But, sort of, anyway. At the time, chef Phillip Blane and wife Laura Schiller were shopping for restaurant spaces. Blane, a former sous chef at Todd Gray's Equinox, […]

What To Eat (And Drink) Today: Genever-Paired Grub at Belga Cafe, Wines Galore at 2100 Prime

Tonight, the newly rebranded 2100 Prime (ex-Jockey Club) caters a splashy—and I mean, splashy!—opening reception for the Capital Wine Festival at the Fairfax Hotel. Sip on samples from two Virginia wineries, Leesburg's Tarara Vineyards and Middleburg's Boxwood Vineyards, and some 45 others. Admission is $65 per person, with buffet fare included. Across town, Belga Cafe […]

This Weekend: Solstice Sustenance at Equinox, ‘Snow Day’ In Dupont & More

Tonight, Todd Gray hosts his annual winter solstice dinner at Equinox, this time featuring the culinary stylings of new executive chef Karen Nicolas. On the menu: soft-poached duck egg, pan-roasted turbot, and juniper-brined venison.( More details here.) Elsewhere this weekend, the annual holiday "Snow Day" bar crawl kicks off in Dupont on Saturday (no actual […]

The Proof Is In The Curry: Haidar Karoum Wins Capital Food Fight

Proof chef Haidar Karoum's lamb with spinach and coconut curry bested Watershed toque Todd Gray's potato latke with diced apple and ... well, something involving lamb. Honestly, it was pretty darn loud at last night's Capital Food Fight. I couldn't hear what Gray did with the lamb—and I was standing at the foot of the […]

Haidar Karoum Expects an Intense Bout at Tonight’s Capital Food Fight

Attracting a huge lunch crowd is generally a good thing for a restaurant. On Thursday afternoon, however, Haidar Karoum and his crew of cooks at Proof (City Paper's pick for D.C.'s  Best Restaurant 2011) were probably wishing things were a bit slower. Karoum and company had been planning to do a practice run in preparation […]