Posts Tagged ‘Todd Gray’

Mixed Veggies: New Veg-Friendly Lunch Specials; Free Tix Contest to “Vegucated”

Quick hits on the meatless beat. Step Away From Your Desk: Now there are two more reasons to step away from the internet at lunch: Both Urbana and Fiola announced new lunch specials this week. Urbana's $14.95 "lunch box" brings a side salad, choice of pizza or sandwich, chips and a house-made chocolate chip cookie, […]

Make Me Something Not On The Menu: Equinox Chef Karen Nicolas On D.C. Diners

"With Equinox and [chef/owner] Todd [Gray], he has so many regulars and high-profile government people that have been coming here since he opened 12 years ago and sometimes they just want you to cook for them. They don't want what's on the menu. There's a lot of catering to that here which, you know, I […]

Unemployment Sucks, Consider Culinary School

Recruiters from the renown Culinary Institute of America, aka "CIA," are coming to town later this month with a pretty persuasive pitch: job growth in the food service industry is expected to outpace the national economy. Not a difficult feat, I suppose. The point: maybe it's time to consider slipping into some chef whites. Reps […]

Food Fight! 2011 Charity Cook-Off Contestants Include Jeff Black, Todd Gray, Haidar Karoum, Brian McBride

Organizers of the annual Capital Food Fight have announced the contestants in this year's charity cook-off competition. And the gustatory gladiators are:  Jeff Black of BlackSalt, Addie’s and Pearl Dive Oyster Palace; Todd Gray of Equinox, WaterShed, and Muse at the Corcoran; Haidar Karoum from Estadio and Proof and Brian McBride from Blue Duck Tavern. An impressive lineup […]

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 […]

Todd Gray’s Grits Again Garner the Spotlight

Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema grabs his first bite of the fare at Todd Gray's new hotel restaurant Watershed, finding a lot to like in the chef's special barbecue shrimp and grits (hazily pictured): It's no challenge for a diner to succumb to that shrimp and grits, ramped up with garlicky, barely cooked spinach […]

Breakfast of Transients: Equinox’s Dynamic Duo Try to Heighten the Hotel Buffet

Lukewarm eggs in a steely buffet tray. Little boxes of breakfast cereals. Cartons of supermarket yogurt. Bagels and a toaster. This is a Todd Gray restaurant? The stylish logos on the staff uniforms say yes. But a quick survey of the morning spread suggests diners looking for an early-morning version of Gray’s popular Equinox restaurant […]

Quick Feeding: No Amount of Frosting Can Cover Up Such Depravity

Frosting Our Way to An Early Grave: The always insightful Tom Scocca deconstructs the "disgusting and depraved" state of today's cupcakes. "This thing being sold as a cupcake stands 2 1/4 inches tall. Of that, at least 3/4 inch is a giant wad of frosting. In the middle of the cupcake, where the cake part […]

Quick Feeding: Brunch Bloggers Multiply and an On-Time Opening!

Fill That Niche: Finally! There's a blog that's documenting brunch options in Arlington! Will Bitches Who Brunch cross the river to compete? [Arlington Brunch Club via ARLNow] More Flooding Woes: At waterlogged Washington Harbour, Farmers and Fishers reports that it will lose an estimated $20,000-$40,000 each day that the restaurant is closed. [WBJ] Worth the […]

Changing Tables: Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill Now Open, Another Matchbox on the Way

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Rockville is getting set to open the latest outpost of the gourmet pizza bar, Matchbox, as early as Friday with an impressive spot which can seat more than 400 people! (Bethesda magazine) Dupont Circle will soon have a new yogurt and parfait […]