Posts Tagged ‘Todd Gray’

Changing Tables: Sweetgreen Opens Today in Ballston

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: New York-based Shake Shack, which is set to hit the corner of 18th Street NW and Connecticut Avenue, is now looking for managers. (The Feast) Woodley Park will be the new home to Las Vegas–based and Man Vs. Food-featured, Hot N Juicy […]

Changing Tables: American Tap Room and Ping Pong Dim Sum Are Reproducing!

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: A new bar and barbecue joint called American Ice Company is set to open at 917 V St. NW. (Prince of Petworth) A new dual-concept sports bar and restaurant, Redline, will be opening soon in the former Indebleu space at 707 G […]

Tequila Shots and Fish Tacos at Surfside in Glover Park

My first thought walking into Surfside wasn’t exactly flattering: This place looks like Chipotle meets Folly Beach. Not that there’s anything wrong with Chipotle — I actually like the place — but I came here to write about bar food. I'm sorry, but selling Coronas and margaritas doesn’t make Chipotle a bar anymore than it does […]

Changing Tables: Ba Bay and New IHOP Location Open

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Capital City Brewing Co. has lost its lease on Capitol Hill and will be moving operations to its Shirlington site, making it one of the top 10 largest brewpubs in the country. (All We Can Eat) More brewpub news: Rock Bottom and […]

Todd and Ellen Gray Will Have Their Hands Full with Watershed

Last week, Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray gave me a hard-hat tour of the sprawling construction site that will eventually become Todd Gray's Watershed at Constitution Square in the rapidly gentrifying NoMa neighborhood. To be honest, there wasn't much to look, other than some wall frames and a wide concrete staircase that will soon […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Siroc

Is it just me, or does it feel like the entire dining community has piled on Roberto Donna now that Arlington County has busted him as a tax cheat? Just the karmic payback for a poorly conducted business life, you say? Perhaps. But it’s probably good for our own karma to remember that Donna’s outstanding […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Equinox

Equinox went on an unexpected hiatus in December, when a kitchen fire crippled the downtown restaurant for the better part of six months. Todd and Ellen Gray’s place reopened less than three weeks ago, which typically wouldn’t be time enough for any high-end eatery to find its rhythm, let alone re-establish its once-lofty credentials. But […]

Equinox Officially Re-Opens Tonight

More than five months after a kitchen fire shut down Equinox, and after weeks and weeks of battling insurers, owners Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray are finally re-opening their fully renovated downtown restaurant. The sound you hear is a long sigh of relief. "We're just getting open and doing, like, a dozen dishes and […]

A Sneak Peek at the New Equinox, Which Plans to Reopen Next Week

It's been more than five months since Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray, the couple behind the mid-Atlantic minded Equinox, served a meal at their downtown restaurant. A kitchen fire in December placed the pair on the sidelines, where they've kept themselves busy with private dinners and worrying over the details of Equinox's renovation. Their […]

The Obamas Boost Their Approval Ratings With a Trip to Komi

The president and first lady have already paid their respects to some of the deans of D.C. cooking — whether Michel Richard at Citronelle or Todd Gray at Equinox — but on Friday, Barack and Michelle Obama shared a date night at the house of the rising star chef: Komi under Johnny Monis. Some quick […]