Posts Tagged ‘Todd Kliman’

Quick Feeding: Fritz Hahn Should Offer Classes in Not Annoying Fritz

On the Fritz's Nerves: If you ever want to agitate veteran Washington Post nightlife scribe Fritz Hahn at a bar like ChurchKey, occupy valuable bar real estate with empty drinks, tell the bartender "[n]o, we're good right now" when asked if you'd like another, and turn your back. Hahn might yell at you, but most […]

Quick Feeding: R.J. Cooper Shows Skin; Plus, Asparagus With ‘Girth’

Blagden Alley Tease: Over in Shaw, chef R.J. Cooper partially removed his shirt in an alleyway "in a demonstration of badassery" in advance of the opening of what promises to be his culinary center-stage spectacle at Rogue 24. [The Feast] In-Depth Vegetable News: "When buying asparagus, girth is key." Baby asparagus, you see, is just […]

Quick Feeding: Crystal City a Hub for John McCain Pizza Sightings

Famous People Who Like Pizza: For those of you who might get all giddy about sightings of Sen. John McCain around town, the Arizona Republican is apparently a regular at a newish pizzeria in Crystal City. [ARLNow] New on 17th Street NW: If you're looking for a new pizza option in Dupont Circle, add Pizza […]

Quick Feeding: Kliman Not Too Hot on Bethesda Eating

Todd Kliman reports in his Washingtonian chat: Carole Greenwood has apparently left Bethesda's Food Wine and Co., "the kind of place you love when you walk in, enjoy after 30 minutes, tolerate after 45, resent after an hour, and hate by the time you get the bill." It seems that Kliman doesn't think too highly […]

D.C.’s Era of Fancy Hot Dogs Continues; Kliman Slams ChiDogO’s

A few weeks ago, Young & Hungry's Scott Reitz dug into D.C.'s current specialty hot dog renaissance. Although M’Dawg Haute Dogs tried to capitalize on this idea a few years ago, the Adams Morgan business fell flat. But that hasn't stopped newcomers, like ChiDogO's and DC-3. "The endeavor might seem gutsy considering how poorly M’Dawg […]

The Locavore Wine Controversy Just Won’t Die

Earlier this week, when I asked Todd Kliman if he wanted to respond to Meshelle Armstrong's letter semi-critical of his Daily Beast essay, "The Locavore Wine Hypocrisy," the Washingtonian food and wine editor begged off. Later that same day, he wrote his own response on his Tuesday chat:

Y&H Asks Todd Kliman the Tough Questions about ‘The Wild Vine’

Y&H conducted an e-mail Q&A with Todd Kliman, the Washingtonian's food and wine editor, in advance of his reading this weekend for his recently released, The Wild Vine. He'll be reading and tasting wine (presumably Norton, the subject of his book) from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Fern Street Gourmet in Alexandria. The Q&A […]

Restaurant Eve Has a Problem With Todd Kliman’s Column on the Locavore Wine Hypocrisy

Meshelle Armstrong has been on the warpath about Todd Kliman's recent opinion column for The Daily Beast on the "locavore wine hypocrisy." It's a provocative piece, full of writerly angst about how, for many restaurants, the "buy local" philosophy stops at the local vineyard's front door. Kliman singles out Restaurant Eve, where Armstrong and her […]

Yvette Alexander Takes Exception to the Washingtonian‘s Review of Ray’s the Steaks at East River

In 2008, a year in which she was fighting for her Ward 7 seat, D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander took a heaping amount of credit for bringing Ray's the Steaks at East River to her district, even though it's not exactly clear what she did directly to help a restaurateur who may be losing money […]

Sietsema Tweet: Inox Closed Last Night

All the speculation and rumor-mongering can apparently now stop. Late last night WaPo's Tom Sietsema Tweeted the following: Sad news: "Tonight is our last night." That's chef Jon Mathieson, telling me that Inox is closing. This, I hope, vindicates Todd Kliman, who first broke the news Thursday night via Twitter and who took some online […]