Posts Tagged ‘Tom Power’

What’s With the Freaky Goat at Baby Wale?

Head between the bar and the bathrooms (black doors, unmarked) at Shaw's new Baby Wale restaurant, and a furry creature on wheels may cause you to jump back a few steps. Technically, it's a goat. In a red wagon. With a tire around it. The art was created by chef/owner Tom Power's wife, Natsu Onoda Power, […]

Baby Wale Now Open Near Convention Center

Corduroy, the beloved D.C. restaurant, got a fabric-themed sibling yesterday, and it happened rather quietly. Baby Wale, which opened last night, sits adjacent to chef/owner Tom Power’s original baby, and in case you’re not up on your sartorial lingo, “wale” identifies the number of ridges per inch in any given corduroy. Power wants his new restaurant […]

Tom Power’s New Place Is Either A Dive, A Faux Speakeasy, Or Both

“It’ll be a mishmash of things somewhere in between Stoney’s and the Passenger.” —Corduroy owner Tom Power, describing the concept of his forthcoming casual eatery in Shaw now called Herringbone (formerly called Velour: "there was a movie about a porn star, Monica Velour, so I thought we may want to change it," he explains) to […]

The Restaurants That Just Missed the Cut in This Year’s Dining Guide

R.J. Cooper's "24" tasting menu abruptly ended this month at Vidalia. Putting together this year's Young & Hungry Dining Guide was an exercise in managing the chaos of the local dining scene. Several places that had all but secured a spot on my list of the 50 most fascinating restaurants — Inox, Teatro Goldoni, and […]

Beard Semi-Finalists Just Announced: D.C. Is Well Represented

The James Beard Foundation has released its massive list of semi-finalists [PDF] in the restaurant and chef categories, and the D.C. area has plenty of contenders. So far, at least. It's a bit early to get too pump over this list, which was whittled down from more than 15,000 entries. At present, many of the […]

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