Posts Tagged ‘Top Chef’

Last Night’s Leftovers: Restaurant-Friendly Kids Edition

A conviction in the 2011 beating of a man outside Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant. [Examiner] Here's how Fiola's Fabio Trabocchi makes meatballs. [Washington Times] Firefly's Danny Bortnick's advice on making your kid more restaurant-friendly. [Eatocracy] Footage from the local Top Chef casting call at Graffiato. [NBC Washington] José Andrés says "[y]ou do have to be a […]

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 […]

Next Up at Rogue 24: Philadelphia’s Jennifer Carroll

Top Chef alum Jennifer Carroll is the next guest chef stepping up in place of the sidelined R.J. Cooper at Rogue 24. The former chef de cuisine at Eric Ripert's 10 Arts in Philadelphia begins her five-night stint in Blagden Alley on Feb. 27. Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. Dinner with drink […]

Table Scraps: 2011 Most Irritating Food Trends

In my first year as your trusty guide to matters culinary in Washington, I’ve sampled an awful lot of meals. I took down a 24-course tasting menu at R.J. Cooper’s Rogue 24, sampled an assembly-line Vietnamese hoagie at ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, and slurped ramen after braving the grueling wait at Toki Underground. But as […]

Gratitude, Graffiato-Style: Mike Isabella Is Thankful For Top Chef

Gratitude is what Thanksgiving is all about. Well, that and gluttony. What is Graffiato's Mike Isabella thankful for this holiday? "For opportunities," the District's reigning restaurant-rumor magnet and Garden State native tells North Jersey Media. "The opportunity to appear on two seasons of 'Top Chef' helped lead me to the opportunity of opening Graffiato." No […]

Quick Feeding: 4/20 Holiday Recipes and the Money Maven

Munchies, Anyone? From the producers of "hippie crack," Georgetown's Baked & Wired wishes you a "happy 4/20" with a chance to win a giant cupcake. [@BakedAndWired via The Feast] Cooking With Herbs: Here are some directions for more festive 4/20 revelry. Grease pan, stir brownie mix, add in a wink and a nod. "I chose […]

Quick Feeding: Don’t Eat the Brown Cupcake

Cupcake Craze Hits New High: Frederick High School in Maryland is banning shared snacks after a 16-year-old student got sick from a friend's cupcake that authorities suspect was laced with something, possibly marijuana. (WAMU via DCist) Bad Apple Martini: How ChurchKey became a revered beer mecca by doing things the opposite way that they were […]

Maryland Wine Shipment Reform Inches Closer to Action

To those annoyed by the state of Maryland's regulations that prohibit out-of-state wineries from shipping directly to Old Line State residents, there's promising news in Annapolis. As the Baltimore Business Journal reported late last week, reform legislation was filed in the House and Senate on Friday. The Washington Post's Ann E. Marimow reported on Monday: […]

What Will Voltaggio’s Real Estate Hunt Turn Up?

Bryan Voltaggio sure has a knack for understanding real estate, or at least being associated with locations that turn into dining gold. Back in his Charlie Palmer Steak days, where he served as executive chef, he helped make the sleepy corner of Louisiana and Constitution avenues NW into a dining destination, taking advantage of those […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Vienna Inn: releasing thousands of dogs a month. As if reading a blog for local information weren't enough, here's more evidence that we live in a new media world: Old news never dies and gets turned into fish wrap. It just gets picked up by some "discovery" bot and becomes "news" all over again. Case […]

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