Posts Tagged ‘Urbana’

What To Eat Tonight: Pho Bo Tai Nam at Montserrat House

"Pho U," a planned Vietnamese pop-up restaurant at Montserrat House, was abruptly called off a few weeks back. For good reason, too—the chef, Toki Underground's Thang Le, had tragically died. Tonight, the pho goes on, with Marvin chefs James Claudio and Brendan L’Etoile at the helm. Menu highlights include crispy spring rolls ($7), garlic chicken […]

What To Eat Tonight: Get Some Tongue at Urbana

Tonight: of all the various Valentine's Day-themed promotions, Urbana Chef John Critchley's current bar specials might be the most tongue in cheek. I mean that literally. Critchley is serving up hearts (palm and calf), cheeks (pork and veal) and tongues (beef and lamb) priced from $7 to $12 per plate. What better way to internalize […]

What To Eat Tonight: Spicy Kelp Noodles (Among Other Things) at Elizabeth’s Gone Raw

Tonight: As per usual on Friday's, some high-class vegan dining at Elizabeth's Gone Raw. Mention "Meat-Free Week" for a complimentary beverage and don’t forget to make a reservation. Need a drink after the long week? Check out the "Cupid's Not Stupid, Cocktails to Fall" competition at the Ronald Reagan Building as D.C. mixologists go head-to-head […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Hats Off to Restaurants Edition

Foie gras brats are so hot right now. Find them in D.C. at Urbana and the Red Apron Butchery’s mobile cart. [Nation's Restaurant News] Take a peek inside the new Boundary Road. [Washingtonian] Toki Underground: where the sake flows like beer. [HuffPo DC] The Diner hosts CNN's Soledad O'Brien. [Twitter] Who's D.C.'s hottest chef? [Eater […]

What To Eat Today: Pie at Bayou Bakery, Oysters at Urbana

Monday is National Pie Day and Arlington's Bayou Bakery, for one, is observing the crusty date by serving up some sweet and savory varieties by the slice. The proprietors are keeping mum about the exact flavors so you actually have to show up in order to see what's available. Pie-seekers unafraid of braving the elements […]

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, […]

It’s D.C. Wine Week! Here’s Video of the Promoters Getting a Little Slaphappy Over a Glass or Two

The inaugural D.C. Wine Week kicks off Saturday night with an opening party at Sonoma. Capitol Hill's pioneering wine bar has apparently tried to step up its game on the vino front since Y&H last visited, hiring new GM and sommelier Patricia Ely, formerly of Bourbon Steak and Redwood in Bethesda. Glass-clinking events to follow […]

Three Things To Try This Weekend: Sweet Tooth Edition

Hot potato doughnuts with lime curd and strawberry jam (pictured) at PS7's, $4.50; 777 I St. NW, (202)  742-8550 "Sparkling Lemon," cherry pound cake with lemon curd and sherry marscapone, sprinkled with Pop Rocks, at Urbana, $7; 2121 P St. NW, (202) 956-6650 Ficchi gelato (ricotta, fig, vin cotto swirl) at Casa Nonna gelato cart, […]

Pop, Pop, Fizz, Fizz, What a Dessert This Is: Pop Rocks Pound Cake at Urbana

After all the lamb sausages, duck prosciutto, stuffed dates, spaghetti, brown butter tortellini and spicy seafood stew our table of four consumed at Urbana in Dupont Circle one recent summer evening, none of us expected to have any room for dessert. Still, out of courtesy, we listened as the server rattled off the options: various […]

Deal Spiel: Cupcakes For a Buck! Three Courses Plus Wine For a Cool $100

Discount web site LivingSocial is celebrating the second anniversary of its very first deal on Wednesday with a limited special on cupcakes. One buck gets you a box of four from Hello Cupcake. The deal goes live at 11 a.m. Log on, select "Instant Deals," and look for the special. Meanwhile, some new sites are […]

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