Posts Tagged ‘vegetarian’

Comments Come True: The Mona Lisa at Earl’s Sandwiches

Eating my way through your advice, an ambitious list of vegetarian sandwiches from 24 different restaurants.  More Comments Come True. A streak of customers curved around the perimeter of this tiny sandwich spot on Wilson Boulevard during the lunch hour one Thursday a few weeks ago. The last in line butted up against the door. A good sign. […]

Chefs Veg Out: Ryan Fichter of Thunder Burger

Short ribs and baby octopus may dominate many menus in the city, but that doesn't mean local chefs can't find love in an acorn squash. In our ongoing series, Chefs Veg Out, we'll prove D.C.’s chefs can play with more than just meat. Name: Ryan Fichter Title: Executive Chef Restaurant: Thunder Burger Twitter: @Thunderburger Cooking Since: […]

Shaw’s Tavern, R.I.P. ‘We Could Not Survive Without A Liquor License.’

Embattled Florida Avenue eatery Shaw's Tavern is shutting its doors on Saturday. But don't blame the hurricane. Blame the lack of hurricanes. According to a message posted on the restaurant's Facebook's page late Friday night: Shaw’s Tavern is closing its doors from Saturday 27th of August. We could not survive without a liquor license. We […]

Vegan Haven Braces for Meaty Future: Big Changes Coming to Asylum

Construction begins Monday to covert the ground-level section of vegan brunch spot Asylum in Adams Morgan into a yet-unnamed barbecue and beer joint along the same lines as Standard and American Ice Company. Owner John Andrade tells WaPo the transition could take four weeks “if everything goes well," or up to six weeks “if there […]

All Hail the Green Goddess: Wax Beans Get Totally Sauced at Blackbyrd Warehouse

I've eaten enough ragged romaine and stale croutons to know that what convinces me of a good Caesar salad is a thick and creamy dressing. It's a lesson that I've kept in mind through much in my eating life—plenty of otherwise lackluster vegetables can be saved with a healthy splattering of fat. This time of year, […]

Chefs Veg Out: Ris Lacoste of Ris

Short ribs and baby octopus may dominate many menus in the city, but that doesn't mean local chefs can't find love in an acorn squash. In our ongoing series, Chefs Veg Out, we'll prove D.C.’s chefs can play with more than just meat. Name: Ris Lacoste Title: Chef/Owner Restaurant: Ris Twitter: @risDC Cooking Since: Some 30-odd […]

Comments Come True: Booeymonger’s Pita Pan

Eating my way through your advice, an ambitious list of vegetarian sandwiches from 24 different restaurants.  More Comments Come True. Everywhere that Pret a Manger's avocado pine nut wrap succeeded—creaminess, simplicity, abundant avocado—Booeymonger's Pita Pan failed. And it even picked up a bad trait from the last-fucking-resort veggie sub from Potbelly's. Let me explain. The Pita Pan […]

Prickly Pared Down: El Centro’s Lackluster Cactus Taco

Remember Kang and Kodos, the evil space aliens from The Simpsons, with their undulating green tentacles? I was recently reminded of those slimy-looking limbs when sampling the nopal tacos at the new El Centro D.F. That's cactus, to those of you unfamiliar with Mexican plant terminology. The muted Army green-colored slices of prickly pear taste […]

What’s So Special About VegWeek?

Mayor Vincent C. Gray may have proclaimed it and Maryland Congresswoman Donna Edwards may have pledged it. But our vegetarian critic is nonplussed about VegWeek 2011. Compassion Over Killing, a DC-based nonprofit, works on numerous campaigns, from shaming Dunkin Donuts' egg supplier to encouraging Subway to offer fake meats. This week, though, the lobbying group […]

Comments Come True: Cork Market’s Grilled Vegetables With Goat Cheese and Pesto

Eating my way through your advice, an ambitious list of vegetarian sandwiches from 24 different restaurants. More Comments Come True. A few key criteria come into play when judging a sandwich: quality of the bread, quality of the guts and the quality of the construction. The last point is particularly true for vegetable-filled sandwiches. Usually […]

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