Posts Tagged ‘Verizon Center’

Stadium Eating: Can the Food Inside the Verizon Center Compete with the Food Around It?

Verizon Center executive chef Kevin Holler shows up to every game in uniform. With his chef whites and an absurdly tall toque above his 6 foot 1 inch frame, his height rivals that of the Washington Wizards players on the court. Holler roams around the 200 level, or Club Level, of the stadium like it’s […]

“Don’t Boycott! We’re Caps Fans!” Legal Sea Foods Chef Says

Part of the scuttlebutt among local Caps fans today has involved a potential boycott of Boston-based products and businesses in the build-up to tonight's deciding Game 7 against the defending Stanley Cup champion Bruins. One particular Beantown-based outfit here in D.C. is caught in the cross-hairs. I'm referring, of course, to the Chinatown outpost of […]

Here’s Why Chinatown Restaurants Are Not Worried About An NBA Lockout

The potential for an NBA lockout must have Chinatown restaurateurs fretting about tens of thousands of dollars in lost revenues...right? Eh, not really. WaPo sports blogger Dan Steinberg directs us to this WUSA-TV segment in which the operators of some neighborhood bars and restaurants point out that, well, the Washington Wizards really aren't that big […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

The big news from last week was not that Spike Mendelsohn again dominated readers' attention — it's apparently humanely impossible to resist the draw of a local celebrity chef — but that Budweiser's Select 55 finally fell out of the Top 5! The Beerspotter's original item had been a Top 5 performer for almost a […]

What the Public Is Saying About the Verizon Center’s Food Vendor Woes

ESPN has blown the lid off mouse poop at the Verizon Center, and the public is outraged. Outraged, I tell you. A sample of the public/media commentary, outraged or not: Georgetown Voice's Vox Populi: "Although Vox trusts Leonsis—after all, the guy promised to 'literally clean up after [the] fans,'—we doubt we’ll be eating much food […]

Verizon Center Is No. 1! In Mouse Droppings!

ESPN's Outside the Lines recently published the findings of its examination of health department inspection reports for the 107 venues that hosted teams last year in four leagues:  the NFL, MLB, NHL, and the NBA. Thirty of those venues had terribly filthy report cards: Half the vendors in those 30 stadiums and arenas were cited […]