Posts Tagged ‘Vince Gray’

Which Restaurants Gave Political Donations?

Today’s the day to hit the polls for D.C.’s Democratic primaries, but many local restaurants have already weighed in on the mayor's race via campaign contributions. Based on Y&H's nonexhaustive search through mayoral campaign disclosures, Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans and Mayor Vince Gray are favorites among local restaurants. (It's worth noting that Ward 6 […]

Street Food: Should the D.C. Government Help Fund Restaurants and Bars?

When the owners of Ivy and Coney first set out to open their Midwest-inspired bar in Shaw, they planned for the small spot to serve only beer, Chicago-style and Detroit-style hot dogs, and a few other snacks. But when it opens in the coming months, Ivy and Coney will have built out a full kitchen, […]

Mayor Officially Opens Three Shaw Restaurants in One Hour

Maybe running with scissors isn’t a good idea, but what about a leisurely stroll up 9th Street NW with some D.C. politicians and shiny pair of oversized golden clippers? Mayor Vince Gray held a triple ribbon-cutting this afternoon, officially opening three new restaurants, Baby Wale at 1124 9th St. NW, Thally at 1316 9th St. […]

Against Rum Day. And National Watermelon Day. And National Crème Brûlée Day. And National Filet Mignon Day.

Last Friday, as you surely knew, was a pretty big holiday: National Rum Day. Bars and restaurants celebrated with the same fervor they display for Independence Day or Valentine’s Day: Smith Commons, Hogo, Teddy & The Bully Bar, and Farmers Fishers Bakers participated in a rum bar crawl. Fried chicken and doughnut shop GBD offered […]

Sauce-O-Meter: How the Week’s Food Happenings Measure Up

Graphic by Brooke Hatfield

Last Night’s Leftovers: The Vince Gray Hoagie Edition

The newest hoagie hub under the Taylor Gourmet banner opens at 11 a.m. today on 14th Street NW. Mayor Vince Gray is supposed to be there for the ribbon cutting; Louis Sarcone Jr., however, probably won't. Also opening this morning: A new bakery, Le Caprice DC, in Columbia Heights. Here are some pics of the […]

A Meal Fit For a Mayor: Vince Gray Goes to Shake Shack

What's with the executive branch and its burgers? For President Obama, it's Ray's Hell Burger. For Vince Gray, it seems, it's Shake Shack. Multiple tipsters have reported spotting the D.C. mayor at Danny Meyer's heralded new burger joint in Dupont Circle on Tuesday night. One witness emailed the above photo of Hizzoner standing inside the […]

Quick Feeding: More Mandu, Buffalo Meat

Layrle's New Post: A few years ago, I was at a private dinner event where Francis Layrle, the chef at the French ambassador's residence, was cooking. It was a wonderful meal, despite the fact that a massive pig's foot was unexpectedly heaved onto my plate by the dinner's hostess. Layrle is now at Bezu in […]

Newbie Smith Commons ‘Packed to the Gills’ for Biddle Fundraiser

H Street NE newcomer Smith Commons, only open a few weeks, got some major front-and-center publicity on Thursday night within D.C.'s local political circles. Mayor Vince Gray endorsed Sekou Biddle, recently appointed by the D.C. Democratic State Committee to fill a D.C. Council vacancy, for the upcoming special election for the seat. It was "packed […]