Posts Tagged ‘Virtue Feed & Grain’

Bar Sprawl

Todd Thrasher pulls a lighter out of his pocket and holdsthe flame to a slice of grapefruit rind. There’s a tiny poof of black smoke as he rubs aromatic oils around the rim of a glass, using the rind to stir the orange drink with Aperol, gin, Macchu Pisco, and five drops of salt water. […]

Chef Cathal Armstrong Can Kick Your Ass

Chef and restaurateur Cathal Armstrong may not have won at this year's James Beard or RAMMY awards, but he's going for another type of gold—in taekwondo. Armstrong, who is a blue betl, and his family flew into Dallas yesterday to compete in the weeklong USA Taekwondo National Championships. He started the sport more than a year […]

Mixed Veggies: Free Meatless Mini Burgers, Tomato Politics, Seasons Changes

Quick hits on the meatless beat Yes, We Said Free: Oct. 1 is World Vegetarian Day and to honor the holiday, The Counter, a burger place in Reston, is offering a free mini veggie burger with the purchase of any burger. The Fruits of Our Labor: Tomato season is over, but that doesn't mean the […]

Mixed Veggies: Is The Nation’s Capital A Meatless Mecca? Also, Throwing Tomatoes at Graffiato

Quick hits on the meatless beat We're Number One! LivingSocial, the D.C.-based daily deals site, surveyed 20 major cities and concluded that D.C.'s "preference" for vegetarian and vegan restaurants ranks number one.  Although a closer look at the data reveals that our "high" veg-status remains low overall compared to other tastes: eight percent described their […]

Pajama Party! Virtue Invites You To Come Eat In Your Sleepwear

“I promised myself that one day when I owned a restaurant I would let everyone come in their pajamas,” says restaurateur Meshelle Armstrong. And so she has. This coming Sunday, Sept. 4, Armstrong's Virtue Feed & Grain in Alexandria is hosting a pajama-themed brunch where patrons are encouraged to show up in their sleepwear for […]

Changing Tables: The Atlas Room Opens on H Street NE

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Cafe Eagle, an Italian/Eritrean restaurant will soon be occupying the old Vegetate space at 1414 9th St. NW. (Prince of Petworth) Just what we need: another burger joint. Celebrity chef Bobby Flay plans to throwdown a Bobby's Burger Palace on K Street […]

Changing Tables: Michael Landrum Turns to Salads and Yogurt

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Fro Zen Yo apparently wants to control the entire D.C. frozen yogurt scene. It has two new locations planned: 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW and 1636 Eye St. NW. (Prince of Petworth) Businessman David Von Storch, who owns the Capital City Brewing Company, […]

Changing Tables: District Taco Ready to Open Brick-and-Mortar Location

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Tynan Coffee & Tea is just weeks away from opening its new location at 1275 First St. NE. A sign in the window has already proclaimed itself as the place with "the best happy hour in NoMa." (Prince of Petworth) Arlington will […]

Former Inox Sommelier John Wabeck Joins Restaurant Eve Team

Starting on Tuesday, former Inox sommelier and New Heights chef John Wabeck will join the Eat Good Food Group, the ever-expanding company that already runs four of the finest establishments in Old Town, including Restaurant Eve, Eamonn's, and The Majestic. "We're very excited," says co-owner Meshelle Armstrong about the company's new hire. "Hopefully he can […]

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