Posts Tagged ‘Washingtonian’

Yvette Alexander Takes Exception to the Washingtonian‘s Review of Ray’s the Steaks at East River

In 2008, a year in which she was fighting for her Ward 7 seat, D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander took a heaping amount of credit for bringing Ray's the Steaks at East River to her district, even though it's not exactly clear what she did directly to help a restaurateur who may be losing money […]

More Rumors on Inox’s Demise

Late yesterday, the Washingtonian's Todd Kliman sent out a Tweet heard 'round the world — or at least 'round the D.C. dining community. He wrote: Inox in Tysons will be closing tomorrow, according to a trusted source. Kliman floated a similar rumor back in February, which Inox chef/owner Jon Mathieson quickly shot down. It didn't […]

Look Inside Todd Kliman and Josh Short’s Refrigerators

A look inside Todd Kliman's refrigerator This morning, one of the BrightestYoungThings founders, the statuesque Svetlana, started pawing through my refrigerator, asking all sorts of invasive questions about the products stored in there. She even brought along a photographer,  Jeff Martin, to catalog everything. I felt like I was in a Roger Moore-era Bond movie […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Washingtonian: Steering readers to those hidden gems like Ben's Chili Bowl So was it the mention of Five Guys or KFC's Double Down that did the trick? Or maybe it was some high-fat drippiness, bun-on/bun-off combination that made you click on the item by the hundreds? Whatever the reason, there's little doubt we are still […]

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

If you haven't seen it already, the April issue of the Washingtonian is dedicated to "Hidden Gems." The cover copy assumes a breezy tone while promising the standard Inside-the-Beltway, super-cool, spook-access-only stuff: "Here's an insider's list of 62 off-the-beaten path things to see and do." The magazine then adds a smug little dig: "Leave the […]

Capital Spice Maps Out the Critics’ Favorites in the Metro Area

You have to salute Mike and Elizabeth Bober over at Capital Spice. They know how to take one for the team. The husband-and-wife food bloggers have compiled a Google map featuring the places that made the Washington Post, Washingtonian, and the Washington City Paper's annual best restaurants lists. Just as helpful, they've also included the […]

Best Food Writing 2009 Due in Bookstores Today

In some ways, I don't even know why I'm pimping this year's Best Food Writing collection, which is due out today. If you're a die-hard local gastronome, you've probably read 10 percent of the book without even purchasing it. How so? Five of the 50 essays included are from D.C. area writers, including Joe Yonan, […]

We Are All Just Pawns in Birch & Barley’s World

Believe it or not, there has been other news in the world this week, aside from the opening of Birch & Barley/ChurchKey, the long-awaited Neighborhood Restaurant Group project on 14th Street NW. You wouldn't know it, though, from all the local food coverage, which has devoted a ton of server space to detailing every nook […]

Once and For All, Makoto Does Not Specialize in Kaiseki Cuisine

This is embarrassing — for Y&H and for many other sources that have consistently equated the dishes served at Makoto to the more formal kaiseki dining found in Japan. I spoke with Michiko Lecuyer, a manager at Makoto, who assured me that the tiny Palisades restaurant does not specialize in kaiseki. Rather, Lecuyer says after […]

D.C. Well-Represented in This Year’s Best Food Writing Collection

Y&H has already tooted his own horn like Miles Davis after several lines of toot. But Holly Hughes, editor of the annual Best Food Writing anthologies, e-mailed Y&H yesterday to let me know who else in the D.C. area made the cut in this year's collection. It's an impressive showing. The honorees (the list could […]