Posts Tagged ‘Wolfgang Puck’

Spoiler! Which D.C. Top Chef Contestant Got Kicked Off for an Omelet?

Sorry, D.C. Top Chef fans, we're one local chef down after last night's premiere episode. The competition starts with the contestants divided into groups and sent to the kitchens of Tom Colicchio, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, and Hugh Acheson. Each celebrity chef has determined his own test for the chefs to win their spots in […]

What To Eat Tonight: Thunder’s Reindeer Burgers (It’s Your Last Chance To Taste Rudolph)

Tonight: Chef Todd Gray and wife-partner Ellen Gray of Equinox and Watershed host the 11th annual Sugar & Champagne charity event at Muse inside the Corcoran Gallery of Art, featuring all sorts of goodies from about 50 area restaurants. If you don't already have tickets, you're out of luck. The swanky soiree (priced at $90 […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Coca-Cola Freestyle Edition

José Andrés almost crashed his new food truck into a tree. Let this be a lesson to all you young people entering the industry: don't eat and drive. [Eater DC] Mike Isabella dishes about his Mexican-inspired menu at the forthcoming Bandolero. Salsa? Not included. Fajitas? Maybe. Tacos? Most definitely. Margaritas? Hiccup! [Washingtonian] One writer's last […]

Quick Feeding: Lobster Corn Dogs and Other Tasty Piercings

Stick 'Em Up: Skewers, kebabs, pintxos, cake pops, push pops, even lobster corn dogs. D.C. is stuck on dishes on sticks. [Express Night Out] Doppio! Prego! Java joint Peregrine Espresso plans to its open its second D.C. location at 1718 14th Street NW next week, or just as soon as someone fixes that screwy espresso […]

Want to Reenact an Obama Date Night?

While Wolfgang Puck's The Source at the Newseum has had no shortage of boldface-name diners, there's nothing like a presidential visit to cement a D.C. restaurant's celebrity status. Back in January, President Obama and Michelle Obama dined there for the first lady's 47th birthday. Now, in honor of Presidents' Day, the restaurant is offering a […]

Dissecting Tom Sietsema’s 2010 Dining Guide

Red Hook Lobster Pound truck: street food makes the Dining Guide WaPo's Tom Sietsema released his 2010 Dining Guide online yesterday, and in between other tasks, I've been combing through it to understand how the critic views the current restaurant scene. Before I get to the nuggets that I've mined, though, I should note what […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: The Source by Wolfgang Puck

Scott Drewno at The Source You could say I generally admired Scott Drewno’s Asian-inspired cooking at The Source by Wolfgang Puck. But I didn’t fall hard for it until he introduced his izakaya menu at the downstairs lounge. The menu’s inspiration came not from Drewno’s diminutive Austrian boss (or not just from said Teutonic restaurant […]

Mild-Mannered Eric Ripert Rips Gordon Ramsay at the Warner

By and large, the No Reservations gabfest on Friday at the Warner Theatre was what you'd expect: Anthony Bourdain railing against vegetarians and industrial ag, and Eric Ripert defending Wolfgang Puck and the future of fine dining. But the most unpredictable moment came when host, Tommy McFly from Mix 107.3 FM, asked the celebrity chefs/TV […]

Kora’s Eggplant Gazpacho: A Taste of Spain at Morou Ouattara’s Trattoria

I was eager to see what the Brothers Ouattara would do with Italian cuisine at Kora, so the wife and I jumped into the ol' global warming machine on a recent Sunday to try the brunch at this new Crystal City outpost, located in the old Bebo Trattoria space. Brunch is never my preferred way […]

...