Posts Tagged ‘Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day’

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Taqueria La Placita

If you want Ethiopian cooking, you head to 9th Street NW. If you want Vietnamese, you program your GPS for the Eden Center. But Mexican food? You might as well fly to San Antonio. At least that’s how desperate I sometimes feel when discussing Washington’s south-of-the-border offerings. Seriously, when one of the area’s favorite “Mexican” […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Masa 14

Even though Masa 14 plays more to the strengths of Richard Sandoval (Zengo, La Sandia) than Kaz Okochi (Kaz Sushi Bistro)— really, would it kill someone to put nigiri sushi on the menu?—the collaboration has proved beneficial for both chefs. It’s spread Sandoval’s influence beyond his two clownish local milieus (Chinatown/Tysons Corner Center) and dragged […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Little Ethiopia

I liked Little Ethiopia the moment I stepped into its subterranean space on 9th Street NW, in that section of Shaw known as, well, Little Ethiopia. I felt as if I had walked into a restaurant in the mother country itself. The long, narrow dining room was appointed not only with mesob wicker tables, but […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: The Liberty Tree

Listen, I don’t care if Liberty Tree chef Graig Glufling used to work at Matchbox, that small chain dedicated to equally small burgers and wood-fired pizzas. I still can’t recommend his crackerlike pies in good conscience. Besides, why go to an eatery committed to New England coastal cooking and order a flatbread that plenty of […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Kushi

Chef/owner Darren Lee Norris of Kushi It’s a Saturday afternoon, and I’m sitting at the blond-wood sushi counter at Kushi, the expansive new Japanese restaurant in Mount Vernon Square. I’ve decided to put myself in the hands of the chef for his omakase platter. So has the stranger immediately to my left. It will be […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Johnny’s Half Shell

The more I talk to Ann Cashion and John Fulchino, the more I’m amazed at their discipline to maintain such a tight focus with Johnny’s Half Shell. The longtime business partners have not only had to weather this turbulent economy, they’ve also had to suffer through the usual seasons of the Hill—namely, in session and […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Nava Thai

One by one, we’re running through the 50 restaurants that made the cut on this year’s Young & Hungry Dining Guide. If you have visited the day’s featured restaurant, let us know what you think. If you’re planning to visit for the first time, tell us about your meal when you return. Before its move […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Inox

One by one, we’re running through the 50 restaurants that made the cut on this year’s Young & Hungry Dining Guide. If you have visited the day’s featured restaurant, let us know what you think. If you’re planning to visit for the first time, tell us about your meal when you return. Let me boil […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Eventide

A meaty homage to Michel Richard? One by one, we’re running through the 50 restaurants that made the cut on this year’s Young & Hungry Dining Guide. If you have visited the day’s featured restaurant, let us know what you think. If you’re planning to visit for the first time, tell us about your meal when […]

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