Posts Tagged ‘Zest Bistro’

Chef Antonio Burrell Creating Modern Mexican Menu for Agua 301

The team behind Barracks Row's Zest American Bistro is going a completely different direction with its next venture: a Mexican restaurant called Agua 301. The new spot, set to open Dec. 20, gets its name from its address: 301 Water St. SE on the Capitol Riverfront, right next to recently opened Osteria Morini. Owners Amanda […]

Ercilia’s Turns Orange! Old-School Pupuseria Gets New Look In Changing Mt. Pleasant

If the fate of Barracks Row's now-defunct restaurants (Marty's, Firehouse Cafe, Ellington's on 8th) is any indication of what happens when new, shiny places invade (The Chesapeake Room, Cava, Zest Bistro) then the shops on Mt. Pleasant Street NW should be nervous. As the neighborhood's main street welcomes tonier retailers, Flying Fish Coffee and Tea […]

A Black Friday Shopping Guide for People Who’d Rather Eat

Allow me to offer a disclaimer before I start: You can trust my picks for the District's best shopping districts as much as you can trust Bernie Madoff's financial advice. Through years of selective focus, I can walk through any neighborhood and ignore all manner of shoe shops, clothing stores, and perfumeries, my mind singularly […]

Zest Bistro Benefits from Fannie Mae Fallout

Amanda and Stephen Briggs have been in the restaurant industry long enough to know that its only constant is insecurity. The couple's history as front-of-the-house managers — she at Deluxe Restaurant Group, he at McCormick & Schmick's — have no doubt helped them keep their composure as their first restaurant, Zest Bistro, has endured its […]