Posts Tagged ‘Zola’

You’ll Never Eat in This Place Again

At least nine D.C.-area restaurants that had been in business for more than a decade shut down this year. Many had at least a few things in common—whether it was location, cuisine, or decor. Here’s a look at what’s gone and what they shared: Graphic by Carey Jordan

86 the Whole Place

D.C. has seen a rash of high-profile restaurants shutter over the past couple months. Rising rents and a boom of competition mean if you can’t get Washington’s discerning diners to eat, you’ll be eaten. Restaurant lifespans, after all, are notoriously short even in good times. (Restaurant years are kind of like dog years in that […]

Current Sushi Closes Today

Current Sushi will serve its last spicy tuna roll today. Co-owner David Karim says it's become too hard for the Connecticut Avenue spot to be profitable as a sushi bar with the neighborhood's high rent. He adds that he wants to focus on the upstairs lounge and rooftop patio, Rosebar, which will undergo renovations at the […]

Zola and Potenza To Close

The rumors are true: Stir Food Group restaurants Potenza and Zola will both close this summer. Zola is set to close June 30, and Potenza on Aug. 18. Zola Wine & Kitchen closed last month, but Potenza Wine Shop will remain open, says Zola manager Melissa Pinkerton. The Malrite Company, which also owns the Spy […]

The Spy Diner Food Cart Gets an Upgrade

The other day, Y&H was returning to the office after lunch when I spotted the new Zola on the Go food cart, located not far from where the Spy Diner food cart used to cop a squat. Knowing that Zola and Spy City Cafe share the same parent group, I asked the man inside the […]

28-Year-Old Diana Davila Starts As Jackie’s New Executive Chef

Jackie Greenbaum was fairly nervous last year as she launched a search to replace Sam Adkins, the only chef she had ever employed at the Silver Spring restaurant that bares her name.  Adkins had been at Jackie's for more than five years, and the owner figured she had better find a strong kitchen manager to […]

Let The Good Times Roll: Places Extending Restaurant Week

Get Enzo Fargione's cooking, at discounted prices, through Jan. 24 at Teatro Goldoni. I know, I know. You've got a million excuses why you haven't been able to do Restaurant Week. Your kid's sick. You've got too much work to do. Your car needs repairs. Your stars are out of alignment. Well, a number of restaurants are giving you a second chance […]

Vox Populi: Y&H Rater kzimmer on Zola’s Restaurant Week Lunch

Restaurant Rater kzimmer wrote a thoughtfully detailed review of his/her Restaurant Week lunch at Zola, the Penn Quarter spot owned by the same group that recently opened Potenza, one of the subjects of this week's Y&H column. Here's what kzimmer had to say about Zola:

Kids’ Restaurant Week: A 4-Year-Old’s Take

Kids' Restaurant Week starts Saturday in D.C. For some, this will be a cue to avoid restaurants altogether (relax; the prix fixe menus are available only between 5 and 7 p.m.). For those of us with children, it's an opportunity to see them not eat in new and varied settings. At least that's what I […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on the Young & Hungry Blog

What a week! We here at Y&H Central started it off with a bang — or more like the pop of a bottle top. We introduced the Lagerheads, who immediately chimed in with posts on Dogfish Head's new Sah'tea beer and D.C.'s ultimate suds map. But we also spent a good amount of energy chasing […]

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