Archive for August 30, 2013

Hot Hot Heat: Eater National’s got the 16 hottest…

Source: Eater DC

eater0813_doimoi.jpgEater National’s got the 16 hottest ice cream shops mapped out for you, and DC’s own Doi Moi is on the list. Pastry chef Brittany Frick gets a shout out for her soft-serve and treats like fried bananas and coconut tapioca soup with corn. [-EN-]

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EaterWire: Fall Lunch at Boqueria; Five Best Sports Bars

Source: Eater DC

boqueria500.jpgMULTIPLE LOCATIONS— There’s a special huitlacoche menu at Rosa Mexicano running from September 4 through October 6. The “Mexican truffle” will be incorporated in dishes like quesadillas, grilled scallops, salsa, and ice cream. Visit the website to learn more. [EaterWire]

LISTICLES— Football is back, so here are the five best sports bars according to Foursquare data: Sign of the Whale, Public Bar, Cleveland Park Bar & Grill, the Front Page, and Lucky Bar. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN— Summer’s not quite over, but the new fall lunch menu at Boqueria is now in effect. Here it is.
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Baby Wale Opens Along Shaw’s Restaurant Row

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

This week began with one opening on the stretch of Ninth Street, Northwest, surrounding the Convention Center. But Thally’s reign as the area’s youngest restaurant did not last long. Long-awaited Baby Wale, the bar from Corduroy chef/owner Tom Power, was finally born on Wednesday night.A copper bay window is

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Doughnut Banh Mi Is Now A Thing

Source: DCist Food

Banh mi fillings inside a savory Astro doughnut made with bacon, cheddar, and chives.
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One Year In: Dave Coleman on Year One at 3 Stars Brewing Company

Source: Eater DC

Welcome to One Year In, a feature in which Eater sits down for a chat with the chefs and owners of restaurants celebrating their one year anniversary.

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This month we sat down with 3 Stars Brewing Company co-founder, Dave Coleman. His craft beer is a fixture among the bar and restaurant scene in DC. And, it all started one year ago with the release of 3 Star’s Pandemic Porter. Now, the brewery has almost two dozen beers on-tap, including new additions like their Lime Basil Saison and Zombie Date Night, a ...

Coming Attractions: Flip It Bakery is coming to…

Source: Eater DC

eater0813_flipitbakery.jpgFlip It Bakery is coming to the 1400 block of Park Road, reports Prince of Petworth. The bakery also has locations in Petworth and Brookland. [PoP]
[Photo: Gary T./Foursquare]

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Food Truck Stops: August 30

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Happy Friday, food truck followers! Grab a tasty special before heading out of town for Labor Day, including basmati rice with butter chicken from Fojol Bros. (Merlindia), chorizo sandwiches with cilantro cream aboard Latin & American Flavors, and a free drink with kimchee tacos at Lime Tree.

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Novelty Sandwiches: Astro Doughnut Banh Mi Now Happening at PhoWheels

Source: Eater DC

eaterdc_astrodoughnutbanhmi.jpgLast night PhoWheels and Astro Doughnuts debuted a collaboration they’ve been working on for quite some time: the Astro Doughnut Banh Mi. It’s got PhoWheels banh mi fillings— five-spice maple-glazed pork belly, soy garlic chicken, or mushroom-onion tofu, plus pickled radish and carrots, cilantro, cucumbers, and truffle aioli— inside a savory Astro doughnut made with bacon, cheddar, and chives.

The sandwich is available for $8 at PhoWheels through the end of September. Follow the food truck on Twitter and Facebook for details; today, find the team on H Street between 21st and 22nd streets from 11 ...

Listage: Iron Chef Explains Vietnam; Predict the Future of Cronuts

Source: Eater DC

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· The $20 Diner: Panda Gourmet [WP]
· Fast Food Workers Nationwide Protest for Higher Wages [-EN-]
· Liquid Assets: The Rise of Wine Pawning [Telegraph]
· Dating App Matches Lonely Salad Lovers [Daily Dot]
· Why a Seattle Restaurant Owner Is Against ‘Living Wage’ Laws [NPR]
· How Iron Chef Explains Vietnam [Atlantic]
· Eater’s Magic 8 Ball Predicts the Future of Cronut Mania [-ENY-]
· Starbucks’ $150 Swarovski-Studded Coffee Mugs Sell Out [-EN-]

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EaterWire: The Draft at Drafting Table; Kushi’s Cocktail Tap

Source: Eater DC

Drafting-Table-Rey.png14TH STREET— Free wings this Monday and Tuesday for fantasy football players at Drafting Table. The 14th Street restaurant is partnering with newly launched RotoSportsBook.com for a fantasy football extravaganza, which is kicking off with drafting times on Monday, September 2 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. or Tuesday, September 3 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. The plan is to host five to 10 fantasy football leagues with tons of prizes for league winners and specials for all fantasy football players, like free wings, half-priced beer and more every game day. Contact Drafting Table ...

Brew in Town: Dogfish Head Positive Contact

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Dogfish Head Positive Contact

Where In Town: Scion Restaurant, 2100 P St. NW

Price: $10/9 ounces

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Brewers sometimes create beers in homage to their favorite music: Take Dogfish Head’s tributes to Miles Davis and Pearl Jam. But when Deltron 3030’s Dan the Automator approached Dogfish founder Sam Calagione about brewing a beer to celebrate the hip-hop supergroup’s long-awaited second album, Calagione took things even further. He sent the San Francisco–based producer the brewery’s entire line of beers with instructions to reply with what he liked. ...

Switcheroos: Another Italian option is headed to…

Source: Eater DC

the-guards-dc-150.jpgAnother Italian option is headed to Georgetown. Best Bites has the details on the Venice-inspired Rialto, which is slated to open in the fall in the vacated The Guards space. [Washingtonian] — Adele Chapin

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Opening Report: Baby Wale Has Opened in Shaw

Source: Eater DC

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Tom Power‘s second restaurant, Baby Wale, opened for its first night of service yesterday. Eater recently toured Corduroy‘s sister restaurant, which is located in a loft-like space with skylights and rustic touches like plastered walls and a bar constructed of old doors. Oh yeah, also there’s a giant tree chandelier hanging upside down from the ceiling. The food and atmosphere is relaxed, with a special focus on the wine list and dishes ranging from lobster rolls to pupusas. Status: Open, 1124 9th St NWAdele Chapin

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Coffee Wire: It’s ok to be snobby about…

Source: Eater DC

wyedown-facebook.jpgIt’s ok to be snobby about coffee. That’s what Bayou Bakery head barista Kyle Pool tells the Post Express for a story about cupping, the ritualistic process professionals use to evaluate coffee. The Express lists five spots in D.C. that host coffee tasting sessions that are open to the public. [Express] — Adele Chapin

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Baby Wale Now Open Near Convention Center

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

babywale3Corduroy, the beloved D.C. restaurant, got a fabric-themed sibling yesterday, and it happened rather quietly.

Baby Wale, which opened last night, sits adjacent to chef/owner Tom Power’s original baby, and in case you’re not up on your sartorial lingo, “wale” identifies the number of ridges per inch in any given corduroy. Power wants his new restaurant to be a loosened-up neighborhood place, the relaxed jacket to the suit-and-tie feel of his fine-dining spot next door.

“I wanted to keep it kind of fun and playful,” he says. “Bar food with kind ...