Archive for October 31, 2013

Making the family elders proud at Yia Yia’s in Beltsville

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Yia Yia’s is a casual Greek eatery with a grandmother’s touch.  

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Miami’s Joe’s Stone Crab Coming to Washington in January

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Come January 24, the old Union Trust Bank building at the intersection of 15th and H streets, Northwest, will be a can’t-miss destination for fans of the fabled Florida stone crab claw. The nation’s best-known purveyor of the seasonal delicacy, 100-year-old Joe’s Stone Crab of Miami Beach, plans to

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EaterWire: Urban Butcher to Silver Spring; Takeout Pizza Options

Source: Eater DC

novemberfest.jpgSILVER SPRING&#8212 Big news for Silver Spring from Tim Carman. A restaurant called Urban Butcher is being planned for the neighborhood from Black & Orange’s Raynold Mendizabal. The menu will feature both shareable plates and big cuts, like a whole lamb or a whole pig. [WaPo]

ALEXANDRIA&#8212 Fans of strong ales should check out Rustico’s Novemberfest this weekend. The event, held outdoors at the Alexandria location, is $5 for admission (it’s more for food and drink tickets). There will be more than 50 beers available, as well as food items. The event runs Saturday from ...

D.C.’s Newest Condiment: Glover’s Pepper Sauce

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

gloverWhile the fate of the Sriracha supply remains uncertain, here’s some good new for hot sauce aficionados: D.C. has a new homegrown condiment called Glover’s Pepper Sauce.

The small-batch pickled pepper relish is created by Jamie Glover, who works for a corporate foreign exchange company called Tempus and recently set out to bottle his creation at Union Kitchen. Glover says the pepper sauce grew out of his pickling experiments at home. “I just started pickling every vegetable in our kitchen,” he says. One day at a farmers market in Annapolis, ...

Halloween Wire: Check Out Industry Workers’ Halloween Costumes

Source: Eater DC

Stuck working on Halloween? Might as well make the most of it, and get into the spirit of things. Here now are a bunch of D.C.’s restaurant industry workers, dressed up in costume. Check out fun looks from Bayou Bakery’s David Guas, Plume’s Chris Jakubiec, Vigilante Coffee’s Chris Vigilante and more. Clearly the Clyde’s and Matchbox teams embrace the holiday as well.

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Hangover Power Hour: So yeah, half the industry is…

Source: Eater DC

mikeisabella.jpgSo yeah, half the industry is hungover today due to last night’s Chefs for Equality bash (food writer @SamsGoodsMeats is even trying to make #ChefsForEqualityHangoverTweets happen). Ripple chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley Tweeted this morning, “I’m in such pain. @MikeIsabellaDC really knows how to throw an after party. Thanks @KapnosDC.” [Twitter]

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Hangover Power Hour: Brown Booze for Brunch? Why Not?

Source: Eater DC

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Nothing against the vodka in a Bloody Mary, or the bubbles topping the O.J. in a Mimosa, but sometimes the clear choice for the base in a morning libation doesn’t need to be so, um, clear. Head to these spots, where dark rum, Bourbon and Brandy are popping up in potent eye-openers. All are available during brunch, perfect for a morning after pick-me-up.

· The 172 Degree Cocktail ($13) at Society Fair combines Thibault-Janisson VA Fizz with Licor 43, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Tahitian vanilla, lemon peels and Bittermans Tiki Bitters.

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Hangover Power Hour: Here’s a hangover remedy from Jenn…

Source: Eater DC

portcitybeers.jpgHere’s a hangover remedy from Jenn Chance, tasting room manager of Port City Brewing Company in Alexandria. “Shaker pint filled with ice, 3 count of vodka, fill 2/3 with Clamato, spice with black pepper, hot sauce, Worcestershire, Old Bay, 1 tsp of horseradish. Top off with a hoppy IPA & garnish with bacon. Accompanied by 1 tablespoon of No. 1 Sons kimchi on the side.” [EaterWire]

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Five things to know about the new Park View Patio

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Here are five things you should know about Park View Patio, which makes its debut in the former Blue Banana location on Georgia Avenue NW tonight. “Patio” is in the name for a reason. Park View Patio’s back garden extends the full width of two storefronts – both Park View and the neighboring beauty salon. […]

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Hangover Power Hour: Restaurants Suggest Which Dishes to Order Hungover

Source: Eater DC

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Boundary Road [Photo: R. Lopez]

It’s no secret restaurants see plenty of hungover patrons, particularly during brunch hours. So Eater decided to turn to them for guidance. Twenty-five restaurants are here to suggest exactly what to order for those patrons who wander in feeling a little rough. Fried foods, restorative soups, hair-of-the-dog cocktails and spicy concoctions all made the cut.

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Hangover Power Hour: Ripple’s Caroline Blundell Has a Few Hangover Tricks

Source: Eater DC

Ripple%205-13-49.jpgRipple’s Caroline Blundell has several different strategies she uses to fight hangovers. Here’s her advice:

· Ginger beer/lemon/angostura bitters: It’s no secret bitters are a great cure for a hangover or upset stomach due to their medicinal qualities, but fresh lemon juice and natural ginger beer are also medicinal helpers. Together they act as an immune booster with high levels of vitamin C and antioxidants; ginger also helps calm an upset stomach. Plus it tastes good!

· Micheladas: Sometimes “Hair of the Dog” is completely necessary in the post-party healing process. My friend introduced me ...

Hangover Power Hour: “I know it sounds ridiculous, but…

Source: Eater DC

cashionseat.jpg“I know it sounds ridiculous, but Pedialite in any form (but particularly in Popsicle-form) is hands down the best hangover cure I’ve ever used,” says Cashion’s Eat Place’s Justin Abad. “Not as sweet as gatorade or smart water, tastes like not too sweet candy, and has enough nutrients and electrolytes to cure a baby elephant’s hangover!” [EaterWire]

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Urban Butcher to go whole hog (and cow and lamb) in Silver Spring

Source: Washington Post Food Section

You might remember Raynold Mendizabal as the guy who brought a powerful law firm to its knees as attorneys, young and old, collectively choked on the grill fumes wafting from Mendizabal’s burger joint once known as Rogue States near Dupont Circle. In 2010, a D.C. Superior Court judge determined Rogue States was officially a nuisance and ordered it to cease grilling operations immediately to spare those poor barristers another awful olfactory day.

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Food Truck Stops: October 31

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Happy Halloween, food truck followers! Get in the spooky spirit with seasonal treats such as a black bean and pumpkin quesadilla at Cirque Cuisine, pumpkin ice cream and pumpkin-chocolate-chip cookies from Captain Cookie, and candy-corn-topped cupcakes aboard Sweetbites Truck.

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The Critics: Rose’s Luxury; everyone’s obsessed. Young &…

Source: Eater DC

1.jpgRose’s Luxury; everyone’s obsessed. Young & Hungry explores chef Aaron Silverman’s background and the philosophy behind his hit restaurant. [WCP]

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