Archive for November 30, 2013

Don Rockwell Reviews Vidalia in Midtown

Source: DCDining


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Don Rockwell headed to Vidalia “[o]n a frigid, torrential Tuesday before Thanksgiving” and logs this review. On the menu from Chef Hamilton Johnson: bar bites and Shenandoah Lamb Loin with “several medallions of loin with perfect fat-to-lean ratio, served with lamb-shoulder truffle bread pudding, scooped balls of butternut squash, fennel marmalade, pear, and lamb jus.” Follow link for full review.

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Sixth Engine Opens Charity Christmas Tree Lot on Patio

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide


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The Post reports that Sixth Engine has converted its outdoor dining area to a Christmas tree lot. The lot offers “Douglas and Fraser firs, measuring anywhere from four to eleven feet tall, as well as wreaths and garlands” and runs through Christmas. Proceeds benefit the D.C. Firefighters Burn Foundation.

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Graffiato’s Industry Night Features Celebrity Chefs

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide


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The Post reports on Graffiato’s “Industry Takeover Night,” a party held at the restaurant on the first Monday of each month. Owner Mike Isabella “hands over the first floor of his Italian-inspired restaurant to a renowned chef … and lets them cook whatever they want.” The results? “[T]he party is an utter madhouse” with “delicious food, celebrity chef spotting and great cocktails, with a healthy bit of philanthropy on the side.”

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Tim Carman Reviews Woodward Takeout Food

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide


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In this week’s $20 Diner column, the Post’s Tim Carman reviews Woodward Takeout Food, noting “Jeffrey Buben’s counter-service place packs its cases with tantalizing options. Try as much as you can.” Follow the link for the full review.

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Don Rockwell Reviews Boundary Stone in Bloomingdale

Source: DCDining


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Don Rockwell stopped into Boundary Stone in Bloomingdale earlier this week. He notes: “I was adequately warned that Boundary Stone isn’t a threat to win any culinary awards, but, especially given the frigid, windy weather outside, I was there for one reason and one reason only: whiskey.” However, he made room for a couple Chili Cheese Half Smokes, which are made by 13th Street Meats and come with a mound of fries. Follow the link for the full review.

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Eater’s Evening List: November 27

Source: Eater DC


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Today’s evening list from Eater provides the following roundup of the day’s food news:

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Bistro Vivant Hires Katie Busch as Executive Chef

Source: Eater DC

Eater relays a report from Tom Sietsema’s chat that Bistro Vivant has hired Katie Busch as its executive chef to replace Ed Hardy, who recently left the restaurant. Busch comes from Hospada, a Czech restaurant in New York.

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DC’s “10 Best Comfort Food Dishes”

Source: DCist Food


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DCist offers a list of “The 10 Best Comfort Food Dishes In D.C.,” which include:

  • Ma Po Tofu at Sichuan Pavilion
  • Sweet Rice Dough with Sweet Crushed Peanuts at Joe’s Noodle House
  • Pho at Pho 14 (or any other pho joints)
  • Buttermilk Chicken Fried Steak at Ted’s Bulletin
  • Super Grilled Cheese at Tunnicliffs Tavern
  • Hot and Spicy Noodle Bowl at Beau Thai
  • Abura Tsukemen at Toki Underground
  • Fried Chicken and Waffles at Oohh’s And Aahh’s
  • Fried Whiting at Fish In The ‘Hood And Horace and Dickies
  • Pierogis and Chicken Schnitzel at ...

Lebanese Taverna Bonus Gift Card Offer

Source: Eater DC


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Eater sends word that Lebanese Taverna is offering a $40 bonus gift card for every $100 gift card purchased online on “Cyber Monday,” Dec. 2.

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Judge Orders Sriracha Production Stopped

Source: Eater DC


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Eater passes along a report that a California judge has ordered the Huy Fong Foods Sriracha hot sauce plant in Irwindale to “cease any operations that cause irritating odors.” The order comes in response to a lawsuit filed by the city. It is unclear what effect the order will have on the supply of the “hipster ketchup.”

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Ted’s Bulletin Offers Thanksgiving Pop-Tarts

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry


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City Paper dissects a Thanksgiving pop tart from Ted’s Bulletin and finds it stuffed with turkey, cornbread stuffing with turkey sausage, celery, and onions, and gravy, and topped with whipped sweet potatoes and a cranberry glaze. Teds is also offering sweet potato casserole pop-tarts topped with toasted marshmallow.

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Where to Celebrate Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Source: Brightest Young Things


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Brightest Young Things provides a nice write-up of places serving vegetarian meals this Thanksgiving. Options include:

Follow link for hours and details.

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Washingtonian’s “Best Stuff We’re Reading”

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog


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Washingtonian presents its “roundup of some of the best stuff we’re reading this week,” including:

Today’s Food Truck Locations: November 27

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Washingtonian provides its daily list of food truck stops from FoodTruckFiesta.com, which you can also access through our handy Food Truck Guide.

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Chocolate City Mister Mayor Imperial Stout

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry


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City Paper introduces Chocolate City Mister Mayor Imperial Stout, a new brew from Chocolate City Beer, which opened in August 2011 in Brookland. Chocolate City is the smallest District-based brewery, with just four employees. Founding brewer Ben Matz parted ways with co-founder Jay Irizarry this summer and has been replaced by Noah Cowles, “a local homebrewer and ex-Marine originally from Richmond.”

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