Archive for December 31, 2013

Dry 85 Opens in Annapolis January 1

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide


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The Post reports that Dry 85 will open January 1 in downtown Annapolis at 193B Main St. Opens Jan. 1 at 4 p.m. The new bourbon and beer bar from Brian Bolter, the former Fox 5 news anchor, was reportedly inspired by a “modern, industrial take on a speakeasy.”

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Eater’s Evening List: December 31

Source: Eater DC


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Ivy & Coney Opens in Shaw January 1

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide


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The Post reports that Ivy & Coney opens January 1 in Shaw at 1537 Seventh St. NW. The hot dog and cheap drinks joint features murals of Sparky Anderson and Harry Caray “for people who miss Detroit and Chicago.”

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Sugar Daddy’s Bakery Now Open in Adams Morgan

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide


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The Post has more on Sugar Daddy’s Bakery, which opened a local franchise this week at 2006 18th St. NW in Adams Morgan. Behind the local outlet is pastry chef Fadi Jaber, a Jordanian American who attended the College of William and Mary and, later, New York’s Institute of Culinary Education, before opening his first Sugar Daddy’s Bakery in his parents’ hometown of Amman, Jordan.

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Local Food Personalities Predict 2014 Headlines

Source: Eater DC

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Eater asked local food writers, bloggers, and others to predict 2014’s “dining headlines.” Experts include: Mary Kong-Devito (Girl Meets Food), Jessica Sidman (Washington City Paper), Tom Sietsema (Washington Post), Nevin Martell (food writer), Svetlana Legetic (Brightest Young Things), Jenna Golden (EatMore, DrinkMore), Russell Warnick (food writer), Tim Carman (Washington Post), Sara Pepitone (food writer), Dan Silverman (a.k.a Prince of Petworth), Stefanie Gans (Northern Virginia Magazine), Michael Martinez (WAMU), Eun Yang (NBC4), Jennifer Nycz-Conner (Washington Business Journal), Warren Rojas (Heard on the Hill), and Michael Birchenall (FoodService Monthly).

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Tom Sietsema Awards Two and a Half Stars to Eat the Rich

Source: Washington Post Food Section


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Tom Sietsema reviews Eat the Rich, the new oyster and cocktail bar from Derek Brown of the Passenger and Columbia Room, and Travis Croxton of the Rappahannock Oyster Company. Brown has also recently opened jamon and sherry bar Mockingbird Hill and southern food and whiskey bar Southern Efficiency on the same block. His seafood concept gets high praise from the critic, earning two and a half stars.

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Local Food Personalities Name the Restaurants They Dumped this Year

Source: Eater DC

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Eater asked local food writers, bloggers, and others “Which Restaurant, If Any, Did You Break Up With in 2013.” Experts include: Mary Kong-Devito (Girl Meets Food), Jessica Sidman (Washington City Paper), Tom Sietsema (Washington Post), Nevin Martell (food writer), Svetlana Legetic (Brightest Young Things), Jenna Golden (EatMore, DrinkMore), Russell Warnick (food writer), Tim Carman (Washington Post), Sara Pepitone (food writer), Dan Silverman (a.k.a Prince of Petworth), Stefanie Gans (Northern Virginia Magazine), Michael Martinez (WAMU), Eun Yang (NBC4), Jennifer Nycz-Conner (Washington Business Journal), Warren Rojas (Heard on the Hill), and Michael Birchenall (FoodService ...

Baltic and Imperial Porters for Cold Winter Nights

Source: Washington Post Food Section


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The Post recommends Baltic and imperial porters to stave off the winter chill. Both beer styles are similar, but “Baltic porters tend to be in the high single digits in terms of alcohol by volume, are typically lagers (fermented at cool temperatures) and often contain rich, sweet flavors (raisins and licorice come to mind). Imperial porters are less strictly defined, can be boozier, are usually ales (they’re warm-fermented) and are more prone to variation, regularly featuring more roastiness, hop bitterness and added ingredients such as coffee and chocolate.”

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Ten Widely-Anticipated Restaurants Coming Soon

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry


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City Paper offers a list of “Ten Places You’ll Wish Were Already Open,” including: Parts & Labor, a restaurant in Penn Quarter from Neighborhood Restaurant Group and Chef Ed Witt showcasing Red Apron Butcher’s and Nathan Anda’s meats; China Chilcano, a Chinese/Peruvian fusion restaurant in Penn Quarter from José Andrés; Maketto, an Asian street food restaurant on H Street, NE, from Erik Bruner-Yang, and more.

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Washington Post Calendar of Food Events

Source: Washington Post Food Section


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The Post’s weekly calendar of food events includes a four-course meal paired with sparkling wines from around the world on January 7 at Wildfire in Tysons ($80), a five courses DC Brau beer dinner on January 9 at Big Buns in Arlington ($40), the annual Sips & Suppers fundraiser for DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table hosted by José Andrés, Joan Nathan and Alice Waters at the Newseum on January 25-26 ($95), a five-course meal featuring beers from Kansas City’s Boulevard Brewing at Smoke and Barrel on January 27 ...

Ri-Ra Irish Bar Opens Georgetown Location

Source: Eater DC


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Eater reports that Irish pub chain Ri-Ra has opened its Georgetown location at 3123-3125 M Street, NW. The bar features a large statue of Saint Patrick, which, like much of the décor, was made in Ireland and shipped to the U.S. The restaurant, helmed by executive chef Christian Struck, serves “a modern version of Irish food, with an emphasis on small plates.” An additional, upstairs Whiskey Room will open in mid-January.

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Eater’s Morning List: December 31

Source: Eater DC


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City Paper’s Morning List: December 31

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry


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Tom Sietsema Visits Villard Michel Richard in New York

Source: Washington Post Food Section


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The Post’s Tom Sietsema visited Villard Michel Richard, “the sumptuous collection of dining rooms inspired by Michel Richard and ensconced in the Palace hotel” in New York, and found it to be merely a diluted copy of Citronelle. However, there’s some good news: Richard “is mulling over another run in Washington.”

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Restaurants Offering Brunch on New Year’s Day

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide


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The Post has a list of brunch options for New Year’s Day, including: Agua 301, G Sandwich, Sticky Fingers, Urbana, The Coupe, Pearl Dive, Poste, Agora, El Centro, Masa 14, Zengo, Boqueria, Ambar, Blue Duck Tavern, Domku, Georgia Brown’s, Liberty Tavern, Lyon Hall and Shaw’s Tavern.

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