Archive for January 31, 2014

Eater’s Evening List: January 31

Source: Eater DC


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Chef R.J. Cooper to Remain at Rogue 24

Source: Washington Post Food Section

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The Post reports that “[d]espite repeated warnings to partners and investors that he planned to leave Rogue 24 at the end of January, James Beard Award-winning chef R.J. Cooper will remain with the embattled restaurant for the immediate future, co-owner Hilda Staples said Friday afternoon.” Cooper and Staples are currently embroiled in a legal battle over a $300,000 loan Staples secured for the restaurant. However, Staples notes that Cooper has a five-year contract to remain as head chef at the Shaw restaurant.

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Chicago Cult Liquor Malort Invades D.C.

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide


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The Post reports on an alarming trend among DC bars: Jeppson’s Malort. Chicagoans may recognize the bitter, wormwood-based liqueur, but it’s relatively unknown here, probably because it’s — for lack of a better word — “nasty.” Despite this, the liquor has been seen around town at Ivy & Coney, Boundary Road, and Bar Pilar.

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Policy Now Permitted to Open Later Hours

Source: PoPville


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PoPville reports that the original “voluntary agreement” between 14th street bar Policy and the local ANC has expired and Policy has entered a new agreement providing for later hours. The agreements are “voluntary” in name only — the Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) requires each liquor license establishment to enter into such an agreement before issuing a license. Policy’s new agreement gives the bar the right to operate until 2am during the week and 3am on the weekends.

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Living Social to Close Event Space

Source: Eater DC

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Eater shares a link to a Washington Business Journal report that beleaguered DC-based company Living Social will close its event space at 918 F St. NW.

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Chef Ed Hardy Takes Over at Quench

Source: Eater DC


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Eater reports that Ed Hardy has started his new job as chef of Rockville’s Quench with a flourish, with new brunch, lunch, and dinner menus. While the new menus retain a number of customer favorites, there are plenty of new dishes like deviled eggs with crispy chicken skin, chicken and waffles, short ribs with kale and polenta, and ramen.

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Alibi Pub to Open in Former My Brothers’ Place on St. Patrick’s Day

Source: PoPville

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PoPville reports that Alibi Pub is now aiming to open for St. Patrick’s day. The “British-American pub” had hoped to already be open at 237 2nd Street, NW, in the old My Brothers’ Place space. However, the owner notes that the cold weather prevented some needed work on the bar’s roof.

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Fried Matzo Balls at Star and Shamrock

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry


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City Paper highlights “Sadie’s fried matzo balls with sauteed onions,” available at H Street, NE’s Star and Shamrock. The dish features house-made chicken broth marinated matzo balls, halved and pan-fried with sauteed onions, served with more chicken broth for dipping. City Paper reports that it tastes like “[h]ome-fried potatoes with a more mealy texture.” They’re based on a recipe from owner Jay Feldman’s Orthodox Jewish grandmother Sadie, who used to fry matzo after Passover.

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The Week’s Best Dishes

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

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It its weekly feature “The Best thing I Ate,” Washingtonian’s feed editors share their current favorite dishes. This week, Todd Kliman recommends the shrimp and grits at Water & Wall in Arlington’s Virginia Square, Ann Limpert like the crispy shrimp po’ boy at Hank’s Oyster Bar, and Anna Spiegel has two picks: the fried chicken at Rose’s Luxury, and brunch at Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse.

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Mum Mum Restaurant Closing Tonight

Source: PoPville


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PoPville reports that Mum Mum “Asian Fusion” restaurant is closing for good after service tonight. The restaurant opened last June on 18th Street in the former Zabb space, just south of Adams Morgan.

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Joe’s Stone Crab Opens Today

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

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City Paper has a reminder that the D.C. branch of famous Miami restaurant Joe’s Stone Crab opens today near the White House. The local version is striving to be as close to the 100-year-old original as possible, with white tablecloths, tuxedoed waiters, and plastic bibs for the many patrons expected to try Joe’s signature stone crab claws. However, although the original doesn’t take reservations, in D.C. you can book a table on OpenTable.

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Today’s Food Truck Locations: January 31

For all of today’s food truck locations, visit our Food Truck Guide, which includes an area-wide map courtesy of Food Truck Fiesta and a link to their daily list of trucks by location.

Free Burritos at Boloco Bethesda

Source: Eater DC


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Eater has a reminder that Boloco’s Bethesda location is offering free small and mini burritos today. Original sized burritos and small bowls are also just $1 and large bowls are only $2. Proceeds are being donated to the Yellow Ribbon Fund for Wounded Warriors. The restaurant is located at 4930 Elm Street and the promotion begins at 11 a.m.

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Eater’s Morning List: January 31

Source: Eater DC


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City Paper’s Morning List: January 31

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry


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