Archive for March 31, 2014

Sushi Ko Space in Glover Park Leased to Sushi Keiko

Source: PoPville

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Sushi-Ko — Image: Yelp

PoPville reports that the former Sushi-Ko space at 2309 Wisconsin Avenue, NW in Glover Park has been leased to a new sushi restaurant. A liquor license placard has been posted for Sushi Keiko, an “Asian Restaurant with 100 seats and total occupancy load of 100.” There are no further details at this time.

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Impala Take Out Window Now Open

Source: PoPville

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Forget the Taco Bell drive through, here’s a takeout window way more satisfying. Impala has just opened their “Taco Window” (take out window) and will be open until 10 p.m. tonight according to PoPville. Some tacos off their menu include braised pork, carne asada, house made chorizo and a tofu chorizo for the vegan diet.

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Chef Paul Pelt Leaves Tabard Inn Amidst Turmoil

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

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The Post reports that longtime chef Paul Pelt has left the Tabard Inn. This is the latest departure in a series of upheavals that have taken place at the venerable Inn in the past year, since an “ugly family feud” over control of the hotel and restaurant first came to light. An “apparent power struggle” between family members who own a majority of the business led to mass exodus of employees. A former employee claims at least 40 staffers have been fired or left since May 2013, including pastry chef Huw Griffiths ...

Grilled Cheese “Lab” GCDC Opening April 11

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

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The Post reports that April 11 has finally been set as the opening day for for GCDC, the “grilled-cheese-by-day, wine-and-cheese-by-night restaurant at 1730 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.” Steven Klores, who co-owns the restaurant with his father Bruce, will offer grilled cheese sandwiches with unexpected flavor combinations, including “Kim-Cheese-Steak,” with bulgogi, kimchi and cheddar. The opening comes just in time: National Grilled Cheese Day is April 12.

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Portuguese Restaurant Tavira For Sale

Source: Eater DC

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Image: Facebook

In the market for at Portuguese restaurant? Tavira is up for sale according to Eater because the owner is moving out of state. The asking price? $7,200,000.

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Compass Coffee’s Coffee Lab

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide Compass_Coffee

Marines Michael Haft and Harrison Suarez have taken over the basement of a six-bedroom house on Embassy Row to create Compass Coffee’s research lab on how to roast coffee. “Every roaster has a different theory on how to roast coffee. Some people think it’s an art; some people think it’s a science,” Suarez said. “At Compass, we think it’s a craft — it’s kind of a combination of the two.” 

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Vinoteca’s New Spring Menu

Source: PoPville

Image: Yelp

Image: Yelp

Enjoy a refreshing al fresco libation with Horus Alvarez’s new spring cocktail menu for Vinoteca. According to PoPville, the U Street restaurant and wine bar has just opened its patio and backyard Plaza Bar. The Grill Menu has been expanded and now includes grilled snacks such as house made hot dogs and burgers. These aren’t just any old ball park franks though. Chef Lonnie Zoeller has created new varieties of hot dogs such as the Who Dat Doggy, a boudin pork dog with grilled red onions and remoulade, and the Barbie Dog, chicken dog with ...

Cheesetique Looking to Open Third Location

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

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Image: Facebook

There’s never such a thing as too many cheese shops in the District, which is why it’s great news that Cheesetique is opening a third location according to the Washingtonian. The cheese shop and restaurant is scouting their next location with eyes on Washington Square, Local Circle, Shaw and Cleveland Park. 

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PJ Clarke’s Patio Party Tomorrow with 50 Cent Oysters

Source: PoPville

Image: P.J. Clarke's Web site

Image: P.J. Clarke’s Web site

We’ve all heard of $1 oyster happy hour, but tomorrow April 1 P.J. Clarke’s will one up the usual going rate. From 5- 8 p.m. P.J. Clarke’s will have 50 cent oysters and $4 Port City Beers according to PoPville. Every Tuesday starting April 1 throughout the spring and summer the deal will continue from 2:45- 7 p.m. If you want to get in on the oyster action, but Tuesdays don’t work, every day from 3- 6 p.m. the raw bar will be half off. 

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Restaurant Group Behind Hawk ’n’ Dove Files for Bankruptcy

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

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Image: Yelp

The restaurant group behind Hawk ‘n’ Dove filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday according to Washington City Paper. The business’ managing member William Nimmo said, “after careful consideration of available alternatives, we determined that a Chapter 11 filing was a prudent and necessary step to maintain and enhance operations and allow for a successful restructuring.” The restaurants are expected to continue operating as normal and the restaurant group plans to further expand with Willie’s BBQ and enhance existing locations.

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Today’s Food Truck Locations: March 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.

Airlie Chefs Get Creative for Dark Chocolate Superfood Challenge

Source: Washington Post Food Section

Image: Airlie Web site

Image: Airlie Web site

Washington area chefs have come to together to create simple dishes that incorporate nutritious ingredients according to the Washington Post, and finally the challenge ingredient has been revealed: dark chocolate. Airlie chefs Jeff Witte and Jeremy Anderson have both taken part in the competition. “We were totally up for this challenge. We’re about eating healthfully, buying locally and sustainably,” Witte said. Anderson created a dark chocolate mousse that tastes like the rich-tasting classic style of the French except he uses almond milk instead of heavy cream and egg whites instead of ...

The Great Sandwich Smackdown: Bub and Pop’s vs. the Italian Store

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Image: Bub and Pop's Web site

Image: Bub and Pop’s Web site

It looks like the rookie pulls ahead in the Washingtonian’s Great Sandwich Smackdown. Today Arlington’s 30-plus-year-old Italian Store went up against Bub and Pop’s, the new restaurant on the block in Dupont. Bub and Pop’s won approximately 62 percent of the votes. Arrivederci Italian Store…you still make a killer Italian sub.

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Tom Sietsema Visits Southern Efficiency

Source: Washington Post Food Section 

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Image: Facebook

Tired of those restaurants that beat you over the head with the theme to compensate for the food? So is Tom Sietsema, which is why he was happy to find that there were absolutely no cliches at Southern Efficiency, Derek Brown’s newest project. Brown who is the creator of Mockingbird Hill and Eat the Rich, created Southern Efficiency to, “toast some of the treasures below the Mason-Dixon line.” Expect to see dishes such as curried chicken on Carolina Gold rice made with raisins, almonds and cardamom; a peanut soup made ...

Mazagan in Arlington Opening Soon

Source: ARLnow

Image: Mazagan Web site

Image: Mazagan Web site

Hookah lovers, good news. Mazagan, the Moroccan lounge and hookah bar being built next to the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse is expected to open within the next couple of weeks according to ARLnow, April 15 is the projected date. For the first month Mazagan will be open only late night and for dinner. Chef and owner Riyad Bouizar said, “With the movie theater right next door it’s a chance for people to get a drink afterwards.”

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