Archive for April 30, 2014

Mark Furstenberg’s Bread Furst Opens Next Tuesday

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

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With yesterday’s closing of Marvelous Market, the bakery chain founded by Mark Furstenberg in 1990, a piece of the baker’s past ended. Furstenberg sold the business in 1996 before founding Breadline, which he also later sold. Next week Furstenberg begins a new chapter, with the opening of Bread Furst in Van Ness. The bakery and café will feature a wide selection of breads, pastries, cakes, cookies, sandwiches, breakfast items, cured meats, cheeses, and even ice creams. According to the Washington Post, the talented team assisting the 75-year-old Furstenberg includes baker Ben ...

Alcohol Brand Ambassador, Our New Dream Job

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

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City Paper takes a look at a job our high school guidance counselor definitely never told us about: alcohol brand ambassador. It’s a job that a number of the city’s bartenders have been recruited for, and basically involves schmoozing with bar patrons while hawking booze. As CP describes:

Exactly what being a brand ambassador involves can vary greatly. The position can be a part-time, temporary gig … or a full-time, salaried career. Some ambassadors focus on one specific product, while others might represent an entire portfolio of ...

Eataly is Officially Coming to D.C.

Source: Eater DC

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It looks like it’s official: Eataly is coming to DC. At the beginning of the month, Urban Turf revealed that Eataly has signed a letter of intent for the Capitol Crossing development near Mount Vernon Triangle. Last night, Oscar Farinetti, the company’s CEO confirmed that Eataly would open DC, Philly and Los Angeles locations. Two more New York City locations are also planned.

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Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

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Cinco de Mayo basically celebrates a battle the Mexicans didn’t really win, against an army they weren’t really at war with. It is most certainly NOT Mexican Independence Day, which is September 16th. But none of this has stopped Americans — at the behest of beer distributors and bars alike — from celebrating the minor regional holiday. Accordingly, the Post has a list of places to get your drink and taco on while, hopefully, Googling Mexican history. Sigh. At least there will be margaritas!

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Duke’s Grocery Offers New Late Supper Menu

Source: PoPville

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PoPville reports that Dupont Circle’s Duke’s Grocery is expanding kitchen service hours with a​ new late night menu.​ ​The menu will be available Thursday through Saturday from 10:​3​0pm to 1:00am and will include some new dishes, like a Banh Mi Burger and Vietnamese Fried Rice, alongside some of its current offerings.

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Bryan Voltaggio Opening Second Family Meal in Ashburn

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

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The Post has a lot of big restaurant news today. In addition it’s announcement today that the Mintwood Place team is opening a second restaurant in Shaw, they now have word that Bryan Voltaggio will open a second location of his popular Frederick diner, Family Meal, in Ashburn. It will be the former Top Chef runner-up’s first restaurant in Virginia and will be bigger than the original. The chef/owner, who also owns Volt in Frederick and Range in Friendship Heights, also plans to open a stand alone version of Aggio ...

Mintwood Place Team Expanding to Shaw

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

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Post food critic Tom Sietsema broke the news today that the team behind Adams Morgan’s popular Mintwood Place will open a new restaurant in Shaw. Restaurateur Saied Azali and chef Cedric Maupillier have signed a lease in the City Market at O development at 801 O St. NW. Although the restaurant has yet to be named, the partners report that it will be a similar concept to Mintwood place, which features upscale-casual French/American fare.

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Today’s Food Truck Locations: April 30

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.

Tom Sietsema Samples Two New Tasting Menus on 14th Street

Source: Washington Post Food Section

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In his weekly review column, which runs Sundays in the Washington Post Magazine, Tom Sietsema notes that “food adventurers have two new action items to check out: tasting menus whipped up by popular restaurants on opposite ends of 14th Street NW. One looks to Italy for inspiration, the other to Japan.” The two restaurants in question are G by Mike Isabella and Zentan, respectively. The former is a sandwich shop by day that switches concepts each night from Wednesday through Saturday to become an intimate, tasting menu only ...

Amsterdam Falafelshop to Open in Former BGR Space

Source: ARLnow

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ARLnow posts an update on the Amsterdam Falafelshop coming to Clarendon. The new location will be in Clarendon will be opening in the former BGR space at 3024 Wilson Boulevard, near the Metro. The falafel shop is expected to open “mid-summer.”

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The Last Marvelous Market Closes its Doors

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

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City Paper reports that the Georgetown location of Marvelous Market will close for good today. This is the last remaining location of the local chain started by baker Mark Furstenberg in 1990, who sold it in 1996. However, Marvelous Market may not be gone for good. According to Shawn O’Quinn, Senior Vice President of Thompson Hospitality, which owns the brand, the company is looking for opportunities to revive it elsewhere in DC. Meanwhile, Furstenburg will soon open Bread Furst, a bakery and café in Van Ness.

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Eater’s Morning List: April 30

Source: Eater DC

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City Paper’s Daily Recap: April 30

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

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Bacon Shell Taco Makes an Appearance at El Rey for Cinco de Mayo

Source: DCist Food

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El Rey is challenging school cafeteria schedules across the country. Tuesday is no longer the designated taco day..at least not if you want a bacon shell taco. With Monday being Cinco de Mayo, El Rey is debuting five types of pork within a taco: pork loin, al pastor pork meat, carnitas and pork fat mayo to garnish it all including a shell woven out of bacon, according to DCist. El Rey will be charging $5 for the taco and will only serve it on Monday.

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Willie T’s Lobster Shack Opens Tomorrow

Source: PoPville

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Image: Arielle Jessop Web site

Move over crawfish, there’s a new star crustacean in town. Willie T’s Lobster Shack opens its doors tomorrow at 11 a.m. Expect to see freshly prepared lobster, crab and shrimp rolls which is sourced directly from New England fisheries three times a week, according to PoPville.

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