Archive for May 30, 2014

Eater DC’s Wire: May 30

Source: Eater DC

Taco Bamba - Image: Facebook

Taco Bamba – Image: Facebook


Shake Shack ends its Great American Shake Sale this weekend. Donate $2 or more to No Kid Hungry and be rewarded with a coupon for a free shake.

Tour de Fat commences at Navy Yard this weekend. Snacks, beer, bikes and more will sweep the area.

The Montana State Society’s Tenth Annual Testicle Festival commences tomorrow, offering up all you can eat Rocky Mountain Oysters for only $25 in advance — plus beer.

Taco Bamba in Falls Church will be offering soft-shell crab tacos this weekend — 3 of them with chipotle ...

Review of Momo’s Nepalese Food in Springfield

Source: DCDining

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Momo’s Nepalese Food competes with Himalayan Heritage for the best bite from Nepal — and fails to stack up. With too-dry dry rice, pasty lamb, and overly tough soybean seeds. “Don’t come in here looking for beef,” warns Don Rockwell, whose experience at the restaurant was largely sub-par.

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New “Burgerator” App Helps You Find, Rate Burgers

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

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If you’re a hardcore burger eater, you’re in luck — now there’s an app just for you. Ammar Shallal, a Washingtonian with a big appetite for burgers, recently launched Burgerator. The app allows users to locate high-rated burgers nearby and rank their own favorites. Burgers can be searched by rating or proximity.

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Don’t Use a Fake ID at Town Hall

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

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Town Hall in Glover Park has confiscated over 48 fake IDs, posting an Instagram image of the United States made up of IDs from nearly every state on the map. Owner Paul Holder won’t admit to how many IDs the bar confiscated last year, but offers a warning to interns and other underage individuals who try to sneak in — it’s not going to work.

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New Shawafel Restaurant to Open in Fall

Source: Eater DC

Popular Lebanese restaurant Shawafel will bring its third branch to Arlington this fall, taking over the ground floor of 1919 Wilson Boulevard. The restaurant will be larger than the H street location, according to owner Alberto Sissi. The space will allow room for two separate counter stations — one specifically for selling sweet fare. This Shawafel will also feature healthier, lighter menu items, with fruit sourced from Pennsylvania to create a new parfait dessert.

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Lyman’s Tavern Will Feature Pinball, Jackalopes

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

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Lyman’s Tavern will open this Monday at 11am, serving the 14th Street area alcohol and free popcorn from a one-room former laundromat. The mood of the place is Western, but there’s no real theme — jackalope heads hang from walls, pinball machines line the back of the house, and inappropriate cross-stitch patterns adorn the bathrooms. Six draft offerings will cost around $3 to $7 per pint; the small menu will offer sliders, deep fried mac and cheese, and in the future, mini pizzas.

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America Eats Tavern in Tyson’s Corner Exudes Patriotism

Source: Eater DC

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Bullfrog Bagels Pop-Up Draws Thousands of Preorders

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Washingtonian’s Week’s Best: May 30

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

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Washingtonian’s Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert and Anna Spiegel offer their opinions on the best things they’ve eaten over the past week. Kliman gives Cafe Rue’s crispy brussels sprouts the thumbs-up, admitting its superior taste — even for an overplayed dish. Limpert decides on Frenchie’s breakfast pastries (available at La Colombe), centering on the croissants and a lemon custard danish. Spiegel, meanwhile, chooses Steven Raichlen’s “warning-label” sangria, a red wine mixture from the cookbook Barbecue Bible.

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Härth Gains Chef Luc A. Dendievel

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

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Image: Yelp

Belgium native Luc A. Dendievel is headed to the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner for his new position as chef at Härth. Dendievel began his career at Cintronelle before moving to the Willard, keeping tabs on Cafe Du Parc, Peacock Alley Tea and Round Robin Bar. Härth, which serves both small plates and larger dishes such as flatbreads and roasted chicken, gained a one and a half star review from the Washington Post’s Tom Sietsema’s spring dining guide.

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Dive into D.C.’s Lesser-Known Global Cuisine

Source: Eater DC

Mi Cuba Cafe - Image: Yelp

Mi Cuba Cafe – Image: Yelp

While D.C.’s sampling of global cuisine has certainly increased over the past decade, many are unaware that the true extent of the city’s international offerings reaches far beyond Thai, Vietnamese and Ethiopian. Catch Cuban food in Columbia Heights, for example, at the tucked-away restaurant Mi Cuba Cafe. Or sample dishes from Ghana at Bukom Cafe in Adams Morgan. 

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Eat Testicles at the 10th Annual Testicle Festival

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

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D.C.’s Montana State Society will host the 10th Annual Testicle Festival this Saturday from 6pm to 10pm. Held at the Arlington American Legion, the event will feature Rocky Mountain Oysters served by Frank McGraw, billed as “Montana’s most famous ball chef.” Beer will be available to wash the testicles down, as well as live country music played by the Will Gravatt Band. Tickets are $25 online, $30 at the door.

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American vs. Imported Nutella: Which Wins Out?

Source: Washington Post Food Section

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Nutella is a polarizing food — either you can’t get enough of it or you can’t stand it. For those who adore it, the Ferrero Rocher product is approaching its 50th anniversary. Jim Webster of the Washington Post seeks out both the domestic and imported versions of the spread, comparing the two. The verdict: a different mouthfeel, with the imported version stickier than its American counterpart.

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Dickson’s Wine Bar Opens New Back Patio

Source: PoPville

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Those who like to drink under the stars can add a new location to their growing list of venues.  Dickson’s Wine Bar, located at 903 U St NW, just opened a new back patio this week. The patio will open at 5pm every night.

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“Pestaurant” at Occidental Will Serve Grasshopper Burgers

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

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Next week Occidental will host a pop-up restaurant on their patio — with a slightly bizarre menu. Featuring dishes made from an array of creepy-crawlies, the “pestaurant” is the brainchild of Ehrlich Pest Control, a company hoping to educate D.C. diners on the nutritional value of bugs. The menu will feature grasshopper burgers, chocolate-covered ants, and barbecue mealworms. Visit between 11:30pm and 3pm on Wednesday, June 4 to give the pests a try — $5 will be donated to DC Central Kitchen for every bug eaten.

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