Archive for June 30, 2014

Eater’s Morning List: June 30

Source: Eater DC

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Russel Jones of Jack Rose Dining Saloon Goes All In

Russel Jones of Jack Rose Dining Saloon Goes All In

Source: Washington Post Food Section

Jack Rose Dining Saloon gained a new asset this April in Russell Jones, a new chef with big ideas and the skills to pull them off. Jones worked as a sous-chef at Alexandria’s Restaurant Eve before heading to Jack Rose, and was also a cocktail mixer at PX and TNT. In his new position, he jazzes up bar favorites: that means clam dip made with Manila clams, chopped up and mixed with minced chives, sour cream, horseradish, soy sauce, and served with homemade potato chips. Chicken wings are served with hickory-smoked bourbon sauce. Hamburgers are ...

City Paper’s Daily Recap: June 30

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

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GRK Greek Restaurant Opens in Three Weeks

GRK Greek Restaurant Opens in Three Weeks

Source: PoPville

19th Street is about to add a new Greek restaurant to its lineup of eateries. GRK Fresh will be swooping in next to Science Club, offering Yeeros (a take on gyros) and greek yogurt. Choose between lamb, beef, chicken, pork or vegetables, either wrapped inside a pita or served on a platter. Top with three tzatzikis: classic, spicy kaftero, or basil-infused prassino. There will also be entree salads available. The restaurant itself will be two levels, with the ordering bar upstairs and seating downstairs and on the front patio. GRK hopes to open in about three weeks, the ...

Eater DC’s Wire: June 27

Source: Eater DC

Ballston hoagie-lovers have something to celebrate about: Taylor Gourmet is approximately two weeks from opening its newest outpost, according to ARLnow.

Eater National released its list of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the year. On the list: Aggio in Baltimore, Maketto in D.C. and Rural Society by Jose Garces.

Mandu has released its list of guest chefs at its Korean pop-up Anju. Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s Kyle Bailey, Daikaya’s Katsuya Fukushima, and Maple Ave.’s Tim Ma are all on the hub.

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Ana’s Restaurant Open on Georgia Avenue

Ana's Restaurant Open on Georgia Avenue

Source: PoPville

A new restaurant called Ana’s is open at 3217 Georgia Avenue, NW. Not much is known about the brightly colored little shop, but according to PoPville tacos, pupusas and quesadillas are all on the menu. The restaurant also does carry-out orders. Stop by from 7am to 10pm to sample the small eatery’s offerings.

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The Washington Post Presents the World Cup of Sandwiches

The Washington Post Presents the World Cup of Sandwiches

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Washington Post’s Going Out Guide just launched the “World Cup of Sandwiches,” an audience participation event in which sandwiches from each of the 16 countries remaining are pitted against one another in a tournament-style battle to the finish. This weekend’s sandwiches include choices from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, Netherlands, Mexico, Costa Rica and Greece. Click the link below to vote in each bracket and help your favorite sandwich (and country) rise to the top.

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Eat Crawfish, Sip Cocktails This Weekend

Eat Crawfish, Sip Cocktails This Weekend

Source: Eater DC

Interested in doing something fun and food-related this weekend? There are no shortage of foodie events happening over the next two days, and Eater DC has compiled them into an easy-to-browse list for those who still don’t have plans. Try a crawfish boil — two restaurants are offering them: Pearl Dive, for the last time this summer, and Society Fair, for the first time ever. If crawfish isn’t your thing, try Nevin Martell’s memoir launch party at Trohv in Takoma on Sunday. La Mano coffee, DC Patisserie macaroons, and Astro Doughnuts will be served. For ...

Guinea Pig May Be on China Chilcano’s Menu

Guinea Pig May Be on China Chilcano's Menu

Source: Eater DC

Though he just opened America Eats Tavern, Jose Andrés is already on to his next project: China Chilcano. The restaurant is a Peruvian-Chinese fusion joint hoping to open its doors by fall in Penn Quarter. One of the possible menu options: cuy, or guinea pig to Americans. Andrés thinks it’s doable, though a farmer who raises the rodents was not so sure. Regulatory barriers abound — though the chef experienced a similar situation bringing iberico ham to the United States.

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Love Crabcakes? Try Petie Greens

Love Crabcakes? Try Petie Greens

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Bobby Crane was originally a construction worker, but a decade ago decided to take up the crabcake gauntlet and open up Petie Greens, a Chesapeake restaurant serving up what Carol Ross Joynt of Washingtonian Magazine calls “the best crabcakes in the region.” Plump, juicy, bursting with jumbo lump meat and griddled with a perfect golden crust, the cakes are without equal. Crane isn’t sharing his secret to making the best crabcakes in the Chesapeake, but he offered a few tips: don’t use filler, only use jumbo lump, add a touch of mayo and Old ...

Dolcezza Debuts New Takeout Window

Dolcezza Debuts New Takeout Window

Source: Eater DC

Dolcezza, D.C.’s favorite gelato chain, now has a neat feature: a takeout window. Their 1418 14th Street location is home to the new window, where hungry customers can order their cones, cups or coffees from the streets. Also new at this location are a few different flavors: try out their take on nostalgic breakfast flavors with Fruity Pebbles gelato. The newest shop — and the takeout window — both debut tomorrow.

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DCist’s Weekly Feed Sips on Radlers

DCist's Weekly Feed Sips on Radlers

Source: DCist Food

A radler is a cyclist in Germany. It’s also a drink — a beer/citrus soda mix popular in both Germany and other European countries. In D.C., Stiegl’s grapefruit radler is the dominant brew; tangy, sour, and a bit pink, the mixture is only 2.5% ABV and incredibly refreshing. Boulevard Brewing also offers radler — this one lemon ginger — but you’ll have to head out to Baltimore if you want to sample it.

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Bill Addison Continues D.C. Tour with Zaytinya, Mintwood Place, Fiola Mare

Bill Addison Continues D.C. Tour with Zaytinya, Mintwood Place, Fiola Mare

Source: Eater DC

Bill Addison, Restaurant Editor for Eater, next tries three of Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema’s favorite D.C. restaurants: Zaytinya, Fiola Mare, and Mintwood Place. Jose Andrés’ Zaytinya tackles the cuisines of Greece, Lebanon and Turkey with finesse. Hot pita arrives at each table with olive oil and spreads. Be sure to pace your ordering frenzy, though — the tapas-style dishes tend to pile up. At Georgetown’s new Fiola Mare, fresh seafood is always the star. A beautiful venue with delectable dishes — sample the spaghetti with clams, frutii di mare, and soft-shell crabs. As for ...

Rural Society Opens July 3

Rural Society Opens July 3

Source: PoPville

Jose Garces’s new restaurant, Rural Society, will open July 3rd at 1177 5th Street NW. The restaurant, an Argentine steakhouse, will operate out of the Loews Madison Hotel. The name comes from La Sociedad Rural Argentina, a group which has hosted a large farm show for the past hundred years. A large wood-fire grill is the crowning piece of the restaurant, making parrilla cuisine possible.

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Free Ice Cream Sandwiches at GCDC’s New Patio Opening

Free Ice Cream Sandwiches at GCDC's New Patio Opening

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Grilled cheese bar GCDC plans to offer free ice cream sandwiches to those who come check out their new 16-seat patio — cheese ice cream sandwiches, that is. The sandwiches will be a grilled cheese take on a traditional ice cream sandwich: cream cheese, vanilla and fruit ice cream, spiced, will sit between slices of French-toasted brioche. Each sandwich is also half-dipped in chocolate ganache or caramel sauce. Be one of the first 40 customers to arrive on July 2 and snag a free one — or order one on another day for $7 apiece.

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