Archive for July 31, 2014

Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. Pops Up at Dolcezza This Weekend

Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. Pops Up at Dolcezza This Weekend

Source: PoPville

Mason Dixie Biscuit Co., a biscuit-slinging startup hoping to raise money through a Kickstarter campaign, will be hosting a pop-up at Dolcezza Gelato’s factory this Saturday and Sunday. The pop-up will be the debut of the company’s biscuits, featuring a menu including a breakfast biscuit sandwich with bacon, a biscuit with fried chicken, a biscuit platter with country gravy, and even a biscuit sundae made with Dolcezza sweet corn gelato and homemade blackberry jam. Prices on the menu will range between $4.50 and $8. Taste the new product between 11 am and 3 pm on both weekend ...

Eater DC’s Wire: July 31

Source: Eater DC

Dewey Beach — is it family friendly? Washington City Paper offers a look at the changing face of the area’s most sloppy beach.

Ted’s Bulletin on 14th Street is offering homemade Ho-Hos. Get them while they’re hot!

Serious Eats dives into D.C.’s Ethiopian food scene with a listing of some of the District’s best.

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ShopHouse Coming to Union Station

ShopHouse Coming to Union Station

Source: Eater DC

According to Eater, ShopHouse is definitely set to get a new location in Union Station. The Chipotle-style Southeast Asian chain is now included in the “Coming Soon” listing on the station’s website. There were talks of the chain stepping in last May, but nothing has been certain until now. No word yet on when the new shop will be opening.

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Oval Room’s $1 Million Renovation Finished

Oval Room's $1 Million Renovation Finished

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

The Oval Room, which has been closed this month for a $1 million renovation, will reopen to the public on Monday. Owner Ashok Bajaj has hoped to give his 20 year old restaurant something of a makeover — he hopes to still attract VIPs who hope to get a bit of fine dining at the restaurant, but also hopes to attract a more casual, modern crowd and a younger crop of customers. The restaurant’s last renovation was ten years ago; this time, New York designer Martin Vahtra was in the front seat ...

Washington Post’s $20 Diner Tackles Richmond’s Food Scene

Washington Post's $20 Diner Tackles Richmond's Food Scene

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Tim Carman of The Washington Post visited Richmond for football training camp — and, of course, to taste test some of the local fare. Carman found the area full of good, cheap eateries with Southern flair. Mamma ‘Zu, for instance, offers up Italian-American fare with a “no-nonsense vibe:” choose your own wine, order food off a menu board, and get ready for some Italian comfort food. On the Southside, Taqueria El Tacorrey offers up Mexican fare at low prices, including huaraches, gorditas, tostadas and tacos. Or try newcomer Sub Rosa Bakery at Church Hill, ...

Penn Commons Will Soon Open at 700 6th Street

Penn Commons Will Soon Open at 700 6th Street

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Townhouse Kitchen was once slated to take over the vacant spot at 700 6th Street, but by the time construction started, there were no funds to finish the job. When the space freed up, Gus DiMillo and Jeff Tunks grabbed it up, hoping to expand their ever-growing empire of D.C. restaurants. Penn Commons will take over the space now, a sister restaurant of Foggy Bottom’s District Commons. The new eatery will serve up craft beer, snacks on the lounge menu, and delectable burgers like those served at the pair’s burger joint, BTS. Dinner, lunch, and ...

Young & Hungry Seeks Out Soft Serve

Young & Hungry Seeks Out Soft Serve

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Soft-serve lovers often get pushed to the wayside as more and more upscale ice cream joints come around, offering hand-dipped scoops. But sometimes, you just need a drippy, mushy cone or bowl of delectable soft ice cream. And D.C. is full of places that serve this particular treat — if you know where to look. Many of the District’s best soft serve dishes are hidden treasure. For example, at Daikaya you can get a bowl of vanilla soft serve topped with Calpico yogurt sauce and crushed wasabi peas and chocolate balls. At Doi ...

Third Chefs for Equality Event Scheduled for September

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Source: Eater DC

Save the date — according to Human Rights Campaign’s blog, the third annual Chefs for Equality fundraiser will be taking place on September 23 at the Ritz-Carlton. The event will be gin at 6:30 pm. A stellar lineup of local celebrities will be in attendance this year, with appearances by Peter Chang, Scott Drewno, Spike Gjerde, Jeremiah Langhorne, and Bryan Voltaggio, among many others. Tickets for the general public are $150.

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Ian Shores Whips Up a Jasmine Flower Confit Cocktail

Ian Shores Whips Up a Jasmine Flower Confit Cocktail

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

On this week’s installment of Remixology, bartender Ian Shores of Vapiano was asked by Young & Hungry to whip up a cocktail made with “confit of jasmine flowers.” Shores admits he was taken aback by the presence of actual flowers in the mix, but was unfazed when concocting his drink of citrus vodka, prosecco, muddled strawberries, and rosemary. Young & Hungry enjoyed the cocktail’s “woodsy pine” flavor and mellow overtones. Points were deducted, though, for a lack of clear jasmine confit flavor. For the recipe for this cocktail, click through the link below.

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Plum Blossom Changes Name Back to Plum Blossom

Plum Blossom Changes Name Back to Plum Blossom

Source: PoPville

It looks like Plum Blossom restaurant’s brief name change to Mimosa didn’t work out too well. Already the brand new orange awning has been edited to show the original name. The restaurant is located at 1915 18th Street NW. PoPville users have suggested that the name Mimosa may have conflicted with the nearby Mimosa Nail Salon.

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Eat the Rich Serves Eel, Snakehead Pies

Eat the Rich Serves Eel, Snakehead Pies

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Visit Eat the Rich in Shaw for a dish that may have some diners turning their noses up. The seafood restaurant offers a pie stuffed with Chesapeake eels, filleted and smoked, combined with forcemeat from their trimmings and summer vegetables. If eels aren’t available, chef Julien Shapiro uses snakehead fish (which are something like sturgeon) in their stead. The smoky eel is delectable, the crust buttery, and the condiments heavenly — each pie is served with Harvey’s Sauce, made from mushroom catsup, beer, vinegar and anchovies. Try it at 1839 7th Street NW ...

The Walrus Opening Date Now August 18

The Walrus Opening Date Now August 18

Source: Eater DC

For those looking forward to the opening of The Walrus Oyster & Alehouse, you’ll have to wait just a bit longer. A spokesperson for the restaurant has stated that the new opening date will, hopefully, be August 18. Once the National Harbor eatery opens, though, they hope to open big: the space is 6,700 square feet with seating for 150 guests inside and 75 on the deck. The menu will include East Coast seafood, lobster rolls, and of course, oysters. The project is being supervised by restauranteur Michael Sternberg.

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Make Jam at Home for a Sweet, Tart Treat

Make Jam at Home for a Sweet, Tart Treat

Source: Washington Post Food Section

It’s summer, which means it’s also canning season. What better way to use up all of the blueberries you’ve hoarded over the past few weeks than to cook them down into a nice, mellow jam? Blueberry jam is one of the most underappreciated members of the jam family — cook your own with a bit of lemon verbena to add a citrussy depth of flavor. Be sure to macerate your berries first; then, when the time is rite, mash them with a potato masher. The whole process is simple and straightforward — just be wary ...

Eater’s Morning List: July 31

Source: Eater DC

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City Paper’s Daily Recap: July 31

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

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