Archive for December 31, 2014

Eater’s Best Guide to D.C. Hangover Dishes

Eater's Best Guide to D.C. Hangover Dishes

Source: Eater DC

New Year’s Eve inevitably leads to New Year’s Day, and we all know what that means — hangovers galore. Eater DC has anticipated the mad rush to find good hangover food and has put together a comprehensive list of all of the region’s best hangover-cure meals. Try the steak, egg and hash browns at Steak ‘n Egg Kitchen, or the pho #1 at Pho 75 (which opens at 9 am each day).

Khachapuri at Compass Rose is the ultimate international comfort food. Ramen also does the trick — the spicy miso version at Daikaya is a ...

Java Shack Changes Hands

Java Shack Changes Hands

Source: Eater DC

Arlington coffee standby Java Shack is now under new ownership, according to Eater DC and ARLnow. Dale Roberts, who used to own the shop, sold the company over to Commonwealth Joe — another Arlington-based company. Roberts still hopes to have a role in the shop as it moves forward. The switchover will commence Thursday.

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Washington Post’s Food Events Calendar

Washington Post's Food Events Calendar

Source: Washington Post Food Section

Ring in the new year with some fun food events, happening this week and weekend in D.C.! On Monday, Flight will be hosting a wine class with a tasting of three wines from France, Greece and South Africa. Snacks will be served. The cost is $35, and the event will begin at 6 pm.

Reserve now for Kids in the Kitchen on January 10, where you can bring your kids to learn more about healthy eating and fitness. Cooking classes, professional chef demonstrations, and nutrition expert panels will be there. The event is free, though ...

Eater DC’s Wire: December 30

Source: Eater DC

Barbecue looks like it’s headed out in place of Tallula. According to ARLnow, a permit has been sent out for a restaurant called Texas Jack’s Barbecue. The space will open at 2761 Washington Boulevard.

Hank’s Oyster Bar is turning ten years old in 2015. The restaurant is going to offer 10 percent off checks in the first quarter of the year if customers wish bartenders or waitpeople a happy anniversary. A punch card will also be available for frequent visitors — ten visits get you an invitation to their anniversary party.

Urbana is serving free bomboloni to ...

Tom Sietsema Delivers Full Review for Chez Billy Sud

Tom Sietsema Delivers Full Review for Chez Billy Sud

Source: Washington Post Food Section

Tom Sietsema sat down to give a proper review to Chez Billy’s new outpost in Georgetown, Chez Billy Sud. The small French eatery gained positive reviews during his First Bite last month, and the praises continue. Owned by Eric and Ian Hilton, the restaurant deals in “meat and butter” according to Sietsema. Chef Brendan L’Etoile sends out warm, crisp bread to begin each meal, which the critic followed with a starter of chicken liver torchon. To follow, beef bourguignon made with beef cheeks; pork sausage with pistachios and green lentils; steak frites with a ...

Tallula & EatBar Out — BBQ Restaurant In?

Tallula & EatBar Out -- BBQ Restaurant In?

Source: ARLnow

According to ARLnow, there’s a new barbecue restaurant looking to come to the space formerly inhabited by Tallula and EatBar. “Texas Jack’s Barbecue” has just filed a permit for the space at 2761 Washington Boulevard. The previous tenants closed their doors after failing to reach an agreement with the property’s landlord.

ARLnow spoke to Texas Jack’s co-owner, Steve Roberts, who hopes the restaurant will open in spring of next year. The eatery will serve “classic central Texas barbecue” and has not aims for a franchise. Named after the Civil War scout, Texas Jack’s will serve lunch and dinner ...

BYT’s New Year’s Day Brunch Guide

BYT's New Year's Day Brunch Guide

Source: Brightest Young Things – DC

New Year’s Day is a day made for brunch. BYT has compiled a list of places in the city to drag yourself to after a night of partying. Firstly, for those who are able to get themselves out of bed early, Urbana has a deal — the first 15 folks through the door can get a $1 – $15 bottomless brunch, depending on what order they arrive.

For those who are a little slower on the draw, there are still plenty of options. For anyone who wants to ring in the new year in ...

Fewer Complaints Means More Cooks

Fewer Complaints Means More Cooks

Source: Washington Post Food Section

Cooking has many benefits. However, it also comes with its share of negative aspects. According to the Washington Post, for many mothers, the kitchen is an awful place. Planning a meal, making a mess, making the time to do it and gaining the skills necessary to pull off a dish that the whole family will love can be difficult. The Post’s Tamar Haspel suggests that it’s not just the wives who are to blame for neglecting the kitchen — it’s the rest of the house, complaining about the food every night at dinner.

Kids, in ...

Make Your New Year’s Food Resolutions Count

Make Your New Year's Food Resolutions Count

Source: Washington Post Food Section

When you’re raising a family of young children, it can sometimes be easy to serve chicken nuggets for dinner every night and call it a day. But for those parents who really want to instill a love and interest in food in their children, there are a number of different habits you can get into as a family to start your children on a good food path. Washington Post suggests ten New Year’s resolutions to help kick-start the efforts:

 

Stopping food battles is a big one — remember that children will eat before they ...

Renee Erickson Adds a Cookbook to her Repertoire

Renee Erickson Adds a Cookbook to her Repertoire

Source: Washington Post Food Section

Renee Erickson is chef and owner of four of Seattle’s top restaurants. Her restaurants are so well-loved in no small part because she strives to make her eateries feel like home. The Walrus and the Carpenter was named on of America’s best new restaurants in 2011 by Bon Appetit, and it has only been uphill from there. Her other restaurants — The Whale Wins, Barnacle, and Boat Street Cafe — are no less popular. She cooks Pacific Northwest food with a French flair.

Erickson co-authored a cookbook with Jess Thomson, a food writer ...

Eater DC’s Wire: December 29

Source: Eater DC

Washington Post suggests The Big Stick and Bluejacket for eats before and after viewing the Winter Classic.

Washingtonian has a list of predictions for 2015’s food trends, as well as a list of dishes that have overstayed their welcome. Sipping broths, doughnut holes and gummy bears are “in” — pink peppercorns, duck fat, and fancy candy bars are “out.”

National Geographic hosted a chat with Hank’s Oyster Bar’s Jamie Leeds, D.C. Central Kitchen’s Michael Curtin and Willie’s Brew & Cue’s Rock Harper. The chefs and owners discussed sustainable food topics.

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McCafe Now Open on U Street

McCafe Now Open on U Street

Source: PoPville

U Street is now home to a new McCafe, renovated from its previous incarnation as a McDonald’s. The new shop was renovated, gaining a sleek new interior and exterior different from the usual bright red McDonald’s facade. According to PoPville contributors, the menu remains the same.

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D.C. Restaurant Standbys, Named by the City’s Experts

D.C. Restaurant Standbys, Named by the City's Experts

Source: Eater DC

Interested in knowing what restaurants some of D.C.’s VIPs call their standby favorites? Eater DC asked many local celebrities and “dining experts” about their favorite and go-to restaurants for different occasions. Micahel Birchenall of Food Service Monthly suggests Casa Luca, while BYT’s Svetlana Legetic offers Ghibellina, Le Diplomate, and Compass Rose as options. Nevin Martell, a freelance writer, prefers Rose’s Luxury and Red Apron.

Holley Simmons, editor of the Post’s express dining section, loves Mintwood Place and Daikaya, as well as Donburi. Tom Sietsema prefers Iron Gate and Chez Billy Sud. Northern Virginia Magazine’s Stefanie ...

Georgia Ave. Welcomes Union Drinkery

Georgia Ave. Welcomes Union Drinkery

Source: Eater DC

3216 Georgia Avenue will soon be home to Union Drinkery, a new “neighborhood restaurant/lounge.” According to PoPville and Eater DC, there is much speculation about what exactly the restaurant will serve and how it will be run. According to the liquor license in the window, though, one thing can be certain — “No nude performances.” Light snacks and recorded music will be inside when it does open.

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Heller’s Closes After 86 Years

Heller's Closes After 86 Years

Source: PoPville

The doors of Heller’s Bakery have closed at 3321 Mt. Pleasant Street NW after 86 years of business, according to PoPville. No word yet on where the bakery is headed, though the owner hopes to reopen in a different space soon. Some lament the bakery’s closing, while others found the eatery “moldy” and with bad service. Regardless, the historic bakery will not reopen at its former location.

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